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C++ / Java - Software Engineer

Job ID: R0035395 Location: Cheadle, England, United Kingdom
Full time, Regular Employment
Location: Cheadle, United Kingdom

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.

Location: Cheadle, Greater Manchester – Flexible working patterns on-site and home working available

Would you like to work for a world-renowned company that 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? Do you want to be part of a team of leading specialists that are designing solutions that make tomorrow possible, today? Then look no further…

Thales UK have an exciting opportunity for an motivated and talented Software Engineer to work within Defence Mission Systems (DMS), specifically our Maritime Mission Systems (MMS) business unit; a team dedicated to working on some of the next generation, cutting edge sonar technologies for surface ships and submarines. Over recent years, Maritime Mission Systems has successfully positioned itself in growth markets and has doubled in size over the past ten years; to continue to deliver and continue growth.

This is an exciting time to join the team and to be part of the digital transformation journey where you will have the opportunity to get involved in helping to shape the changes and new ways of working

About the role:

This role provides a unique opportunity for you to create software that delivers a state-of-the-art Sonar capability for the Royal Navy, and other international partners. You will be a key member of the Maritime Mission Systems software team based at our Cheadle Site; a forward thinking and growing team with excellent prospects for further development and progressions, as well as gaining exposure to new tools, helping us to leverage open-source tools in bespoke sonar solutions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with Thales sites in the UK, France and Australia.

Duties will include but not be limited to the following:

  • 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
  • Creation, development and support of new and existing digital platforms for sonar applications.
  • Design and implementation of middleware products, based on an open publish-subscribe architecture
  • Development of secure, fault-tolerant and maintainable operating system deployments in a disconnected environment.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

We are committed to hiring individuals with a “can do” and positive attitude with willingness to learn and improve on skills and knowledge. We are looking for an individual with a good foundation in computer science and software development, along with ideally the following skills and attributes:

  • Significant experience of an ‘implementation’ language, such as Java, C++, Python
  • Experience of Linux and containerisation
  • Awareness of working with high-speed data processing
  • Awareness of a containerisation ecosystem, such as Docker, Kubernetes, Openshift, Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana
  • Experience working real time with appreciation of constraints in software development
  • Proficient programming skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player with “can do” attitude

This role will require SC Clearance. It would be advantageous if currently held; 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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