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Graduate Software Engineer Intern - Maritime Mission Systems
Thales Maritime Mission Systems provide a unique opportunity for you to create software that delivers a state of the art Sonar capability for UK and International Navies. Our systems are developed for a wide range of significant defence projects, including the Astute class submarines, Merlin helicopters, Type 23 frigates and the Hunt class mine countermeasures vessel. As a Thales Maritime Mission Systems software engineer, you will develop the next-generation of Sonar technologies, for which we are world-renowned.You will be a key member of the Software Development team based at the Thales site in Manchester, and will have the opportunity to collaborate with Thales sites in the UK and overseas.

Key responsibilities will include the design, implementation and test of Human Computer Interface, Acoustic processing and middleware products, using industry standard tools and methods.

Technical Skills
You will be required to provide evidence of activity that supports the desire to pursue an internship in Software Engineering at Thales.

Essential requirements
A solid foundation in computer science
Extensive programming skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
An ability to work as a key member of the team
A desire to take responsibility for your professional development.
Desirable requirements
Experience of Java, C++, C
Awareness of Software configuration control principles
Awareness of real time constraints in software development
Experience of linux and shell scripts
Awareness of UML modelling
A knowledge of Software architectures.
Minimum Educational Requirements
You will be working towards an engineering Degree in a relevant subject e.g. Software Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering etc.

Job Content
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.

Additional information
You should have the ability to work well within a team and to obtain co-operation and lead change. You will be self-motivated, with the ability to see innovative solutions to problems and the enthusiasm to drive them to a successful conclusion.

You will have the opportunity to travel to Thales and non-Thales sites throughout the UK when working on Thales projects. Therefore a willingness to undertake business travel is essential.

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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