EGSE and Test Engineer expert

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada

Full Time

a month ago

Job description

Building the space between proven and possible, MDA Space (TSX:MDA) is a trusted mission partner to the global space industry. A robotics, satellite systems and geointelligence pioneer with a 55-year+ story of world firsts and more than 450 missions, MDA Space is a global leader in communications satellites, Earth and space observation, and space exploration and infrastructure. The MDA Space team of more than 3,000 space experts in Canada, the US and the UK has the knowledge and know-how to turn an audacious customer vision into an achievable mission – bringing to bear a one-of-a-kind mix of experience, engineering excellence and wide-eyed wonder that’s been in our DNA since day one. For those who dream big and push boundaries on the ground and in the stars to change the world for the better, we’ll take you there.

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 an EGSE and Test Engineer on our Satellite systems team at our Montreal office.

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.

We are seeking a motivated and talented EGSE and Test Engineer in our engineering department at our Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue office. The candidate will participate in the development of test equipment and support testing of satellite electronic units.


  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams for the development test equipment used for testing satellite electronic units;
  • Support testing of satellite electronic units;
  • Be part of an engineering team specializing in test equipment, otherwise called electrical ground support equipment (EGSE);
  • Design and support manufacturing of electrical test equipment and cable harnesses.
  • Produce design documentation such as electrical diagrams, assembly drawings, bill of materials, etc.
  • Perform analyses and writing of test procedures;
  • Support procurement, manufacturing and validation of test equipment;

Experience and skills required

  • Sc or equivalent in Electrical Engineering;
  • Minimum of 10 years experience 
  • Hands-on experience in electronic design;
  • Skills in printed circuit board (PCB) design;
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a collaborative team, strong teamwork and interpersonal skills;
  • Capabilities for laboratory work.


  • Diptrace or equivalent PCB cad tool.
  • Knowledge of stepper motors and drives
  • Knowledge of Python or VBA.
  • Knowledge of microcomputers (Raspberry Pi / Arduino)
  • Knowledge of PSoC programming
  • Microsoft office suite and Visio.
  • Bilingual (French / English)




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.

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 Ltd. is proud to provide accommodation(s) during the recruitment process.  Should you require any accommodations, please indicate this on your application/cover letter and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

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