Co-op Software Engineer, 8 Month

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/11/2021 2:01 PM)
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Project/Program Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada has an opportunity for a Co-op student to work in Halifax as part of our agile software development team as they research and develop advanced computer network defence, big data and machine learning solutions for both domestic and international customers. To maintain our competitive edge, the team performs innovation R&D related to cybersecurity and software assurance.


The successful candidate will be working within a small team of highly skilled professionals in a collaborative environment to develop innovation solutions. The development team is highly agile and utilizes agile development methodologies in their development practices, working together to design, implement, integrate, test, and deliver features for our innovative and world class products.  Typical assignments may involve cyber defence, machine learning and big data solutions.


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 Halifax/Dartmouth Nova Scotia.


The responsibilities and range of activities will vary depending on experience, but in general will include:

  • Work cooperatively within an agile team.
  • Perform software design and/or analysis based on requirements.
  • Document the analysis, design and test in accordance with development standards.
  • Develop software capabilities.
  • Participate in peer code reviews.
  • Perform software integration.
  • Identify, analyse, document, and resolve issues and defects.

Why Us?  


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent.
  • 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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