Aan het werk

Chasing an Italian dream in Hengelo

Gabriele Ricciardi
Leestijd: 6 minuten

Two years ago Gabriele Ricciardi, an Italian software engineer, moved to the Netherlands to work at Thales. In Hengelo he has found his dream job.

I studied computer engineering at the University of Rome. After my graduation, I worked for an Italian company specialized in naval warfare. As an engineer, I was responsible for the combat management system on board of naval vessels with a specialization in integration and sea trials. This job offered me the opportunity to obtain work experience abroad, spending one year in Rome, six months in Lithuania and a year and a half in the United Arab Emirates.

I enjoyed the job, but my dream was to work for Thales, because Thales makes the best radar and combat management systems in the world. I searched the international vacancy database and found an opportunity as a software engineer at Thales’s processing department in the Netherlands. Specifically, I’m part of the Processing Platform Software team, which develops the radar platform, the operating system and the drivers.

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