Software Architect (Fire Control Systems)

Software Architect (Fire Control Systems), 32-40h @ Hengelo

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Software Architect (Fire Control Systems)

The Above Water Warfare Fire Control System (AWW-FCS) protects ships and other units from above-water threats. These threats are becoming faster, smarter and more complex. To this end, AWW-FCS uses Thales' next-generation dual-band radar suite, which integrates an Active Phased-Array Radar (APAR) in the X-band with a Sea Master 400 radar in the S-band.
Anti-ship missiles go three to five times faster than sound with increasingly complex behavior. When several of these threats come up against them simultaneously, it becomes increasingly difficult for human operators to take efficient and effective protection measures. The AWW-FCS provides the necessary information to make the right decision within seconds.
With a combination of a new generation of sensors and an intelligent Fire Control System, it continuously assesses which methods are best suited to engage the detected threat. A Fire Control System combines the radar and the intelligent algorithm which is designed to assist a ranged weapon system in targeting, tracking and hitting its target.


About the job

As a Software Architect, you have both a creative and a technical leading role within our product development. On the one hand you are busy designing architectural solutions, together with the other architects within AWW-FCS, on the other hand, you ensure that the technical principles are met during development. In this process, you are a discussion partner of Product Owners and the development teams. It is your role to build and maintain an overview of the entire system within the scrum teams.
In short, you are an experienced Software Architect with experience in setting up software architectures. As a solution hunter, you are able to quickly analyze any type of complexity within the environment. Do you have a good view of ​the latest developments in the field of software in the world? If developing a vision is a mission for you? Then you are the Software Architect that we are looking for!
We highly value high-tech techniques and methods. The software of the Fire Control System is based both on Java and C++ and is supported by a modern development environment. The foundation and core planning module of the Fire Control System is based on Java.

You will work self-sufficient and with teams with the following:

  • Agile/Scrum software development;
  • Stack: OSGi, Java, C++, Linux, IntelliJ, Jenkins, Nexus, Maven, GIT, Jira;
  • Unit Testing, Test Automation;
  • Continuous Integration & Delivery;
    Thales offers careers, not just jobs. You will have the opportunity to develop into a senior expert in your area of expertise and grow into a senior software architect and/or domain specialist.

About you

We are in search for a colleague who:

  • Is passionate about technology;
  • Is creative, driven, result-oriented and creative;
  • A talent in Software Architect enjoying designing and developing software solutions
  • Focusses on team-based results;
  • Is communicative and has experience working with Agile ways of working;
  • Wants to contribute to a safe and secure society;
  • Graduated at Bachelor or Master level in the area of software engineering, information/computer science or similar;
  • Has at least 3 years of software architecture experience;
  • Has at least 5 years of experience as a software engineer;
  • Dutch nationality.

What's in it for you?

  • Become part of a great team in a high-tech, innovative international organization;
  • (International) opportunities for growth in tech-, management- and commercial roles;
  • Attention to personal development and own initiative;
  • A nice workplace in a modern building, where we value a good work-life balance and flexibility;
  • 40 leave days per year, travel expenses, and a flexible benefits à la carte package with options like purchase/sale of leave hours, internet costs, bicycle plan, company fitness, trade union;
  • Contribution or relocation costs.