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Software Engineer - R0045504

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Thales people provide armed forces customers with operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defence mission systems solutions at land, sea, and air. Our platforms extend across the battlespace including Above and Sonar, Electronic Combat, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Thales - Who are We?

Together, we clarify the confoundingly complicated problems our customers face across the realms of engineering and technology. So whether you’re a graduate or undergraduate, join us. Because together, we are Thales.

Thales UK has an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to join our Software Engineering Team in Cheadle, Greater Manchester. This role will be working within one of or growing business units, Maritime Mission Systems (MMS); this is a unique opportunity to work with a team of experts to create software that delivers state of the art Sonar capability for UK and International Navies.

Our systems are developed for a wide range of significant defence projects, including the Astute class submarines, Merlin Helicopters, Type 23 frigates and the Hunt class mine countermeasures vessel, As a Thales Maritime Mission Systems Software Engineer, you will develop the next generation of Sonar Technologies, for which we are world-renowned.

This role would suit a Graduate ready to complete their studies in 2019, looking to kick start their career, or individuals with foundational experience in a related Engineering discipline with a desire to undertake a role in Software Development and Engineering.

A wealth of opportunities for a rewarding career in engineering are yours – join us!

The Role:

Working and supported by our team of experts, you will take on a variety of responsibilities which will form part of the core of your development. You will collaborate with wider Engineering teams in Cheadle as well as work with teams across other locations.

Key duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Define our solution by working with Systems Engineering to develop requirements and a test strategy.
  • Develop our systems by working as a key member of a project team to deliver a high quality, robust software deliverable that meets customer requirements, on time and within budget.
  • Support our systems by working with customer support functions to ensure that currently deployed software products are maintained on both land and at sea.
  • Build our strategy by working with the software management function to ensure that skills, technology and ways of working are developed.

Skills, experience & qualifications

Thales is committing to hiring individuals with a “can do” and positive attitude with a willingness to learn and improve on skills and knowledge. We are looking for an individual who works well within a team and self-motivated, as well as have the ability to seek innovative solutions to problems and hold the enthusiasm to drive them to a successful conclusion

We are open to all applications from individuals who have a real interest to learn and succeed in a career in Software Development and Engineering with either relevant education/degree or experience in a relevant Engineering discipline i.e. Computer science.

Key attributes we are looking for are:

  • A solid foundation in computer science.
  • Proficient programming skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • An ability to work as a key member of the team.
  • A desire to take responsibility for your professional development.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: R0045504
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  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Cheadle
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  • Analytics
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Maths
  • Software

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