Thales vacancy in Riyadh, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Alfaisal University – THALES 2021


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Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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.

We have been present in Saudi Arabia for 40 years and with over 600 employees to date, we are growing rapidly. Together we are delivering our signalling, control and train protection systems for the North –South Railway (NSR), the longest system of it’s kind in the world. Together we are key suppliers of In-flight entertainment and connectivity systems as well as air traffic management solutions in Saudi. We are making Saudi Arabia a safer place by securing the country’s critical infrastructure and e-security solutions that secure the country’s electronic payment systems. Thales has been selected to supply major electronic systems for air defence and the Group also supplied communication and optronic systems for the Army, the Saudi Arabia National Guards and the Air Force.


Thales is a global leader in advanced technologies, investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations – connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum computing – to build a confident future crucial for the development of our societies. The Group provides its customers – businesses, organizations and governments – in the defense, aeronautics, space, transport, and digital identity and security domains with solutions, services and products that help them fulfil their critical role, consideration for the individual being the driving force behind all decisions.

Thales has 81,000 employees in 68 countries. In 2020 the Group generated sales of €17 billion and Self-funded R&D 1B€.

Thales in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Thales has over 50-year presence and has developed fruitful cooperation and partnership with the Public Sector and Private Sectors. The entire portfolio of the group is deployed in the Kingdom; Defense, Security, Aeronautics, Space, Transport, and Digital Identity & Security. Today Thales employs around 400 employees across the Kingdom with offices in Riyadh, Jeddah and Jubail.

Thales is particularly proud of being a co-founder of Al Faisal University, reliable partner of GACA to develop the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation (SACA) and more recently with the Saudi Railway Polytechnic Institute.

Thales has notable footprints in our domain of expertise. Thales is a major supplier of Defense Systems and solutions. Thales has provided security solutions in Mecca and Madinah’s holy mosques, industrial, archeological sites of Al Ula. Thales signalling is deployed on the NSR railway line, the longest ETCS system in the world. The group supplied also its most advanced signalling systems for the Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah metro. For Aeronautics, Thales supplied Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Navaids solutions to the General Authority of Civil Aviation. The IFEC and avionics are used in Saudi Arabian Airlines. For the Space, Thales has delivered satellites of different generations to Arabsat. In Digital Identity & Security, Thales provides digital solutions for identity and biometric, digital payments solutions for Banks, eSIM to Telecom operators. In Cyber Security, Thales provides solutions and expertise to public and private organizations.

Thales supports the Vision 2030 through Localization and Digital Transformation.

The group strategy is to consolidate and enlarge its footprint based on real partnerships, transfer of technology, development of capabilities and localization of equipment and solutions in the country.

As Kingdom is a frontrunner in adaptation and assimilation of Digital Transformation. Thales capitalizes on its digital competencies and expertise while focusing to position itself as a leader in deep tech with its unique portfolio of digital capabilities, notably in the areas of connectivity, big data analytics, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.

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We welcome all students from Alfaisal University to join our Talent Community for future opportunities in Thales.

Kindly note that the job link would expire on 18th Nov, 2021 so please apply beforehand.

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!

Company: Thales

Vacancy Type: Full-time 

Job Location: Riyadh, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Application Deadline: N/A

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