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2017 GRADUATE HARDWARE ENGINEER - SECURE COMMUNCATIONS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Thales

Crawley, United Kingdom

We're recruiting for a Graduate Hardware Engineer to join our Security and Communications team at our newly built, super-site in Crawley, West Sussex. We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. By combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create, we’re transforming the world around us. The Thales Secure Communications and Information Systems (SIX) Business Unit develops state of the art communications, protection and security systems and products for a number of high profile customers, including the MoD. Thales systems can be seen throughout the Royal Navy fleet, including the new QEC Aircraft Carrier, and are deployed throughout the armed forces. Our systems provide the means by which all communications are undertaken whilst protecting lives at all levels.

Your role will be to work as a member of the hardware development team located at Crawley, designing and implementing hardware solutions in accordance with programme and product requirements. This may involve projects ranging from advanced communications systems to personal protection equipment. Tasks range from requirements management through the design and development cycle to test, integration and validation of complex systems. This may include working on Analogue/RF, Digital Electronic and FPGA based solutions. You will participate in the Thales Graduate Development Programme and work towards achieving a professional, Chartered Engineer (CEng), qualification.

Key responsibilities
To design, implement and test hardware solutions in accordance with Thales procedures
To deliver tasks set by others on time and to the required quality
To work as a team-player asking for guidance and direction where necessary
To develop knowledge and skills within the hardware development field
To effectively communicate engineering issues related to own tasks

Desired skills, qualifications and experience
You will be studying for relevant engineering degree, such as hardware engineering, electronics engineering etc.
The ability to interpret requirements, create hardware designs and develop, test and integrate complex hardware solutions
Ability to work under own initiative with minimum supervision
Able to learn new technologies and share knowledge
Strong written and oral communication skills
Understanding of Analogue and RF principles, Digital Design principles and FPGA design principles is highly desirable.

UK mobility may be required whilst on your graduate programme.

Please note that GDP activities take place during the working week but may require the investment of some personal time for travel and follow up activities. You may have the opportunity to travel to Thales and non-Thales sites throughout the UK when participating in Graduate Development Programme activities.

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.

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