For over 40 years, Thales UK has played a major part in Thales Group’s global vision: to make people, property and information safer and more secure.

We research, develop, manufacture and supply technology and services within the Aerospace, Defence, Security Transportation and Space sectors. Our effective and innovative strategies play a leading part in shaping the steady convergence of military and civil technologies for both domestic and export markets.

At Thales UK, we invest heavily in research and development to identify and address market needs before they arise. Our work is critical in protecting civil and military platforms as well as critical infrastructure from the ever-growing threat of cyber-attacks. We support countless transactions, journeys, missions and communications around the clock.
 
We have a strong emerging talent footprint and employ thousands of highly skilled engineers and technicians across the UK. With a total workforce of over seven thousand we operate out of twelve key locations as well as multiple customer sites.

We are working with our customers to create a safer world by providing tools needed to perform critical tasks through enhanced information gathering, decision making and communication.
 

Our work is at the forefront of safeguarding people and organisations in the UK, and across the globe

  • More than 130,000 passengers use Thales in-flight entertainment systems every day, equivalent to almost 50 million viewers per year
  • Thales secures the information systems of 19 of the world’s 20 largest banks
  • Thales provides the Royal Navy with the key situational awareness sensors and systems to allow the fleet to operate effectively at sea
  • Thales in the UK has a long history of exporting particularly in sonar, optronics and aerospace solutions
  • Almost every train in the UK is fitted with the Train Protection & Warning System provided by Thales, helping to keep our railways safer 

Together. Safer. Everywhere.

Key figures

6,500
Employees
12
Sites
£75m
R&D investment

Activities

  • Aerospace
    Thales provides advanced hardware and technology, plus extensive support and training, for all types of aircraft. We are a ‘first-tier’ partner for the world’s leading aerospace manufacturers.
  • Defence
    Thales UK works with air forces, navies and armies both in the UK and export market as a significant defence contractor and systems integrator, helping to equip almost every major platform in service or in development with the UK armed forces.
  • Security
    Thales UK is a recognised world leader in the design and supply of critical systems and resilient solutions that help governments, local authorities and civil operators protect citizens, sensitive data and infrastructure against complex threats.
  • Transportation
    Our technology and systems allow transport operators all over the world to implement complex upgrade and modernisation programmes, working collaboratively with us as a trusted partner.

Innovation in the UK

In many cases, we develop not just new technology but a whole new way of doing things.

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Corporate responsibility

For a company that's serious about acting responsibly, good intentions are simply not enough. Thales has recognised this for some time, progressively embedding corporate responsibility in all its business processes.

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163 matching job(s)

  • Reliability Engineer
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    Thales people design solutions that enable two thirds of planes to take off and land safely. We create in-flight entertainment systems that engross 50 million fliers every year and we develop the avionics that control the world’s largest commercial aircrafts. In the UK, our simulators train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transporters and search and rescue helicopters. And, together, each and every member of our aerospace team makes a difference.

    As a Reliability Engineer based in our Crawley office, provide Availability, Reliability and Maintainability (ARM) support to development and support projects by using the reliability tools such as Relex, and Rome Laboratories Toolset. This role is focused on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) project, where we are looking to expand in the market and redesign accordingly, therefore update/modify and you will then have a lot of scope to influence design.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Manage document set of ARM documents, providing analysis, updates and design recommendations for new design and in-service hardware for Thales Airborne Surveillance Products;
    • Use of RELEX software to provide reliability information to inform ARM Document Suite, and Logistic Support Analysis Record (LSAR);
    • Use of Reliability Tools such as Mil Hdbk 217F and Rome Laboratories Handbook;
    • Produce new and update existing ARM document set ensuring compliance against Def Stan 00-600, and Def Stan 00-42 and programme technical requirements;
    • Carry out R&M activities in accordance with the MOD policies contained within JSP 886.
    • Production and update of LSAR;
    • Manage and Update an In-Service Reliability Growth Programme;
    • Analysis and updates of Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FME(C)A);
    • Liaise with DRACAS Team and Engineering Team to ensure fielded data is fed back and corrective action is implemented. Ensure DRACAS data is entered accurately and coherently on to the DRACAS tool;
    • Identify trends, problems and Cost/Performance characteristics in the incidents;
    • Support recommended action plans with appropriate business case;
    • Prepare for and participate in DRACAS Review Boards;
    • Attend other Project meetings as required;
    • Comply with all relevant Company management system processes;
    • Comply with the Project management plans and codes of practice

    Experience, Skills & Qualifications

    • Degree in relevant engineering subject (or equivalent) or combination of relevant practical and academic experience commensurate with the technical requirements of the role
    • Proven experience as reliability engineer, ideally with knowledge of Relex, Def stan 00-600, LSAR, JSP 886, FMECA, Rome  laboratories

    To apply
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  • Thales Alenia Space (TAS) has more than 40 years’ experience in designing, integration, testing, operation and commissioning of innovative space systems. Using some of the world’s most sophisticated technologies, we meet the needs of a variety of commercial, government, scientific and security customers. Our teams create the technology to monitor our oceans, help us better understand climate change and drive scientific progress. We also supply the International Space Station and, as such, play a pivotal role in exploring the universe.

    As a FPGA/ASIC Mixed Signal & Digital Design Engineer based in our Bristol office, you’ll design, specify and implement FPGA or ASIC (including mixed signal) designs to relevant European Space Agency flight standards in accordance with relevant Thales Quality Management Standards. This will involve the ability to start from customer requirements and be closely involved with the FPGA/ASIC design and development right through to final delivery. Excellent opportunity to join at the start of a growing business, shape your career and be a major contributor to growth of the business.

    Key responsibilities

    • Deliver defined tasks to budget & schedule
    • Derivation of unit or board level requirements
    • Generate specification, architecture, development and validation plans
    • Analyse and where appropriate identify developments required at EM and EQM to support flight development
    • Support Skill Lead in optimising approaches to engineering processes.

    Skills, qualifications and experience

    • Degree qualified, preferably MSc and with an electronics bias
    • Experienced electronics engineer in FPGA, ideally with working knowledge of ASIC and ideally from the Space industry, although other industries will be considered
    • Proactive individual keen to optimise engineering processes to reduce costs
    • Contributor to professional exchanges and developing the corporate expertise in software systems engineering
    • Ability to build relationships with colleagues; working cooperatively with others to achieve project goals.

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  • Thales Alenia Space has more than 40 years’ experience in the design, integration, testing, operation and commissioning of innovative space systems. Using some of the world’s most sophisticated technologies, our teams create solutions that monitor our oceans, help us better understand climate change and drive scientific progress. We’re also a world-leader in satellite telecommunications. And because we supply the International Space Station, we play a pivotal role in helping mankind explore the universe.

    As an Analogue Electronics Design Engineer based in Bristol, you’ll define architecture, design, specify and implement electronic units including PCB schematics to relevant European Space Agency flight standards.  This will be completed in accordance with relevant Thales Quality Management and industry Standards. Space craft design have a set of constraints, verification is higher and therefore brings different challenges. So this role offers the opportunity to go back to basics and first principles. This is your opportunity to join and be part of the growth of an exciting venture in the UK.  

    Key responsibilities

    • Deliver defined tasks to budget & schedule
    • Derivation of unit or board level requirements;
    • Generate specification, architecture, development and validation plans
    • Analyse and where appropriate identify developments required at EM and EQM to support flight development
    • Implement and test hardware in accordance with relevant standards
    • Support Skill Lead in optimising approaches to engineering processes.

    Skills, qualifications and experience

    • Experience of analogue design will be essential, coupled with an excellent grasp of circuit analysis for worst case conditions.
    • Experience in carrying out and interpreting the results of schematic and board-level simulation is important
    • Experience of the full design lifecycle, including taking designs from initial negotiations through requirements capture, system design, hardware design and test to final integration
    • Degree in engineering, electronics or physics is highly desirable and preferably you will of worked in space, aerospace or defence environment
    • Strong communication skills with the ability to influence stakeholders of all levels.

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  • Lead DevOps Engineer
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    As the European number one in defence electronics and the world number two in defence radio communications, Thales is a leading name in the global defence and security markets. In addition to equipping over 40 naval forces across the globe, we have a proud 125-year heritage here in the UK. Today that is represented in our key role delivering the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier and our programmes include the world's most advanced, fully integrated, passive and active search and attack sonar suite fitted to the new Astute Class submarine.

    As a Lead Devops Engineer you will network across Thales UK and our Global group to develop our tooling and techniques bringing more innovation, automation, agility and quality across the design cycle. In this role you will collaborate with of Software Developers, IT teams and Quality to manage and advise on the best application of the various configuration and test tools such as JIRA, Jenkins, GIT and Clearcase.

    Key responsibilities

    • Identify new tools in order to improve existing processes and lead team members in the installation, configuration and maintenance of tools
    • Develop a local and international network to identify global best practice that can be implemented locally
    • Work with Software Developers to reduce bugs, shorten development times and automate processes to allow Developers to spend more time on developing codes
    • Take great code written in various languages including C,C++, Python and Java and transform this into an efficient and robust executional code. 


    Skills qualifications and experience

    • Passion for innovation and continuous improvement
    • Knowledge of development methodologies such as Agile or Scrum combined with configuration control and automated test tools such as Jenkins and Git.
    • A natural collaborator who can identify and share best practice
    • Broad exposure to various coding languages


    To apply
    If working in a team that are pushing the boundaries of physics to maintain the maritime security of our and our partners waters then please click apply to find out more.



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  • Senior Software Engineer
    Regular Employment -

    As the European number one in defence electronics and the world number two in defence radio communications, Thales is a leading name in the global defence and security markets. In addition to equipping over 40 naval forces across the globe, we have a proud 125-year heritage here in the UK. Today that is represented in our key role delivering the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier and our programmes include the world's most advanced, fully integrated, passive and active search and attack sonar suite fitted to the new Astute Class submarine.

    As a Senior Software Developer in our sonar division you will work on a diverse portfolio of projects including the first generation of autonomous mine hunting vehicles and the protection of our nuclear attack submarines. Working on the real time operating systems that our sonar technologies run on you will be involved in the full design cycle, the communication and collaboration with customers to define requirements through to detailed design and the validation of your designs.

    Key responsibilities

    • Define our solution by working with Systems Engineering to develop requirements and a test strategy
    • Develop our systems by working as a key member of a project team to deliver a high quality, robust software deliverable that meets customer requirements, on time and within budget
    • Support our systems by working with customer support functions to ensure that currently deployed software products are maintained on both land and at sea
    • Build our strategy by working with the software management function to ensure that skills, technology and ways of working are developed.


    Skills qualifications and experience

    • Efficient and inventive programming skills in C, C++ or Java
    • Proven expertise of designing around Linux systems and shell scripts in a real time software environment
    • Full lifecycle exposure from requirements through to verification and test
    • Collaborative and supportive to other team members
    • Enjoys working on the boundaries of the possible.


    To apply
    To play a key part in maintaining maritime security for our nation and our partners then please click apply.

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  • Procurement Supplier Development Engineer
    Crawley
    Permanent
    Full Time
    Supporting the Procurement Function to develop our Engineering Suppliers

    Thales technology makes it possible for two thirds of planes to take off and land safely. Thales also protects 80% of the world’s payment card transactions and is Europe’s number one supplier of defence electronics. Beyond that our people have made London’s Jubilee and Northern Lines 20% more efficient and have delivered more than 300 air defence radars in 26 countries. We’re a leading name in our markets and a diverse, constantly evolving organisation. Join us.

    To help achieve our ambition we are currently looking to recruit experienced Supplier Development specialists to join our UK Supplier Development Team  Working from our Crawley office and travelling out to Supplier sites this is an excellent opportunity to support a Procurement function that is at the heart of transforming our business and is recognised for helping to drive innovation across a number of markets including; Space, Transportation, E-Security, Defence and Aviation.

    Our supply chain is a crucial and fundamental aspect of our business and has a significant influence on products, delivery performance and competitiveness, therefore we are constantly looking to improve its level of performance and conformance across our business portfolio.

    Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

    The Supplier Development Engineer will:
    •    Work with our key suppliers to help improve their performance, competitiveness and capabilities.
    •    Drive a step change in supplier capability through the utilisation of continuous improvement techniques, structured interventions, risk mitigation and other action plans.
    •    Act as a conduit to improve the overall interface between Thales and the Supplier, using lessons learned for the continuous improvement of both parties.
    •    Identify opportunities for innovation sharing, co-design/development utilising the relevant capabilities of both parties for mutual benefit.
    Supplier Performance Improvement
    •    Drive the continuous Improvement of new and existing suppliers
    •    Delete this line : Support the activities and processes undertaken by Procurement and the Supplier Quality Assurance teams to approve or re approve suppliers for use.
    •    Provision of support to NPI and Development programs, including technical benchmarking, capability assessments, compliance reviews and risk assessment of potential sources of supply.
    •    Support Design for Manufacture activities between Thales and its Suppliers to optimise the end to end supply chain
    Co-Design and Innovation
    •    Increase the reliability of the supply base consistent with the promotion of technical innovation and lowest total cost for both new and existing products.
    •    Work with multiple stakeholders to support assessment of the capability of the proposed end to end supply chain to meet the requirement
    •    To work with the supply base to develop / propose changes to the design or process to improve capability, quality and competitiveness
    •    Identify opportunities for co-design, co-engineering, co-development or broader innovation sharing between Thales and its Suppliers.
    Joint Process Improvement
    •    Develop and execute plans to eliminate the need for non-value add activities (e.g. the Seven Wastes)  in both Thales and Supplier processes, consistent with improving the quality and reliability of procured items
    •    Contribute to and drive the on-going development and improvement of SD related procedures and processes.
    •    Deploy techniques including Six Sigma, DMAIC or Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) to identify and evaluate the potential failures of process, prioritize actions to alleviate risk in both Thales and Supplier activities.
    •    Specific Improvement and Change Projects
    •    Work with internal stakeholders to develop schedules of specific tasks, perform in accordance with these agreed schedules by establishing key milestones are proactively manage the task.
    •    You will furthermore be expected to make decisions to support the dimensions of the role identified above as well as be expected to be able to support and justify decisions made to senior members of the management team as required.
    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
    •    Demonstrable history of leading significant performance improvement projects preferably in Defence, Aerospace, Security and Transport sectors.
    •    Delete this line Leading Supplier Audits to ISO standard
    •    Delete this line Understanding and knowledge of Quality Management principles
    •    Significant supply chain engineering experience within a low to medium volume environment, light mechanical / electro-mechanical production environment or other relevant sectors.
    •    Excellent awareness and use of continuous improvement techniques and implementation of LEAN manufacturing.
    •    Experience of operational management, manufacturing and ERP systems, including routings, BOM`s, Concessions, Change Requests etc;
    •    Delete this line Broad process knowledge including machining, assembly (both mechanical and electronic) and test;
    •    The job holder is also expected to have the ability to communicate clearly and freely as well as to have the ability to produce high standard documentation for project and external use.
    •    Working in ISO9001/AS9100 environments
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  • Software Architect
    Regular Employment -

    As the European number one in defence electronics and the world number two in defence radio communications, Thales is a leading name in the global defence and security markets. In addition to equipping over 40 naval forces across the globe, we have a proud 125-year heritage here in the UK. Today that is represented in our key role delivering the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier and our programmes include the world's most advanced, fully integrated, passive and active search and attack sonar suite fitted to the new Astute Class submarine.

    As a Software Architect you will make high level design choices for a team of Software Developers in some of the most complex maritime defence programmes. Harnessing your diverse knowledge of software development tools and languages, you will work collaboratively with your colleagues in Systems and Hardware in identifying the creating the optimum design solution for our customers. 

     


    Key responsibilities

    • As Software Architect you will act as a software technical lead, responsible for the delivery of software technical solutions and have ability to work collaboratively within an integrated team containing Systems and Software Systems expertise, strategically driven in a stimulating environment to meet stretched timescales
    • Development of software solutions in support of the delivery of key technical market strategies;
    • Development of software solutions in support of the delivery of investment cases
    • Support to software-related product localisation, adaptation, introduction and development programmes
    • Delivery of software technical solutions to bids, acting as the software technical lead
    • Support the handover of technical solutions, from a software technical perspective, from bids to programmes, to the Programme Team
    • Support the development of the company’s technical delivery capability in line with the key technical market strategies, including definition of resources and competencies, ways of working, processes, procedures, facilities and tools, with particular emphasis on software capability;
    • Attend and participate in Software Systems Engineering working groups within Thales UK


    Skills qualifications and experience

    • Experience in the application of a diverse portfolio of software tools and languages including C++, C, JAVA and Linux.
    • Strong knowledge and experience of one or more of the following architectures:
      • Real-time
      • Service Oriented Architectures (SOA)
      • Interfacing to legacy systems
    • Detailed knowledge and experience of the following:
      • Programming Languages including Object Oriented Design
      • Operating Systems:, Linux, Windows, VMWare
    • Exposure to and competence in one or more of the Software Engineering processes and tools including
      • Agile and Waterfall development methodologies
      • Continuous Integration and automated test tools
      • Requirements Management tools e.g. DOORS
      • Configuration Control and its application within the software environment.
    • Exposure to and interest in real time complex system related design activities either from within a defence, aerospace, transportation, telecoms or similar industry
    • Strives for a high standard of efficiency and quality in all areas of work
    • Innovative and collaborative within a team environment


    To apply
    To play a key role in pushing the boundaries of physics as we design the next generation of sonar systems that will help maintain the safety of the world’s oceans then please click apply.


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