Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) Engineer/MTS

MDA Space
Brampton, ON/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.

The Position

We’re on the hunt for a Safety & Mission Assurance Engineer/MTS to support commercial robotics programs.

S&MA is an independent engineering reporting organization within MDA. S&MA is involved in all aspects of the program, including support to proposals, customer and subcontractor contract negotiations, and through all phases of design, development, procurement, assembly, integration, test, qualification, delivery and operational support.

This job requires interaction with internal customers (including MDA program managers, engineering and manufacturing team), external customers (including their program and S&MA personnel) and various subcontractors and major suppliers.

The successful candidate will progress towards a Lead role, which will include supervising all S&MA activities and resources on the program with respect to completion of required activities within program budget, schedule and quality requirements.


  • Coordinate S&MA activities and resources to ensure completion of required activities within program budget, schedule and quality requirements.
  • Early identification of technical risk and mitigation planning.
  • Early identification of quality requirements and implementation planning.
  • Early identification of safety risks, mitigation planning and driving requirements to include safety controls.
  • Reviewing designs (drawings, specifications, test procedures etc.)
  • Continuous monitoring and support during MAI&T to ensure products meet MDA and Customer technical and quality requirements.
  • Supporting failure investigations and hardware and software non-conformances.
  • Serve as customer point of contact for S&MA issues
  • Performing analyses as required (e.g. hazard analysis, reliability analysis, FMEA).
  • Finding process improvements for increased quality, productivity, efficiency and cost savings.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics etc.)
  • Minimum of 4 years ’ experience in a technical or mission assurance role.
  • Knowledge of product/quality assurance principles and practices related to aerospace / space product development.
  • Knowledge of safety/hazard analysis and reliability fundamentals.
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic, with a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently with effective time management.

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 .

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.

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.

MDA 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.

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