Engineer/Member Technical Staff – Mission Systems

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MDA develops and delivers advanced surveillance and intelligence solutions, defence and maritime systems, radar geospatial imagery, space robotics, satellite antennas, and communication subsystems. From locations across Canada, MDA’s global reach and heritage serving international markets with innovative and iconic solutions for space and terrestrial applications is unparalleled.

The MDA facility in Brampton, Ontario has supported human spaceflight for the past 30+ years through the design and operational support of space robotics systems such as Canadarm on the Space Shuttle, and Canadarm2 and Dextre on the International Space Station. In addition, this site develops rover technology for Mars missions, space-borne sensors for planetary exploration missions, as well as a multitude of terrestrial spin-offs for medical robotics and nuclear power plant operations. MDA is currently exploring future opportunities in areas such as AI-based robotics for Lunar Gateway (the next international space station, which will orbit the moon), on-orbit satellite servicing, and next-generation space missions.

MDA is currently seeking a Systems Engineer with experience in the nuclear industry.

The successful applicant will be involved in the following:

  • Providing systems engineering expertise on nuclear maintenance and inspection systems
  • Developing and documenting technical and interface requirements
  • Verification and test planning support
  • Operations planning/storyboarding
  • Coordinating with various disciplines to support project requirements
  • Understanding and assessing customer problems and determining appropriate means of technical solution
  • Co-ordinating the troubleshooting process and determining appropriate technical solution. Recording appropriate level of information in the bug tracking system.
  • Reviewing and analyzing telemetry.

Interested candidates must possess an advanced degree in Engineering – Masters or PhD (Nuclear, Aerospace, Systems Design, Electrical, or Mechanical) or equivalent. Experience in the nuclear field or energy sector is preferred; however, candidates with a strong space background and ability to transfer skills to terrestrial projects will be considered. An excellent understanding of Systems Engineering practices as well as good interpersonal skills are required, as this candidate will be entrusted to directly interface and present to the customer. Experience with systems level behaviour/performance and operations is essential.

Excellent verbal, written communication skills are essential to this position. All candidates must be able to obtain CGP and ITAR clearance.

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting diversity in the workplace.

MDA is proud to provide accommodations during the recruitment and selection process. If you require accessible formats, communication supports or any other form of accommodation, please notify MDA if you are contacted for an interview.

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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