Senior Software Engineer

Melbourne, FL

Thales people architect solutions that enable two-thirds of planes to take off and land safely. We create in-flight entertainment systems that engross 50 million fliers every year and we develop the avionics that control the world’s largest commercial aircrafts. Our simulators train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transporters and search and rescue helicopters. And, together, each and every member of our aerospace team makes a difference.When you rely on airlines to connect you in flight, you rely on Thales. In an increasingly fast paced world, we make the unpredictable, predictable by connecting and entertain passengers to make your life better. Combining a diversity of talents, we master the decisive moments that matter to passengers and airlines. Whatever it takes.Thales is currently seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join the team in Melbourne, FL.  This position may require onsite presence once restrictions have been lifted.  The Full Stack Software Engineer will help develop and deploy our next generation In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) product suite. This position requires an individual to be creative, team-oriented, and technologically savvy. The candidate must be proficient in software development as well as operations.

This position requires the candidate to be responsible for the complete life cycle of new or modified software products including implementation, deployment, training, and support. The candidate will need to be able to work autonomously with minimal oversight as well as support interactions with other departments by interacting independently with product owners and stakeholders to solidify understanding of requirements and deliver products on-time. To be successful, the candidate will need to have solid experience within the AGILE/SCRUM software development methodology, object-oriented programming concepts, and full software development life cycles.  The candidate should have sufficient technical skills to support design and architectural proposals and be able to work collaboratively with his/her team. This individual needs to be accountable for his/her commitment (both technically and behaviorally), be able to cooperate effectively, and be adaptive in working with different stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop ground and cloud software applications, providing support in all aspects of the development lifecycle.
  • Development of unit tests and additional automated testing tools and scripts.
  • Develop Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines for our platform and applications.
  • Improve the CI/CD pipelines to ensure faster time to market and delivery and customer satisfaction through code and automation.
  • Work as an integrated member of the software team to ensure collaboration and alignment with governance and platform standards.
  • Lead and mentor developers to utilize best practices for integrating with the platform deployment pipeline.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure good communication and quality solutions that meet the company’s technical needs.
  • Learn and apply new technologies quickly in order to deliver competitive and high-quality solutions for Thales IFEC.
  • Apply best practices and standard operating procedures for the platform solutions.
  • Operationally support environment and security issues with development and production.
  • Create the documentation for the platform solutions for production and operation teams.
  • Implement and maintain monitoring solutions for infrastructure and applications in the CICD Pipeline. 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related study with a minimum of 5 years in a software engineering role
  • Experienced in development with Java
  • Experienced in developing front end and back end services
  • Experienced in development Angular
  • Experienced in development with Spring MVC

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with inflight entertainment or connectivity solutions
  • Experience with AWS and/or Azure
  • Familiar with agile tools such as Jira
  • Good communicator to both internal and external customers
  • Ability to motivate and deliver results
  • Is flexible and adaptable to different environments
  • Proficient in working with version control systems
  • Proficient in development on Unix/Linux platforms
  • Familiar with container development with docker
  • Familiar with continuous integration deployment tools such as Jenkins or Bamboo
  • Strong understanding development with structured database such as SQL, MySQL, etc

This position will require successfully completing a post-offer background check. Qualified candidates with [a] criminal history will be considered and are not automatically disqualified, consistent with federal law, state law, and local ordinances.

Successful applicant must comply with federal contractor vaccine mandate requirements.

Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law

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