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Principal Engineer

ID de la oferta R0078166 Fecha de publicación Nov. 13, 2019 Lieu: Crawley, Inglaterra, United Kingdom
Full time, Regular Employee
Location: Crawley, United Kingdom

Thales people architect 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. 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.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Working out of our newly built, super site in Crawley, West Sussex, this role sits within our Thales Training and Simulation business that provides cutting edge, market leading simulation technologies that help train

professionals to a proficient level of usage in land based and avionic technologies.

The purpose of this role is to design, develop and maintain tools and applications to support the delivery of Thales Training and Simulation customer projects. A wide variety of commercial of the shelf (COTS) technologies are used to provide a development environment as well as a suite of tools to support application development. This role allows you to work across the whole engineering lifecycle for new developments, supporting existing Thales solutions or supporting the design and development of bespoke tools.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Working on live projects from the start, experiencing activities such as analysis, design, testing and acceptance, whole lifecycle
  • Understanding customer requirements and breaking down to lower level equipment requirements
  • Determining system design aspects such interfaces between equipment
  • Creating test procedures and conducting tests
  • Creating traceability data back to top level requirements
  • Producing user manuals
  • Participation on integration/acceptance.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Customer interface
  • Real time architectures
  • Systems Engineering life-cycles
  • Requirements Management
  • Team management
  • Experience of aircraft and avionics systems
  • Previous experience in defence or civil systems engineering role
  • Previous Integration, Verification, Validation and Qualification role


  • Degree in Engineering, Science or Mathematics or equivalent
  • Honours Degree in Avionics, Aerospace, Aeronautics, Physics, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or Computer Science or equivalent

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 65,000 employees in 56 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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