Senior Software Integration Engineer (Cyber)


Senior Software Integration Specialist
Irving Shipbuilding Inc., located at 3099 Barrington Street Halifax NS B3K 5M7, is part of the J.D. Irving Group of companies and is in the business of building quality ships and repairing vessels. The company's primary site is Halifax Shipyard, with three other locations in the Maritime Provinces. Irving Shipbuilding is currently working on a number of significant projects for the Department of National Defence.
This position will be responsible for the effective management of the software interfaces to the Integrated Cyber Defence and Data Collection Systems on the Canadian Surface combatant (CSC). Working as part of the Combat Team under Information Warfare, the role will work with ISI, Canada and subcontractors during development, production, integration, set to work and testing of the following elements:
  • Overall CSC software Architecture;
  • Integration with the Cyber Defence System;
  • Integration with the ship-wide data collection system;
  • Integration with platform systems;
  • Integration with combat systems;
  • Integration with the DND DWAN and CSNI networks;
  • Integration with shore-based services at home and abroad.

The Senior Software Integration Specialist will collaborate with the Command Support Systems, Mission Systems Integration and Platform Systems teams to develop a comprehensive, holistic solution for the CSC. The Senior Software Integration Specialist will participate in the CSC Integration Integrated Product Team (IPT) and oversee subordinate CS IPT's in the development of the combat and platform systems interfaces into the CSC Information Warfare architecture. This role will report to the Team Lead, Naval Information Systems and Services (NavISS).
POSITION DESCRIPTION
REPORTS TO (TITLE)
Team Lead, Naval Information Systems and Services (NavISS)
DEPARTMENT / PROJECT
CSC
BUSINESS UNIT
Combat Systems Engineering
LOCATION
Halifax Shipyard / Bayers Lake / MicMac (future)
WRITTEN BY
Mark Desborough
DATE
27 November 2018
REVIEWED - MANAGER
Jim McDonald
APPROVED - DIRECTOR
Carl Greener
APPROVED - HUMAN RESOURCES
Nicole MacNeil
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Work with Canada and sub-contractors to integrate and managed the CSC software interfaces
  • Develop plans, processes and procedures as required in support of program requirements
  • Coordinate the scheduling, planning and conduct of assigned integration activities in support of program milestones
  • Define the requirements for, and plan the development of, a land-based NavISS systems integration and testing environment
  • Provide accurate status reports on assigned integration activities to the management team
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with internal (Shipyard Production, CSC Program personnel) and external stakeholders (subcontractors and Canadian government representatives)
  • Ensure all NavISS Elements are identified, defined and approved
  • Provide support in evaluating engineering change presented by the subcontractors to ensure impacts to integration activities are understood and recorded
  • Support a culture of teamwork, enthusiasm and a proactive nature within the Combat Systems Engineering team
  • Be a role model for professional behavior

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
INTERNAL
EXTERNAL
  • DIRECTOR CSC COMBAT SYSTEMS
  • MISSION SYSTEMS INTEGRATION MANAGER
  • COMBAT SUPPORT SYSTEMS MANAGER
  • COMBAT SYSTEM TEAM LEADS
  • CS ENGINEERS & SPECIALISTS
  • PLATFORM SYSTEMS LEADS

  • DND PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE (PMO)
  • ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY OFFICERS
  • DND CIVILIANS
  • SUBCONTRACTOR/COMBAT SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR

QUALIFICATIONS
ESSENTIAL
DESIRABLE
Previous experience on military systems managing complex system interfaces
Software design and development experience with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
Experience writing, managing and understanding complex Interface Control Documents (ICDs)
Project Management qualification or equivalent experience
Experience with developing requirements for complex systems
EXPERIENCE
ESSENTIAL
DESIRABLE
A minimum of seven years' experience in the following fields:
  • designing complex software interfaces for data collection
  • managing software development on a large project/program;
  • Understanding of relational databases (MS SQL, Oracle, MySQL)
  • Knowledge of Naval Combat System technology
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in the installation and integration of hardware and software systems aboard Naval Platforms
  • Designing software interfaces
  • Threat and vulnerability assessments
  • Experience data collection systems in a complex, secure, environment
  • Experience with the Security Assessment and Authorization (SA&A) process
  • Experience in collecting data through APIs from a large number of disparate software systems
  • Experience working in design, production and / or test on a ship construction program
  • Experience in installation, integration and management of hardware and software systems in a land-based testing environment

SECURITY CLEARANCE / EXPORT CONTROLS REQUIRED
ALL SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
  • DND NATO SECRET CLEARANCE
  • CANADIAN CONTROLLED GOODS (CGP)
  • U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC IN ARMS (ITAR)

All successful applicants must meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Canadian Government Security clearance, and U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
Irving Shipbuilding is proud to offer a competitive salary commensurate with the experience of the Candidate and benefits package including but not limited to medical, dental and vision.
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We do not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
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