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Telesat: Software Engineer


This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted March 1, 2021.

About UsBacked by a 50-year legacy of engineering excellence, reliability and industry-leading customer service, Telesat has grown to be one of the largest and most successful global satellite operators.

Telesat works collaboratively with its customers to deliver critical connectivity solutions that tackle the world’s most complex communications challenges, providing powerful advantages that improve their operations and drive growth.In addition to our state-of-the-art global, geostationary satellite fleet, Telesat LEO, our Low Earth Orbit network scheduled to begin service in 2022, will revolutionize global broadband connectivity by delivering a combination of high capacity, security, resiliency and affordability with ultra-low latency and fiber-like speeds.Telesat also provides industry-leading technical consultation and support services to satellite operators, insurers and other industry stakeholders around the globe.Privately held and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, Telesat’s principal shareholders are Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc.


For more information, visitwww.Telesat.Com.PURPOSE OF JOBThe Software Engineer, working under the supervision of Senior Software Engineers and a Manager, will participate in the development of full-stack applications for the planning and operation of the Telesat LEO System.MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:Develop in-depth knowledge of system operations requirements, software architecture, and design specificationsActively participate in the development and review of system requirements to obtain a thorough understanding of operations needsProvide development activities level of effort and duration estimates for planning and schedulingWork with development leads to design applications that meet system requirementsDevelop algorithms that address numerical optimization problems in the domain of satellite communication systemsDevelop source code following established company standards and development guidelinesConduct quality assurance and support debugging promptlyProvide regular updates to management on work in progress, work completed, work planned and issues potentially impacting the on time completion or quality level of workWrite technical documentationEDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREDBachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering or equivalent practical experience5 to 10 years of relevant industry experience working in software developmentor software engineeringStrong programming skills in relevant industry standard languages (e.G.

Java, Python, Go, C/C++, C#, etc.)Strong knowledge of computer science fundamentals and algorithmsFamiliarity with some computational optimization techniques such as branch-and-bound, linear/integer programming, simulated annealing, genetic algorithms, neural networks, Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceFamiliarity with cloud native design patterns for large scale, distributed, highly-available, fault-tolerant, multi-tier applicationsFamiliarity with virtualization, multi-tenant cloud infrastructures and distributed storage systemsFamiliarity with agile development and software lifecyclesCreative problem solving skills and strong analytical and decision making skillsAbility to work collaboratively in a team environmentStrong written and oral English communication skillsFamiliarity with DevSecOps concepts considered an assetKnowledge of satellite Radio Frequency communications technologies considered an asset DECISION MAKING & SUPERVISION:Decision MakingIn this role, the incumbent will have influence on the design, implementation and deployment of LEO System Operations software tools.

They will need to make recommendations and decisions based on their knowledge and experience.Supervision ExercisedThis role has no direct reports, but will work and interact with multi-disciplinary engineering and commercial teams.

WORKING CONDITIONS:Working conditions are generally comfortable typical of an office environment.Occasional international travel is anticipated.Occasional overtime may be required.

The successful candidate must be able to work in Canada and obtain clearance under the Canadian Controlled Goods program (CGP).