Engineering Student - Guidance, Navigation and Controls - Winter 2024

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machine learning

For those who dream of advancing our space in the Universe and on Earth, weโ€™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.

Weโ€™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!

The Position

Weโ€™re on the hunt for an Engineering Student โ€“ Guidance, Navigation and Controls on our Robotics & Space Operations 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 our Engineering Student, you will work on rovers, and/or on the Logistics & Sustaining Engineering (L&SE) program (to support On-Orbit Space Station activities), and/or Gateway External Robotics System, and/or R&D activities. This is a 4-month with a possibility of 8-months Student opportunity, starting in January 2024.ย  ย 


ย The daily duties will include:

  • Supporting engineering work and GN&C staff as required.
  • Mapping and analysing business processes for improvements.
  • Supporting continuous improvement initiatives and R&D.


Interested candidates should be working towards a university degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, or Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or Applied Mathematics. The candidate should have strong mathematical skills and experience with Matlab/Simulink, Python and C++. Knowledge of Robotics Kinematics, Controls system engineering and AI/Machine Learning is an asset. The candidate should have strong ability to work independently on assigned tasks, as well as a member of a team. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential to this position.


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 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.

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Canada, Brampton, Ontario
Posted 6d ago
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