Power Supply Design Engineer

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC/Remote
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!

We’re on the hunt for a Power Supply Design Engineer 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.


Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary engineering team to develop state-of-the-art spacecraft equipment DC power supplies and associated regulator circuitry using PCB technology. Oversee detailed designs and documentation such as analysis, parts lists, schematics, assembly drawings and test procedures.


The incumbent will be a leader to a team of designers for various related tasks such as:

  • Detailed EPC Electrical designs
    • Conceptual designs
    • Design Simulations (LTSpice preferred)
  • Support to System Engineering trade-offs
  • Detailed design documentation
    • PCB layouts
    • BOMs and Assembly drawings
  • Failure Mode (FMECA) and Worst Case Analysis (WCA).
  • Prepare detailed review material such as Preliminary Design Reviews (PDR) and Critical Design Reviews (CDR).
  • Create compliance tables along with predictions of power supply performance characteristics using LTSpice or PSpice.
  • Provide support for the manufacturing activity for both the build and electrical testing activities.
  • Develop automated testing concepts for high volume of more than 30 EPCs per day
  • Contributing to R&D programs and supporting the proposal generation process are also assignments within this position.
Qualifications Required

Candidates should have between 5 to 10 years of experience in the field of advanced high frequency, high efficiency Full Bridge power supply designs.

  • Design of Ultra-high efficiency EPCs using Synchronous Rectifier Mosfets (eGaN preferred)
  • High frequency power supply designs above 200 kHz (up to 1 MHz desired)
  • Use of Radiation hardened Mosfets (eGaN preferred)
  • Design of discrete low cost high performance isolated gate drive circuits for Mosfets
  • Familiarity with designing to spacecraft requirements (radiation, high reliability)
  • Strong hands-on laboratory experience measuring performance and debug of designs
  • Leading a team of less experienced engineers as well as performing detailed designs
  • B.Sc or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, M.Sc preferred.
  • Additional power industry design courses
  • Strong teamwork capabilities, along with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently.


Comments/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.