Co-op Software Engineer, LTSSC

Posted Date 6 days ago(1/19/2021 7:02 AM)
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Project/Program Overview

The Land Command Support System (LCSS) is the system of systems that primarily supports the Canadian Army in operations by providing commanders with the information and information services required to make effective and timely command and control decisions about their forces. It is an interconnected network of digital communications and information systems by which the data needed to plan, direct and control tactical land operations is communicated, stored, processed and displayed.


Based remotely:

Our first and foremost priority remains the health and safety of our colleagues. As a result, this role will be working remotely for the foreseeable future. The primary location of this role is Ottawa.


We currently have an opportunity for a co-op student to join our dynamic team of engineers and assist with performing design, analysis documentation, test development and implementation of software on one of our many programs. You will participate in code reviews, identify and resolve issues and work with our knowledgeable engineers to ensure the best product. 


The responsibilities and range of activities may vary, but in general will include:

  • Assisting and supporting lead engineers and team members
  • Performing some basic design and/or analysis functions
  • Documenting the analysis, design and test in accordance with development standards
  • Implementing some software to meet the requirements
  • Developing and performing tests and debug of code
  • Identifying defects, resolving issues and verifying changes
  • Supporting and performing system level test and integration efforts
  • Participating in code reviews


Why Us?  


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent
  • Experience working on software development projects
  • Experience using third generation programming languages such as C#, Java, or C++
  • Experience with software engineering processes and tools
  • Experience with any of the following development tools is highly desirable:
    • Microsoft Visual Studio
    • CodeCollaborator
    • RTC
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Strong problem solving and root cause analysis skills
  • Enthusiastic contributor, willingness to learn new skills and takes on ownership of work
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment, with minimum supervision
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Canadian Security Clearance and a positive Controlled Goods Assessment.
  • Eligibility to work in Canada either as a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.


In light of COVID-19, we have adapted our interviewing and on-boarding processes and are conducting all job interviews virtually via video conference until further notice. Click here for our virtual interviewing tips. 

Company Overview

Our Company Benefits
Our contribution to our employees represents much more than just a pay check. We invest in our employees’ health and wellness, paid time off, retirement, income protection, work/life balance, talent development and more. As a General Dynamics employee, you can enjoy many of our benefits including:

  • Health and optional dental plan
  • Life insurance and retirement benefits
  • Vacation and flexible work environment
  • On-site fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Hockey and soccer leagues
  • Tickets and giveaways offered through our Recreation Association

About General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada
General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada is one of the country’s most innovative defence and security technology companies, providing advanced thinking, design expertise, and implementation know-how to equip military and first responders with leading-edge hardware, software and systems.

Our employees innovate on a daily basis. Part of General Dynamics Mission Systems, a global company with more than 13,000 employees across 100 facilities worldwide, our success stems from strong system engineering experience, ongoing investment in research and development, collaboration with commercial and military systems industry leaders, and a singular focus on customer service.

In Canada, we employ more than 1,300 people across three locations. Our business groups include: Land Communications, Airborne Mission Systems, Underwater Warfare and Cyber Solutions.

We believe in maintaining a diverse workplace – inclusive of beliefs, cultural background, job experiences, thoughts and ideas. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team! (Workplace accommodations are available).


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