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Product Owner - Software system engineer

Job ID: R0070825 Location: Hengelo, Provincie Overijssel, 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.

Within the Engineering cluster the Applications department is responsible for the development of combat and information management systems for navy ships, integration with sensor- and weapon systems as well as the development of sensor processing applications. These complex systems contain advanced solutions for information processing, information management and the user interaction with both sensor- and weapon systems. Our product offers essential support for missions varying from anti-piracy to ballistic missile defense.

About the job

As a Software System engineer you work together with a multidisciplinary Agile team. These teams develop and test the infrastructure platform for combat management systems, the radar systems and the optical sensor systems. Software system engineers often work in the role of product owner. The product owner is the linking pin between stakeholders, the product roadmap and the systems architecture. Activities include managing the backlog, translating customer requirements into product requirements and work packages, and demonstrating functionality/features to stakeholders.

Thales highly values the application of modern technologies and methodologies.

About you

Do you have a passion for technology, do you enjoy constantly developing your skills and are you interested in working on Naval Command & Control systems? Then you are the person we are looking for.

  • You are a strong and clear communicator capable of discussing with all types of stakeholders (customers, team, management).
  • You hold a bachelor or master degree in computer science, electrical engineer, system engineering or comparable.
  • You have got knowledge of IT infrastructure technology (networking, operating systems, cyber security)
  • You are great in organization your work and that of others. You have an affinity with project management.
  • You are able to separate main issues from details and you are able to take decisions with limited information.
  • You have experience with Agile working.

Your colleagues are recognized experts in the field and will help you get up to speed and Thales will gladly invest in your development.

Thales offers

  • An interesting job within a nice team 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;
  • A pleasant workplace in "the best building in the Netherlands" (Public’s Choice Award, 2015) with our own Starbucks corner;
  • Excellent work conditions, with 40 holidays a year, among other benefits.


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.

According to the Security Screening Act (in Dutch: Wet veiligheidsonderzoeken) this role is designated a "position involving confidentiality" (in Dutch: vertrouwensfunctie). Therefore a Security Clearance, which takes the form of a ‘verklaring van geen bezwaar’, VGB (literally ‘a statement of no objection’ on national security grounds) is required for this role. Please take into account that applicants must be eligible to obtain and maintain the level of clearance as set out by AIVD.  To learn more about clearances please visit –

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Hengelo, Netherlands

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