Programmer Analyst - Coop Student - Ottawa, Ontario

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Telesat is a leading global satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, the company’s state-of-the-art fleet consists of 16 GEO satellites, the Canadian payload on ViaSat-1 and one Phase 1 LEO satellite, which is the start of Telesat,’s planned advanced global LEO satellite constellation that will offer ultra-low latency, extremely high throughput, and affordable broadband services. Telesat is also a leading technical consultant providing high value expertise and support to satellite operators, insurers and other industry participants on a global basis. Privately held, Telesat’s principal shareholders are Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LORL).

Reporting to the Manager, Business Systems, the co-op student will help enhance and maintain Telesat’s intranet web sites.  As well, this position will help with reporting requests across various data sets.  This is a 4 month term from May to August 2020. 

**Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Canadian University Coop program in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a similar program**


 How you will contribute: 

  • Assist in maintaining and enhancing Telesat Intranet sites
  • Develop and maintain corporate reports
  • Work with the help desk on requests as required
  • Develop software code in accordance with established company standards and development guidelines.
  • Perform adequate unit testing of own application development work. At a minimum, unit testing should ensure all requirements have been addressed, all basic functionality works, and errors are handled properly.
  • Provide updates to Manager on work in progress, work completed, work planned, and issues potentially influencing the on time completion or quality level of work.
  • Complete project responsibilities including design, coding, unit testing, and documentation on time at required quality level.  


Education & Experience Required

  • currently enrolled in a Canadian University Coop program in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a similar program**
  • Experience with SharePoint 2016 on premise and online
  • Knowledge of SSRS Reporting
  • Programming experience using C#,,, Java, Python
  • Experience with web services
  • Experience with MS Excel, VBA and pivot tables would be an asset
  • Experience with relational databases
  • Strong written and oral English communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate with other departments and stakeholders


The successful candidate must be able to work in Canada and obtain clearance under the Canadian Controlled Goods program (CGP).







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