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1 Thales Université Hengelo Professional Development within the System Engineering’s job family Thales Université – June 2007

2 2 Thales Université Hengelo System Engineering Job Family System engineering covers the various activities associated with the development of a product, piece of equipment or system. This multidisciplinary approach includes all the technical efforts required to design, develop and validate a range of system solutions, i.e. the processes, products and skills needed to meet the customer's requirements. All these efforts need to be closely coordinated and supported throughout the system life cycle. The System engineer has technical oversight responsibility and plays a central role in the process of designing complex systems such as detection, surveillance and command equipment, communications... He/She is responsible for maintaining consistency between the various functions of the system. In addition to multidisciplinary skills in hardware and software and expertise in the different specialist engineering fields and technologies, he/she also has a broad understanding of all the fields of application concerned. THALES’ competitive edge and technological leadership are largely dependent on the quality of its System engineers. To join Thales gives the opportunity to have a professional development within the System Engineering job family but also towards other job families as program management, bid management,… To see examples of career paths within the job family System Engineering Click Here To see an overview of the career paths towards other job families System Engineering Click Here To see targeted competencies Click Here

3 3 Thales Université Hengelo Advanced Concepts and Studies System engineering specifications System Engineering : IVVQ System Engineering Process Support Analogue Engineering Digital Engineering Mechanical and Thermal Engineering Software Engineering Work package manager Program manager System Engineering expert Capture team System of systems System Sub-system Equipment Product DesignDevelopmentIVVQEngineering Management Multi-domestic Architect System Architect Career paths within System Engineering Job Family Click on the jobs to have more details. System Engineering Management Product System Engineering Software Technology, Materials, Hardware and Components Research Click on the arrows to have information on training courses. TOPCLASS SYSTEM ENGINEERING Architect OF THE FUTURE Lead System Integrator

4 4 Thales Université Hengelo R&D engineers materials and hardware component research, software technology research, theoretical systems research, algorithm and systems software research, general advanced studies and feasibility studies, models and prototypes, production of technical bids, implementation and coordination of program phase tasks, from simulation to system and subsystem testing, product and system research and development for analogue and digital electronics, mechanical and thermal engineering, specific techniques, real-time software and large- scale software systems, production of progress reports and research reports. THE RESEARCHER, DESIGNER, DEVELOPER, INTEGRATOR, engineer trained in HARDWARE (electronic, mechanical, specific techniques) or SOFTWARE technologies, is responsible for specifying, designing, researching, developing, integrating, verifying and validating products, equipment and systems through the successive phases, according to his/her main area of specialization. Specific duties include:

5 5 Thales Université Hengelo Advanced Concepts and Studies In this position, he / she resolves complex technical problems, providing expertise and representing the state of the art in his or her specialist area. Actively participates in developing his or her Unit’s technical policy. Assumes not only a consulting, support and auditing role, but also provides support for bids and programs. Provides competitive intelligence, enrichment and innovation; anticipates future changes. Transfers his or her knowledge and expertise, participates in or leads skills networks. Is well known and respected in his or her Unit and beyond. In some cases, exercises a major influence over key technical orientations for the Unit’s future, particularly in terms of risk management.

6 6 Thales Université Hengelo System Engineering: IVVQ Coordinates activities relating to integration, verification, validation (including acceptance) and qualification. In this regard, implements technical policy, defines procedures (IVVQ plan) and resources, plans tests, establishes policies and practices in relation to testability and maintainability, defines the scenario and logic for system integration; Conducts tests in the factory and on site at the customer’s premises, as well as commissioning. In this regard, the manager controls activities relating to installation, on-site acceptance and system rollout (hardware and software) in accordance with set deadlines and cost restrictions, provides an interface with the customer and with stakeholders on the site (co-contractors and partners), analyses results, conveys them to the development teams, develops the components needed for acceptance of the product / system by the customer; In addition, participates in system definition. In this regard, takes account of customer requirements, defines the environmental specification for hardware and sub-assemblies, establishes the requirements arising from the IVVQ activities in relation to the specification and design of the product / system, participates in reviews of product / system specification and design. Delegates responsibilities to various individual contributors, plans, coordinates and monitors the performance of work, identifies and manages risks; ensures compliance with commitments relating to his or her work package (costs, deadlines, quality) in accordance with program plans and objectives;

7 7 Thales Université Hengelo Technologies research Influential in his or her discipline (system projects and product / system engineering, hardware and software studies), responsible for all or part of a research, design, development or integration project. Plays a threefold role: consulting, support and auditing. Consulting involves selecting innovative technologies, tools and methods and defining standards and guidelines for use. Support involves assisting in implementing the appropriate technology for a given program. Auditing involves providing support for design reviews. Contributes to defining his or her Unit’s technical policy in his or her specialty area, which is major and complex

8 8 Thales Université Hengelo System Engineering expert Has extensive expertise in system engineering area, in which he or she is a recognised leader. Possesses outstanding communication, leadership and skills transfer abilities both within and outside the Group, for example as a member of scientific associations. Promotes cooperative initiatives with industry and university research departments. The conceptual framework is Group technical policy. Makes innovative breakthroughs that serve as models in the profession. Reorients strategy in his or her activity perimeter, exercising a key influence over technical policy in terms of risk management. Exercises strong conceptual management.

9 9 Thales Université Hengelo System Engineering process support Leads the methodology activities and system engineering and support processes, with responsibilities that cover one or more of the following technical activities: technologies and methods: promotes the use of standards applicable to the field and development baselines, specifies, assesses and establishes computer-aided workbenches dedicated to system engineering and IVVQ, implements improvement initiatives (CMMI: Capability Maturity Model Integration, etc.); configuration management: arranges for the establishment and validation of configuration management plans, manages the activities associated throughout the development cycle (identification and maintenance of development baselines, management of developments and technical events, configuration auditing, solution integrity and consistency between the various components, creation and maintenance of associated databases); obsolescence management, at each stage throughout the life cycle of the system solution; knowledge management: finds, validates and shares information, experience and best practices in technical fields in order to capitalize on the company’s advantages and improve its competitiveness, fosters innovation and productivity, reduces technological risks. This field includes activities relating to technical documentation such as research, monitoring and integration; protection of intellectual property.

10 10 Thales Université Hengelo System engineering specifications formalizes the requirements allocated to the components and to their interfaces, and verification criteria for the solution; arranges for their approval by stakeholders; contributes to the development of the technical solution; ensures traceability of all requirements throughout the entire system development cycle and for all components. Individual contributor, identifies and analyses customer requirements and indicates the design parameters:

11 11 Thales Université Hengelo System Engineering management Manager of a system engineering work package: delegates responsibilities to various individual contributors, plans, coordinates and monitors the performance of work, identifies and manages risks and opportunities relating to his or her work package. On behalf of the System Architect, ensures compliance with the commitments relating to his or her work package; during the proposal / bid phase, coordinates the technical side of the bid and assesses costs and deadlines for technical activities; involves specialist engineering fields that are required to build and validate the technical proposal; during the program phase, coordinates the technical activities: identification and analysis of requirements, definition of architecture, allocation of requirements to system components, interfaces between components, activities relating to system integration, verification, validation and qualification. Proposes the technical solution and ensures compliance with the requirements allocated to components. Ensures they are understood. Ensures compliance in relation to performance, budget and deadlines. Ensures coordination and communication between the various technical participants, as well as the transition with the Services and Support department during on-site installation.

12 12 Thales Université Hengelo Product System Engineering Generalist in his or her field, he / she has technical responsibility with respect to one or more products / systems grouped together to form a product line: conducts and manages the overall definition in response to market / customer requirements; establishes the engineering and development plan; ensures the feasibility of solutions and design, oversees technical choices; ensures industrialization and production of solutions at competitive cost; identifies and validates requests for development (product integrity); may also act as technical manager for a program.

13 13 Thales Université Hengelo Lead System Integrator Manager or expert, in charge of integration, validation, verification and qualification (IVVQ) at his or her Unit for critical programs. In this capacity: Responsible for IVVQ for several test and integration platforms, carried out in the factory or on site, with supervision of approximately 80 engineers and technicians representing several technical disciplines, in a complex contractual or industrial framework.

14 14 Thales Université Hengelo System Architecture Individual contributor or functional manager, acts as technical and design authority in his or her field of application. In this capacity: defines and proposes innovation solutions to meet customer requirements while complying with the technical strategy for the products / systems offered by his or her Unit; takes account of all requirements (both functional and non-functional) and delegates them to different disciplines (hardware and software). In this regard, suggests technical choices (architecture, design, modeling, simulation) for development and IVVQ; assesses technical and technological choices proposed by experts in order to ensure the best trade-off between customer requirements (including dependability), technical solutions and controlling costs and risks; delivers knowledge concerning the state of the art, taking account of future developments, and monitors technological developments; provides consulting and tutoring to the teams. Contributes to the development of the product policies of his or her Unit.

15 15 Thales Université Hengelo Career paths within other Job Families “Career paths” offer you the opportunity to move from your job family to another. Thales Université gives you a strong support through a wide training offer. From a job family to another…

16 16 Thales Université Hengelo Program manager takes over from the bid manager once the contract is signed, acts on behalf of the unit as the interface and point of contact with the customer, working in particular with the sales representative and the contract manager, guarantees customer satisfaction in terms of fulfillment of contractual commitments performance, price, deadlines and compliance), and guarantees maximum profitability for the unit, plans and manages both the technical and manufacturing aspects of the program(s), promotes integrated teamwork, acts as a facilitator and performs an arbitration role for allocating and tracking progress on work packages entrusted to the various functions and entities of the unit and the Group, and to partners, subcontractors and outside suppliers, organizes, facilitates and coordinates the various reviews of costs and deadlines, and ensures that the requisite technical reviews are performed, manages technical and financial risks associated with the contract, reports on key elements. AS THE PROGRAMME'S “ORCHESTRA LEADER”, THE PROGRAMME MANAGER:

17 17 Thales Université Hengelo TOPCLASS SE: Training courses (examples) Passport to System Engineering System Engineer Leader Passport to Program Management Passport to people management Thales’ Systems and Techniques Masterclass Subcontract Management Military market overview Radar systems Royal Navy Operational course Systems for ships Combat System and Sub-system Tactical applications Technology Roadmap Passport to System Engineering System Engineer Leader Passport to Program Management Passport to people management Thales’ Systems and Techniques Masterclass Subcontract Management Military market overview Radar systems Royal Navy Operational course Systems for ships Combat System and Sub-system Tactical applications Technology Roadmap Prime Contract Requirement Analysis System Specification Testing Architecture Configuration & Data Management Architecture modeling Safety, security & reliability engineering Design to cost IVV practitioner Creative Problem Solving Negotiation Intercultural Management … Prime Contract Requirement Analysis System Specification Testing Architecture Configuration & Data Management Architecture modeling Safety, security & reliability engineering Design to cost IVV practitioner Creative Problem Solving Negotiation Intercultural Management … Each year, in line with your career direction, a Personal Training Plan is carried out with the support of your manager and Thales Université

18 18 Thales Université Hengelo Architects Of the Future Architect of the future program is an international training program for system engineers with potential to become System Architect. Participants are selected by their line management and the HR management. According to a gap analysis (gap between the actual level of competencies and the targeted profile), an agreement about a progress action plan is set up by the participant and his/her mentor. The participant is in a real position of System Architect on a identified project of the unit. The duration of the program is about 18 to 24 months. Architect of the future program is an international training program for system engineers with potential to become System Architect. Participants are selected by their line management and the HR management. According to a gap analysis (gap between the actual level of competencies and the targeted profile), an agreement about a progress action plan is set up by the participant and his/her mentor. The participant is in a real position of System Architect on a identified project of the unit. The duration of the program is about 18 to 24 months. Participants to this program are coming from several countries as France, United Kingdom, Netherlands,…

19 19 Thales Université Hengelo Targeted competencies (1/2) DOMAIN KNOWLEDGE Knowledge of entire Naval / Radar / Land systems domains (through diversity of career path)/ International offer / Knowledge of customers / Specific military regulations Technology maturity awareness Bid & Program Management Value engineering / cost orientation Design & Development Supply chain management Integration Verification Validation Qualification LSI Engineering Logistics People Management KNOW-HOW

20 20 Thales Université Hengelo Exploration behavior (Openness) Creativity Leadership Communication Teamwork Multicultural international cooperation Self organisation Market / Customer-end user orientation Targeted competencies (2/2) PERSONAL SKILLS Knowledge of System engineering and development process Bid & Program Management Quality Organisation & Process tailoring Governance PROCESS KNOWLEDGE


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