Graduate Software Engineer Belfast 2024

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.

Are you looking for a Software Engineering role within a local, innovative and industry-leading organisation? Look no further!

Why join us?

  • Experience an opportunity available within our world class Software Team based in Belfast
  • This is an exciting role with an industry leader undergoing significant growth
  • Learn from and be supported by some of the best Engineers in the sector
  • An industry leading salary and excellent employee benefits

Who we are

Thales Integrated Airspace-protection Systems (IAS) UK designs and manufactures a range of cutting-edge technologies ranging from air surveillance and mission planning systems to missile and space propulsion systems.

The company specialises in lightweight missiles and the integration of weapon systems into various platforms along with the systems to manage and exploit critical mission planning and air surveillance data.

The role

As a Software Engineer you will be expected to be involved in the design of state-of-the-art Systems that deliver world-class performance. You will be working and learning alongside a multi-disciplinary team of 28 Electronics Engineers, who are some of the most experienced Engineers in the industry.

Your role will span the entire product lifecycle from requirements capture and analysis through to defining the system architecture and building, testing and verifying that the solution meets the customer’s requirements.

The Software role will require participation in all aspects of the software development process. Activities to include:

  • Software requirements analysis and requirements management
  • Understanding and implementing software development lifecycles and methodologies to optimise solution delivery
  • Programming in a high level language (C, C++, C#)
  • Complex data communications and networking
  • Software test planning and execution
  • Software configuration control
  • Working with embedded real-time operating systems

Who you are

Essential skills & qualifications

  • A relevant Engineering, Scientific or Numerate degree subject (BEng / BSc minimum)
  • Ability to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills in an Engineering context
  • Ability to communicate effectively within a diverse, professional environment
  • Ability to demonstrate self-motivation, be innovative and use initiative
  • Able to overcome barriers and make things happen in complex situations
  • Team working skills
  • Eager to learn and develop your Engineering career with Thales

Desirable

  • Engineering work experience and / or the application of Engineering knowledge and skills in real life situations
  • Ability to demonstrate the application of the software development process (as per activities listed above).

Values & behaviours

  • Goal orientated and delivery focussed
  • Displays innovation and self-motivation
  • Demonstrates dedication and determination in assigned tasks

About us

If this sounds like you and you want to join us in building a future we can all trust, apply!

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.

Thales UK is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process. We will provide reasonable adjustments and support to ensure neuro-diverse applicants or those with a disability or long-term condition can be their best during the recruitment process. To request an adjustment, if you need this job advert in an alternative format or if you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Resourcing Ops for mid to senior roles, or the Early Careers Team for graduate and apprentice roles.

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