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Internships at Kinaxis are an excellent opportunity to gain professional skills and hands-on experience in your field of study.
Internships at Kinaxis are an excellent opportunity to gain professional skills and hands-on experience in your field of study.
Expand your knowledge and skills. Work with world-class software. Open the door to permanent job opportunities.
Become a valuable team member from day one and work on highly visible and important projects.
Meet great people from around the world. Get to know your colleagues through social events. Enjoy a healthy work-life balance.
As an intern or co-op at Kinaxis, you’ll work with experienced, supportive Kinaxis team members from around the world. Learn from one of the top supply management SaaS companies in the world and make strong connections for your career. It’s a win-win!
Two ways to apply:
When you apply through this page, you’ll receive a confirmation that we received your application. Due to the high volume of applications, we only contact candidates moving forward to the interview stage.
Please refer to the Q&As below for more information.
At Kinaxis, several teams have internship/co-op opportunities available. Take a look and see which team sounds like your best match.
Client Technology: We deliver everything from the user interface to the application server, stopping just short of the database. In the lower layers, we focus on continual reach for new levels of scalability, performance, robustness and security.
Platform: The focus of the team is to provide scalable and performant APIs, web services, and scripting interfaces. We are responsible for core components that make up the bedrock of the RapidResponse applications and services.
Tech stack: ASP.NET MVC, C#, Java
Database: We put the "rapid" in Kinaxis RapidResponse. Our proprietary in-memory database provides unique capabilities and high performance. These are exciting times for us as we re-architect our database to be distributed to support ever-increasing data and users.
Tech stack: C++ (version 11/14) using MS Visual Studio, JIRA/Confluence and Git.
Integration: Our motto: "You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data." – Daniel Keys Moran
We use cutting-edge technologies, including stream processing, containers, and microservices, to deliver the data that powers RapidResponse. We've partnered with Talend, an industry leader in big data integration, to bring new and exciting services to our customers.
Tech stack: Webservices (SOAP and REST), Microservices, Kafka, Linux, Docker, Kubernetes, Maven, Jenkins, ETL tools (e.g. Talend), Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket
In seconds, (rather than days), we analyze data for the most complex supply chains imaginable and develop algorithms that move the global economy.
Tech stack: C++, C#, R, MS Visual Studio, Intel VTune
We train and deploy machine learning models (ML) to get surface actionable insights from multiple data sources affecting the supply chain. We develop scalable, cloud-native containerized micro-services.
Tech stack: Python, Docker, Kubernetes, Kafka, Pandas and ML libraries such as scikit-learn, NumPy, SciPy, Keras and TensorFlow
Our team develops tools and frameworks that automate the process of building, testing, deploying, and monitoring RapidResponse solutions. We work with distributed systems that run on clusters of machines. We connect R&D, IT and support teams to drive greater efficiency, working with a wide range of technologies.
Tech stack: Jenkins, Azure, Docker, Kubernetes, Elastic, Groovy, PowerShell, .NET/C#, ASP.NET/MVC, SQL Server.
We analyze user interactions to understand points of friction and then use what we uncover to find solutions. We apply the science and best practices of everything from perception and cognition to dashboard design and gamification to craft modern, innovating, and ultimately engaging user experiences that simplify our customers' complex business problems.
We optimize, digitize and modernize Kinaxis business processes using business acumen and technical skills. We work across departments at Kinaxis and find and/or develop the right technology solutions to solve business problems and support those solutions.
We use: Salesforce, Office 365, Atlassian suite, NetSuite and many others
Our Global Customer Care team is dedicated to the success of our customers. We fundamentally live the Kinaxis Customer Excellence Philosophy: That every employee plays a role in delivering a positive customer experience at every stage of a customer's journey with us. We understand their most pressing business and performance needs and are committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges in the distributed value chain.
From our frontline Support Analysts, to our experts in the Center of Excellence, we have the opportunity to work directly with our largest and most strategic enterprise customers to anticipate, identify and address their needs, and ultimately partner in their success.
We secure RapidResponse SaaS and all business services used by Kinaxis employees. We protect highly confidential information for some of the world's largest organizations.
We use: Elastic SIEM, Qualys Vulnerability and Web Application Scanning, McAfee EPO, Cisco ASA & Umbrella, Okta MFA, Office 365 Cloud App, and Sectigo PKI.
Relevant industry frameworks and organizations:: AICPA - SOC 2, ISC², SANS, NIST, CIS, OWASP, SSAE18 SOC1, and ISO27001/27007
Our SaaS team is responsible for the architecture, design, management and delivery of Kinaxis' SaaS offering to our customers. The SaaS team covers from our state-of-the art datacenter infrastructure to our SaaS platform. Our service is comprised of best-of-breed technologies, advanced cloud solution orchestration tools and enterprise class infrastructure. With a global team and facilities around the world, we make sure our customers can rely on our solution 24/7/366.
Programming and Scripting languages: Java, Bash, Perl, PowerShell, Python, Ruby
System configuration management and deployment solutions: Puppet, Chef, Chocolatey
Containers technologies: Docker, Kubernetes
Networking: Cisco, F5
Storage: Hitachi Ventara, NetApp, S3
Operating Systems for x86 systems: Linux and Microsoft Windows
Our Kinaxis Consulting team engages with Fortune 500 customers on supply chain planning projects from ideation phase to solution configuration, testing and go-live to realize significant business results. We are empowered to take charge, assume risks and make things happen! The team participates in deep-dive customer business requirements discovery sessions to develop required specifications documentation. We support data management, data integration, validation and testing of the solution and capture user feedback to ensure that customer requirements are met. Our team members must have an understanding of statistical forecasting, inventory management, MRP, scheduling, etc.
Our Sales Operations team works to collect and manage data so that they can be used to analyze business functions, productivity and redundancies. By coordinating and monitoring the maintenance, integrity and security of several databases, we can ensure that ethical standards are met. Students will assist with prospecting materials, database management, sourcing new contacts and data research for target accounts.
We use: Photoshop, InDesign, SFDC, NetProspex, Hoovers, ZoomInfo, LinkedIn
Our Marketing team is a fast-paced, global team tackling cross-functional tasks amongst various marketing functions and initiatives. Students will support content marketing, research marketing best-practices and competitors, track program performance, manage and cleanse lead lists, source new contacts, and assist with project intake.
We use: Salesforce Community, Eloqua, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Instagram, LinkedIn
In the Office of Strategy, we look at our longer-term plans for how to impact supply chain, how thought leadership can address these issues, and how academic outreach can help prepare for the supply chain of the future. Our work involves everything from evaluating future opportunities to strengthen the advanced analytics in our offerings (e.g. machine learning, mathematical optimization, simulation), deepening our understanding of supply chain trends (sustainability, IoT, digital twins, trade and tariffs, AI/ML, automation, hyperpersonalization, 3D printing, etc.), and partnering with universities doing leading work in these areas.
Working within the Office of Strategy, our Communications team has a passion for writing, storytelling and all things digital media. From corporate messaging, speechwriting, editorial plans, town hall webcasts and social media, we apply 'what if' thinking to a range of programs and platforms through both internal and external communications. We are passionate about learning, curious about everything and always enjoy researching new topics!
As a member of our dynamic team, you will have the autonomy and opportunity to collaborate with a positive, encouraging and supportive group of HR professionals. The HR Core team supports the business needs of a growing and global workforce. Students within the team can support the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) with SuccessFactors, employee file management, onboarding, benefits, global mobility, and more!
We’re sure you’ve got questions about applying for an internship position, so we’ve pulled together some of the most frequently asked ones.
Co-ops are students who are formally registered in a cooperative education program at a post-secondary institution and earn credits from their work term to satisfy their degree or diploma requirements. Interns may be current students or recent graduates who are completing a work term that might not be necessary to fulfill any academic requirements. We hire co-ops and interns.
You are welcome to apply so long as the end date of the work term you are applying to is within 6 months of your graduation date. In this case, you would be considered an intern.
Yes, all student internships and co-ops are paid.
You must be legally eligible to work in Canada, the USA or India for internships. Please refer to each individual open job posting for country specifications. Interns and co-ops work with teams in Ottawa, Toronto, Dallas and Chennai. During the Covid-19 pandemic, co-ops and internships are remote until further notice.
While Kinaxis does have strong and ongoing relationships with certain schools, we accept applications from students regardless of where they study. As long as you’re studying a relevant program to the job at hand and meet the minimum requirements, your application will be considered.
While most of our students are typically hired into our product development teams, the co-op and internship program has expanded to include students in Professional Services, Sales, Global Customer Care, Strategy, Finance, Marketing, and Human Resources.
Kinaxis hires the best candidate for the job, whether that is a first year or fourth year student, or anything in between. We even hire post-graduate students at the Masters and Ph.D. level.
With very few exceptions, internships and co-op positions are full-time (40 hours/week). Part-time opportunities are sometimes available for our current students who are returning to full-time studies.
Work term length is position specific. Kinaxis offers 4-, 8- and 12-month work terms.
Kinaxis offers co-op work terms and internships all year round, in the winter (January – April), summer (May – August) and fall (September – December) terms.
Open positions are posted three times a year to our Kinaxis Careers page, as well as to some of our partner school co-op job boards. If a position is listed on our careers page, the job has not yet been filled. If you are checking out our careers section outside of a hiring cycle, you are encouraged to read our Team Descriptions above to get an idea of what positions may open up in future work terms
While Kinaxis does posts internship positions three times a year to coincide with the winter, fall, and summer terms, sometimes we may hire a current student on an 8 month or longer term, making that particular job available less often. Other jobs are only available for 4 months, making the position available more often to new hires.
Please apply on our Careers open positions page for the upcoming work term. If your school is advertising a Kinaxis position on its co-op job portal, please ensure that you have also applied directly through the Kinaxis Careers page. Only applications made via our careers page will be considered. If there are no available positions or positions of interest to you at the present time, you are encouraged to join our Student Talent Community for future consideration.
We typically start the recruitment process for our student jobs four months before a term start date (e.g. in January we hire for the May – August term). You can find our current open jobs here. However, you are encouraged to apply even earlier – up to a year in advance – by joining our Student Talent Community and indicating your future planned work terms.
Kinaxis receives thousands of student applications every term so it’s important to put thought and effort into each job you are applying to in order to move on for further consideration. Take a look at the job requirements on the job posting and make sure you address each of those bullet points on your resume.
It is often helpful to customize your resume for each unique job rather than relying on one generic resume for every job you apply to. Don’t just list your past duties. Think in terms of how you added value with those duties. What did you accomplish in your past roles? If you don’t have a lot of past experience (or any), don’t be afraid to highlight personal or academic projects that highlight the skills you have that are needed for the job you are applying to. If you are mentioning a group project, be sure to identify your contributing role to the success of the project.
If the opportunity is there to attach a cover letter, use this space to add context to items listed in your resume. Don’t simply repeat what is already in the body of the resume. It’s also a great place to express your ‘why’. Why this job, this team, this company, this industry? What are your future career goals and how will the position assist you in getting closer to that goal?
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it’s not possible to follow up with every applicant. We only contact candidates moving forward to the interview stage. If you are selected for an interview, an invitation will be sent to you via email. Depend on the timing of your application, typically interviews are conducted three to four months in advance of the start dates. For example:
When a position is filled, all applicants will be notified by email as a notification that the role is closed.
Co-op and internship jobs typically consist of one round of interviewing lasting 30 to 60 minutes. They may be face-to-face or web-based interviews.
All candidates who are interviewed will hear back within two weeks regarding the outcome, regardless if they are the chosen candidate or not.
Once an offer has been made, candidates typically have 48 hours to respond before the offer expires.
A lot of thought and effort goes into planning a student’s work term at Kinaxis. Co-ops and interns are treated like permanent members of the team and are included in relevant meetings, brainstorming sessions and team building activities. Meaningful tasks and projects that add practical value are assigned so that students can contribute to the overall goals of the team and company. There is no busy-work here.
Students are given the freedom to learn and explore based on their interests and career goals and are encouraged to ask questions and express their opinions with the promise that they will be taken into consideration. Students offer a fresh perspective and a unique sense of wonder that breaks the status quo and allows the company to see things from a different point of view and this diversity of thought contributes to Kinaxis’ overall success.
In addition to all the wonderful connections and development opportunities students will receive from their individual teams, considerable effort is also made to ensure the co-ops and interns are also connecting with one another.
Kinaxis coordinates social groups made up exclusively of students and offers multiple channels and activities to connect on a regular basis. We also focus on strengthening soft skills during the placement through various career development workshops. What’s more, we have a formal mentorship program that students are eligible to participate in, as well as many employee resource groups offering further support for personal and career development. We offer regular Tech Talks and Biz Talks, as well as an annual Hackathon that students are welcome to participate in.
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