Engineering Student, Software

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Satellite Imaging. Geoanalytics. Insights.

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For those who dream of advancing our space in the Universe and on Earth, we’ll take you there.

Serving the world from our Canadian home and our global offices, MDA is an international space mission partner and robotics & space operations, satellite systems and Geointelligence pioneer with a 50-year story of firsts on and above the Earth. Today, we’re leading the charge towards viable Moon colonies, enhanced Earth observation, communication in a hyper-connected world, and more.

We’re fueled by a pioneering spirit that carries us beyond. And together we enable highly skilled people to continually push boundaries and tackle big challenges requiring solutions that endure and inspire.

Are you ready to launch the next stage of your career in the new space economy? We would love to hear from you!

The Position:

We’re on the hunt for an Engineering Student to join our Software Department on our Robotics & Space Operations team at our Brampton office. This is a 12 – 16 month term starting in May 2022. Please indicate your availability when submitting your application and transcript.

With 40 years of operational experience and proven performance on the iconic Canadarm programs including Space Shuttle and International Space Station robotics and operations support, our Robotics & Space Operations team has 100% mission success in making space dreams come true.

As our Software Engineering Student, you will contribute as part of a team to the design, implementation, maintenance and testing of software solutions that are modular, extendable, testable, and efficient. As part of the team you’ll be encouraged to learn and take on flight and ground software development tasks that broaden your experience and skillset.


Under the guidance of more senior teammates:

  • Participate in software solution designs for ground and flight systems
  • Participate in documenting and communicating designs/plans
  • Implement and test software solutions
  • Learn new skills
  • Review the work of others
  • Participate in estimation efforts for new tasks
  • Provide feedback and suggestions to improve coding standards, tools, processes, etc.
  • Other duties as will be assigned from time to time by management or a team lead


  • Strong written/verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Programming knowledge in one or more languages used at MDA
    • MDA uses C/C++, C#, Javascript (React/Node.js)
  • Working towards a Bachelor degree in Software, Computer, or Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic, and a positive thinker

Beneficial Skills/Experience (any of the following)

  • Test driven development (TDD, ATDD, BDD)
  • Agile development
  • Continuous integration/build automation
  • Unity3D, VR/AR
  • Embedded development

 Comments/Special Considerations:

Successful candidates must obtain and hold security clearance at the reliability status level, and pass security assessment for the Controlled Goods Program (CGP) and ITAR.


We’re a dream team of purpose-driven, collaborative and passionate people, and we are constantly looking for others to join #TeamMDA to ignite new and innovative approaches to problem-solving that push us forward to improve life on and above Earth. If you’re excited to expand our place in space and driven to inspire the next generation, we’ll take you there.

We have entered a new era of exploration and development, and MDA welcomes all who yearn to suit up and be part of it. An equal opportunity employer prizing diversity, integrity and collaboration, we are committed to growing MDA’s and Canada’s leadership in this next golden age.

MDA is an equal opportunity employer prizing diversity and inclusion. We are committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity. If you require assistance and/or reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please feel free to notify us.


COVID-19 Hiring Update:

Strengthening  our workforce is more important than ever to meet our customers’ mission-critical needs. We are continuing to hire many talented people, and we are closely monitoring COVID-19 to ensure safe hiring practices are used. This includes limiting onsite candidate interviews and prioritizing video interviews.

With a priority on maintaining the safety of our employees, customers and communities, MDA has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for employees and visitors.  Please speak to a recruiter for more details.


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