embedded system
machine learning

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!

MDA is looking to hire a Software Engineering Manager to lead the software department in Montreal composed of embedded software developers, test software developers, and automation developers (DevOps).

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.


  • Supervise a team of 30+ developers working on multiple different programs
  • Answer program staffing demands for software developers by matching availability and skills
  • Conduct hiring and sub-contracting when necessary
  • Create and track employee training plans to ensure proper level of self-development
  • Conduct annual performance reviews
  • Define annual objectives and assess progress and completion
  • Develop team spirit and the team’s pride in what they accomplish
  • Foster an agile software development philosophy by conducting the transition
  • Own the software life-cycle process (SLCP) integrating SCRUM and lean engineering
  • Coach developers in planning and execution in an agile environment
  • Define and track various software KPIs to measure and work towards improving development efficiency
  • Stay informed of industry developments/evolution in methodologies, processes and tools and selectively adapt/purchase these to improve departmental efficiency
  • Manage department budget


  • Computer Engineering, Software or Electrical Engineering Bachelor’s degree
  • Ten (10) years minimum of embedded software development experience and ideally a few years in a similar management position or team lead role
  • Solid background in C and C++14 programming
  • Good knowledge of Python for automation testing
  • Experience in the testing of embedded systems
  • Mastering every aspect of Software Development Life Cycle
  • Experience with Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery systems
  • Master Lean-agile\scaled-agile (SAFe) software development
  • Very good communication, collaboration and mentoring skills
  • Curious and always open for innovation and improvement
  • Experience in formal software development (planning, requirements, design, test, deployment and maintenance)
  • Fluent in French (mandatory) and English

Nice to have

  • Experience in budgeting and cost control
  • Good understanding of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Experience in developing using Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS)
  • Experience in safety critical software development
  • Experience with JIRA, Confluence, Jenkins
  • Scrum-Master or Product Owner certification



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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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Canada, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec
Posted 7 months ago
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