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MDA Geospatial Services is strengthening the software development team in support of CHORUS-C satellites operations and is seeking an experienced and versatile Software Engineer to join our team in St. Hubert, QC.

The Software Engineer will work under the supervision of the Lead Software Engineer and specific component lead to participate in the development, integration, testing and maintenance of the CHORUS-C Planning Subsystem, using established software engineer principles and software configuration management techniques. The Software Engineer will also be interacting with the operations team to help find and prevent operational issues as well as maintain/improve the development environment for the systems he will be working on.

CHORUS-C is the next MDA generation commercial Earth observation (EO) mission that was announced here (https://mda.space/en/article/mda-announces-radarsat-2-continuity-mission/ ).

This position is located at the MDA Control Centre, Canadian Space Agency Headquarters, in St Hubert, PQ.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Perform software engineering to develop, integrate, test and maintain ground system applications for CHORUS-C
  • Work with the Team Lead and Product Owner in shaping a product roadmap
  • Identifying areas for improvement in existing programs and subsequently developing these modifications (e.g., improving performance, automation ...)
  • Interact with operation teams to support application integration and testing within operational and development environment
  • API lifecycle release management
  • Document the various software development phases (e.g., test and maintenance plan).
  • Maintain, update and improve the development environment as well as all the needed systems (database, file transfers etc โ€ฆ)

Secondary responsibilities:

  • support of other Ground System applications
  • Tools development to support system maintenance and automation
  • Support investigation and fix of database and system issue
  • Other duties as needs, priorities, and skills allow.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Completed post-secondary education (B.Sc., M.Sc. or equivalent) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related STEM discipline
  • Seeking a minimum 3 years related experience in software development
  • In depth knowledge of C++ development, standards and specifications
  • Proficient with design and development of REST API platform, converting web services from SOAP to REST or vice-versa.
  • Experience of SQL (SQL server, PostgreSQL),
  • Experience in scripting (python, perl, bash, javascript, powershell).
  • Experience with Agile processes
  • Knowledge of Windows and Linux OS
  • Able to solve problems and ability to work in an operational environment that might have important time, procedural and security constraints.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with XML, SVN, Git, Jira and Jenkins would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of Java using maven (including Spring framework and Hibernate) would be an asset
  • Experience with Kafka messaging system
  • Experience with workflow management system, such as Prefect
  • Experience deploying to and orchestrating containers (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Experience building, updating and managing Docker Images
  • Experience building and updating Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous Development (CD) pipelines
  • Desirable Experience in creating REST API documentation using Swagger and YAML or similar tools
  • Experience with AWS or other cloud infrastructure
  • Knowledge of MongoDB
  • Good team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Keen interest in understanding the operational context and use for the application he/she supports.
  • Attention to detail and desire to probe further into data
  • Initiative, follow-through and excellent organizational skills.
  • prior satellite related knowledge (e.g., ground system, operation, orbit ...) is an asset

Comments/Special Considerations:

  • Successful candidates must obtain and hold security clearance at the reliability status level
  • Upgrade to secret status level and security assessment for the Controlled Goods Program (CGP) might be needed depending on additional project being worked on
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Canada, Longueuil, Quebec
Posted 10 months ago
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