Senior Software Product & Innovation Engineer

  • Full-Time
  • Posted 3 months ago
  • All applicants must be able to obtain a Canadian NATO Secret clearance and meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the Canadian Controlled Goods Registration Program and ITAR.

Company Details

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow’s possible.

For decades, Ottawa has been a global technology leader. Today, Canada’s capital holds one of the brightest and most diverse technological ecosystems in North America. Voted as Canada’s best place to live 2017 by Maclean’s, Ottawa offers a low cost of living with a high quality of life. The Thales Ottawa office has been a major supplier and long-term trusted partner to DND, enabling the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Coast Guard to achieve mission success.

Position Summary

This is a Hybrid (Office/Home and Client site) position located in the Ottawa region.

In support of a recently awarded contract, Thales is looking for a Senior Software Product and Innovation Engineer who will be responsible for leading the technical vision for DSEF products and capabilities; developing technical architectures, frameworks and strategies to meet DSEF system requirements; and analyzing, design and implement DSEF produced systems and architectures.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Designing, developing, and assess technical solutions to address complex DSEF system issues.
  • Analyzing and evaluate alternative technology solutions to meet DSEF system problems.
  • Ensuring the integration of all aspects of DSEF system and solutions.
  • Recommending options for resolving DSEF system and design issues.
  • Updating and evolving the DSEF products System Breakdown Structures.
  • Define and document interfaces within DSEF sub-systems, to external systems and between new and existing systems.
  • Producing, documenting and managing system architectural designs and guidance, with contributions from across all engineering and support disciplines, to achieve comprehensive DSEF system implementation.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum of 15 years of demonstrated experience as Software Architect, having experience with the majority of the following:

  • Lead the technical vision for software products and capabilities.
  • Develop technical architectures, frameworks and strategies to meet software or system requirements.
  • Analyze, design and implement software produced systems and architectures.
  • Design, develop and assess technical solutions to address complex product issues.
  • Data architecture development, definition, framework and implementation for software products & information systems.
  • Software Integration: hardware and software, (COTS and/or custom developed) components into new or existing systems.
  • Recommend options for resolving software or product system and design issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in the field of Firepower, ISR, C4ISR, or Modelling and Simulation application development.
  • Software life-cycle management.


  • Minimum of 10 years of demonstrated experience as a Software Architect on Military Command and Control Software Information Products.
  • Minimum of 8 years of demonstrated experience in the preparation of technical concept documents, system specifications, and technical proposals in the field of Information Technology / Information management or engineering.

Key Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal – with the ability to communicate information technology frameworks/strategies to management and technical staff, as well as communicating system-engineering direction for projects or systems.
  • Providing advice, guidance and recommendations on technical issues to support the decision-making of senior management.
  • Leading multidisciplinary teams in the development of software applications, frameworks or strategies.
  • Performing strategic, operational or tactical planning for projects or systems to meet corporate strategy.
  • Proven problem solving and analytic skills with a track record of successful outcomes.
  • Recognized for ability to engage stakeholders at all levels of the organization and externally with customers.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to identify and address issues within a complex business environment.
  • Capable of developing strong relationships across the business through excellent customer service.


  • Bachelor’s degree in software, computer, systems, electrical, or a suitable engineering or technical field required to support Land C4ISR.

Regulatory Compliance Requirements

  • All applicants must be able to obtain a Canadian NATO Secret clearance and meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the Canadian Controlled Goods Registration Program and ITAR.

Thales is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. Thales is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the interview process. Applicants selected for an interview who require accommodation are asked to advise accordingly upon the invitation for an interview. We will work with you to meet your needs. All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of providing an accessible candidate experience.

Tagged as: software development, systems engineering, architecture

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