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Systems Requirements Engineer

Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Aversan Inc. is a multi-service engineering firm specializing in design, build, testing, certification, and support services for embedded flight and rail systems & software, health technology, and advanced IT.


  • Elicit requirements following various approaches such as document analysis, interviews, use cases, story boarding, requirements workshops, site visits, workflow analysis, and competitive product analysis;
  • Decompose high-level user requirements into functional requirements specified in sufficient detail to guide the next level of development;
  • Ensure the requirement statements are complete, correct, consistent, concise, comprehensible, unambiguous, feasible, unique, necessary, design-independent, and verifiable and that they conform to project standards;
  • Use the IBM DOORS requirement management software to structure requirement statements and trace them to the source, design and verification artifacts in the tool, based on the project needs;
  • Administer the IBM DOORS requirements management tool environment;
  • Maintain and extend an existing library of IBM DOORS DXL scripts;
  • Train and mentor more junior members in the use of DOORS;
  • Assist in developing, producing and maintaining requirements engineering procedures;
  • Organize and lead formal and informal requirement reviews and produce related deliverables, reports and minutes;
  • Report status on requirement engineering activities and requirements' progression;
  • Work with design and development teams  to ensure they understand the requirements and to ensure solutions are available to meet the requirements (i.e. feasibility);
  • Work with the test / V&V team  to ensure they understand the requirements and to ensure requirements are testable (i.e. verifiable);
  • Estimate effort and plan the work for assigned tasks;
  • Ensure the Requirements Lead is made aware of all issues, risks and concerns in a timely manner;
  • Provide impact analyses for proposed changes;
  • Work with minimal supervision.
  • To provide products and customer solutions in consistency with all stakeholders’ needs and entity policies, as well as continuously enhance engineering competitiveness.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent;
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ of experience in a systems engineering environment;
  • Experience in developing systems requirements and sub-systems requirements in a safety-critical environment;
  • Experience with IBM DOORS requirements management tool is highly desirable;
  • P.Eng. or CET or eligible to obtain Professional Engineering or CET (Certified Engineering Technologist);
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
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