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Manager, Software Specification and Testing

Job ID: R0072317 Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Full time, Regular Employment
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!

REQ: R0072317

Position Title: Manager, Software Specification and Testing

Location: Toronto

The successful candidate will manage and coordinate all activities associated within a technical context linked with software specification and testing activities.  They will supervise and direct the duties of staff members assigned to them, including the coordination of activities/time and delegation of workload.  They will also ensures that the Software requirements and tests individually performed and/or by their assigned staff meets overall product/project system requirements by traceability to the software requirements and by functional software testing coverage, consistent with the standards of Thales Rail Signaling Solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages writing of the software requirement and test procedures as well as implementation of the test. Also focusing on automation of the test using the continuous integration environment
  • Plans, coordinates and monitors the performance of the work, identifies and manages risks during all the Work Package lifecycle until the closure
  • Ensures compliance with commitments relating to his/her Work Package (costs, deadlines, quality) in accordance with project plans and objectives
  • Liaises with the Software Engineering Managers for all aspects relating to his/her work package. Conducts all work package activities to reach completion of the project
  • He/she performs this role from authorisation to start until closure of the work package for all aspects of organisation, scheduling, effort, budget, etc.
  • Write and maintain the Software Test Plan
  • Ensures that the software test plan is followed during the entire lifecycle of the project/product
  • Ensures that the team adheres to in-scope standards (CENELEC 50128-2011, Chorus 2.0)
  • Provides leadership and motivation to staff; acting as a mentor to assigned staff
  • Provides input to manage and evaluate employee's performance
  • Prepares and implements low level plans, schedules and budgets for software projects and reports status
  • Assists the Software Integration Director on staffing plans and in adherence to capital and expense budgets
  • Works in conjunction with the Software Integration Director to ensure all recommendations (such as training, tools, etc.) adhere to overall departmental budget
  • Contributes to Software Design and debug
  • Manages reviewing of the test procedures, test scripts and test results
  • Provides cost estimates for software specification and testing during the bid process

Skills and Experience:

  • University degree in Computer Sciences, Engineering or a closely related field
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant working experience
  • Understanding of work package management concepts
  • Understanding of and managing the risks associated with software testing procedures
  • Experience leading small teams
  • Deep understanding of the project management principles (ideally achieved through managing projects for multiple years or through a PMP or equivalent designation)
  • Practical experience in terms of creating software specification and tests and managing traceability and complex test plans and procedures
  • Ability to manage projects within budget/schedule in a challenging environment
  • Practical experience in using  DOORS, Reqtify, automation test frameworks
  • Knowledge of SelTrac CBTC signaling systems
  • Working knowledge of modern software engineering practices, methods,  tools and standard (including but not limited to International Railway Standards)

Chez Thales, nous proposons des CARRIÈRES passionnantes, pas de simples emplois. Fort de ses 65 000 collaborateurs dans 56 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, apply now!


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