Systems Design Specialist

Information Technology
Toronto, Ontario
Job ID:
Imran Alam

Our large IT client is recognized by customers as Canada’s leading Aerospace company.

We are looking for a Systems Design Specialist to support the team.

Duration: 12 months

Location: North York, Ontario


  • DOORS is must
  • Change management tool such as ClearQuest/ ClearCase is required.
  • Knowledge of railway signaling techniques.
  • Knowledge of the Train Control product line and its operating principles such as Automatic Train Protection.
  • Safety critical systems development experience.
  • Familiarity with modern software development life cycle, related methodologies,  tools and software specification.
  • System Modelling and/or simulation experience – either using tools such as MATLAB, Simulink or UML modelling environments.
  • Familiarity with Agile and scrum/Backlog planning.
  • Experience with System Testing.
  • Experience with JIRA/Confluence.
  • Design verification and/or validation experience.


  • Proof of a minimum of 3-5 years’ systems design experience in a relevant domain (transport, avionics, defense, automotive or other relevant experience in an organization with exposure to enterprise environments and practices).
  • Capable of understanding customer requirements and converting them into system design technical (functional/non-functional) artifacts such as operational scenarios, high-level analysis/detailed requirements specifications and interface documents.
  • Proof of a minimum of 2-4 years’ experience with DOORS or equivalent requirements management tool.
  • Strong familiarity with Change control management system and related tools such as ClearQuest/ClearCase.
  • Understanding of specification-driven systems design (as it applies to computer systems with both hardware and software operation).
  • Knowledge of modern engineering practices and development life cycles (V, agile, waterfall etc.), methods and tools.
  • Proof of strong technical English language writing skills; good communication, presentation and analytical skills (give examples of reports, detailed documents written in English with concise information).
  • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions to deliver a quality technical solution on time.
  • Proof of a minimum of 3 years’ experience performing basic (for each of) activities: Trade-off analysis, design justification, Timing analysis, Problem description reports, and Technical defects’ correction recommendations.
  • Ability to learn quickly and work in a dynamic environment with capability of running parallel tasks with a pro-active attitude.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills to finish tasks on deadlines.
  • Prior experience in Client about CBTC system design (ZC or VOBC SW development).


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