Functional Lead (Coordination)


Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

Based in Melbourne, our Air Mobility Solution (AMS) team is working on technologies that are revolutionising our skies for the future of aerospace. A future where all modes of aircrafts piloted or unpiloted, civilian or military move around our skies safer, more efficiently and sustainably for a greener and more harmonised airspace.

In this exciting role you will be working on OneSky - This $1.2 Billion project is the most complex transformation of an Air Traffic Management system in aviation history. OneSky will establish, commission and support a Civil Military Air Traffic Management System (CMATS) and revolutionise existing Air Traffic Management technology.

A true once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a unified solution for the future Air Traffic Management needs. This high-profile project has the world watching in excited anticipation to see its success.

In this exciting role you will work in an international multidisciplinary feature team. The team is working of the key CMATS subsystems (TopSKY), which provides the core Air Traffic Management functionality of CMATS.

In a diverse, experienced and supportive setting, you will focus on the design, development and validation of the Coordination Function for the TopSKY subsystem. You will be responsible for the technical design and will lead the product-release plans.


  • Organise the co-engineering of the Feature Team working in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

  • Design and maintain the systems engineering artefacts of the Function, including requirements, capability description, functional behaviour and data exchanges (internal and external interfaces)

  • Ensure the transversal constraints related to the function are considered (Safety, Human Factor, Performance, Security)

  • Contribute to the definition of the validation strategy

  • Contribute and participate to the technical reviews (SOR, SFR, FIRR, SwRR)

  • Provides technical oversight to other teams within the project/bid

  • Accept the delivery of the features

  • Define and report on KPIs for the function

  • Manage the master schedule of the function definition, integration, validation and verification along with the evidence needed to support the safety case and security accreditation

  • Mentor, coach and inspire team


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience with Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems

  • Must have + 10 years’ Systems Engineering experience with ATM systems

  • Deep understanding of trajectory profile computing to provide the best situation awareness

  • Strong understanding of the ISO/IEC15288 Standards

  • Experience with Air Traffic Management standards e.g., ICAO, Eurocontrol, AID

  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to interact effectively with senior management, customers and partners

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strongly focused and self-motivated to overachieve goal

  • High energy, driven to innovate, and a team player

As part of our commitment, we offer:

  • Salary packaging includes healthcare and bonus payments

  • Leading leave policies

  • Growth and Development opportunities

  • Study Assistance

  • Employee discounts

  • Gym Membership (Fitness passport)

  • ThalesFlex – flexibility working is our everyday

  • Family Support through our partnership with Parents at Work

Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more on how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here:

Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage flexible working.

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