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Software Engineer


Cambridge, United Kingdom

Software Engineer – Thales e-Security (Cambridge)

World-leading cyber security business Thales e-Security is seeking talented software engineers to join its ranks in securing some of the world’s most valuable information. Based in central Cambridge near the railway station, the business provides vital, trusted crypto security systems to companies all over the world and is responsible for protecting more than 80% of worldwide payment transactions. Cryptography is the backbone of online and mobile security and our encryption products are used by 19 out of 20 of the world’s largest banks, high profile technology companies and a multitude of well-known companies. An Agile approach is used in product development with engineers working in small teams of six to eight. This allows them to interact, collaborate, respond to change; and they are empowered to make decisions on a daily basis. Thales e-Security also prides itself on encouraging and supporting innovation and creativity among its teams and the company is working in a number of exciting and emerging markets.

Key Tasks
• Working as a member of an Agile team, create designs, implement code and unit tests
• In your team, work towards a common understanding of the design and participate in reviews to ensure the integrity and robustness of project deliverables
• Contribute to the software architectural design
• Develop software in a logical and controlled manner
• Participate in integration and verification
• Contribute to the production of software packages for release

Principal Relationships
• System/Software Architects
• Engineering Managers
• The wider multi-discipline engineering team

Technical & Professional Skills
• Educated to degree level or equivalent, in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or other relevant discipline.

• Experience as a software engineer within a project or product development organisation
• Experience of design and programming on a variety of platforms and environments including Linux and Windows based operating systems
• Implementation experience on complex, multi-component projects, including use of multiple development languages (good Java skills essential, some C & Python essential)
• Experience of micro and web service development
• An interest in information systems security such as cryptography and/or computer security techniques
• Experience of Agile software development and associated software engineering practices
• Familiarity with Object Oriented Design principles and practices
• Knowledge of containerisation (for build / test / deployment)
• Familiarity with Test Driven Development practices
• Experience with Java Spring framework
Personality & Behaviours
• The ability to analyse complex technical problems and offer innovative, reasoned and practical solutions to demanding requirements
• Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in an Agile, multi-disciplinary team environment

Security Clearance
In line with Thales' security requirements, candidates will be asked to achieve baseline security level clearance (BPSS), provide proof of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment/education history for the past 3 years.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs
With Thales employing 65,000 employees in 50 countries and 43% of all Thales UK roles being filled via internal movements 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.

Thales UK touches all of our lives, every day. Our expertise in secure network communications, for example, safeguards as many as 3.7 billion BACS transactions, worth around £1 trillion, every year.

Thales UK Key Facts
• Thales UK has earned 79 Queen's Awards for Technology and Export
• Thales has invested more than £2bn in the UK within the last 10 years
• Thales embodies many famous companies, including nCipher, Racal, Pilkington Optronics, Redifon MEL, Thomson Marconi Sonar, Avimo, Helio and others.

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