Senior Electronics Test Engineer/Specialist

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC/Remote
Added: February 9, 2024
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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 an Senior Electronics Test Engineer/Specialist 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.


The Senior Electronics Test Engineer/Specialist will be responsible for design, integration and commissioning of specialized electronic test equipment for testing mixed signal (Digital & RF) electronic products used in satellites and other space-based systems. The chosen candidate will work closely with PCB designers, Digital (FPGA), Software and RF designers as part of a product integration team responsible for developing complex test systems and validating flight equipment. A dynamic work environment will allow for exposure to many facets of electronic product development and allow the candidate to excel in a well-rounded manner.


  • Actively participate in the design of complex test setups and electrical ground support equipment
  • Understand test and validation requirements and make recommendations to the team lead to improve efficiency
  • Write and execute test procedures for space-flight electronics qualification
  • Design and build custom test solutions including custom racks, HIL systems, TVAC testing and instrumentation, cabling setups, custom test fixture and related apparatuses.
  • Design specialized PCB assemblies, overseeing parts management for the test equipment and coordinate orders with the buyers
  • Support development of embedded systems, FPGAs and Microcontrollers and pilot the integration of such in the test system
  • Develop framework for automation of test sequences and support implementation
  • Work with the product design team and test technicians to review test data and produce compliance matrix.
  • Support, troubleshoot and debug test equipment and flight hardware
  • Produce technical drawings, reports and other documentation
  • Develop experimental techniques necessary to drive product technology development
  • Prepare and conduct test-readiness reviews for both internal and external stakeholders.


  • Engineering degree and 10 years of experience in testing electronic systems, high-speed digital communications (20 GHz+), and RF communications
  • Knowledgeable in test automation and scripting
  • Knowledge/experience with MATLAB & Python
  • Familiarity with CI/CD framework and pipelines (Jenkins) is an asset
  • Good knowledge of various protocols such as RS-485/422/232, I2C, MIL-STD-1553, SpaceWire, IEEE802.3, Gigabit Ethernet, SerDes and other serial interfaces and peripherals.
  • Understanding of analog and digital circuit design. Able to identify, troubleshoot and resolve hardware irregularities. Ability to interpret electrical schematics. PCB design experience.
  • Experience with laboratory instrumentation such as oscilloscope, network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, arbitrary waveform generator, SPI bus analyzer, JTAG interface, etc.
  • Experience with test processes such as thermal, vacuum, shock, vibration, dynamic burn-in, life-cycle, EMI, etc. is an asset
  • Strong planning, organizational, and communication skills.
  • The ideal candidate would be a multidisciplinary, pro-active, enthusiastic, and a result-oriented team player


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.