Location: Crawley, United KingdomThales people architect solutions that enable two-thirds of planes to take off and land safely. We create in-flight entertainment systems that engross 50 million fliers every year and we develop the avionics that control the world’s largest commercial aircrafts. Our simulators train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transporters and search and rescue helicopters. And, together, each and every member of our aerospace team makes a difference.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.
Principal Software Engineer, Thales Training Solutions
We are looking for a talented software engineer, with experience working in a research environment, to join Thales Training Solutions at what is an exciting time.
You will be joining an existing team of dynamic engineers to play a key role in delivering Thales’ next generation of simulation and training services.
The engineer will be working as part of an Agile Software development team, alongside the Systems engineering team, and integrating with stakeholders from the wider programme community.
Thales Training Solutions
Our simulators and training services help seasoned staff keep up-to-date, and equip the next generation of the armed forces across the World, from fighter pilots to front-line soldiers.
We provide nations with products ranging from computer-based training (CBT), through to full-motion flight simulators and fully equipped in-theatre replica armoured vehicles.
Every member of our workforce makes a difference as part of high-performing teams.
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 impacts 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, 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.
Knowledge in the following areas is required:
SCADE or GL Studio
User Interface (UI) framework, such as Qt, MFC and WinAPI
Simulation architecture and systems knowledge
Full software development lifecycle experience
Knowledge in the following areas is desirable:
Agile software development using Software Continuous Integration & Delivery (CI/CD) ways of working
Interfacing software components into a larger systemCI tools (BitBucket, Confluence, Git, Jenkins, Jira, Maven, Nexus, SonarQube)
Significant C programming experience
Simulation/interoperability standards (DIS/HLA/Kafka)
Software requirements capture, solution architecting and software design
Aircraft/Naval simulation system integration and testing experience
Analytical knowledge of industry standards, such as ARINC 429, AFDX, CAN
Good working knowledge for some of the following mission system components:
Radar Identification, Friend or Foe IFF
Electronic Support Measures (ESM)
Automatic Identification System (AIS)
As a key engineer within the team, undertake the specification, design, implementation, test and integration of software in line with company processes and to required standards
Capturing customer requirements, and in the absence of clearly defined specifications be able to understand the customer’s underlying goals in order propose software requirements.
Interface between the software design and system IVVQ teams to ensure traceable validation of software and system requirements.
Ability to interact with internal and external customers to understand their needs.
Accurately define and estimate required effort for tasks
Contribute to successfully meet project and product deliverables within schedule and to budget
Produce quality software products by ensuring interfaces are well defined and documented, as well as correctly adhered to and understood
Mentor and share knowledge with junior team members
Work closely with Systems engineering to ensure traceable verification and validation of requirements.
Provide feedback on the efficiency and effectiveness of the development environment
Additional Security Information
Due to the sensitive nature of much of the work undertaken by Thales Training Solutions, all applicants must hold or be eligible for UK MoD Security Clearance (SC level minimum)
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.
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- Location: Crawley
- Type: Full time