Team Manager CMS INFRA Software Development

Team Manager CMS INFRA Software Development, 40h @ Hengelo

About us:
‘The people we rely on to make the world go round – they rely on Thales’. In a fast-changing and increasingly unpredictable world full of opportunities, people come to us with big ambitions – to make your life better and more secure. Our employees, who are part of a unique and varied team with many different fields of expertise and a wide range of talents and cultures, develop and deliver outstanding high-tech solutions. Thales employs 81,000 highly talented people in 68 countries. Almost 3,000 of these are based in the Netherlands. We are one of the largest high-tech employers in the field of security and protection.

We help our customers think smarter and act faster in the fields of defense, aerospace, aviation technology and cyberspace, to manage and control their increasingly complex processes and make the best possible business decisions. This is why we play a leading role in digital transformation, focusing on Artificial Intelligence, Big Data & Data Analysis, Connectivity, Mobility, Internet of Things, Cyber Security.

In the Netherlands, we are located in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven and Hengelo (head office). Together with an extensive ecosystem of knowledge partners, customers and suppliers, we work on radar systems for seagoing vessels, cyber security solutions, transport systems, communications equipment for land forces, cryogenic cooling solutions, R&D for radar technology (in collaboration with TU Delft), as well as R&D for serious gaming (in collaboration with the University of Twente).

One of the responsibilities of the Software Engineering department within our Naval Engineering unit is the development of Combat & Information Management Systems for marine vessels and their integration with sensor and weapons systems. These complex systems incorporate advanced solutions in the field of information processing, information management, user interaction and sensor and weapons control. As such, our software offers essential support for missions ranging from combating piracy to defense against long-range missiles.

For its Naval Software Engineering department, Thales (Hengelo) is looking for a talented
Team Manager INFRA Software engineering with a passion for software development and the ambition to advance his or her career within a high-tech environment in a management role.

About the team:
As Team Manager INFRA Software engineering you will set up and manage a team responsible for the Tacticos INFRA software developments. In general the team is comprised of 25-35 (junior, medior and senior) software and/or test engineers and works according to the agile/scrum methodology.

About your future job:
A Team Managers within Thales is key in the support, servant leading and guidance of our main assets: our people. We believe in inspired people who act based upon their own motives, feelings and values. Strategies are being developed top down and bottom-up; the manager plays a role to connect, align, explain and inspire. We expect our line managers to coach and facilitate teams and maximize the talents in the teams.

The last three years the Software department has grown dramatically in size. The challenge for the coming period is to grow the team seniority in domain knowledge and develop competences, with focus on operational performance. You will be held responsible (for your team) meeting project objectives in relation to customer value, quality, time and budget.

You will be part of the Management Team of the CMS Segment and the Software Engineering Discipline. Our management culture is based on trust, transparency and mastery. Together with the other team managers you will be responsible for the overall department results. You will contribute to and play an important part in setting up and executing our strategic plans and initiate process improvements.

Why you'd be a good match:
For our team we are looking for someone who subscribes to our management culture. You combine your strong analytical qualities with creativity and pragmatism. In addition, you are a committed colleague who wants results. If you have a passion for people management and the eagerness to ensure project commitments are met, then you are the person we need.

We are looking for a person who:
Has proven line management experience within the software development area. Excels in self-reflection, has the ability to build an effective team and develop people. Can balance active listening with the capability to convince people towards a common goal. Has the drive to help our projects succeed. Is analytically and verbally able to communicate with various stakeholders in the organization. Has political savvy to deal with different interests in the organization. Has a BSC or MSC degree, preferably in Software Engineering. Communicates efficiently in English, both verbally and written.

What's in it for you

  • 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 whenever you want. Within Thales, we aim for a 60/40 balance, where you work from home at least two days a week, when your role allows this.
  • A good salary, fitting travel allowance, and the ability to personalise your employment conditions: for instance, you can trade PTO for internet costs, our bicycle plan, company fitness and relocation costs.
  • 40 days off per year (PTO). Yes, really.


To ensure that we are a good match, we can ask you to participate in an assessment.

Diversity Statement
We actively support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions. That means that equal opportunities, inclusion and an informal culture are integral to our success. It also means that your well-being and happiness matter to us! That’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, remote working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times.

Security Requirements
In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in The Netherlands and employment and/or education history. Some vacancies may require a security clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for security clearance please refer to the General Intelligence and Security Service.