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Telesat Software Test Engineer in Ottawa, Ontario

Software Test Engineer

Telesat (NASDAQ and TSX: TSAT) is a leading global satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide to broadcast, telecommunications, corporate and government customers for over 50 years. Backed by a legacy of engineering excellence, reliability and industry-leading customer service, Telesat has grown to be one of the largest and most successful global satellite operators.

Telesat Lightspeed, our revolutionary Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network, scheduled to begin service in 2027, will revolutionize global broadband connectivity for enterprise users by delivering a combination of high capacity, security, resiliency and affordability with ultra-low latency and fiber-like speeds. Telesat is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and has offices and facilities around the world.

The company’s state-of-the-art fleet consists of 15 GEO satellites, the Canadian payload on ViaSat-1 and one LEO 3 demonstration satellite. For more information, follow Telesat on X and LinkedIn or visit www.telesat.com

The Software Test Engineering will be responsible testing various features of the LightSpeed system, develop and maintain test cases, test beds required for various Test cases and have ongoing testing in the Leo Lab for various data path, routing or RF features.

Main Responsibilities

  • Ensure product under test meets technical, functional, performance and business requirements

  • Work as part of a scrum team in an Agile development environment.

  • Responsible for Tools/Simulator development

  • Keep the lab functional and update with known hardware and software configuration to execute various test scenarios as necessary.

Education and Experience Required

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.

  • 2-3 years of experience with hands on testing with various networking technologies or RF technologies

Specialized Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of IP/TCP/Routing fundamentals

  • Experience with various IP Test equipment like Ixia

  • Experience with cloud technology, virtualization, and containerization.

  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies.

  • Experience working with geographically dispersed teams

  • Familiar with various Atlassian tools like Jira.

  • Strong programming experience with languages like Python.

  • Preferred experience with Spectral Analyzers, Waveform generators, RF basics

  • Preferred some Linux experience

Decision Making & Supervision

  • This is an Individual contributor role but will be responsible for making apt technical decisions.

Working Conditions

  • This role offers hybrid work environment.

  • Working conditions are generally comfortable typical of an office environment.

  • Occasional international travel is required

At Telesat, we take pride in being an equal opportunity employer that values equality in the workplace. We are committed to providing the best candidate experience possible including any required accommodations at every stage of our interview process. All qualified applicants that have been selected for an interview that require accommodations, are advised to inform the Telesat Talent team accordingly. We will work with you to meet your needs. All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential.