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Satellite Attitude Determination & Control Systems Engineer

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MDA
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Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC/Remote
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Added: February 9, 2024
For those who dream of advancing our space in the Universe and on Earth, we will 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 geo-intelligence pioneer with a 50-year story of firsts on and above the Earth. Today, we are leading the charge towards viable Moon colonies, enhanced Earth observation, communication in a hyper-connected world, and more.

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 are on the hunt for a Satellite Attitude Determination & Control Systems Engineer on our 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 are 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 are excited to expand our place in space and driven to inspire the next generation, we will 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.

Rôle

The Satellite Attitude Determination & Control System Engineer will support specific areas of work include the definition, design, development and testing of attitude estimation algorithms, attitude control algorithms, orbit maintenance/control maneuvers, sensor/effector modeling, and testing of flight hardware relating to the Satellite ADCS sub-systems.

Tasks

The Satellite Attitude Determination & Control Systems Engineer will perform and participate in the following activities, depending on the background and experience of the candidate.

  • Define, analyse and write requirements definition and flowdown, validation matrix, design description including reaction wheel and torque rod sizing, sensors performance, characteristics, redundancy and fault management based on mission requirements.
  • Perform required stability analysis and effects on Platform instruments
  • Implement pointing, orbit raising, and station keeping algorithms for flight.
  • Analyze platform stability to ensure low jitter of line-of-sight instruments.
  • Support to mission analysis, requirements and Flight Software
  • Monitor MDA’s suppliers and integrated product team
  • Provide inputs and support to all program reviews including EQSR, SRR, PDR, CDR.
  • Attend all test reviews TRR, TRB, DRB, and NCR’s.
  • Support sub-system Assembly, Integration and Test activities.
  • Support Satellite testing: EGSE, Test supervision, data analysis
  • Support Satellite tests at MDA, at test facilities or at supplier premises.
  • Write up subsystem Operations Manual.
  • Support In-Orbit Test (IOT).


  • Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering in relevant field with 5+ years of relevant experience
    • Previous design and test experience with LEO/MEO satellites and ADCS sub-systems
    • Understanding of the space environment and orbit mechanics
    • Strong understanding of aerospace system engineering fundamentals
    • Demonstrated capability to test systems and resolve problems
    • Hands-on individual who can support or systems integration processes
    • Experience with qualification and acceptance testing of new designs
    • High degree of attention to detail
    • Demonstrated capability to efficiently work with little to no supervision
    • Ability to distill complex problems to fundamentals to solve with analysis, similarity, or creativity
    • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communications skills in English; knowledge of French will be considered favorably
    • Experience leading and coaching a technical team
    • Support the Spacecraft operations team in critical phases

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    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.

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