Afstudeeropdracht - HBO - Informatica. Infrastructure as Code

Thales Nederland B.V. (Hengelo OV, Nederland) 1 dag geleden gepost
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Soort opdracht: Afstudeeropdracht

Niveau: HBO

Studierichting(en): Informatica, Computer Science

Titel van de opdracht: Infrastructure as Code

About us

In the Netherlands, where 2200 employees are based, we are located in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven and Hengelo (HQ). Together with an extensive ecosystem of knowledge partners, customers and suppliers, we work on radars for naval vessels, cyber security solutions, transportation systems, communication equipment for land forces, cryogenic cooling solutions and research & development for radar tech (in collaboration with TU Delft).

The software department of the Application Engineering cluster is responsible for the software development in Combat Management and Radar- and Optical sensors for worldwide navies- and defense systems. The work is performed in multi-disciplinary agile teams with specialists in software/system/test engineering and functional design.

About the assignment

As software department the desire is recognized to deliver new features to market faster. For this, more loosely coupled systems and automated deployments are necessary. To realise loosely coupled systems a microservice architecture together with OS virtualization (Kubernetes) are realized. For the automated deployment of these new kind of systems the term “software defined” is encountered at different levels.

  • At the infrastructure modelling level, sometimes referred as Infrastructure as Code or Software Defined Infrastructure
  • At the computing level, referred as software defined computing
  • At the network modelling level, sometimes referred as software defined networking
  • At application deployment level, sometimes referred as software deployment model.

This assignment should answer for our department the question if the software department needs these software defined models and if so at what level?
Sub questions are:

  • provide an overview of the state-of-the art modelling solutions
  • what are selection criteria for modelling software defined everything

e.g use an open standard like Tosca that is very broad (e.g. in the Cloudify product) or stick with a set of models specific for each level (e.g. Ansible or Terraform for Infrastructure, ONAP/OSM for networking and Helm charts for application deployment) or develop our own DSLs given the life-time of our systems

  • are different models needed for the different domains in application engineering (radar, CMS)

The research question can be summarized as:
is it possible to define a maturity model for an organization/product related to software defined everything

For additional information:
[...] involved: Linux system administration, Open source

Thales offers…

  • An interesting internship or graduation assignment in an international high tech environment
  • An open and flexible working environment
  • An excellent internship allowance
  • Its own student association where you can participate in educational and fun activities

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