Systems Engineer

Edgewater Computer Systems Inc
50 Hines Road, Kanata, ON

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  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Weekends as needed


50 Hines Road, Kanata, ON

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  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking
  • Vision care

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Position Summary:

  • The successful candidate will design, document, implement and test our next generation of E1553 products. They will enable our proprietary OFDM-based modem technology to increase the communication speeds of aircraft networks by orders of magnitude. Responsibilities include requirements generation and allocation, systems verification and validation and system/product integration. The candidate will work directly with the Director of Engineering and other technical team members as a key member of the product development team.

Principal Duties:

  • Produce and/or review technical documents, specifications and standards;
  • Support the development and allocation of system level requirements;
  • Review, develop and document system level concepts of operation;
  • Support the project team addressing requirements, design, integration, and test issues;
  • Support system/product integration;
  • Verify and validate system designs and implementation to ensure conformance with functional and performance specifications and customer requirements;
  • Develop test case and provide traceability against system requirements; and
  • Collaborate with other development teams including FPGA, Hardware and Software; as well as Quality Assurance to enhance and streamline engineering development processes.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or equivalent experience


  • 5+ years of experience working as a systems engineer on electronics systems in the aerospace/defense sector
  • Experience in the conduct of testing, use of automated test tools, requirements review, and structured testing techniques
  • Experience working within systems engineering processes governing change and configuration management

Skills - Required:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision and the ability to be creative, persistent and stay with a problem until it is resolved;

Skills - Desired:

  • Hardware and/or FPGA design experience
  • Knowledge of safety analysis techniques (FTA, FMECA)
  • Experience with Requirements Traceability tools (e.g. DOORS)
  • Test script development (Knowledge of TCL or other test scripting experience is highly desirable)
  • Development experience with CPU subsystems
  • Development experience in the following technologies: OFDM modem development, DDR4, PCIe, FGPA or ASIC design
  • Knowledge of MIL-STD-1553C protocol
  • Experience in a military/avionics environment (DO-254/DO-178C development process)

Skills - Personal Relation:

  • Able to interact positively with employees at all levels in the organization
  • Strong English communication and writing skills are essential


  • Must be able to meet requirements of controlled-goods certification (Minimum 5 years of Canadian residency)
  • It would be an asset to be able to successfully complete a security clearance background check to the level of Secret (may require 10 years Canadian residency)
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision, prioritizing work activities appropriately
  • Good organizational skills

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Equipment/Software To Be Used:

  • Computer workstations and servers running Windows

Typical Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Typical Mental Demands:

  • Learn new tasks, remember processes, maintain focus, complete tasks independently, make timely decisions in the context of a workflow, ability to communicate with others.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to work in a typical office setting
  • Must be able to work effectively under the pressure of deadlines
  • May be required to work evenings and/or weekends from time-to-time when required to meet deadlines

Salary and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary based upon skills and experience.
  • Benefits package
  • Incentives

Terms Of Employment:

  • Must be eligible to legally work in Canada and must be able to meet requirements of controlled-goods certification (Minimum 5 years of Canadian residency)
  • Must be willing to sign a release allowing Edgewater to check all references and all credentials with the institutions involved
  • Must be willing to sign a comprehensive Non-disclosure and Non-competition Agreement with Edgewater, upon job offer

How To Apply:

  • Submit your resume and cover letter using the form on under Careers.
  • Note: All references will be thoroughly checked
  • Indicate your earliest availability to start work

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Job Type: Full-time


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking
  • Vision care

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred)

Work Location: In person