Electro-Optical Engineer/MTS

MDA Space
Brampton, ON/Remote
Added: March 26, 2024
Company Overview

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.

The Position

We’re on the hunt for an Electro-Optical Engineer at the Engineering or Sr. Engineering level in Laser Optics/ Optical System Design 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 a member of our Engineering team, you will work in 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.


  • Develop and create visible and IR LIDAR systems and/or similar optical systems and/or camera systems
  • Perform optical design and analysis (Tolerances, vignetting and stray light analysis)
  • Perform optical test and/or calibration
  • Develop / manufacture/ assemble specialized alignment and test equipment
  • Perform integration and testing of optical systems (incl. ordering, optimization and inspection of optical and opto-mechanical components)


  • Successful completion of a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering (or equivalent) degree is required
  • 4-8 years of professional experience in Laser Optics is required
  • Experience using Zemax or similar optical design tools is an asset
  • Experience in nonlinear optics is an asset
  • Eng, MASc, or PhD in Engineering is an asset


Interested candidates must possess a Bachelor degree in Aerospace, Engineering or Physics/Applied Mathematics or Engineering Science. A Masters or PhD degree is a valued asset.

The candidate must have demonstrated the ability to work in a team environment.

Comments/Special Considerations

Successful candidates must obtain and hold security clearance at the SECRET status level II , and pass security assessment for the Controlled Goods Program (CGP) and ITAR .

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.

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.

MDA 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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