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Platform Engineer

Hengelo IT IT WO Bachelor Temp-to-perm


Hengelo IT WO Bachelor Temp-to-perm
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About this vacancy

In a rapidly evolving global landscape, we're seeking a skilled Platform Engineer to join our dynamic team.

As a Software Platform engineer you will work in multidisciplinary Agile teams. These teams develop and test the infrastructure software platform(s) for the combat management systems, the radar systems and the optical sensor systems. The development teams are responsible for the entire development chain – requirements analysis, development, integration, testing, validation and demonstrating the current status of the product. 

As a Software Platform engineer your work will be diverse and flexibility is expected. Working via scrum and Cloud-native/DevOps methodologies, the work will vary depending on the project and sprint you are working; this may mean that one week the job requires Python programming and the next you will utilize your network engineering skills. Furthermore, Thales highly values the application of modern technologies and methodologies. The willingness and courage to investigate and implement new ways of working and/or technologies are expected. 

This organization develops high-tech systems in the field of safety and security: both single products and complete systems.

  • A challenging job in a great team within our high-tech, innovative work environment. Includes the freedom for initiative and good ideas. 
  • Room for personal and professional growth within our organisation, for example in regards to technical, commercial or international skills. 
  • Valuable international collaboration with coworkers from 68 different countries around the globe. 
  • A comfortable work space in a modern environment, with a focus on flexibility and the right work life balance. 
  • You can usually work where and when you want to be able to do your work as well and efficiently as possible. Within Thales we implement hybrid working, where you can, for example, work from home two days a week if your role allows it. 
  • A good salary, fitting travel allowance, and the ability to personalise your employment conditions: for instance, you can trade days off for internet costs, our bicycle plan, company fitness and relocation costs. 
  • 40 days off per year (PTO).

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

You are a talented engineer who enjoys specifying, developing and testing IT/OT infrastructure components. You enjoy personal development both in hard skills and human skills. Relevant experiences are: 

  • Experience with Linux, 
  • Experience with network technologies, 
  • Experience with software development (Python, Bash, C, C++, Java), 
  • Experience with a number of the following tools and technologies, 
  • Git based source control systems, 
  • CI/CD tooling, 
  • Infrastructure as code tools, preferably Ansible, 
  • Container technology, 
  • Preferably experience with Agile methodologies, including appropriate tooling (e.g. Jira). 
  • You hold a bachelor or master degree in computer science, IT service management or comparable. Your colleagues are recognized experts in the field and will help you get up to speed and Thales will gladly invest in your development.  
  • An important requirement to fulfil this role, is flexibility and the ability to communicate fluently in English to all types (technical, management) of stakeholders. 

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If the fit is right on both sides, there will be a first-round interview with your potential new employer in the next two weeks.

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Depending on the process, the consultant will invite you to the next round(s) of interviews and possibly an assessment center.

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If you are selected for the position, you will receive an attractive job offer. We will be happy to advise you on realistic terms of employment.

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