For a safer world

Wherever safety and security matter, we deliver.


Millions of critical decisions are made everyday in aerospace. Thales is at the heart of this. Two out of every three planes around the world are landing and taking off with the help of Thales.


Millions of critical decisions are made every day in defence to protect people, infrastructure and nations. Thales is at the heart of this.


National security, urban security, critical infrastructure protection, cybersecurity…. Everywhere it matters, we deliver.


Space systems play a vital role in modern societies, particularly for telecommunications, Earth observation (radar and optical), satellite navigation and deep-space exploration.

Ground transportation

The ability to run networks smoothly and efficiently is crucial to economic growth and quality of life. We design, develop, and deliver equipment, systems and services, providing end-to-end solutions.

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    From the protection of critical infrastructure to information in cyberspace, and point-of-sale purchases to international financial transactions, Thales is helping organizations everywhere meet the challenges of a complex digital age.
  • A new norm for defense and space networks
    It’s no secret that the Internet, social networks and smart phones have disrupted markets and changed the way people communicate worldwide. The global adoption of these technologies has been breathtaking. There are 3.4 billion Internet users worldwide and 2 billion people on social networks.

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  • Software Engineer, Test, Tools and Infrastructure
    Regular Employment - Etats-Unis d'Amerique

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to develop a world-class entertainment system 30,000 feet in the air? Thales InFlyt Experience products offer end-to-end solutions that support our customers before, during and after the flight. Thales supplies in-flight entertainment and connectivity experiences to more than 60 airlines around the globe and as a trusted airline partner is committed to building its position as an industry leader. We are proud that our InFlyt Experience systems are used by over 274 million passengers a year on the more than 150,000 systems delivered. Our InFlyt Experience team continues to power the innovation, vision and brilliance needed to deliver a first-class customer experience – so be a part of something big, join Thales.

    At Thales, we design solutions that equip the aviation community with fully connected end-to-end solutions to transport passengers and cargo while improving safety and security and simplifying operational management, in partnership with aircraft manufacturers and service providers. We enable two-thirds of planes to take off and land safely even in the most densely crowded skies. We create in-flight entertainment systems that equip more than 1,700 aircraft to provide passengers with a more satisfying and connected flying experience. We develop the avionics that control the world’s largest commercial airline fleets and help further increase fuel and operational efficiencies, shorten travel and turn-around times. Our simulators train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transport and search and rescue helicopters. At Thales, this is what we do every day.

    Together, each and every member of our aerospace team makes a difference.

    In the U.S., we employ more than 3,000 people across more than 20 locations in 13 states. We are a leading technology provider serving five mission-critical markets: aerospace, defense, security, space and transportation. Globally, we employ more than 62,000 people in 56 countries allowing us to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the demands of some of the most complex environments on the planet. 

    At Thales, we believe technology can make the world a better place. For us this is more than a job, it’s our passion. Together, with our customers and partners around the globe, we are working to build smarter solutions because everywhere safety and security matter, we deliver.

    We are currently looking for a Software Engineer, Test, Tools and Infrastructure to join the Thales IFE team in Irvine, CA. 

    The Software Engineer, Test, Tools and Infrastructure will perform complicated and difficult software engineering design and integration assignments. These assignments are of a high degree of technical competence reflecting current state-of-the-art applications.

    Key Responsibilities: 

    Software and network integration in an embedded and application environment, triage and root cause analysis of highly complex HW/SW Issues, development of tooling to identify and automate integration issues.

    Responsible for some technical planning, organizing and conducting technical projects in design and development of computer systems.

    Conceives and plans projects involving assessment of limitations; defines and selects new concepts and approaches, design, development and implementation of non-routine software engineering applications by following general guidelines.

    Analyzes and investigates engineering project tasks, defines specifications and parameters, develops programs, and resolves any design considerations.

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

    Conducts independent technical investigations of software/hardware design.

    Coordinates and consolidates design efforts on major projects.

    Prepares design specifications, analysis and recommendations for presentation and approval.

     Required Skills and Experience:

    Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering from a four-year college or university; 1 year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    Java, C++, Android, C, Networking, Security, Python

    Your contributions to Thales’ cutting-edge products will make possible the continued delivery of excellence. If your skills, experience and attitude are a match and you are looking for exciting challenges, please apply now using the link below and we will be in touch. 

    At Thales USA, we provide careers – not jobs. 

    Visit to find our full list of open positions.

    Thales is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

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  • Software Support Engineer
    Regular Employment - United Kingdom

    Thales protects 80% of the world’s banking transactions as well as safeguarding the biggest names in technology. We’re a leading force in cyber security, both in the UK and globally. And to keep our customers’ information and communications safe and secure in this constantly shifting, immensely challenging sector, we need to excel, evolve and invent. That’s why we only want to work with the brightest, most ambitious minds in our industry. That’s why we want to work with yo

    Thales have secured a 10 year Long Term Support contract to provide on going support to six Data Processing and Control Systems to ensure continued operation through to the end of life of the associated power generation facilities. As part of our Energy Services Portfolio within the SIX Domain we require a Software Engineer to work within a support team for Data Processing and Control Systems to provide changes and updates to the legacy executable and database software components.

    The Software Engineer will be required to be part of a team of engineers working on development and support of the DPCS in a safety aware environment. The successful candidate will be required to provide technical expertise and advice on development issues and problems with the systems on site and be an active member for the development lifecycle used for the legacy systems, including all quality assurance aspects, integration and verification testing and configuration. They will be required to interface with other members of the multi-disciplined engineering team to assist in the delivery of the agreed outputs and to ensure that knowledge is shared amongst the team and maintain the interfaces between the hardware and software functions. They will be required to take customer agreed changes and apply these changes to the software through the lifecycle to delivery to the customer, being responsible for the formal documentation affected by the agreed changes.

    The Software Engineer is expected to support the Technical Manager in the creation of estimates required for changes, enhancements and additions whilst taking responsibility for the successful and timely delivery of the agreed outputs of the associated work. Interaction with the customer at the Engineering level is required.

    Key Responsibilities and Tasks:   

    • Responsible for delivery of agreed changes to executable software and database components
    • Produce high quality design specifications for the software under change
    • Produce high quality test plans
    • Produce high quality test specifications
    • Carry out integration and verification testing of software on the reference systems located at the Thales site in Cheadle.

    Skills & Experience:

    • Knowledge of CORAL66 development language and development environments would be beneficial
    • Knowledge of ADA development language and development environments would be beneficial
    • Support and understanding of updating and maintaining software systems
    • Ability to diagnose faults in software and in systems in conjunction with hardware engineers
    • Taking software through a full lifecycle from elicitation of customer requirement through to formal acceptance at customer sites, including integration and verification testing
    • Ability to produce comprehensive documentation for the design and test of software

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  • Established in 1972, Thales Canada is a leading electronic solutions provider for the Transportation, Defence & Security, and Aerospace sectors. Thales Canada employs 1,400 staff across main sites located in Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.
    Thales has a unique leadership position in integrated transport systems with a comprehensive offering spanning three market segments:  main line rail, urban transport, and toll road and motorway networks.  Located in Toronto, Thales Canada Transportation Solutions designs, supplies and installs signalling systems to control railway traffic with maximum safety.  We are a world leader and pioneer in critical railway applications and we are shaping the signalling industry with our advanced solutions. 
    If you have a passion for innovation and are interested in joining a dynamic, fast-paced team, Thales may be the right fit for you. Currently, we have an opening for a/an:
    Position Title: Software Safety Engineer – Software Assessment
    Location: Toronto
    Perform software safety assessment for the Company’s products/projects based on the software safety integrity level and applicable standards.
    • Evaluates safety requirements, validation strategy, verification approach, adequacy of software development techniques including tools used;
    • Conducts Software/Safety Audits;
    • Identifies issues related to technical safety and applied processes;
    • Leads failure investigations;
    • Stays current with practices and processes applicable to railway and other software-intensive safety-critical industries (e.g. aerospace, military, nuclear, modern medical technology).
    • B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, or equivalent Engineering degree;
    • Minimum twelve years of engineering experience including experience with the real time safety critical software development;
    • Enthusiastic to work on evaluating real time safety critical software for safety and compliance to applicable standards;
    • Professional Engineer (PEO license or equivalent) or at least be eligible for PEO;
    • Excellent command of English language, both written and oral.
    If this opportunity interests you, please visit and apply using our online application tool. Thales thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
    Thales is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applicants from the four designated groups (women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and aboriginals) to apply for employment.  At Thales, we provide accessibility to people with disabilities.  Should you require accommodations, please consult with your recruitment office and they will work with you to make any adjustments that best suit your individual needs. Should you wish to view a copy of our policy click here.

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    Acteur spatial incontournable en Europe dans les domaines des télécommunications, de la navigation, de l’observation de la terre, de l’exploration et de la réalisation d’infrastructures orbitales, Thales Alenia Space est une Joint-Venture entre les groupes Thales (67%) et Finmeccanica (33%).


    La Direction Qualité recherche un/une Ingénieur(e) Responsable Assurance Produit Logiciel et Sol (H/F), basé(e) à Cannes.





    De formation Ingénieur logiciel, Informatique industrielle, réseau et base de données informatiques ou équivalent, vous maîtrisez les normes ECSS et les outils de qualimétrie logiciel.

    Vous avez une expérience en développement logiciel et/ou Assurance Qualité logiciel ? Vous connaissez idéalement les méthodes de sûreté de fonctionnement appliquées au logiciel ?




    En nous rejoignant, vous vous verrez confier les missions suivantes :  

    Mettre en œuvre et coordonner l’ensemble des activités d’Assurance Produit pour le Développement, la Production et les Tests de Produits Logiciels et de Produits Sol.

    Assurer l’interface avec les équipes d’ingénierie système, logiciel et produits Sol, ainsi qu’avec les Clients (internes et externes) et les Fournisseurs.

    Assurer les Clients et la Direction de la mise en place des dispositions d’Assurance Qualité exigées par le Référentiel Société et par les contrats.

    Préparer et participer aux revues et points clés du projet, en étant le garant de leur réussite et de la satisfaction clients.

    Garantir le respect des processus applicables et la conformité des produits livrés.


    Des déplacements en Europe sont nécessaires sur ces missions. 


    La perspective de rejoindre un Groupe innovant vous motive ? Alors rejoignez-nous en postulant à cette offre.


    Vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur les activités spatiales ? Cliquez ici.

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