Engineering Student, Security - Summer 2024

Richmond, BC/Remote
Added: February 9, 2024
We’re on the hunt for an Engineering Student, Security in our Cyber Security Solutions Group at our Richmond office.

Overall the successful candidate would be treated similar to a new graduate joining our company, where tasks will be assigned relative to the level of schooling and experience achieved to date. This is an 8 month term Student opportunity. Longer terms are possible.

As a member of the Engineering team you will work on our programmes such as CHORUS, Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC), Square Kilometer Array (SKA) radio telescope, Aeronautical Navigation products, and Marine Insights products. Where you will work as part of a technical team to develop new capabilities, enhance existing capabilities and deliver solutions to our customers.


As our Engineering Student, Security you will work within the Engineering organization to support the definition of a secure systems delivery model for customers around the world. This is not an IT support job where you’re on a help desk, instead you’ll be part of team building a secure system for use in a technically demanding environment. This includes supporting the team as they design and architect the system, develop and manage security requirements, analysis of products and technologies to build the solution and the articulation of key technology trends regarding secure systems development. As part of a team, you will work with security subject matter experts who are working on the cutting edge of developing secure systems. Specific tasks include the following:

  • Developing security related artefacts supporting secure systems development;
  • Investigation and analysis of security tools for use in the development, assessment and test of secure systems;
  • Supporting the development of the security design and architecture by mapping security mechanisms to customer problem statements;
  • Supporting the development of security documents (e.g. specifications, test plans, reports); and
  • Working hands on in a lab and integration environment.


Enrolled a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or other relevant field focusing on information security.

A keen interest in information security and a desire to learn more on how we need to build systems that can be trusted.

Preferred Qualifications

The qualifications below are a big plus, but not required

  • Experience working with information or human security concepts including tools such as Metasploit, Kali Linux, Snort, Wireshark;
  • Experience in application, user, network, mobile or cloud security;
  • Experience with social media security concepts;
  • Secure software development standards;
  • Experience with scripting languages in Linux and/or Windows environments;
  • Experience with cloud or distributed networking environments;
  • Java, C/C++, Python, Ruby, and/or SQL Language(s); and
  • Virtualization Technologies.

Comments/Special Considerations

To be qualified you must be able to obtain and hold security clearance at a Reliability Status level and pass a security assessment for the Controlled Goods Program.

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.


The compensation range for this position is $23 - $26 hourly.