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Bid Hardware Solution Engineering Lead

Thales Australia Limited - Melbourne, VIC

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Location: Melbourne, Australia

About Thales

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.

We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds. Talk to us about any support or accessibility requirements you may need and how we support flexibility in the workplace.

Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage a flexible work culture.

About Your Role

Thales works on complex Air Traffic Management (ATM) projects across the globe. This is a permanent role within the Bids team supporting the ATM bids where you will be the primary contact point for all Hardware Infrastructure, Network and Deployment Engineering activities on Airspace Management Systems (AMS) bids and is to fulfil a Solution & Estimation Lead role for bid activities.

As such, the Bid Hardware Solution engineering lead is an experienced Hardware Engineer who, on any given bid, is able to respond and lead on the majority of Hardware infrastructure, Network and System Deployment topics. An important quality of the position holder is knowing when to consult and seek input from the Hardware Subject Matter Experts on particular topics during the bid.

The Bid Hardware Solution Engineering Lead is responsible to:

  • Ensure the Hardware and Deployment solution is defined and properly documented. In particular:

    • Create and manage system architecture diagrams

    • Create the List of Supply (LOS) / Bill of Materials (BOM)

    • Define system interfaces

    • Define the console, rack, equipment installation and cabling needs for the solution

    • Contribute to definition of the workshare and responsibilities of industrial partners and sub-contractors for the bid

    • Other HDI artefacts required by the bid

  • Create and manage the Hardware and System Deployment Engineering Cost Estimate

  • Define and propose innovative solutions that meet the needs of the customer

  • Document and provide Justification of selected architectures

  • With Bid Manager, bid SEM, define the HW and System Deployment (SD) workshare for the bid; in particular the use of sub-contractors/ KIPs for installation services

  • Arbitrate the technical and technological choices proposed by SMEs, to obtain the best compromise between the requirements, the technical solution, cost and risks.

  • Take ownership and accountability for the bid Hared W and SD solution and its evolution through bid, to deliver to project a commercially competitive, viable and deliverable Hardware solution.

  • Identify, propose and implement improvements to the bid process, including but not limited to Hardware and SD activities and processes

How About You?

  • Good level of knowledge of, and experience with, the UNIX/LINUX (Redhat distribution preferred) Operating System, including Kernel configuration and performance tuning.

  • Good experience in system requirement analysis, system interface design and distributed architectures.

  • Familiarity with a wide range of Computer and Networking hardware (preferably Cisco), UNIX/Linux System Administration level

  • Detailed knowledge of engineering documentation

  • MS Visio experience

  • Advanced reporting and stakeholder management skills

  • Work Experience in a mission-critical, near real-time environment highly desirable

  • Experience in large and distributed networked computer systems & CISCO CCN qualification, highly desirable

Good to Know

You’ll get an email acknowledgement after you’ve applied, Thales strives to provide a personalised experience for all suitable applicants. 

Prior to offer you’ll complete a pre-employment police and medical.

For more information on Thales visit us @ThalesCareers on Instagram

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. Great journeys start here, apply now!