newSystems Engineer - IVVQ

Date Posted: 4 days ago

Job Description

Location: Templecombe, United Kingdom

Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Airspace Mobility Solutions, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Primary Purpose of the Role:

Thales teams deliver cutting-edge solutions to defence and aerospace companies the world over. We are Europe’s number one supplier of defence electronics and a leading provider of integrated air defence systems. An opportunity has arisen in Thales IAS (Templecombe) for an experienced Systems Engineer with a background in Integration, Verification and Validation.

The role, based at our Templecombe site, will ensure that Integration is at the forefront of our IV&V activities, with a focus on driving out defects at an early stage within the development process, thereby reducing non-quality costs and improving the end-to-end IV&V process.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Influence the end-to- end development programme of allocated projects by deriving a risk-based integration strategy i.e. one where the highest technical risks are driven out via early integration within the overall system solution.

  • Write and agree the Integration strategy with other key project stakeholders, tailoring the standard IV&V process to meet the needs of the project & Integration Plans

  • Manage the writing & execution of Integration test scripts

  • Review Integration aspects across the whole of the allocated project – not just at System level – to ensure integration is being conducted in the most efficient manner possible

  • Manage Defects on allocated project such that integration and verification risk is driven out as early as possible within the development programme

  • Establish automated testing in so far as is possible on allocated projects

  • Demonstrate year-on-year efficiency improvements within the IV&V discipline

  • Engage with other IVV&V discipline leads to constantly improve IV&V process and tooling across the AOW business

  • Propose improvements to IV&V tools and processes, justifying by a balanced business case


  • To have a good working knowledge of test tools (including automated test tools desirable) and test data generation techniques

  • To have a good working knowledge of DOORS and how this tool is used to facilitate successful change management and acceptance.

  • To be competent in the use of Microsoft Office


Experience in a Systems Engineering role (IVV desirable), with demonstrable, practical experience of planning & performing Integration and formal test activities on complex software-centric projects.

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.

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.

Thales UK is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process. We will provide reasonable adjustments and support to ensure neuro-diverse applicants or those with a disability or long-term condition can be their best during the recruitment process. To request an adjustment, if you need this job advert in an alternative format or if you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Resourcing Ops for mid to senior roles, or the Early Careers Team for graduate and apprentice roles.

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