Junior Embedded Communications Systems Engineer – UAE Nationals Only

Junior Embedded Communications Systems Engineer – UAE Nationals Only

Job title: Junior Embedded Communications Systems Engineer – UAE Nationals Only

Company: Thales

Job description: Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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 has built a presence in the United Arab Emirates for over 35 years, and today has over 300 employees. Thales in the UAE is part of our Middle East business that has 1,800 people across Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, KSA, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar and UAE. Together we delivered technology for the Dubai metro, the longest driverless metro network in the world and a fare collection system that processes up to 250,000 transactions per day. We make UAE a safer place by providing secure electronic payment solutions, cyber security systems and communications as well as security systems for Dubai International Airport and air traffic management and navigation systems for Abu Dhabi’s airport.


Our Software Radio Center of Excellence is ready to welcome you in September 2021!

This brand-new software factory based in our Abu Dhabi premises was created in order to support The UAE Defence industry.

This is where we will design, develop and deploy software-radio systems, the newest radio generation for the UAE.

Composed of Waveform, Crypto and Cyber Lab, this center will enable the development of sovereign radio communication protocols and associated national crypto: Cutting-edge technology to provide more sovereignty and autonomy for UAE Defence.

By joining our team, you will be part of a collaborative and fast-paced environment that will be constantly developing and innovating new technology.

With practical hands-on experience and industrial context, you will develop key skills on various aspects of engineering. It offers you a unique opportunity to develop your skillsets, shape disruptive solutions, and become the future experts of radio communication technology in UAE.


You will be part of a new radio communication laboratory and Centre of Excellence based in Abu Dhabi and will contribute to the development and testing of new communication protocols (waveforms) for defence radio applications. These waveforms are then embedded in the new state-of-the-art Thales radio products (Software Design Radios).

The role will initially be based in Abu Dhabi for six months followed by a 12-month period working in Paris to further develop specialist skills and qualifications to be an active member of the Centre of Excellence.


As a junior Development and Test engineer, your responsibilities will be to :

Develop your knowledge and gain experience in radio communications embedded systems through close working with experienced and specialist teams in the UAE and in France

Develop embedded software for radio products by using and adapting existing source code.

Integrate, test and debug the software on the radio products to make the communications work between several radios in complex system applications and configurations. Measure the systems performance to be compliant with the requirements for sovereign defence applications.


Internship or first experience in

Software coding, ideally for real-time applications

Digital systems and Radio Communication testing


A degree in Software or Electrical / Electronic Engineering (preferably Master’s)

Foreign Languages

Fluent in spoken & written English


Skills in at least one of the following subjects :

Real-time Software or FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) development for embedded systems

Signal processing

Digital radio communications

Knowledge in



Soft skills :

Ability to work as an integrated and productive team member

Ability to learn new techniques and methods

A passion for learning new state of the art technologies and applying specialist skills in the Radio systems / Software domain

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!

Expected salary:

Location: Abu Dhabi

Job date: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 03:35:22 GMT

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