Thales Group is a French multinational company that designs and builds electrical systems and provides services for the aerospace, defence, transportation and security markets.
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.
Thales established its presence in Singapore in 1973 to support the expansion of aerospace-related activities in the Asia-Pacific region. Throughout the last four decades, the company grew from strength to strength and is today involved in the primary businesses of Aerospace (including Air Traffic Management), Defence & Security, Ground Transportation and Digital Identity & Security. Thales today employs over 2,100 people in Singapore across all its business areas.
In an inauguration ceremony held November 29, Singapore became the third country, after France and Canada, to welcome the Thales Digital Factory.
Known for its technology investments, vibrant ecosystem and connectivity, Singapore is a prime destination for innovation to thrive. The addition of Singapore to the Digital Factory network will accelerate innovation and digital transformation in the region and allow Thales to leverage its innovative services in aerospace, space, ground transportation, defence and security to its customers in a collaborative way.
The Digital Factory was launched in July 2017 in Paris as a fully-fledged internal digital company whose mission is to accelerate the digital transformation of Thales and its customers. It was expanded to Montreal in April 2018 and already hosts more than 230 experts in digital technologies (Cloud, Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity etc) and methods (design thinking, lean start-up, agile software development) to develop innovative products in close collaboration with future users. The Digital Factory delivers first versions of new digital services in a few months to quickly test operational and business value, through Minimum Viable Products (MVP). With 15 MVPs already delivered within one year in domains such as air traffic management, avionics equipment repair, drone operations, airport passenger experience, maritime traffic, metros maintenance, the Digital Factory allows Thales’s customers to quickly experiment new solutions at a rapid rate to improve their operations and customers experience.
As a DevOps Engineer in the Digital Factory, you are seen by the members of your team to be not only a pillar of strength but a source of motivation and inspiration as well. You should be someone whom is savvy with Linux Operating System and have worked with development teams to help them build up the infrastructure pieces which might include CI/CD pipelines, integrating 3rd party software like static or dynamic security analyzers into these same pipelines; we are super excited if you have prior software development experience before you adopted DevOps as this experience would allow you to quickly identify the needs of any development team and bridge them effectively. You should expect the role to be part of a global effort to support our users on our cloud platform via ticketing system. A part of this role will also require you to be on ticketing support. You should be someone who is passionate about automating, trouble-shooting the CI/CD pipelines for robustness and reliability not only for your own squad but for other squads in the Digital Factory.
You should have the mindset that “Infrastructure is code and should be developed as such.”
- Design and construct CI/CD pipelines leveraging cloud native technologies like IaC stack but not limited to Microsoft Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry
- Work in an Agile Squad as an active member of the squad; being “active” means that you should be able to detect gaps which can be filled by either automation or a 3rd party tool as part of the CI/CD process
- Write and review the network infrastructure technical documentation
- Write and review the infrastructure user guide documentation for the purpose of aiding your team in using the infrastructure effectively
- Contribute best-practices & learnings back to the Digital Factory in Paris, Montreal and Singapore
- Assist users in trouble shooting issues they are experiencing with the cloud platform e.g. cloud-enabled distributed version control systems (DVC) is un-accessible, failing CI/CD pipelines.
- Assist users of cloud-deployed MVPs to trouble shoot their systems (Non-exhaustively, an example would like “Un-able to verify or validate identities via the Identity Access Management (IAM) modules deployed in the cloud”).
Skills and Knowledge
- Minimum of 2 years working in a software development team as DevOps.
- Working knowledge of IaC stack e.g. Ansible, Kubernetes, Terraform etc
- Working knowledge of DVC tools like Git in a cloud native environment like GitLab
- Working knowledge of one or more system-level programming languages like BASH, ZSH, Python, Ruby , Go.
- Working knowledge of operating & maintaining Linux OSes (e.g. RedHat, Ubuntu, Slackware)
- Working knowledge of deploying SQL & No-SQL databases in production e.g PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, Hive
- You need to have working knowledge of customer support ticketing systems e.g. Zendesk so that you can assist our users world wide to resolve their technical issues on the cloud platform.
- Has Agile methodology and process understanding and experience
- Has a continuous learning mindset and learning of new paradigms, techniques & practices in build-test-release cycles and software automation
- Open, strong communicator who communicates effectively across teams, locations and cultures, in-person and virtually
- Courage of convictions with a high degree of humility. Embraces constructive feedback and is resilient
If this role sounds like you or it’s a role you are interested, we’re happy and eager to meet you!
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!