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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.
If you’ve graduated within the last six months from a relevant program related to the job you’re interested in, you’re welcome to apply. In this case, you would be considered an intern.
If you’re a registered co-op student at one of our partner schools, please apply directly through your school’s co-op portal following the directions and timelines given there. If you’re not a co-op student or if Kinaxis does not post its co-op jobs to your school’s portal, please use the application feature below on this page to apply.
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). However, students are encouraged to apply even earlier – up to a year in advance – by applying below and indicating your future planned work terms.
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.
That will depend on the timing of your application. Typically, interviews are conducted three to four months in advance of the start dates. For example:
Co-op and internship interviews typically consist of one 30-minute face-to-face or web-based interview.
In Canada, Kinaxis typically posts its development and corporate services positions to Carleton University, the University of Ottawa, Algonquin College, the University of Waterloo, McGill University, Concordia University, Queen’s University and the University of Toronto. In the US for our professional services internships, we typically post to the Georgia Institute of Technology, Texas A&M University, the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas at Dallas.
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.
If you’re a registered co-op student at one of our partner schools, please visit your school’s co-op portal for a complete listing of jobs available for the upcoming term and apply directly there. Otherwise, please refer to the bottom of this page for available jobs for the upcoming work term.
You can expect to hear back from us about the outcome within two weeks of the interview. If your interview was arranged through your school, please check your co-op portal.
While we do have relationships with certain schools and regularly post our jobs to those co-op portals, we do not post 100% of our jobs to every partner school for every work term. If you’re interested in a team listed below but aren’t seeing the job on your school’s co-op portal, it may be because the job isn’t available for the upcoming work term, or it may be that a hiring manager chose not to post their job to your school. You can always apply through the application feature below if a job doesn’t appear on your school’s coop portal.
Once an offer has been made, candidates typically have 48 hours to respond before the offer expires.
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