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Software Systems Engineer

Thales Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Posted: 06 Jun 2024


  • Salary unspecified
  • Zero income tax location


  • Hybrid
  • Apply from abroad


  • Experience: Junior
  • English: Professional
  • Arabic: Preferred


About the job

Location: Jeddah, Saudi ArabiaIn 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.


Performs a subset of the software and system integration activities required to integrate and verify the evolutions for a software solution /product, achieving customer satisfaction. Contributes in co-engineering activities with the Systems Engineering team in order to ensure software-system consistency, and ensures the right contribution of software Components to the systems integration & verification / configuration & change management activities.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Execute System Software Integration and testing activities
  • Analyze and troubleshoot software problems and communicate with the software development team in effective manner.
  • Contribute to formalizing technical feedback to improve the software product
  • In support with Software Integration Manager / Lead, performing SSI checklists to validate the main functionalities of each software baseline.
  • Work closely with the Software Integration Manager /Lead to resolve defects and ensure coherency amongst the teams.
  • Investigate, analyse, resolve and formalize with troubleshooting reports any defects found in the software system platform.
  • With support of System Experts, define the Software integration and verification strategy and plan for the projects.
  • Responsible for the activities that includes to software configurations, subsystem integrations, system verifications and validations and post deployment support Systems Operations support to the client
  • Create and maintain documentation supporting SSI activities (including SSI checklist, defect analysis, troubleshooting reports & KPIs).
  • Maintain software and system test results and traceability to requirements

Work Experience Requirements

Knowledge/ Experience on System and Software Design Knowledge on writing software requirement specifications, writing test procedures, design specifications, writing software and hardware interface designs specifications. Basic knowledge on with Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) with the implementation framework e.g. web service-oriented architecture. Basic knowledge on Requirements Traceability from design through to development and test while establishing the compliances Knowledge in software technologies; Should have strong Database Design concepts, able to create/modify and debug Stored Procedures and Triggers. Should also have an understanding of database Optimization and fine-tuning. Software deployment and configuration experience on and using different Operating Systems: Windows Servers, Linux. with the capability of administration commands execution on the shell/command line and scripting (Shell Scripting)Hands-on experience on Object-Oriented Programming Languages i.e. JAVA, C++, C#, .NET, J2EE Technologies particularly on Server-side. Development experience using Web Services, XML, UML Willing to work during holidays, remote sites in the Kingdom, during different shifts on demand Able to fluently communicate in English/French and Arabic is a plus

Qualification, Certification & Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Software / Computer Science / Information technology OR relevant discipline

Preferred Skills

  • Good Analytical skills in order to identify analyze and propose technical solutions to the raising issues.
  • Keen in enhancing current skills and learning new ones; applies advanced functional or technical knowledge to do a job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Also shares expertise with colleagues, teaching skills and explaining concepts.
  • Can adapt various testing techniques for the system acceptance.
  • Possess good Technical Report writing skills
  • Strong Interpersonal skills and experience working with cross-functional teams

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About Thales

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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