Chief Software Architect
Thales Group
Toronto, Canada
2d ago

Location : Toronto, Canada

L’Activité Mondiale Systèmes de Transport Terrestre fournit des solutions de signalisation ferroviaire pour les grandes lignes et les transports urbains, des systèmes intégrés de communication et de supervision, des solutions billettiques et les services associés.

Thales fournit des systèmes de commande de trains par télécommunications (CBTC) et des systèmes d’enclenchement destinés au secteur des transports en commun sur voie ferrée à l'échelle mondiale.

Le centre de compétences pour la signalisation ferroviaire urbaine est situé au centre-ville de Toronto. Nous sommes le plus grand bureau situé au Canada et nous disposons d’un service pour chaque étape du cycle de vie du développement logiciel (SDLC).

Cela comprend le logiciel, le matériel, la conception des systèmes, la vérification et la validation, les opérations, etc.

Les équipes de services partagés dans les domaines des finances, des ressources humaines et des technologies de l’information sont également situées sur ce site.

Notre espace de bureau est conçu pour fournir un milieu de travail sûr et durable qui correspond à la marque TRSS et qui favorise la collaboration.

Le mobilier répond aux normes Greenguard, les appareils ménagers sont certifiés EnergyStar et les adhésifs et produits d'étanchéité répondent aux critères de faible émission.

De plus, les portes coulissantes en verre laissent entrer la lumière dans les bureaux intérieurs qui offrent ainsi une vue sur l'extérieur.

Venez vous joindre à la grande famille du Transport, ici à Toronto !

Thales people architect solutions that support 85 million mainline and suburban passenger journeys, worldwide, every day.

Our Rail Signalling and Communication systems are used on metro lines across major cities, and 72,000 kms of route, 52,000 trains per day in 16 countries are controlled by our Traffic Management Systems.

Together We deployed the first-ever nationwide ticketing system which processes over 50 million ticketing transactions in 100 cities daily.

Thales provides world-leading Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) and interlocking for mass rail transit applications globally.

The Centre of Competence for Urban Rail Signalling is located right before you at mid-town Toronto. As the largest office in Canada, we house a department for every step of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)! This includes Software, Hardware, Systems Design, Verification & Validation, Operations, etc.

The supporting corporate shared services teams in Finance, Human Resources and IT is also located at the office. Our office space was designed to provide a sustainable, healthy workplace that expresses TRSS’s brand while increasing collaboration.

Features include Greenguard furniture, EnergyStar appliances, low-emitting adhesives, sealants, and sliding glass doors on internal offices provide daylight and views to the outside.

Come join the big Transport family, here in Toronto!

General Mission :

  • To provide design analyses for train control systems of Thales Canada Transport Solutions. To provide an expert level of technical knowledge and technical leadership on the company product and the technology needed to deliver that product.
  • Coordinates with Product Design Authority (PDA), the Design Authority Product Line (DAPL) and Design Authority (DA) as required for assigned Product Line(s) in order to make sure that the top down refinement of the solution is consistent with the software strategy and constraints including COTS & OSS selection and components reuse and constraints including COTS & OSS selection and components reuse.

  • Coordinates with the Solution Architect (Systems Engineering) and Product Design Authority (PDA) in order to make sure that the top down refi nement of the solution is consistent with the software strategy and constraints including COTS & OSS selection and components reuse.
  • Understands and follows for the company’s processes and procedures for developing software (all SIL levels).
  • Provides input into the company’s processes and procedures for developing software (all SIL levels), including compliance to industry standards.
  • Directs, coordinates and conducts software architecture studies
  • Works out and then ensures that the software architecture is stabilised & maintained for Bids and Projects for all lifecycle stages of Products / Systems.
  • Co-ordinates product definition, and assessment of trade-offs between aspects of cost, schedule, MTB (Make, Team, Buy), customer requirements, technological possibilities and capability of software team
  • Provides knowledge on state-of-the-art Software Architecting, taking into account future developments
  • Reviews related hardware designs and schematics, to ensure adequacy of hardware-software interfaces.
  • Reviews software requirements analysis, software architecture, designs, code, test procedures and test results as required
  • Chairs design reviews as required
  • Analyses, implements correction, and reviews defect reports of the selected software architecture.
  • Approves the technical, technological, and methodological choices taken in respect
  • Provides input (and performs as required) engineering testing in the field and investigates problems in the field.
  • Provides input for cost estimates and bid estimates
  • Provides on the job training and formal training to staff (such as lunch & learns) including support for ensuring correct skill sets in the department
  • Provides leadership and motivation to staff. Acts as a mentor to all staff.
  • Provides input to manage and evaluate employee’s performance.
  • Reviews low level plans, schedules and budgets for software projects
  • Keeps abreast of new technology developments and helps to evaluate new products and process to improve current software development.
  • Prepares a return on investment report.

  • Provides assistance in developing software capabilities required to support design effort
  • Provides expertise, direction, and advice to project teams on internal and external interface related technical issues
  • Provides expertise, direction, and advice on related R+D activities.
  • Key Responsibilities

  • To develop safety critical train control software following the company defined processes and procedures to the safety critical standards while meeting the scheduled deadlines.
  • To understand the scope of work for our department and produce artefacts which fulfil this requirement
  • To ensure that the inputs we require in order to develop our software are clearly communicated (i.e. need dates and impact)
  • To develop expertise in railway signalling, a good understanding of assigned project system(s) and a sound knowledge of company product (e.
  • g. SELTRAC) and subsystems

  • To become a highly productive team member and team player and technical mentor
  • Business travel required
  • Key Requirements

  • B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
  • Knowledge of railway signalling techniques an asset
  • In-depth knowledge of SELTRAC product
  • UNIVERSITY DEGREE IN COMPUTER SCIENCES, ENGINEERING OR CLOSELY RELATED FIELD
  • MINIMUM OF 10 YEARS RELEVANT EXPERIENCE IN REAL-TIME EMBEDDED APPLICATIONS, IDEALLY ON SAFETY CRITICAL SYSTEMS
  • Development experience in C
  • Expert knowledge of modern software engineering practices, methods and tools
  • Good interpersonal skills, writing and verbal skills
  • Expert knowledge of SELTRAC signalling system and software architecture
  • Chez Thales, nous proposons des CARRIÈRES passionnantes, pas de simples emplois. Fort de ses 80 000 collaborateurs dans 68 pays, Thales a mis en place une politique de mobilité permettant, chaque année, à des milliers d'employés de faire progresser leur carrière tant dans leur domaine d’expertise que dans de nouveaux domaines de compétences, cela aussi bien dans leur pays d’origine qu’à l'étranger.

    Ensemble, nous pensons qu’adopter une politique de flexibilité est une manière plus actuelle de travailler. C’est ici que commence votre parcours exceptionnel, postulez sans tarder!

    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

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