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Systems Engineer


Templecombe, United Kingdom

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 provision of advanced radio equipment to all of the Royal Navy’s surface combatants.

Due to a number of contract wins and new bids Thales Defence Mission Systems have a number of exciting new opportunities available for experienced Systems Engineers based in Templecombe. As a Systems Engineer you will harness your experience in developing complex engineering solutions across the whole lifecycle, within challenging environmental situations to develop a new generation of unmanned maritime vehicles that will push the engineering boundaries in submarine and mine warfare.

Key responsibilities
Working with our customer, our engineering partners and the internal team on the system definition activities including the gathering, definition and justification of the requirements
Breaking down of the requirements into defined and deliverable work packages
System Integration activities and live testing of platforms in both harbour and sea trials
Deciphering and designing solutions to overcome engineering challenges.
Participating in the preparation of bids by defining the solution and cost estimation
Skills, qualifications and experience
Primarily you will have a proven background in developing system engineering solutions that integrate complex hardware, software and electronic components in challenging environmental conditions. This could be from within the aviation, maritime, transport, oil and gas or other similar environments.
You will have an interest in exploring the boundaries of physics and working on early prototypes
Team player who can communicate across equally across multi-functional teams as well as with customers

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