You're using an older version of Internet Explorer that is no longer supported. Please update your browser.
You're using an older version of Internet Explorer and some functionality may not work as expected. Please update your browser for the best experience.
MDA Systems Ltd.
MDA Systems Ltd. Logo

Intermediate Software Developer (C/C++)

Reference ID: MSL00000294-English

Share job:

Job Location icon
Halifax, NS
Job Type icon
Full Time
Job Category icon

Job Description

MDA Halifax is seeking an experienced software developer to assist in the expansion and maintenance of the VICTORIA Class Submarine Command Team Trainer (VSCTT).

The VSCTT is a large legacy trainer involving real and simulated systems operating in a synthetic environment. It is in the early stages of rework both to keep pace with the submarine as well as a change in role from stand-alone simulation to participant in joint exercises.

The successful candidate will join the VSCTT In-Service Support (ISS) team, a small group which is responsible full life-cycle control of the simulator. Every member has a strong influence upon the direction and success of the rework and the maintenance activities which will follow. This is a challenging position with a high profile within the organization and is an excellent opportunity for a skilled intermediate developer.

  • Software engineering within a complex simulation architecture consisting of diverse hardware and software.
  • Execution of the complete software life-cycle from specification through delivery and support.
  • Investigation of legacy systems for defects and potential for enhancement.
  • Integration of in-house and third-party systems into the simulation architecture.

Requirements (experience/skills):
  • A degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Math/Physics from a recognized University
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in C++.
  • Experience developing parallel distributed systems.
  • Experience with Windows and/or Linux operating systems.
  • 2 or more years of work experience in software design.
  • Experience with maintenance of large code bases (in excess of one million lines).
  • Experience with distributed simulation architectures (HLA, DIS).

Would be considered an asset
  • Experience supporting deployed systems in the field, including excellent trouble-shooting skills.
  • Knowledge of Ada, C#, FORTRAN, Java, JavaScript, Bash, DOS (Batch), Perl, Make, and XML.
  • User interface design experience.
  • Experience porting code between operating systems and languages.

Comments/Special Considerations:
  • Must hold or be eligible to obtain a NATO Secret Security and Controlled Goods clearances

Primary Activities

Candidate Profile

Posted: October 18, 2018
Closes: December 17, 2018
Email Address:
Company Info
1001-5000 employees

Connect with employer:

About MDA Systems Ltd.

MDA is a global communications and information company providing operational solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide. MDA's business is focused on markets and customers...