Junior Antenna Design Engineer

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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.

About Us

Innovation in Space and Defence

MDA has successfully exported its made-in-Canada solutions for more than four decades, and is poised to capture synergies across its associated companies to expand its capabilities in both traditional and developing markets. MDA is committed to delivering innovation and value in next-generation space exploration, Earth observation, space awareness, and defence systems.

The new space economy is based on agility, rapid technology development and harnessing capital to turn commitments into reality, generating benefits for humanity as well as a return on investment. MDA’s 1,900 future-focused employees are working together to turn ideas into the products, services, systems, and solutions that make a better world.

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MDA is expanding its already successful antenna engineering team, and is looking for antenna design engineers to work either at its Canadian. The candidates will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary engineering team to develop state-of-the-art communication antenna to be operated in space or a challenging environment.

The candidate will be part of a design team performing RF analyses of antenna system performance, and will use industry standard modeling tools (e.g. TICRA, Feko, HFSS) to predict RF  performance. They will also participate to the performance reviews (internal design reviews, Preliminary Design Reviews [PDR], Critical Design Reviews [CDR]) to ensure that RF performance requirements are met. In addition they will provide RF support during testing of antenna feed chains and antenna assemblies and will contribute to R&D programs and proposals.


  • Candidate must have a very strong Electromagnetic/microwave background.
  • Experience in the field of antenna design (e.g. feed chains, reflector antenna systems, arrays) and matlab programming is an asset.
  • Self- driven and motivated individual.


  • Minimum of B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. or equivalent.
  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. is an asset.

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.​


Tagged as: Matlab, antenna design, electromagnetic/microwave background, feed chains, reflector antenna systems, arrays

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