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System Engineer - Data Processing Engineer

Job ID R0084208 Publicatiedatum 07/01/2020 Lieu: Hengelo, Overijssel, Netherlands
Full time, Contract voor onbepaalde tijd
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).

The System Engineering team performs all system engineering activities for the realization of a command & control system on board of naval ships. To strengthen our group, we are looking for enthusiastic and motivated:

Data Processing Engineer

About the job

As a data processing engineer you work in a team that designs, develops and validates advanced signal and data processing algorithms for our radar and electro-optical systems. The activities of this team are related to both R&D and product development for deployment of algorithms within our systems. The team that you will be part of specifically deals with the tracking, classification and prediction of objects. Tracking or dynamic state estimation is an important element of sensor processing and can be described as ‘the processing of sensor measurements obtained from objects in order to estimate the states of these objects’. As a team, we are continuously improving our sensor processing to maintain the leading position of Thales in the Defence and Security sector.

As team member, you are responsible for developing and implementing algorithms for various sensors and systems. Activities include amongst others:

  • Developing, implementing and maintaining object tracking, classification and prediction algorithms
  • Modelling of sensors, objects and their environments
  • Cooperation with other engineers such as software and test engineers
  • Dependent on your interests and skills: participation in R&D project and cooperation with external parties

    Keywords for this job description include:

  • Dynamic state estimation
  • Bayesian processing
  • Stochastics
  • Modelling of physical phenomena
  • Machine learning

About you

  • Degree in engineering or science (mathematics, physics, electrical engineering or similar)
  • Affinity with algorithm development and statistics is preferred
  • Knowledge of Matlab and C is preferred
  • Team player with communication skills and able to work in multidisciplinary teams
  • Fluency in spoken and written Dutch and English

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.


    Would you like to apply directly?  Then click on the button ‘Apply now’ to show your interest.

    An assessment could possibly be part of the procedure.

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!

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