Product Assurance Engineer

MDA Space
Manchester, UK
Added: April 4, 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.

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 Product Assurance Engineer on our Satellite Systems team at our Stevenage office.

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. As our {Position}, you will {…}


  • Manage product and quality assurance related tasks throughout the project lifecycle
  • Prepare project-specific Product Assurance Plans and verify compliance throughout the entire supply chain (internally to projects and externally to suppliers & sub-contractors)
  • Support parts, materials and processes quality assurance activities
  • Participate in design reviews and customer/supplier reviews
  • Support the non-conformances/critical items/change control processes
  • Review of processes, drawings, procedures, test data, and inspection records to specifications
  • Perform quality assurance tasks during Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration and Test activities in-house and at vendor’s facilities
  • Support in-house Quality Management System activities and initiatives including internal audits, lessons learned process, continuous improvement and analysis of process and quality metrics
  • Act as a key point of contact for all quality-related activities of customers and suppliers
  • Support the development of the supply chain to meet project requirements including vendor evaluations, audits and performance monitoring
  • Establish, document and implement quality control procedures to ensure the robustness and quality of manufactured and procured products
  • Promote a quality culture and best practices across throughout the organization
  • Determine quality improvement parameters by establishing statistical methods relevant to manufacturing processes

Qualifications, Experience And Competencies

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in relevant engineering field
  • 3 - 5 years of experience in Product or Quality Assurance in a regulated manufacturing environment, preferably spaceflight (Essential)
  • Experience with the design, manufacturing, testing, qualification and delivery of spaceflight hardware which achieves contractual requirements (Essential)
  • Experience writing technical documents (Essential)
  • Experience with Quality Management Systems (e.g. ISO 9001, AS9100) deliverables in an industrial environment (Essential)
  • Experience using quality tools, methods and procedures (Essential)
  • Knowledge or experience in one or more of the following disciplines would be advantageous: RAMS, Radiation, EEE Parts, Materials and Processes
  • Experience managing suppliers towards delivery of quality goods and services (Desirable)
  • Experience of working with European Space Agency processes and projects and to international standards such as ECSS, NASA, IPC, JEDEC, MIL (Desirable)
  • Knowledge in any of the following would be advantageous:
    • Satellite/subsystem AIT
    • Ground support equipment
    • Electronic units (digital communications hardware, PCB, Integrated circuits, etc.)
    • Manufacturing processes (soldering, coatings, bonding, etc.)
    • Satellite payloads
Core Competencies

  • Problem solving
  • Self-starter
  • Customer satisfaction focused
  • Attention to detail
  • Adaptability and flexibility in an agile environment
  • Proficient in collaborative working methods both physically and with remote teams
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with customers, management, and peers.

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.


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.