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MAXAR PEY Intern Student – Software Engineering in brampton, Ontario

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Maxar Technologies Ltd. is a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets including satellites, Earth imagery, geospatial data and analytics. As a trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides unmatched end-to-end advanced systems capabilities and integrated solutions expertise to help our customers anticipate and address their most complex mission critical challenges with confidence. With more than 6,500 employees in 21 locations, the Maxar Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands includes SSL, MDA, DigitalGlobe and Radiant Solutions. Every day, millions of people rely on Maxar Technologies to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that empower a better world. Maxar trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information visit

For more than three decades, human space flight has been supported by advanced robotics developed by MDA. We have combined complex robotics with control software to develop the Space Shuttle's Canadarm and the Mobile Servicing System for the International Space station. Leveraging our expertise in robotic technology and space-borne sensing systems, MDA is developing sophisticated systems for on-orbit servicing of satellites and planetary missions to explore the Moon and Mars.

On Earth we are taking our experience in space robotics into new areas of advanced robotics for medical and mining applications. We invite you to visit our website at

MDA is currently seeking a student intern to support the Software Engineering Department with research and development of future space vision and robotics systems. MDA is looking for a student to assist with software prototyping and development in the areas of space, medical and other terrestrial robotics applications.

The successful applicant will be possess some of the following skills:

• Common languages used are Ada, C / C++ and Java

• Working knowledge of Matlab/Simulink

• Real Time embedded systems such as Tornado II and VxWorks OS, RTOS

• Various communication interfaces such as TCP/IP, PCI, 1553, I2C, RS232, RS422, EtherCat, CANOpen and Analog/Digital interfaces

• Target Hardware including single board computers such as PPC750, 8051 based micro controllers, Arm and x86 processors

• GUI development using .NET, NetBeans/Java

• Scripting languages such as LUA, Python or Perl

• Development environments in either Windows or Unix

• Strong analytical, problem solving, communication and organization skills

• Strong human relations skills

• Dedication to meet project deadlines

• Highly motivated, enthusiastic, and a positive thinker

• User Interface development for ground Command and Control workstations

Interested candidates should be working towards a degree in Software / Electrical / Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline with 2-3 years completed. Students must be enrolled in their university’s formal internship program.

Excellent verbal, written communication skills are essential to this position . All candidates must be able to obtain CGP and ITAR clearance .

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting diversity in the workplace.

With respects to Accessibilities for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Inc. is proud to provide accommodation(s) during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodations, please feel free to notify us.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

MDA provides competitive compensation and benefits packages for its employees at its many locations. As a member of the MDA team, you and your qualified dependents are eligible to participate in a benefit plan that ensures a comprehensive level of protection for employees and their families through health care plans, disability income protection, life insurance, and other employee benefits. The Company's retirement plans encourage employees to save for their future with a Company matching contribution in many locations.​

We are a vertically integrated, new space economy story, including segments across the value continuum for every moment leading up to and following launch. We lead in satellite communications (building and operating), ground infrastructure, Earth observation, advanced analytics, insights from machine learning, next-generation propulsion, space robotics, on-orbit servicing, on-orbit assembly, and protection of space assets through cybersecurity and monitoring of space systems. By integrating our leading-edge capabilities, we provide innovative, cost-effective solutions, value for customers, and thus unlock the multiplier effect of our combined businesses.

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.