Engineer Safety and Mission Assurance

Company Details


MDA develops and delivers advanced surveillance and intelligence solutions, defence and maritime systems, radar geospatial imagery, space robotics, satellite antennas, and communication subsystems.

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 Engineer/MTS or Intermediate Engineer/MTS for our Safety and Mission Assurance team at our Brampton office.

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 a Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) Engineer, you will support quality, safety and reliability tasks on aerospace, medical and/or nuclear programs.


  • Supporting engineering teams in confirming the proposed solution is capable of meeting the operational concept.
  • Early identification of technical risk and mitigation planning.
  • Early identification of quality requirements and implementation planning.
  • Early identification of safety risks, mitigation planning and driving requirements to include safety controls.
  • Reviewing designs (drawings, specifications, test procedures etc.)
  • Continuous monitoring and support of the solution and its implementation during MAI&T to ensure it meets MDA and Customer technical and quality requirements.
  • Supporting failure investigations and hardware and software non-conformances.
  • Performing analyses as required (e.g. hazard analysis, reliability analysis, FMEA).
  • Finding process improvements for increased quality, productivity, efficiency and cost savings.

S&MA is an independent engineering reporting organization within MDA. S&MA is involved in all aspects of the program, including support to proposals, customer and subcontractor contract negotiations, and through all phases of design, development, procurement, assembly, integration, test, qualification, delivery and operational support.

This job requires interaction with internal customers (including MDA program managers, engineering and manufacturing team), external customers (including their program and S&MA personnel) and various subcontractors and major suppliers.

The successful candidate will progress towards a Lead role, which will include supervising all S&MA activities and resources on the program with respect to completion of required activities within program budget, schedule and quality requirements.


Interested candidates must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (preferably in Electrical/Electronics Engineering), along with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a technical or mission assurance role, and safety engineering experience of at least 2 years.

The successful candidate will have proven capability to lead a small team and to work on multiple projects concurrently with effective time management. Knowledge of safety/hazard analysis and reliability fundamentals is an asset.

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.

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.

MDA provides competitive compensation and benefits packages for its employees at all locations. As a team member of MDA, you and your qualified dependents are eligible to participate in a benefit plan that ensures a comprehensive level of protection through competitive health care including; extended healthcare and flexible drug plans, dental and vision benefits, disability income protection, life insurance, group retirement savings plans; and an employee and family assistance program.

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.

Expected Start Date: 2021-01-18


  • Extended health care


  • 8 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:
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

Work remotely:

  • No

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