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Deployment Engineer

Thales Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Posted: 29 Apr 2024


  • Salary unspecified
  • Zero income tax location


  • Apply from abroad


  • Experience: Intermediate
  • English: Fluent
  • Arabic: Basic
  • French: Basic


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. Thales has built a presence in the United Arab Emirates for over 35 years, and today has over 300 employees. Thales in the UAE is part of our Middle East business that has 1,800 people across Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, KSA, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar and UAE. Together we delivered technology for the Dubai metro, the longest driverless metro network in the world and a fare collection system that processes up to 250,000 transactions per day. We make UAE a safer place by providing secure electronic payment solutions, cyber security systems and communications as well as security systems for Dubai International Airport and air traffic management and navigation systems for Abu Dhabi’s airport.


The Deployment Engineer will work on a project in the defense sector aiming at renovating the existing radio communication system. The role of the Deployment Team is to:

  • Prepare and deploy the system (hardware and software) at the customer operational sites (more than 20 sites located in the country)
  • Prepare and conduct on-site acceptance testing
  • Provide technical support to customer
  • Maintain the health of the system in operations and troubleshoot issues with the support of Thales back office


The Deployment Engineer will:

  • Participate in the definition of the deployment strategy
  • Lead the site engineering activities
  • Participate in the development of the deployment plan with the customer
  • Execute the deployment plan and install the system in the operational sites
  • Report on the deployment progress and issues
  • Maintain an up to date deployment documentation and status of the site configuration
  • Monitor and maintain the health of the system
  • Troubleshoot deployment issues
  • Provide technical support to the customer. The Deployment Engineer will report to the Deployment Work Package Manager.


A thorough understanding of radio technologies, cloud technologies and an understanding of the development of products within a project environment will be required. Work experience in Defence projects or critical infrastructure is preferred (3-5 years). The Deployment Engineer is expected to have:

  • Experience in deploying radio communication systems composed of hardware and software components
  • Experience in integrating and testing complex systems
  • Experience in administrating Linux systems
  • Experience with Docker and VMWare.
  • Experience in applying Thales methods and processes, especially in the context of IVVQ and Deployment activities, is an advantage.


Engineering degree or equivalent experience with complex radio systems, electronics and software integration. Driving license is mandatory, as the Deloyment Engineer will work in multiple sites located all over the country.


Due to the nature of the deployment activities, the candidate is expected to:

  • Have strong ability to work both independently and as a team to solve problems
  • Develop good customer intimacy and communication
  • Be very reactive to solicitations
  • Be rigorous and able to quickly analyze and synthetize an issue to be communicated to a back-office team
  • Be fluent in English language. French and Arabic language are a plus but not mandatory at all.


Take care of your own safety and the safety of others as far as is practicable. To be aware of, and play an active role in the development and implementation of the HSE Management System, project HSE requirements and Policy Statements. Understanding your personal responsibilities and contribute to achieving compliance with the HSE Management System requirements, understand the potential consequences of non-compliance to the HSE arrangements and commits to stated policies above; Comply with local laws and legislation regarding HSE. To use safety equipment (including PPE) as required and intended and observe that this is also enforced within their departments and among subcontractors and third parties working in Thales’s controlled premises/systems. Do not interfere with or change, adjust anything that is provided for safety unless fully trained to do so. Promote a good HSE culture within their departments and among their peers, subcontractors and third parties; Lead by example and actively encourage their departments to look at ways to conserve energy, water and resources and minimize the generation of waste through personal performance and raise recommendations on how to improve existing processes on this regard within/outside their departments. Conduct regular reviews on the HSE Management System Performance within their areas of responsibility and seek ways of continual improvement. Every one within Thales has the right to stop work if they believe that their activities may affect the health and safety or that of others. In this circumstance such conditions must be reported immediately to their line manager and the HSE department.

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