Network Design Engineer
Thales USA
Toronto, ON
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!

Key Accountabilities:
Technical:
Analyze customer, system and regulatory requirements for a CBTC product and translate them into requirements for a communication network
Based on requirements, develop a communication network design for wired, wireless and IT areas, that also satisfies various cost, schedule, deployment, logistics and other non-technical constraints
Analyze a communication network design from various perspectives, such as reliability, security, scalability, maintainability, deployment and more
Based on a design, create communication network configurations, which includes wired network, wireless network and IT components
Verify and validate a communication network design (e.g. via testing, analysis, etc.)
Troubleshoot and investigate various complex network issues in-house and on site
Create and maintain technical documentation and strict configuration control of a communication network deployment
Prepare prospective designs for bids and proposals, based on Requests for Proposals and requirements
Evaluate existing third-party communication network designs and their interaction with CBTC communication networks, such as development of interface definitions, RF interference, security assessment and more
Specify and maintain hardware lists to support communication network designs, dealing with various related issues, such as End-of-Life replacement, installation, qualification, etc.
Apply and tailor various engineering processes to specific scenarios during the development and deployment of communication network designs
Develop tools and utilities that assist in various stages of the communication network design and delivery, such as testing tools, deployment automation tools
Support and develop technical interfaces to other groups within the company
Prepare and execute design reviews and discussions with internal and external parties
Non-Technical

Assume a project lead role, maintaining full control and responsibility over delivery of the communication network work package within a project
Manage budget, schedule and resources for the work package on a given project or projects
Prepare and assess labour and equipment estimates for new functions or activities
Plan design, deployment and troubleshooting activities in order to meet project milestones
Organize workflows within the project by allocating various resources
Prepare and deliver regular status reports for internal and external stakeholders
Manage technical interactions with other groups within the company
Optimize work within the project to improve efficiency

Safety:
Promote a safety culture where product safety is paramount
Ensure that safety is built into the design by early identification and resolution of safety related defects
Ensure the technical designs comply with customer specification/requirements at the lowest risk to the company
Ensure a safe and high quality outputs with few defects or changes
The need to minimize the change impact on other groups and the overall project
Handling technical problems in a timely manner

Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Network, Electrical or Computer Engineering or equivalent; Master’s degree is preferred. P.Eng certification or equivalent is desirable
5 years of experience in communication network design, deployment and maintenance (wired, wireless, IT)
Excellent understanding and knowledge of communication network concepts, principles and design framework - industry certification is desirable

Wired networking:
Understanding of physical layer technologies
Excellent knowledge and experience in design, operation and troubleshooting of layer-2 and layer-3 technologies
Understanding and experience in network security technologies and design

Wireless networking:
Strong theoretical knowledge of RF theory (e.g. modulation, multiplexing, channel and signal propagation modelling, signal detection and processing, etc.)
Excellent knowledge and experience in design, operation and troubleshooting of radio-based systems (e.g. Wi-Fi, WiMAX, cellular, etc.)

IT design and deployment:
Understanding of common IT technologies
Experience in configuration, deployment and maintenance of IT components (servers, workstations, LAN, etc.)
Advanced knowledge of software technologies (Windows-, Unix-based operating systems, MS SQL Server, Active Directory, etc.)
Excellent understanding and experience in network analysis (performance, reliability, scalability and other factors)
Good knowledge and understanding of security concepts (cryptography) is desirable
Good understanding of high-level system design process
Practical experience in installation design and deployment of engineering systems is preferable

Familiarity with programming and/or scripting languages, automation tools
Good knowledge of electrical and mechanical concepts and their application in engineering
Advanced knowledge and experience in the use of common software tools (MS Office, Visio, etc.)

Strong planning and organization skills
Ability to apply and provide feedback on work estimating attributes

Strong technical writing and interpersonal communication skills

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!