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Solution Design Architect

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.

TAL AMS was established in 1989 and is a Business Unit of Thales Australia (TAL) and a Centre of Excellence of the global AMS Business Line. Its mission is to manufacture and deliver ATM (Air Traffic Management) solutions, including complex System of Systems utilising its 540 highly skilled employees.

The TAL AMS Country Business Unit (CBU) is currently organized in two Business Segments:

  • OneSKY Program (OSP) in charge of the on-going bid and project for Australia
  • Air Traffic Contr & Turnkey Segment (ATS) responsible for the other bids and projects.

About Your Role

The Solution Design Architect (SDA) position is part of the ATC & Turnkey segment. The SDA will be allocated to programs, bids and studies to provide coordination and validation of solution engineering choices.

Depending on the nature of the bid or project, the jobholder will need to act as a Solution Architect, Project Design Authority, or a combination of both roles. The SDA needs to ensure on bids and programs that the best trade-off is achieved between Customer requirements and Product Policy, consistent with schedule, costs, MTB strategy & risks/opportunities. The position reports to the Lead Solution Design Architect.

  • Overall accountability for Solution compliance for allocated Bids and Projects.

  • Responsible to conduct the Solution Orientation Review (SOR) for Bids in collaboration with Solution Architect(s) and Systems Engineer(s).

  • Conduct Solution Architect activities when required on Bids and Projects

  • Ensure that the design of the Solution satisfies:

    • Customer needs and contractual requirements for a project,

    • Alignment with the Product Policy,

    • Cost effectiveness, and applicable design legislation, rules and regulations

  • Ensures, with the support of Specialty Engineering experts & HSE stakeholders that:

    • Solution design considers contract requirements in terms of Safety, Security and Human Factors and applicable legislation, rules & regulations, including Environmental/HSE requirements & standards,

    • Related certification activities are performed correctly.

How About You?

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Engineering

  • Degree in computer sciences (minimum Bachelor of Sciences) and network discipline

  • Strong experience holding positions in systems engineering and/or software engineering and/or integration on complex software-centric real-time systems for several years

  • A proven track-record in designing architectural Solutions for complex System Of Systems,

  • An ability to provide technical guidance on network solutions,

  • An ability to provide technical guidance on cyber security solutions,

  • Proven capability to work in a multi-cultural environment and with variety of international customers,

  • Experience in the ATM Domain will be a strong asset

Good to Know

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

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!