Senior Test Software Developer (Python)

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC/Remote
Added: February 9, 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.

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 Senior Test Software Developer (Python) 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 lead the development of a Windows application in a networked environment using the Python programming language.


  • Creating software applications that are attractive to our internal and external customers using the Python language on Windows
  • Analysing customer specifications to generate precise software requirements
  • Working from requirements to develop or modify complex software applications
  • Planning work, providing effort estimates and driving your work to completion
  • Designing, coding, testing, debugging and documenting high-quality software development applications
  • Preparing documentation and participating in reviews
  • Participating in integration, testing and deployment of software applications
  • Troubleshooting problems in a software production environment
  • Following established development processes and corporate technical and quality standards
  • Identifying and incorporating potential technological advances in line with the long-term goals of our business

Qualifications Required

  • A University degree in Engineering, Computer Science or other relevant disciplines, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of software development experience on the Windows operating system
  • Good knowledge of Python language and OOP design patterns and standard development practices
  • The ability to understand and work with complex software requirement specifications
  • The ability to work in a team to solve technical problems within budget and schedule constraints
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Ethernet based networking protocols and client server application development
  • Experience in developing user interfaces, ideally with QT
  • Knowledge of Embedded Linux operating system
  • Experience in low–level development on Embedded Linux
  • Creating tools to support development and test
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodology and CI/CD


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.