Cyber, Security, ICT, Engineering, Technical
Permanent employment
Doctorate/PhD (EQF 8), Master (EQF 7), Bachelor (EQF 6)
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About us
The people we all rely on to make the world go round – they rely on Thales. In a world that is increasingly fast-moving, unpredictable and full of opportunities, they come to us with big ambitions: to make life better and to keep you safer. Combining a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, our employees  design and deliver extraordinary high-tech solutions. With 68.000 talents working in 54 countries, 2000 employees are based in the Netherlands. We are one of the biggest high-tech employers in the field of safety and security.

We help our customers think smarter and act faster in the fields of transportation, defence , space, aerospace  and cyberspace, mastering ever-greater complexity and every decisive moment along the way. We are therefore leading the digital transformation, focusing on artificial intelligence, big-data & data analytics, connectivity, mobility and internet of things and cybersecurity.

In the Netherlands, we are located in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven and Hengelo (HQ). Together with an extensive ecosystem of knowledge partners, customers and suppliers, we work on radars for naval vessels, cyber security solutions, transportation systems, communication equipment for land forces, cryogenic cooling solutions, research & development for radar tech (in collaboration with TU Delft) and research & development for serious gaming (in collaboration with the University of Twente).

About the team

We support the Thales organization by

  • Conducting scientific and technical studies.
  • Supporting sales activities through the analysis of operational scenarios and preparing these analyses for customer consumption.
  • Concept development for new and existing products.
  • Algorithm development for new and existing products.
  • Drawing up requirements for new product development.
  • Validation of performance figures during sea trials.

To strengthen our Operational Analysis team we are looking for a:

System Analysis Engineer (SAE)

About the job

As a SAE you are part of a multi-disciplined team of other SAE’s. The SAE participates in all the activities of the Operational Analysis team. The primary method of supporting the Thales organization is by simulation of operational performance of contemporary and future defence systems. The team is responsible for developing a custom simulation framework, the creation of the models used within the framework and the tools used for analysis of the output. Models include amongst other things: radars, optronic sensors, command and control systems, defence systems and threats. Each member of the team has in time developed their own specialty.

The job involves a lot of interaction with colleagues from within and outside the Operational Analysis team as well as full-on technical work. Enthusiasm and pleasure in the work is essential. Within the team you will be supported to (further) develop the skills and acquire the domain knowledge necessary to understand and portray naval warfare operations, provide threat and scenario definitions and generate appropriate operational performance.

About you

  • A relevant degree in following subjects: electronic engineering, physics, mathematics or related
  • Communication skills and the ability to perform in multidisciplinary teams
  • A high level of enthusiasm
  • Solution focused
  • Able to obtain an in-depth understanding of system engineering designs and to abstract, model and analyze, while having an eye for the overall process
  • Programming and analytical skills
  • Able to translate customer requirements into technical specifications
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • The ability explain technical details and manage expectations
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and preferably Dutch
  • Option for occasional travel abroad

It would be a plus if you are familiar with one or more of the following subjects/technologies:

  • Propagation of EM waves
  • Control engineering
  • Matlab/Simulink
  • Java/C(++)/Python/Fortran/JAVA
  • Linux
  • Distributed simulations

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.