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 Software Engineer on our Geointelligence team at our Halifax office.

Our mission is to turn data into insight. From detecting changes in fragile ecosystems to monitoring northern ice floes and shipping routes, our near-real time data of Earth observation and the environment makes our Geointelligence team a leader in geospatial imagery, ground stations, enterprise geospatial systems and defence programs. As our Software Engineer you will participate in the full development life-cycle, including; planning your own work, providing development estimates and following through with implementation, testing, and deployment.  Your talents will be recognized and rewarded with opportunities for career and personal growth in an organization dedicated to success in a team environment.


  • Create solutions that are attractive to customers, technically competitive, cost-effective, supportable and maintainable
  • Work from requirements and mock-ups to develop or modify very complex software applications
  • Work with other intermediate/senior software engineers on software design
  • Design, code, test, debug and document high quality web applications
  • Participate in integration, testing and deployment of applications
  • Assist in troubleshooting problems in the production environments
  • Identify and incorporate new technology in line with long-term goals
  • Follow established development process and corporate technical quality standards
  • Contribute to the continual improvement of our development processes
  • Take pride and ownership in every line of code you write



Successful candidates will have:

  • A University Degree from an accredited institution in Computer Science, Software Engineering or other relevant discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2+ years of software development experience
  • Possess excellent problem-solving skills.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work within a large organization and understand dependencies and stakeholder needs
  • Strong team player with the desire and ability to work well within a dynamic agile team environment
  • Proven ability to develop technical solutions within budget and schedule constraints

And some combination of the following experience and skills:

  • Java, JavaScript, JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), HTML5, Typescript, CSS and Angular
  • End-to-end automated JavaScript/typescript testing using Protractor or other tools
  • Modern Java design patterns and the JEE framework
  • Geospatial data services (e.g. OGC standards)
  • Domain-Driven Design as well as Behavior and/or Test Driven Development
  • Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) particularly REST and Microservices practices
  • Database design, development and implementation (relational databases such as SQL Server, DB2 or PostgreSQL; and NoSQL databases such as MongoDB)
  • Maven build scripts, Python, Jenkins & CI Integration, Cucumber and Logging via Elastisearch, Logstash, Kibana (ELK)

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.

Comments/Special Considerations:

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.

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.

Vaccine Policy:

With a priority on maintaining the safety of our employees, customers and communities, MDA has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for employees and visitors.  Please speak to a recruiter for more details.

MDA logo
Canada, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Posted a year ago
If you can, mention you found the job on Rocket Crew, it helps us get more companies to post here, thanks!
Tired of sending resumes?
Create a Talent profile and let companies reach out to you
Create Profile
🛰️ Want to find your dream job in the Space industry?
Get a weekly email of the best New Space jobs!