Software Project manager

Thales is looking for a Software Project Manager.

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As a Software Project Manager you will support AWW-FCS organization and project management team – in particular the Project Product Manager. You will be responsible for the work package for the development of the simulation subsystem (called Maestro) of the Fire Control System. You will work with the Maestro Product Owner and technical team leads to realize this multi-year product development effort.

In your role you are responsible for the timely, cost-effective delivery of a high-quality software product Maestro. You will use your team to achieve this and coordinate within the overall project management team for Fire Control Systems and work alongside discipline managers.

Maestro will be employed as the Thales-internal suite for simulation purposes for product validation, to simulate mission systems for bids and to demonstrate system capabilities, but also as part of the product solution that will be delivered to the customer – to run super-imposed simulations and as a means for users to prepare for missions.

Besides this specific focus on Maestro, you will build and maintain tooling for reporting and metrics on the organization and project progress (including Maestro, but covering also the whole of FCS). This includes team metrics (such as velocity), preparation of reports for central planning tooling, maintenance of all data and tooling to support this information gathering and processing. You will assist the project management team in various tasks, such support for (preparation of) (project management team) meetings.

You will work with the following:

  • Agile/Scrum software development;
  • Project management aspects:
  1. Budget, Scope, Schedule responsibilities
  2. KPI-management
  3. Reporting
  4. Internal and external stakeholder management
  • Project management support activities (including Maestro, but covering the whole of FCS):
  1. Administration of AWW-FCS Product Program Dashboard (incl Maestro)
  2. Administration of AWW-FCS Master Schedule & Milestones
  3. Administration of AWW-FCS Metrics & KPI’s
  4. Administration of AWW-FCS R&O register
  5. Administration of AWW-FCS Resource status & Open claims
  6. Administration of AWW-FCS Management Baselines & Exception Reporting
  7. Administration Cost to Come & NACA control
  8. Administration of AWW-FCS Product Backlog w.r.t. WBS & recording of NACA
  9. Synchronization with PMO regarding Cost to Come and Primavera
  • Jira, Confluence;
  • Committed deadlines on project level as well as Scrum sprints;
  • Excel/Office;
  • Primavera;
  • DOORS and other system engineering tooling.


  • Completed Bachelor or Master degree in a relevant area;
  • Minimum 5 years relevant professional experience as technical project manager and/ or PMO;
  • Is passionate about technology;
  • Is creative, open, flexible;
  • Is a team-player;
  • Wants to contribute to a safe and secure society;
  • Is capable of rapidly mastering new domains and techniques;
  • Dutch nationality due to security requirements of the projects.


  • A challenging job in a great team within our high-tech, innovative work environment. Includes the freedom for initiative and good ideas;
  • Room for personal and professional growth within our organisation, 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;
  • You can usually work where and when you want to be able to do your work as well and efficiently as possible. Within Thales we implement hybrid working, where you can, for example, work from home two days a week if your role allows it;
  • A good salary, fitting travel allowance, and the ability to personalise your employment conditions: for instance, you can trade days off for internet costs, our bicycle plan, company fitness and relocation costs;
  • 40 days off per year (PTO). Yes, really.

Bedrijfsprofiel Thales Nederland

In a world that is increasingly fast moving, unpredictable – and full of opportunities, trust is essential for societies to flourish. Trust in our institutions. Trust in our systems. Trust in technology. Trust in each other.

And the people we all rely on to make the world go round, they rely on Thales. They come to us with big ambitions: to make life better, to keep us safer.

From the bottom of the oceans to the depths of space and cyberspace, we help our customers navigate uncertainty with confidence and new frontiers with optimism. Thinking smarter and acting faster - mastering ever greater complexity and every decisive moment along the way.

We collaborate to architect and deliver high technology solutions that are both imaginative and resilient, human-centered and sustainable. So that together we can harness the extraordinary power of technology to build a future we can all trust.


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