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MAXAR R&D Software Engineer in richmond, British Columbia

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MDA’s R&D group is looking for a bright, capable software engineer who is motivated to solve challenging problems in a flexible, research-driven environment. The engineer will work with our dynamic and high-functioning research and development teams to develop innovative solutions that strategically position MDA’s technical capabilities and offerings in Canadian and selected international markets. The successful candidate combines a solid technical background with strong communication and teamwork skills to build high-performance prototypes and tools that address critical customer problems and demonstrate our cutting-edge technological solutions.

Primary Activities

The chosen candidate will contribute in some or all of the following ways:

  • Design and implement algorithms to solve complex, computationally-intensive problems in a variety of technical fields

  • Rapid prototyping of embedded solutions involving FPGAs, SoCs, and/or GPUs

  • Build tools, frameworks, and GUIs to support the demonstration and deployment of core capabilities and algorithms

  • Collaborate closely with other analysts and engineers in the R&D group to build solutions and share understanding and insights

  • Perform unit, integration, and behaviour testing

  • Benchmark and validate software performance

  • Prepare and present system demonstrations and technical documentation to customers and internal stakeholders

Preferred Experience & Expertise

Candidates must have most of the following:

  • Self-motivated, problem-solving mindset

  • Fast learner who enjoys learning & exploiting new technologies

  • Desire to work in a diverse, dynamic team towards a challenging common goal

  • Knowledge of the full software development life cycle, object-oriented design, data structures & algorithms, and software design patterns

  • Strong written & verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work within a large organization with multiple dependencies and stakeholder needs

  • Experience and proficiency in:

  • Embedded systems development (e.g. drivers, SoCs)

  • Porting complex algorithms to embedded systems

  • High-performance and/or real-time computing systems (including GPU and/or FPGA development)

  • Developing GUIs, web services, and/or database access layers

  • Version control (e.g. Git, SVN)

  • Unit & integration testing

  • Desktop & embedded platforms (including Windows and Linux)

Nice-to-Have Experience & Expertise

Any of the following would be an asset to candidates:

  • Education and/or experience in physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, or related subjects

  • Expertise in Matlab and/or Python for data processing and analysis

  • Experience in continuous integration (e.g. Jenkins) and/or cloud computing (e.g. AWS)

  • Experience with DSP algorithms

  • Experience networking and/or cyber security

  • Background in RF engineering and/or machine/deep learning

Special Considerations

  • Position is based in Richmond, BC and may include travel.

  • Successful candidate must be able to obtain and hold security clearance at the NATO Secret level, and pass security assessment for the Controlled Goods Program.

  • MDA provides customers around the world with essential information solutions used for decision-making. Our employees enjoy challenging careers with opportunity for growth and learning.

  • MDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

MDA provides competitive compensation and benefits packages for its employees at its many locations. As a member of the MDA team, you and your qualified dependents are eligible to participate in a benefit plan that ensures a comprehensive level of protection for employees and their families through health care plans, disability income protection, life insurance, and other employee benefits. The Company's retirement plans encourage employees to save for their future with a Company matching contribution in many locations.​

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