Java Software Developer


Most of our jobs are open to a 4 day work week (i.e. 32hrs @ 80% salary). We also offer flexible working hours.

  • 4 x 8hr days
  • 80% salary
  • Hybird Remote, Hengelo
  • Offers relocation

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Hengelo, Netherlands ⚠️

Location: Hengelo, Netherlands

About the team

We make a hardware and software solution called the TACTICOS Combat Management System. TACTICOS can be considered the brain onboard naval vessels, ranging from frigates, destroyers and small patrol crafts. The information from sensors (radar, sonar for example) is collected within TACTICOS, which then provides an overview of all that’s happening around the ship allowing operators to get a good situational awareness and to respond as needed with connected effectors (weapons or electronic counter measures for example). Missions on board these vessels range from humanitarian assistance during earthquakes, combatting piracy and drug smuggling, military engagements and more. TACTICOS technology is used on board more than 160 ships operated by 25 navies worldwide. Learn more about TACTICOS here:

The department CMS-Interface Products is in charge of the integration of all sensors and weapon systems for the ship with the Combat & Information Management Systems.

About your future job

Our teams are all very much focused on delivering very high quality software solutions. Teams contain 7 to 9 people and the roles of scrum master, product owner, architect, tester and developer are clearly defined. Your team receives work packages that may take 6 to 12 months to complete, during which time the team is fully responsible for the planning, architecture and quality. We believe in supporting our developers, so that they can do their best work and continuous improvement is key. We help each other all the time; since in-depth naval domain knowledge takes time to acquire. When in doubt we communicate with other teams like System Engineering and Operational Experts, who have real life experience on a ship.

The software is mostly based on Java and is supported by a modern development environment. You will work with the following tools and techniques:

  • Java software development
  • Continuous Integration & Delivery
  • Jenkins, Nexus, Maven/Gradle, GIT, BitBucket
  • Unit Testing, Test Automation, Cucumber

Thales offers careers, not just jobs. You will have the opportunity to develop towards an expert in your area of expertise such as Tech Leads, Software Architects or Specialists. Or if you are an excellent organizer, you may find that in a career path of Scrum Master, Product Owner or Team Manager.

Why you'd be a good match

We are searching for a colleague whom:

  • Is passionate about wanting to contribute to a safe and secure society.
  • Loves complicated technology and is capable of rapidly mastering new domains and techniques.
  • Can communicate really well with colleagues, is creative, open, flexible, and has a learning mindset.
  • Is willing to assist others when needed.
  • Has graduated at Bachelor or Master level in the area of software engineering, information/computer science or similar with a talent for Java.
  • Preferably has Dutch, Australian, Belgium, Canadian, Danish, English, German, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish or American nationality.

What's in it for you

  • A challenging job in a great team within our high-tech, innovative work environment. Room for personal and professional growth within our organization, for example in regards to technical, commercial or international skills;
  • Valuable international collaboration with coworkers from 68 different countries around the globe;
  • A comfortable work space in a modern environment, with a focus on flexibility and the right work life balance;
  • Thales utilizes a hybrid way of working, meaning that you can decide together with your team where and how you are going to work together.
  • A good salary, fitting travel allowance, and the ability to personalize your employment conditions;
  • 40 days Paid Time Off per year. Yes, really.


Apply now! Click on the button below to upload your profile and show your interest.

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You can also contact us by sending an email to [email protected] or calling +31641626892

Diversity Statement

We actively support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions. That means that equal opportunities, inclusion and an informal culture are integral to our success. It also means that your well-being and happiness matter to us! That’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, remote working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times.

Security Requirements

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in The Netherlands and employment and/or education history. Some vacancies may require a security clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for security clearance please refer to the General Intelligence and Security Service.


A global technology leader in defense, aerospace, security, and transportation.

Working Week

Most of our jobs are open to a 4 day work week (i.e. 32hrs @ 80% salary). We also offer flexible working hours.

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Our Vacation Policy

Vacation varies by role but for many countries we offer 40 days of paid time off annually.

  • 40 days PTO
  • 52 unpaid Fridays
  • 92 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

Most employees work hybrid remotely, working from home per week.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Company retreats
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Yearly bonuses
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 77k across 19 departments:

  • engineering
  • sales
  • business development
  • information technology
  • support
  • human resources
  • finance
  • operations
  • consulting
  • +10 more teams

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