Intermediate Operations Data Analyst

MDA Space
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC/Remote
Added: April 4, 2024
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.

Are you ready to launch the next stage of your career in the new space economy? We would love to hear from you!

We’re on the hunt for a Business Data Analyst on our Satellite systems team at our Montreal office.

As the leading global independent commercial supplier of antennas, payloads, and electronics for communication and radar satellites, our team has successfully contributed to hundreds of missions in the past 60 years. With an extensive heritage in a wide range of solutions delivered to customers globally, our Satellite Systems team continues to grow and evolve on the ground and in the stars.

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.

Job Summary

Working closely with all disciplines, the Business Data Analyst is responsible for processing analytics requests as well as identifying opportunities to help provide visibility that in turn will allow MDA to make better data driven decisions. Understanding business systems and processes will help identify data ingestion needs and visual representation possibilities. Under the corporate analytics guidelines, the Data Analyst will create dashboards using the provided analytics pipeline and visualization tools

Job Duties And Responsibilities

  • As a team, act as a single point of contact for all Analytics needs
  • Review and process incoming analytics and dashboard requests
  • Provide guidance and recommendations on the desired outcome (data and visuals)
  • Create a sample dashboard using exports (flat files) from various data sources
  • Obtain required approvals and user acceptance
  • Respect regulatory compliance requirements prior to the data ingestion
  • Work with the IT Department to perform the data ingestion into the data lake
  • Update dashboards to point to the data lake prior to publishing
  • Support and maintain published dashboards


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, IT or related field
  • 2 or more years experience in a similar role or that matches the experience requirements
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent prioritization and time management skills
  • Problem solving
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Bilingual - English and French


  • Required
    • Experience working with structured and unstructured data
    • Experience designing or creating visuals using Power BI
    • Experience with statistical analysis
    • Understanding of data handling, modeling and reporting
    • Experience with various enterprise systems such as ERP, MES, PLM, etc. that use SQL and other types of databases
    • Understanding of ETL concepts
  • Optional
    • Data ingestion experience
    • Data engineering experience
    • Project coordination or management
    • Basic programming knowledge
    • Understanding of APIs
    • Experience in Manufacturing and Engineering

Special Considerations

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

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; 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.

Equal Opportunity Statement

MDA Ltd. 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.