Java Software Engineer for Air Traffic Management System


Location: Bucharest, Romania

The people we all rely on to make the world go round – they rely on Thales. Thales rely on its employees to invent the future: right here, right now.

Present in Romania for over 40 years, Thales is expanding its presence in the country by growing its Digital capabilities and by developing a Group Engineering Competence Centre (ECC). Operating from Bucharest, Thales delivers solutions in a number of core businesses, from ground transportation, space and defence, to security and aeronautics.

Several professional opportunities have arisen. If you are looking for the solidity of a Global Group that is at the forefront of innovation, but with the agility of a human structure that tailors to the personal development of its employees and allows opportunities for evolution in an international environment, then this is the place for you!

Thales Romania delivers advanced Signaling, Supervision and Control Systems for railways in close cooperation with Thales Germany, Information Systems for England’s motorways and major roads in close cooperation with Thales UK and Human Computer Interfaces (HCI) for air and land simulators in cooperation with Thales France.

The Thales Air Traffic Management Business Line manages a comprehensive list of systems which provide advanced and innovative safety nets and air traffic management services to support air traffic controllers and contribute to maintaining the highest levels of safety in the world airspace.

One of the major components of these ATM systems is the Data Preparation (DPR), which has as operational functions the following:

  • System parameters (dataset) preparation
  • Maps generation & visualization
  • System parameter consistency checks
  • Dataset management & delivery (distribution)

The data managed by DPR are:

  • Airspace elementary and complex volumes
  • Airspace significant points
  • Airways
  • Airports
  • Aircraft parameters
  • Aircraft performances
  • Airlines performance preferences
  • Rules for coordination state
  • Rules for transfer change
  • Letter of Agreement etc.

We are seeking smart engineers passionate by software technologies and Air Traffic Management business to perform the development of ATM system components in cooperation with Thales France.

After a period of knowledge transfer in France, the new Bucharest team will work accordingly to AGILE development lifecycle, through designing, developing and testing activities.

Job summary:

  • Contribution to the software architectural design
  • Design, Software Development & Verification
  • Refinement of the components requirements
  • Assembly of the software components in a logical and controlled manner to evaluate the design, behavior, interactions and performance, and to confirm that the requirements against which the software components have been designed are fulfilled
  • Proficiency in Automated Development & Verification environment & tool sets, configuration management, programming languages like Java/C/C++/DOORS/FPGA programming etc.
  • Participation in the configuration item integration and verification phases;
  • Contribution to the production of the software data package for release to solution
  • Configuration Management of the Software Components
  • Contribution to Change Management of the Software Solution

Required competencies:

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or similar 
  • Java & JUnit
  • Linux
  • Git
  • Continuous Integration (Jenkins, Sonar)
  • Highly proficient in spoken and written English
  • Capacity to plan and control a planning
  • Initiative and innovation capacity
  • Capacity to analyze a problem and solve it
  • Risk management capacity
  • Synthesis and reporting capacity
  • Leadership skills
  • Knowledge of the preparation of the specifications and object-oriented design

Would be a plus:

  • French
  • XML & XQuery
  • Ant, Gradle
  • Eclipse IDE
  • Scripting languages: Bash, Python, Perl etc.
  • Hibernate
  • PostgreSQL
  • Automatic test tools (QFTest)
  • Knowledge of AGILE / Lean methods


  • Challenging projects with state of the art technology
  • Professional development in multinational environment
  • Training opportunities
  • Attractive salary
  • 24 paid vacation days
  • Medical care
  • Restaurant tickets
  • Sports programs

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!

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