Systems Integration Test Engineering Specialist - Working Level

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/23/2018 5:08 PM)
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Company Overview

At General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada, Canada’s premiere defence company, innovation happens on a daily basis. We develop and deliver highly-complex leading edge technology, products and systems that make important contributions to our customer’s success in land, airborne, maritime and public safety applications. The challenges and opportunities are endless.The results – incredible.


Our employees are exceptional. We are proud to employ more than 1,100 talented individuals across Canada. Working in a collaborative environment, our employees are encouraged daily to contribute their technical knowledge and expertise. Our employees are passionate, dedicated, and conscientious about the work they do which results in our ability to deliver the highest value, customized solutions in order to meet the most demanding requirements.

Project/Program Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada is staffing for an exciting opportunity to deliver a world class secure next-generation communications system for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in the United Kingdom (UK). General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada is working in partnership with GDMS-UK to design, develop, and deliver an exceptional Command, Control, Communications, Computing and Intelligence (C4I) system based on open architecture and industry standard principles.

The project includes all phases including System Design, Software and Hardware Design, System Integration, and System Validation. The project will be a multi-site development project with activities spanning several product development groups in Calgary and across the greater GDMS- International business area. Our Calgary team is developing a key software product as part of this offering that provides the operating system and middleware to enable tactical voice and data communications, sensor and device integration, and common application services. Software will be developed for Windows 7/10 laptops and for key hardware products running Linux, also developed by General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada.


Within an Agile team, the successful candidate will hold a senior integration role, assisting in the design, execution and reporting of combined software and hardware level test and integration related activities. The successful candidate will act as the test and integration specialist within the agile team and assist in the development of cross-functional team capabilities. The successful candidate will also assist in the integration of agile team outputs into the larger systems level efforts. As a senior tester, the position is expected to assist in the mentorship and development of junior tests within the test community.


Typical Duties:

  • Define and develop detailed integration procedures, in accordance with the design documents, requirements and use cases, which can be re-used or re-interpreted for qualification evidence
  • Perform analyses and preliminary research to assess the tools and configurations required to adequately test the applicable functions
  • Execute tests – implement configurations to effectively and efficiently perform the procedures; define any special equipment settings; gather data and document as required
  • Troubleshoot – analyze and interpret data to identify errors in behavior, identify root cause, and make use of tools and resources available to debug and investigate
  • Prepare reports and supporting documentation for all tests and performance measures to demonstrate progress and communicate these with other team members as required
  • Assist with engineering peer reviews of technical documentation, test plans and procedures
  • Understand and apply the principles of configuration management
  • Conduct himself/herself professionally in all meetings, activities and when included in customer attended events.
  • Able to deal with a highly educated multi-disciplinary team in a dynamic and fast-paced environment


Required skills & Experience:

  • At least five years of experience in an Integration and/or Verification role
  • Demonstrated experience with test activities including test procedure writing, test report writing, failure documentation and iterative test cycle management
  • Demonstrated initiative, willingness to learn and continued personal development
  • Demostrated excellent communications skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong problem solving and analysis skills
  • Experience with testing software in a Linux operating system (kernel 4.X) and Windows Operating system (e.g, Windows 7-10)
  • Experience with automated testing techniques, tools and languages

Skills & Experience – Nice to Have:

  • Previous experience with testing in Agile or Disciplined Agile environments.
  • Familiarity with the principles of tactical mobile communication systems; familiarity with these in military systems and subsystems development, an asset.
  • Experience with network test tools such as IXIA and Wireshark.
  • Experience with transport layer technologies such as TCP/IP and UDP.
  • Experience with networking technologies such as IPv4, IPv6, VLANs, 802.3, Routing Protocols (OSPF, IS-IS, RIP, BGP4), 802.1x, DSCP, STP, PIM-SM, PIM-DM, and DHCP; experience with network device management technologies such as SNMP and NETCONF.
  • Experience with scripting languages such as bash, python and powershell; knowledge of higher level programming languages such as C++ or C#.
  • Virtualization/Emulation environments: VirtualBox, Xen Server, CORE, QEMU, KVM.
  • Experience with multimedia technologies such as SIP, RTP, and RTCP.
  • Experience with the any of the following tools, or their equivalent, is highly desirable:
  • RTC / RQM.
  • DOORS.
  • Enterprise Architect, Artisan or Rational Rose.
  • iSource.
  • SVN / GIT.
  • Microsoft Visio and Office Suite products.
  • Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest.
  • Microsoft Project, and other MS Office products


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical/scientific degree. Candidates with diplomas will be considered with adequate additional experience
  • APEGA P.Eng or ASET P.Tech(Eng.) accreditation, or eligible to obtain that accreditation


Minimum 10 year consecutive residence in Canada – for Canadian Secret Security Clearance
Applicants will be required to obtain/hold a valid and current Canadian security clearance to gain access to the classified spaces, information and equipment in order to perform the work associated with this position.


Limited international travel may be required for this role.


General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. Workplace accommodations are available.


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