Test Software Developer (Python)

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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!

We’re on the hunt for a Test Software Developer (Python) on our Satellite systems team at our Montreal office.

As the leading global independent commercial supplier of antennas, payloads, and electronics for communication and radar satellites, our team has successfully contributed to hundreds of missions in the past 60 years. With an extensive heritage in a wide range of solutions delivered to customers globally, our Satellite Systems team continues to grow and evolve on the ground and in the stars.

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.


Your initial mandate will require a skillset enabling you to develop test software in Windows, using Python, for the test of various satellite payloads.


  • CreatingModifying software applications for an EGSE targeting satellite payloads
  • Read and understand detailed requirement documents
  • Planning work, providing effort estimates and driving your work to completion
  • Designing, coding, testing, debugging and documenting high-quality software development applications
  • Work in an agile development team using best practices
  • Write and modify Python applications
  • Preparing documentation and participating in reviews
  • Participating in integration, testing and deployment of software applications
  • Assisting in troubleshooting problems in a software production environment
  • Understand the system under test

Required Qualifications:

  • A University degree in Software/Computer Engineering or other relevant disciplines, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of test software development experience
  • Ability to work with an existing code baseframework
  • Familiar with multithreading, data sharing, and APIs
  • Knowledge of Python and C++
  • The ability to understand and work with complex software requirement specifications
  • Experience with agile software development
  • Good verbal and written communication skills ideally both in English and French

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exposure to DO-178 standards
  • Experience with instrument control, automated system functional testing
  • Knowledge of CCSDS, MIL-STD-1553
  • Knowledge of protocols such as CAN bus and SpaceWire
  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence
  • Experience with GIT and Jenkins

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