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Systems Design Intern


  • Posted on: July 5, 2019

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Full time, Internship / Placement

Location: Toronto, CanadaThales 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!

Position Title: Systems Design Intern

Duration: 8-12 Months (September, 2019 Start)

Department: Corporate

Location: Toronto

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Assignment will be based on the project needs, general duties may include but not limited to the following:
  • Develop, implement & maintain tools and scripts (MS VB, DOORS dxl, etc.), to assist Systems engineers in day-to-day activities.
  • Perform technical/engineering analysis as required for systems design.
  • Assist other members of assigned project team in miscellaneous requirement specification and management activities, e.g.: Importing contract requirements and other documents into IBM Rational DOORS
    • Trace customer contract requirements to system level and/or lower level requirements
    • Prepare documentation for configuration management and customer delivery purposes following established processes
    • Create or modify existing train control system & subsystem requirement specifications, interface requirements & systems design descriptions by analyzing, decomposing, modelling & refining customer requirements.

•             Accurately reports work progress & estimates to complete the assigned work.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a university level working towards a System, Electrical/Computer Engineering, or Computer Science degree accredited program recognized by Canadian Professional Engineering licensing body.
  • Available to start in September, 2019 for 8-12 months
  • Strong planning & organization skills.
  • Being able to learn independently and take initiatives.
  • Mathematical and engineering analysis skills.
  • Very good written and oral communications
  • Able to work full time hours (40 hours)
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