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System Test Engineer

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

About us

With 80.000 talents working in 68 countries, we are one of the biggest high-tech employers in the field of safety and security. In the Netherlands, where 2000 employees are based, we are located in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven and Hengelo (HQ). Together with an extensive ecosystem of knowledge partners, customers and suppliers, we work on radars for naval vessels, cyber security solutions, transportation systems, communication equipment for land forces, cryogenic cooling solutions and research & development for radar tech (in collaboration with TU Delft).

About the team

The department Test & Integration (T&I) within Thales Netherlands Naval is responsible for the integration and testing of radar equipment units ( such as Antennas, Transmitters, Receivers)) and the testing of the complete system during the whole System life cycle. The department T&I is also responsible for the installation and setting into operation of the systems on board, the execution of the system performance tests and performing Services such as Health Checks, Technical Assistance and Repairs for our customers.

We are looking for a:


We offer the possibility of working in an exciting and technically challenging domain integrating radar and electro optical systems. These systems include state of the art radar antennas, processing and supporting systems. In the role of System Test Engineer you will be part of a test team and will work on these systems during their whole lifecycle. You will work both on our premises and on customer locations (including on board of ships) around the world, to deliver our systems and services to our customers.

  • Independently integrating and testing radar and electro-optical systems.
  • Performing tests on site, on board in the harbour and at sea
  • Evaluating the performance of the system in its operational environment
  • Acting as trouble shooter in case of technical and/or performance problems
  • Provide services such as system health checks, maintenance and repair.
About You:

This job is highly suited to an enthusiastic professional with the ambition to work abroad several times per year for short or longer periods. We are looking for a hands on colleague who is interested in working with both legacy and newest technologies, as we support our products during their long product life cycle.

  • Bachelor/Master of Science in e.g. Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Computer science, Applied Physics, Mechatronics
  • Affinity with radar, affinity with analogue technologies, the Linux terminal or computer networks are an advantage
  • Professional language skills in English (verbal and writing), other language skills are an advantage.
  • Analytical and problem-solving capacity
  • Ability to empathize with other cultures and customs

Thales offers

  • An interesting job within a nice team in an international high-tech environment;
  • Room for and attention to personal development and personal initiative;
  • The opportunity to grow within the organization, for instance on a technical, managerial, commercial or international level;
  • An open and flexible work environment where a good work-life balance is considered important;
  • A pleasant workplace in "the best building in the Netherlands" (Public’s Choice Award, 2015) with our own Starbucks corner;
  • Excellent work conditions, with 40 holidays a year, among other benefits.


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At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 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!