Senior MTS - Software Safety Product Assurance

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The Position

We’re on the hunt for a Senior Software Safety Engineer on our Robotic and Space Operations Safety & Mission Assurance team at our Brampton office.

With 40 years of operational experience and proven performance on the iconic Canadarm programs including Space Shuttle and International Space Station robotics and operations support, our Robotics & Space Operations team has 100% mission success in making space dreams come true.

As a Senior Software Safety Engineer, you will be responsible for product safety requirements and analysis on the Gateway/Canadarm 3 program.  


The major responsibilities of this role include:

  • Product safety development
    • Performing safety/hazard assessments and analyses on projects involving complex electromechanical systems with a significant software component.
    • Performing software criticality analysis
    • Developing product software safety requirements to meet customer and mission requirements
    • Performing trade-off studies to ensure the requirements are the right requirements
    • Working with design, systems engineering and software groups to ensure that safety-related inputs are incorporated into the design.
    • Analyzing safety-critical software documentation and source code for safety
    • Analyzing reused software for safety
    • Defend safety decisions to internal and external customers
    • Ensure safety requirements are met in design phase
    • Contribute to System Safety Analysis Reports
    • Be the MDA safety representative and present safety designs and analysis at a variety of external customer safety review panels
  • Maintaining current software safety processes and training material
    • Reviewing and developing current safety processes, best practices and training material
    • Constantly improving the safety best practices across our major business areas of space safety, industrial safety and medical safety.
  • Team mentoring and development


Interested candidates should possess:

  • Software safety experience in a safety-critical development environment, preferably in aerospace. Experience with Canadian Space Agency or NASA an asset.
  • 8+ years of engineering work experience.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Software, Computer, or Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science
  • Ability to communicate with and work alongside multiple engineering disciplines to develop safety requirements
  • Ability to multi-task across projects and teams.
  • A strong aptitude for continuous improvement.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication, and presentation skills.

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.

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.


Canada, Brampton, Ontario

Posted 19d ago

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