Associate Software Engineer

Associate Software Engineer

Publisher : Barbara Bunting Date : Location :

Job Description

Are you keen to have large scale impact in the work that you do? Are you eager to learn and develop your career in software development and systems engineering? Do you want to work with experienced engineers who are delivering leading-edge technical solutions?

If you do, we would be thrilled to have the opportunity to discuss why you should consider MDA to launch your career or bring your past experiences to a new level and impact.

Software development using the latest technologies for a diverse and exciting set of satellite ground station activities. We offer a diverse development environment including client-server applications, web-based user interfaces including interaction with web API and web services design, external system interfaces, and automated software build and test systems.

Successful candidates would join our team as a software developer and can expect to:

  • Learn – we will teach you about satellite ground station domains and introduce you to our development process and environment.
  • Work – you will join a team within the Satellite Ground Systems group. Your team leader will be your guide and challenge you with project-based work that is best suited to your skills and experience. The software that you develop remains your responsibility. Immerse yourself, and dedication will yield results you can be proud of delivered to end customers and used in real-world, geo-spatial applications.
  • Grow – your talents will be rewarded with opportunities for career and personal growth in an organization dedicated to success in a team environment.


  • Creating engineering solutions that are attractive to our customers and are cost-effective
  • Working from requirements to develop or modify complex software applications
  • Planning work, providing effort estimates and driving your work to completion
  • Designing, coding, testing, debugging and documenting high quality software applications
  • Participating in integration, testing and deployment of software applications
  • Assisting in troubleshooting problems in a software production environment
  • Following established development processes and corporate technical and quality standards

Requirements (experience/skills)

  • A University Degree or Technical Diploma from an accredited institution in computer science, software engineering, or a combination of related education and experience
  • An understanding of object oriented design and programming
  • An understanding of data structures and algorithms, software development design patterns
  • Proficient in at least one of Golang, Java, C++, or Python development
  • Ability to quickly learn on the job and leverage your past experiences and knowledge
  • Ability to use source code control
  • Understanding of software development process (eg: waterfall, Agile)
  • Team-friendly attitude and a willingness to learn and work on all stages of the standard software life cycle including post-delivery support
  • Possess excellent problem-solving, critical thinking skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work within a large organization and understand dependencies and stakeholder needs
  • Team oriented approach to solving technical problems within budget and schedule constraints

Proficient knowledge and experience in the following areas will be an asset

  • Familiarization with unit and integration testing
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for both macro and micro services
  • Past experience running, testing, and deploying application in a cloud environment
  • RESTful web APIs and endpoints
  • Test tools & test data generation
  • OpenJava, Ruby
  • Docker, Kubernetes, Kafka
  • Github, Gitlab, or Bitbucket
  • Maven, Ant or other software build tool, Jenkins, CI integration

Comments/Special Considerations:

Successful candidate(s) must be able to obtain and hold security clearance at the Reliability level, and pass security assessment for the Controlled Goods Program.

For candidates with less than three years of work experience, please include a transcript of your grades with your application.

MDA provides customers around the world with essential information solutions used for decision-making. Our employees enjoy challenging careers with opportunity for growth and learning.

MDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

MDA provides competitive compensation and benefits packages for its employees at its many locations. As a member of the MDA team, you and your qualified dependents are eligible to participate in a benefit plan that ensures a comprehensive level of protection for employees and their families through health care plans, disability income protection, life insurance, and other employee benefits. The Company’s retirement plans encourage employees to save for their future with a Company matching contribution in many locations.​

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