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Location: Crawley, England, United Kingdom
Full time, Regular Employment Location: Crawley, United Kingdom
Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Airspace Mobility Solutions, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.

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.

Location: Crawley, Flexible working

Thales UK Airspace Mobility Solutions (AMS) are looking to recruit an experienced Software Engineer to join our growing team of experts based in Crawley dedicated to TopSky-ATC, the world’s most advanced air traffic control and automation solution. TopSky-ATC is widely appreciated product by Air Traffic Controllers with over 60 systems operational worldwide in more than 30 countries; it is a continually evolving product to comply with new standards as well as deliver to a growing customer base all over the world.

Software is at the heart of what we do and with a growing demand for the product we are now looking to reinforce the team. This poses an excellent opportunity to join a team with a solid order book and a desire to improve its ways of working, providing fantastic opportunities for future development and progression.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

Implementing new Engineering Change Requests (ECRs) on both the server services and the HMI
Fixing Problem Reports (PRs) reported internally or by the customer
Improving the software build process, the unit level testing process and the test plans in collaboration with the Integration team
Helping the Integration team understand how to solve problems via configuration
Estimating Enhancement Requests for prospective and existing customers
Generating releases and virtual machine images
Working in an AGILE, liaising with the SCRUM Master to ensure the software sprints are delivered on time and with the correct quality
Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Personal Qualities

Thales is a growing company and we are looking for exceptional people with positive, can do attitudes, to join our challenging journey providing engineering and service solutions to a diverse range of customers. This role would suit an individual that enjoys working in a collaborative and innovative environment, along with the following skills and attributes:

Knowledge and experience of at least one of the following programming languages- ADA/C/C++. In addition experience with Java would be beneficial.
A Team Player willing to help out the other disciplines (Hardware, Integration and Systems Engineering) where necessary
Experience with Linux, Jira, SVN, Git, Jenkins
Preferably experience in HMI work using Qt/C++ and X/Motif
Good level of self-organization and ability to manage multiple tasks at once
An understanding of requirements and configuration management, aeronautical Software and Hardware standard (e.g. DO-278) and Air Traffic Control would be ideal but not essential
Core Benefits: Competitive Salary plus bonus, private healthcare, 201 hours holiday and pension plus other great benefits such as excellent maternity/paternity leave.

This role is likely to be of particular interest to those interested in Air Traffic Management (ATM) or Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM = Drone) systems. If interested in hearing more, please apply!

This role will require SC Clearance. If not currently held it is expected that the post holder will undergo SC Clearance, please visit the UKSV website for further guidance.

In line with Thales’ Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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