Student, Cyber Security Analyst

Richmond, BC/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 Cybersecurity Analyst – Co-Op on our team at our Brampton, Montreal or Richmond offices . This is an 8 to 16 months term starting in May 2024 .

Supporting all of MDA’s three business areas in Geointelligence, Robotics & Space Operations, and Satellite Systems, our Corporate team knows from experience that working in a hands-on learning environment enables us to collaborate across disciplines and get the job done. From HR and Finance to IT and Communications, we are all committed to reaching new heights and advancing humanity’s place in the universe and here on Earth.

This role is key in the identification of risks and threats, protection of information and assets, detection and monitoring of events and anomalies, and response to and recovery from, cyber events. The successful candidate will also play a role in shaping the planning and design of security architecture.


  • Monitor computer networks for security events or threats
  • Investigate security breaches and other cyber security incidents.
  • Install security measures and operate software to protect systems and information infrastructure, including firewalls and data encryption programs.
  • Document security breaches and assess the damage they cause.
  • Work with security team to perform tests and uncover network vulnerabilities.
  • Fix detected vulnerabilities to maintain a high-security standard.
  • Stay current on IT security trends and news.
  • Develop company-wide best practices for IT security.
  • Perform penetration testing.
  • Help colleagues install security software and understand information security management.
  • Research security enhancements and make recommendations to management.
  • Stay up-to-date on information technology trends and security standards.


  • Enrolled in a college or university program in information security, computer science or related field
  • Knowledge of security standards and frameworks such as ISO27001, NIST
  • Strong problem solving and thinking skills
  • Knowledge of computer network penetration testing and techniques.
  • Understanding of firewalls, proxies, SIEM, antivirus, and IDPS concepts.
  • Must be able to work both independently and in team environments
  • High degree of maturity and excellent communication skills
  • Must be eligible for Reliability level clearance

Desired Qualifications

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with ethical hacking and/or penetration testing
  • Background in software development or programming
  • Understanding of social engineering

Successful candidates must obtain and hold security clearance at the Reliability level, and pass security assessment for the Controlled Goods Program (CGP) and ITAR.

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.