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Location: Ottawa, Canada

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.

Software Developer: Military Command and Control Systems experienced, C#, WPF GUI, (Java, C++ DB/SQL, GIS are assets)

Position Summary

Ottawa, Ontario (Hybrid)

The Software... Developer will build robust, high performance software systems for defence and security applications, with a particular expected focus on software related to Land (i.e. Canadian Army) Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR). The successful candidate is expected to be capable of working effectively on any aspect of the Software Development lifecycle, such as requirements analysis, architecture, design, implementation, developer integration & testing, and verification & validation.

Key Areas of Responsibility
• Implement applications software, including requirements analysis, design, coding, unit testing, and integration;
• Produce software developer documentation;
• Identify and analyze software defects and implement fixes into product releases; and
• Build and maintain currency in software development best practices and methodologies.

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or equivalent education with relevant experience


7 years’ experience in software development including (the following items are not exclusive of each other):
• 4 years’ experience programming C#;
• 2 years’ experience implementing Graphical User Interfaces using WPF; and
• 2 years’ experience developing military C2, C3, or C4ISR software.

Preferred Qualifications
• Very strong coding, unit testing, and debugging skills
• Professional experience programming in Java
• Professional experience programming in C++
• Experience with databases/SQL
• Experience with GIS such as ESRI ArcGIS
• Interest in advancing the safety and security of soldiers in the Canadian Army
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Experience working in a scrum/agile software development environment including work as a Scrum Master

What We Offer
• Thales provides an extensive benefits program for all full-time employees working 24 or more hours per week and their eligible dependents, including the following:
• Company paid Extended Health, Dental, HSA, Life, AD&D, Short-term Disability, Cancer Care Program, travel insurance, Employee Assistance Plan and Well-Being program.
• Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP, DCPP, TFSA) with a company contribution and a match to a DCPP, with no vesting period.
• Company paid holidays, vacation days, and paid sick leave.
• Voluntary Life, AD&D, Critical Illness, Long-Term Disability.
• Employee Discounts on home, auto, and gym membership.

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Thales Canada Defence & Security is engaged in supporting the Canadian Army’s Land Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (LC4ISR) systems which enable critical decisions on a daily basis. Together with industry partners, Thales is building on the existing networks and applications to enhance digitized operations, support communications between joint and allied forces, and monitor and defend against the threats and evolving capabilities of potential adversaries.

Thales Canada is looking for people interested in directly contributing to the evolution of advanced digitized operations for the Canadian Army into the future, both in Canada and on overseas deployments. There are opportunities available in each of the four LC4ISR programs, which include:

• System of systems engineering and integration;

• Core network;

• Applications; and

• Intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR).

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.

This position requires direct or indirect access to hardware, software or technical information controlled under the Canadian Export Control List, the Canadian Controlled Goods Program, the Canadian Industrial Security Program, the US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be eligible or able to obtain authorization for such access including eligibility to the Canadian Controlled Goods Program and able to obtain a Canadian NATO Secret clearance


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