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MDA Systems Ltd.
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Junior Technologist - 18-094

Reference ID: MDR00000075-English

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Job Description

Maxar Technologies Ltd. (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) is a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets including satellites, Earth imagery, geospatial data and analytics. As a trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides unmatched end-to-end advanced systems capabilities and integrated solutions expertise to help our customers anticipate and address their most complex mission critical challenges with confidence. With more than 6,500 employees in 21 locations, the Maxar Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands includes SSL, MDA, DigitalGlobe and Radiant Solutions. Every day, millions of people rely on Maxar Technologies to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that empower a better world. Maxar trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information visit www.maxar.com .

For more than three decades, human space flight has been supported by advanced robotics developed by MDA. We have combined complex robotics with control software to develop the Space Shuttle' s Canadarm and the Mobile Servicing System for the International Space Station. Leveraging our expertise in robotic technology and space-borne sensing systems, MDA is developing sophisticated systems for on-orbit servicing of satellites and planetary missions to explore the Moon and Mars.

On Earth we are taking our experience in space robotics into new areas of advanced robotics for nuclear, medical, industrial, and mining applications. We invite you to visit our website at www.mdacorporation.com.

MDA is currently seeking 1 Technologist to support the Electrical Engineering Department in a variety of tasks which include building variety of Electrical/Electronic equipment, designing electronics hardware, software development, trouble shooting existing hardware and testing for Space/Medical/Industrial Robotic. In addition, the candidate will be interfacing directly with customers, travel and work at customer site, providing solutions to help customers with their issues.

Requirements and Skills
  • Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, industrial Automation or equivalent diploma
  • Strong understanding of Electrical/Electronic circuits and PLC software languages.
  • Ability to understand and debug Analog and Digital circuits (microprocessor, FPGA, Discrete logic etc.)
  • Knowledge of National Instrument&rsquo s Labview, Ethernet network systems, network switches and basic mechanical system.
  • Various communication interfaces such as TCP/IP, RS232, RS422, RS485, EtherCat, MODBUS and Analog/Digital interfaces
  • Scripting languages such as Python, Java and TCL will be an asset.
  • Knowledge of Cisco Network Switches will be an asset.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, communication and organization skills
  • Strong human relations skills
  • Dedication to meet project deadlines
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic, and a positive thinker
  • Strong ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as a member of a team
  • verbal, written communication skills are essential

Comments/Special Consideration:

All candidates must be able to obtain Canadian Government security clearance (CGP) and US Government security clearance (ITAR).

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting diversity in the workplace.

With respects to Accessibilities for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Inc. is proud to provide accommodation(s) during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodations, please feel free to notify us.

Primary Activities

MDA is currently seeking 1 Technologist to support the Electrical Engineering Department in a variety of tasks which include building variety of Electrical/Electronic equipment, designing electronics hardware, software development, trouble shooting existing hardware and testing for Space/Medical/Industrial Robotic. In addition, the candidate will be interfacing directly with customers, travel and work at customer site, providing solutions to help customers with their issues.





The successful applicant should have the following skills:



Strong understanding of Electrical/Electronic circuits and PLC software languages.

Ability to understand and debug Analog and Digital circuits (microprocessor, FPGA, Discrete logic etc.).
  • knowledge of National Instrument&rsquo s Labview, Ethernet network systems, network switches and basic mechanical system.

  • Various communication interfaces such as TCP/IP, RS232, RS422, RS485, EtherCat, MODBUS and Analog/Digital interfaces

    Scripting languages such as Python, Java and TCL will be an asset.

    Knowledge of Cisco Network Switches will be an asset.

    Strong analytical, problem solving, communication and organization skills

    Strong human relations skills

    Dedication to meet project deadlines

    Highly motivated, enthusiastic, and a positive thinker

    Candidate Profile

    Interested candidates should have a diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, industrial Automation or equivalent diploma. Strong ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as a member of a team is vital.


  • verbal, written communication skills are essential to this position. All candidates must be able to obtain Canadian Government security clearance (CGP) and US Government security clearance (ITAR).



  • MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting diversity in the workplace.



    With respects to Accessibilities for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Inc. is proud to provide accommodation(s) during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodations, please feel free to notify us.

    Posted: November 13, 2018
    Closes: January 12, 2019
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    Company Info
    Size:
    1001-5000 employees
    Industry:
    Technology

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    About MDA Systems Ltd.

    MDA is a global communications and information company providing operational solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide. MDA's business is focused on markets and customers...