Software Engineer Manager (Hybrid)

Location: Madrid Serrano Galvache, SpainThales people architect identity management and data protection solutions at the heart of digital security. Business and governments rely on us to bring trust to the billons of digital interactions they have with people. Our technologies and services help banks exchange funds, people cross borders, energy become smarter and much more. More than 30,000 organizations already rely on us to verify the identities of people and things, grant access to digital services, analyze vast quantities of information and encrypt data to make the connected world more secure.Thales in Spain is a leader in technological solutions applied to Defence, Aeronautics, Security, Transportation and Space and, furthermore, is a global centre for excellence in Space, Security of Critical Infrastructures and Transportation. With a turnover of 320 million and a staff of 1,200, it exports approximately 40% of its total production principally to the Middle East, North Africa and Latin America.

Thales Digital Identity & Security is a global leader in digital security, bringing trust to an increasingly connected world. We design and deliver a wide range of products, software and services based on two core technologies: digital identification and data protection.

With the massive surge of electronic travel documents and national eID cards, Thales Digital & Security global business unit is supporting border agencies, government authorities and airports to exploit technology convergence to gain consistent, comprehensive border, visa management and document verification worldwide,  that will:

  • Deliver seamless travel with border control applications
  • Offer convenience for travelers for fast and secure border crossing
  • Improve border intelligence for detection and prevention, including some of the most disruptive new technologies like biometrics, machine learning, or micro services.

As SwEngineer Manager/ Sw Working Package Manager of the Delivery Center (DC) team of the Software Engineering Group for Government solutions, you will act as a key technical specialist for customers, technical project managers/leaders and the development/R&D team. You are responsible at project and organization level for the design and implementation of software components and products, qualification and integration of third party's hardware.

  • Focusing on technical execution of whole SW work package
  • Managing engineering activities on SW WP level
  • Defines Development strategy of Sw WP and build SDP (Software Development Plan)
  • Monitoring status (schedule and EAC) and following SW risks and engineering KPIs
  • Reports to the SEM - providing status using WP engineering Dashboard

> Specific responsibilities:

  • You are responsible for conducting, leading and coordinating software development activities throughout the project.
  • You define and ensure the best solution architecture and design in coordination with Architects, Project design authority and the project manager.
  • Responsible for ensuring that transversal requirements (e.g. security) are defined and used in the project development
  • Responsible to define the amount of software related man-days/workload required for New business RFP’s and Change Requests and share data with the TPM/Project Manager
  • Responsible for guaranteeing the technical Efficiency of the solution in the respect of quality, time and cost of the project
  • You manage technical teams in the projects to ensure that software development best practices are followed, as well as those defined in the various document plans.
  • You support the developers on technical tasks and implement the most difficult parts.
  • Manage execution and priority of detailed technical tasks, (including incident/ change management), and driven by project management.
  • You assist the Technical project Manager/Leader during the pre-sales phase and throughout the project with scoping, requirements, identification of project deliverables, and creation of project-specific documentation such as functional specifications, technical specifications, etc. when requested.
  • You clearly communicate to the technical project manager issues that affect project scope, budget and timeliness.
  • If you’re looking for new opportunities, ready to join a high-skilled multicultural team, willing to travel (up to 15% of your time on certain peaks).

> Education:

  • Bachelor degree in Information Technology or Computer Science, or IT related career like Telecommunications.
  • You must have fluent English level (B2+)

> Experience Level:

  • Minimum 6 years experience in Software Development
  • 5 years experience with SW solutions management responsibility.

> Competences:

Technical /functional skills:

  • Implementation of complex SW solutions.
  • Experience working with MS Project
  • Experience in activities estimation, schedule and time management, tracking tasks progress , risks and actions management
  • Able to understand business use cases and customer needs
  • Fluent in English
  • Other (advantage):
  • Implementation of critical complex SW solutions including HW
  • Project Management experience
  • Experience working with Confluence, Jira, Jenkins (or similar CI tool)
  • Network and security
  • Biometric technology

Behavioral skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and customer facing communication skills and a sense to develop collaboration and lead your engineering team to deliver solutions
  • Capable of leading workshops with stakeholders to clarify requirements and scope if needed
  • Process oriented
  • Team leader
  • Able to work under pressure

>What do we offer?

·        Flexible working hours.

·        Intensive working days on Fridays and during August.

·        Remote-friendly - 2/3 days a week working from home.

·        Restaurant allowance and social benefits (health insurance, kindergarten).

·        Free coffee on-site!

Thales is a company committed to equal opportunities between women and men, and for this reason, we work to raise awareness and disseminate information on the subject both internally and externally.

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!


  • Location: Madrid Serrano Galvache
  • Type: Full time
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