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Cloud OTA Internship

Location: Praha, Czechia

Thales 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 the Czech Republic employs over 400 people from 45 different nationalities. A total of 15 teams work on projects for government agencies, banking, mobile services and the Internet Of Things (IoT) technology. At the core of our business is the development of software which we configure and embed in a multitude of different devices and form factors. These include many kinds of payment cards, SIM cards, travel passes, secure eBanking devices, authentication tokens, machine identification modules (MIM), and secure ID documents including ePassports, eID and eHealth cards, as well as eDriving licenses. Because of the international environment surrounding us every day, it comes as no surprise that English is our official corporate language.


Installation, configuration & run of Thales internal environment (Linux VMs) on top of VMware vSphere infrastructure including configuration & management of physical servers, SAN & LAN switches, storage & backup infrastructure.

You will contribute as well to automation of deployment using Ansible, Terraform and GitLab CI/CD.


  • Install and configure VMs with RHEL OS & VMware vSphere cluster
  • Install, configure & maintain servers, storage, LAN/SAN switches & other internal infrastructure HW
  • Develop & improve automation tools using Ansible & Terraform
  • Maintain self-hosted GitLab & GitLab runners
  • Contribute to documentation (Netbox, Confluence) & knowledge sharing inside the team

Mandatory skills:

  • Linux/Unix systems - Has to have Linux experience. Needs to know by hard basic Linux commands (ps, netstat, rsync, netcat, umask).
  • Bash or python scripting - Needs to be able to read & understand basic shell/python scripts.


  • Networking - Understands IPv4 protocol (network size, broadcast, default gateway).
  • Experience with version control systems ( Git , Mercurial, SVN)
  • Experience with automation tools ( Ansible /Chef/Puppet)
  • Experience with Virtualization / HW


  • Fluent in English

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!
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