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Senior Solution Architect - Security Systems

Thales Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Posted: 02 Jul 2024


  • Estimate: $110k - $140k*
  • Zero income tax location


  • Hybrid
  • Visa Provided


  • Experience: Senior
  • English: Professional


About the job:

Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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.

We have been present in Saudi Arabia for 40 years and with over 600 employees to date, we are growing rapidly. Together we are delivering our signalling, control and train protection systems for the North –South Railway (NSR), the longest system of it’s kind in the world. Together we are key suppliers of In-flight entertainment and connectivity systems as well as air traffic management solutions in Saudi. We are making Saudi Arabia a safer place by securing the country’s critical infrastructure and e-security solutions that secure the country’s electronic payment systems. Thales has been selected to supply major electronic systems for air defence and the Group also supplied communication and optronic systems for the Army, the Saudi Arabia National Guards and the Air Force.

Senior Solution Architect - Security Systems

Location: Jeddah

At Thales, we are actively supporting our customers In the development and provision of a ‘smart city’ state-of-the-art Security Solution. The projects associated with the implementation of security and safety systems are highly innovative, international and multi-industry in nature, and require in-depth technical knowledge of the solutions and components as well as a real mastery of the systems aspect of the systems needed to successfully complete the projects.

Thales is actively recruiting for a Senior Solution Architect to support our customer. This is a critical role within the development, and will focus on the whole security solution, understanding the customer requirements, developing solutions that align to these requirements and then managing the whole solution including supplier management and ensuring customer satisfaction.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Supporting customers in their technical choices and promoting Thales solutions (SDP, etc.)
  • Describing and structuring the architectures of future security systems in coordination with project teams and engineering teams.
  • Acting as Design Authority.
  • Coordinating internal and external partners to achieve a coherent vision and architecture.
  • Participating in the costing of technical solutions and ensuring their competitiveness.
  • Overseeing the choice of technical solutions in a context of innovation that can extend into the next fifteen to thirty years.
  • Communicating solutions in support of PRS strategy, sales management and domain management.
  • Participating and guiding technical policy.

Work Experience Requirements:

  • 15 years of Experience on various Systems Engineering life cycle activities,
  • 5 years of Experience working in different Technical Management positions
  • Demonstrable experience creating architecture of a whole solution based on customer requirements.

Qualification, Certification & Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelors in Electrical / Electronic / Computer / IT or relevant Engineering

Preferred Skills:

The qualities needed to succeed in this role are

  • A structured approach to systems architectures and associated modelling tools.
  • Wide-ranging technical skills in the fields of information systems, sensors, end-effectors and network, radio and operator managed services infrastructure.
  • A real understanding of the digital technologies deployed in the Cloud
  • The ability to analyze operational needs and employment scenarios and to extract technical requirements from them
  • The ability to manage the technical contributors as well as the various GBUs, assembly and integration partners.
  • An innovative vision and a 15-year solution-building perspective, while maintaining a pragmatic and iterative approach to system delivery throughout the period.
  • A strong capacity for conviction that will support and lend credibility to Thales' strategic statements in this field.
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Thales is a global technology leader with more than 77,000 employees on five continents. The Group is investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations – Big Data, artificial intelligence, connectivity, cybersecurity, and quantum technology – to build a future we can all trust. Thales's high-tech solutions, services, and products help companies, organizations, and governments to achieve their goals and ambitions.

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