Python test data processing developer

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC/Remote
Added: February 9, 2024
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We’re on the hunt for Python test data processing developer 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.


Your initial mandate will require a skillset enabling you to develop test data processing software in Windows, using Python, for the test automation of various satellite payloads. You will interact with large multidisciplinary teams and will need to develop an understanding of hardware measurements, including network analyzer, spectrum analyzer and oscilloscopes.


  • Create\Modify data processing scripts that automate pass/fail criteria on complex satellite payloads
  • Develop and integrate test data automation solutions to support high volume production of flight hardware
  • Read and understand detailed requirement documents
  • Understand the system under test
  • Plan work, provide effort estimates and drive your work to completion
  • Design, code, test, debug and document high-quality software
  • Prepare documentation and participate in reviews
  • Participate in integration, testing and deployment of test data processing
  • Assist in troubleshooting problems in a software production environment

Required Qualifications

A University degree in Software/Computer Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience


A University degree in Electrical/Physics Engineering with a specialisation in software (Masters degree, advanced classes or experience)


  • Minimum of 2 years of software development experience in Python
  • Knowledge of automated system functional testing, ideally in RF or telecom
  • Ability to work with an existing code base\framework
  • The ability to understand and work with complex software requirement specifications
  • Good verbal and written communication skills ideally both in English and French
  • Experience working with Excel


  • Experience with RF measurements
  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence
  • Experience with GIT and Jenkins
  • Experience with agile software development
  • Knowledge of SciPy, pandas and parquet file format
  • Knowledge of C#
  • Functional level with Matlab


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.