Systems / Mechatronics Engineer (Intermediate level)

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

Job Details


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 an Intermediate Mechatronics / Systems Engineer on our Space Systems team at our UK office in Didcot(Harwell Campus)

MDA’s international footprint in the UK creates opportunities to work with some of the most exciting space industrial players in the country. Delivering all three business area capabilities in Geointelligence, Robotics & Space Operations, and Satellite Systems, our UK team provides support to our European-based customers while specializing in the development of advanced space sensors for exploration missions as well as space-based communication technology. As our presence grows overseas, so does our need for new ambitious team players to help us advance our place in the Universe and beyond.


  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team of engineers developing space flight instruments and sensors
  • Working to requirement specifications to deliver space flight equipment
  • Contributing to the design of space flight systems Analysing the performance of flight systems
  • Producing control system code
  • Testing and verifying flight systems
  • Troubleshooting hardware and software for space missions
  • Providing clear documentation 

Required Skills:

  • University degree in Mechatronics, or technical subject with experience of coding and control systems engineering
  • Good understanding of the principles of designing, manufacturing and testing mechatronics, preferably for the space environment
  • Experience of C / C++ or VHDL / Verilog development
  • Ability to solve complex challenges in a small team
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication

Useful Skills:

  • Enthusiastic about space exploration
  • GIThub projects or contributions to open source projects
  • Experience of building code to interact with hardware
  • Experience of working with hardware in the loop


MDA Team:

We are a 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 can 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.

Comments/Special Considerations:

Successful candidates must be able to obtain and hold security clearance.

Benefits statement:

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 programme including health and pension plans.

Equal opportunity statement:

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 statement:

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.

Tagged as: control system code, C / C++ or VHDL / Verilog, flight systems, space systems, flight equipment

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