AIT Engineer

Stevenage, UK
Added: February 9, 2024
For those who dream of advancing our space in the Universe and on Earth, we’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.

We’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!

MDA’s international footprint in the UK creates opportunities to work with some of the most exciting space industrial players in the country. Delivering all three business area capabilities in Geointelligence, Robotics & Space Operations, and Satellite Systems, our UK team provides support to our European-based customers while specializing in the development of advanced space sensors for exploration missions as well as space-based communication technology. As our presence grows overseas, so does our need for new ambitious team players to help us advance our place in the Universe and beyond.

The lead AIT Engineer is the technical interface between MDA and our vendors and customers in relations to AIT process. In this position, you will be responsible for detailed technical interactions with our vendors and customers to ensure that our products are ready for a smooth successful AIT.


  • You will work with engineering teams to verify units and systems are designed and implemented to meet functional and environmental testing
  • Lead the planning, development and implementation of the assembly, integration and test of electronics subsystems and satellites payloads
  • Lead the development of hardware and software tools to increase quality and efficiency within AIT operations
  • Work with our turnkey vendors to ensure they are capable to ensure a quality product is delivered to the customer needs
  • Conception and definition of test procedures, test plans and test strategies in alignment with design, system engineering and project management
  • Architect, design and implementation of hardware and software solutions for automated test, validation and qualification
  • Generation of testing documentation
  • Lead the AIT roadmap for continuous improvement of AIT operations, including facilities management and planning

Required Skills

  • 3-5+ years in the space industry in a similar position
  • An electrical engineering background, or experience testing electrical subsystems on a satellite payloads
  • Experience with a variety of communications electronics and payloads
  • Experience in AIT campaigns for communication electronics and/or satellite missions
  • Proven experience in scripting and test automation, knowledge of Python, C or other test automation tools, techniques and languages
  • Experience with analog circuits and practical knowledge in analogue and mixed signal measurement techniques
  • Experience with digital, power and RF electronics at system level
  • Strong hand-on skills

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 leadership in this next golden age.

Comments/Special Considerations

We are required to conduct a BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standard) screening in which we will check your:

  • Right to work: To confirm that you are entitled to take up the position as well as check your nationality and immigration status
  • Identity: Full ID check
  • Criminal records: Basic Disclosure
  • Employment history check: Confirmation of past three years of employment (minimum) history/activity

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; private healthcare, disability income protection, life insurance, pension plan; and an employee assistance program. We also have a Hybrid work model in place, for a better work/life balance.

Equal Opportunity Statement

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.

COVID Statement

COVID-19 Hiring Update: Strengthening our workforce is more important than ever to meet our customers’ mission-critical needs. We are continuing to hire many talented people, and we are closely monitoring COVID-19 to ensure safe hiring practices are used. This includes limiting onsite candidate interviews and prioritizing video interviews.