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System Engineer (Effector Systems) - DELFT

Job ID: R0079717 Location: Delft, South Holland, Netherlands
Full time, Regular Employment
In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

About us
With 80.000 talents working in 68 countries, we are one of the biggest high-tech employers in the field of safety and security. In the Netherlands, where 2000 employees are based, we are located in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven and Hengelo (HQ). Together with an extensive ecosystem of knowledge partners, customers and suppliers, we work on radars for naval vessels, cyber security solutions, transportation systems, communication equipment for land forces, cryogenic cooling solutions and research & development for radar tech (in collaboration with TU Delft).

At our headquarters in Hengelo the Naval System Engineering department is responsible for the entire development cycle of our radar products, services and solutions, consisting of concept definition, system design, system integration and validation.


Within the Naval System Engineering department, the Solution Engineering Group performs all system engineering activities for the realization of a mission system on board of naval ships. This includes all integration activities with various subsystems, such as sensors, effectors, communication and navigation systems. The Solution Engineering Group has two teams: a main team in Hengelo and an affiliate team in Delft. To strengthen our team in Delft, we are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated:

System Engineer (Effector Systems)

About the job

In your job as System Engineer you will have two main roles:

  • You will be the product expert in your particular field of expertise
  • You will use that product expertise to bring projects to a success

In your role as product expert you will be the focal point for questions related to your area of expertise, for example supporting bid activities to obtain the most fitting solution. You will set the roadmap for your products and - together with other product experts - you will contribute to mission system concept definitions. In this role you will work with various suppliers, inviting them for portfolio and roadmap discussions, and will work within a team of product experts.

In your role as project engineer you will work as an integral part of a project team which is responsible for the design, development and validation of a mission system for a specific customer. You will bring your particular expertise into the project and manage one or multiple subsystem suppliers; starting from the subcontracting phase up to the acceptance phase. You will need to interface with the lead engineer of the project, representatives of the customer, suppliers of subsystems and other parties involved.

Your main tasks are:

  • Building up and maintaining the knowledge base of your products
  • Providing solutions to technical questions from internal/external stakeholders
  • Pro-actively maintaining contact with suppliers of your products
  • Contributing to mission system concept definitions
  • Managing project-related subsystem suppliers

About you

We are looking for a new colleague who:

  • possesses a university degree (MSc or BSc) in electrical engineering, computer science, aerospace engineering or similar field
  • has three to five years experience in system engineering
  • is a generalist with a broad interest in technology
  • preferably has previous experience with Naval Effector Systems
  • has good communication skills towards internal and external stakeholders
  • possesses a high level of initiative, pragmatism and persuasiveness
  • is fluent in spoken and written English and Dutch
  • is flexible with respect to short business trips to stakeholders in The Netherlands and abroad

    Thales offers

    Working at Thales offers you:

  • An interesting job in an international high-tech environment;
  • Room for and attention to personal development and personal initiative;
  • The opportunity to grow within the organization, for instance on a technical, managerial, commercial or international level;
  • An open and flexible work environment where a good work-life balance is considered important;
  • Excellent work conditions, with 40 vacation days a year, among other benefits.

    Interested?

    Would you like to apply directly?  Then click on the button ‘Apply now’ to show your interest.

    An assessment could possibly be part of the procedure.

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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