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Telesat: Data Engineer


This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted March 7, 2021.

About UsBacked by a 50-year legacy of engineering excellence, reliability and industry-leading customer service, Telesat has grown to be one of the largest and most successful global satellite operators.

Telesat works collaboratively with its customers to deliver critical connectivity solutions that tackle the world’s most complex communications challenges, providing powerful advantages that improve their operations and drive growth.In addition to our state-of-the-art global, geostationary satellite fleet, Telesat LEO, our Low Earth Orbit network scheduled to begin service in 2022, will revolutionize global broadband connectivity by delivering a combination of high capacity, security, resiliency and affordability with ultra-low latency and fiber-like speeds.Telesat also provides industry-leading technical consultation and support services to satellite operators, insurers and other industry stakeholders around the globe.Privately held and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, Telesat’s principal shareholders are Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc.


For more information, visit www.Telesat.Com.Purpose of the RoleThe Data Engineer will be responsible for working with the LEO Prime to implementing the data warehouse, including an operational data analytics platform and Telesat’s LEO data warehouse.

They will be primarily focused on the data extraction, ingestion and transformation of data from the various LEO segments and ensuring it is made available in the data warehouse for other teams and data analytics applications to use.

In this role, the incumbent will have some influence on the architecture of the data storage, vendors involved, and infrastructure for the LEO program.

They will need to make recommendations and decisions based on their experience.Main ResponsibilitiesThe role has 2 primary responsibilities:Operational platform & data warehouse: Working with the Data Analytics team, build out the operational data analytics platform and data warehouse on Telesats’ Cloud provider.ELT: Extract, Load, Transform – working with Telesat’s LEO partner, build systems and processes to extract the data from the various segments, load it into the data warehouse(s), and transform it as required so that other systems, Data Scientists & Analysts and applications can use the data for operational, business and commercial purposes.Education & Experience Required2-5 years’ experience in implementation of data management, analysis and warehousing strategies that have positively impacted business objectives.Bachelor’s degree preferred Computer Science with specialization in statistics, data analytics, or related discipline preferred.Excellent communication (verbal, written, presentation) and interpersonal skills.

Communicates well with own team and across organizational boundaries to ensure the successful completion of shared goals.You are advanced in the use of MS Excel to drive data driven reports to influence decisions.

This would include creating/maintaining macros, pivot tables & charts.

Experience withvarious Data analytics tools (Scripting, R, Python, SQL, Power BI, Tableau, Databricks, and others).Experience building data analytics systems based on cloud (GCP, AWS, Azure) technologies.In depth experience with storage management, including retention policy, security policy and backup management in a cloud environment.Agile development and Machine Learning experience considered a strong assetThe successful candidate must be able to work in Canada and obtain clearance under the Canadian Controlled Goods program (CGP).