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Senior Java Developer - Thales Nederland B.V.

Hengelo IT Engineering & Development HBO Secondment via YER
Thales Nederland B.V.


Hengelo Engineering & Development HBO Secondment via YER
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About this vacancy

Looking for a Senior Java Software Developer

Our approx. 45 scrum teams are all very much focused on delivering very high quality software solutions. Teams contain 7 to 9 people and the roles of scrum master, product owner, architect, tester and developer are clearly defined. Your team receives work packages that may take 6 to 12 months to complete, during which time the team is fully responsible for the planning, architecture and quality. We believe in supporting our developers, so that they can do their best work and continuous improvement is key. We help each other all the time; since in-depth naval domain knowledge takes time to acquire. When in doubt we communicate with other teams like System Engineering and Operational Experts, who have real life experience on a ship. Our teams have many different specializations.

Amongst others, you might assist with one of more of the following topics…

  • Develop radar screens for tracking airplanes and satellites
  • Develop functionality to defend against threats (such as submarines) and to engage targets in different tactical environments
  • Visualize tactically important electromagnetic radiation
  • Integrate sensor and weapon systems (such as video cameras, cannons or missile systems)
  • Simulate real-world environments and critical ship systems for training purposes
  • Etc. Naval vessels are often unable to receive software updates during their 30 year lifetime, therefore we need to place extra emphasis on building the right product with a very high quality. To ensure this, the following tasks are also part of the software team’s responsibility:
  • Extensive requirement elicitation/extraction
  • Extensive performance measurement and optimization
  • Extensive creation of test, customer and end-user documentation
  • Extensive creation and clarification of architecture and design choices
  • Automated testing and validation at many different fidelity levels
  • Rare, yet critical, customer interactions and product demonstrations

The software is mostly based on Java and is supported by a modern development environment. You will work with the following tools and techniques:

  • Java software development
  • Continuous Integration & Delivery
  • Jenkins, Nexus, Maven/Gradle, GIT, BitBucket
  • Unit Testing, Test Automation, Cucumber
  • You will have the opportunity to develop towards an expert in your area of expertise such as Tech Leads, Software Architects or Specialists. Or if you are an excellent organizer, you may find that in a career path of Scrum Master, Product Owner or Team Manager. 

We make a hardware and software solution that can be considered the brain onboard naval vessels, ranging from frigates, destroyers and small patrol crafts. The information from sensors (radar, sonar for example) is collected within this solution, which then provides an overview of all that’s happening around the ship allowing operators to get a good situational awareness and to respond as needed with connected effectors (weapons or electronic counter measures for example). Missions on board these vessels range from humanitarian assistance during earthquakes, combatting piracy and drug smuggling, military engagements and more. This technology is used on board more than 160 ships operated by 25 navies worldwide.

What's in it for you:

  • A challenging job in a great team within our high-tech, innovative work environment. 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;
  • The clients utilizes a hybrid way of working, meaning that you can decide together with your team where and how you are going to work together.
  • A good salary, fitting travel allowance, and the ability to personalise your employment conditions;
  • 40 days Paid Time Off per year. Yes, really

We searching for a colleague who:

  • Is passionate about wanting to contribute to a safe and secure society.
  • Has 6+ years’ work experience within a software engineering environment.
  • Loves complicated technology and is capable of rapidly mastering new domains and techniques.
  • Can communicate really well with colleagues, is creative, open, flexible, and has a learning mindset.
  • Is willing to assist others when needed.
  • Has graduated at Bachelor or Master level in the area of software engineering, information/computer science or similar with a talent for Java.
  • Preferably has Dutch, Australian, Belgium, Canadian, Danish, English, German, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish or American nationality.

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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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