Software Engineer


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Location: Melbourne, Australia

About Thales

Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Airspace Mobility Solutions, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.

We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds. Talk to us about any support or accessibility requirements you may need and how we support flexibility in the workplace.

Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage a flexible work culture.

Australia has embarked on the most complex transformation of Air Traffic Management (ATM) in its aviation history, a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a unified solution to Australia’s future ATM needs. The OneSky Australia Program is an unprecedented partnership between Thales, Airservices Australia and The Department of Defence to develop a new integrated civil and military air traffic management system

About Your Role

The role of Software Engineer – TopSky is a landing point into the global leader in Air Traffic Management (ATM). This full time 2 years Fixed Term contract role is to be based in our human machine interfacing team, the main coding language we use is JAVA

As a Software Engineer you will be accountable for:  

  • Developing software to meet customer requirements including architectural design, reuse, development, integration and verification

  • Specifying, designing, coding and unit testing software components in line with functional requirements

  • Assembling the software components in a logical and controlled manner to evaluate the design, behaviour, interactions and performance and to confirm that the requirements against which the software components have been designed are fulfilled.

  • Participating in the specification of the functions and interfaces of products to be developed

  • Ensuring the timely delivery of software releases in support of the integration and test program

  • Implement corrections arising from defect change request assigned

  • Support to the Solution Team (System Engineering, Integration and Verification & Validation teams) and other teams when requested.

  • Participating in technical reviews, workshops, peer reviews and project reviews as appropriate for the program

How About You?

  • Strong experience working on JAVA is mandatory. JavaFX is highly preferred  

  • GIT & ECLIPSE experience is critical to have

  • Degree in Mechatronics, computer science, software Engineering or a related discipline and relevant industrial experience in System and Software engineering.

  • Experience of developing software in a commercial environment, ideally working across multiple software components or teams

  • Understanding of the total life cycle of software development, including processes and responsibilities at each stage in the cycle

  • Worked in a scrum team with other software developers in agile mode. Knowledge of software estimation, design, development and unit testing

  • Knowledge of Air Traffic Management or Avionics industry is advantageous for this role.

  • Any experience working on HMI (Human Machine interface) is highly preferred

Good to Know

You’ll get an email acknowledgement after you’ve applied, Thales strives to provide a personalised experience for all suitable applicants. 

Prior to offer you’ll complete a pre-employment police and medical.

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