Co-op - Systems Engineer Student - 4-16 Months - Winter

Posted Date 1 month ago(9/2/2021 11:29 AM)
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Project/Program Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada currently has a requirement for a Co-op Systems Engineer Student for a minumum 4 months within our Land and Joint Systems Business Area. This role will include system design, software and hardware design, system integration, and system validation. The system engineering team consists of several engineers each focusing on top of the line software, hardware components and services that is being developed and integrated throughout this program. The successful candidate will be a student that has a passion to define and develop the system solution for brand new capabilities in an ever growing industry.


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

  • Perform System requirements analysis and development
  • Participate in systems and software design and trade studies from brand new Software capabilities on Windows and Linux Virtual Machines
  • Prepare, review and execute written test plans and test procedures
  • Identify system defects, resolve issues and verify solutions have been correctly implemented
  • Perform System integration activities in a lab environment
  • Provide technical support during higher level integration and qualification testing
  • Perform Software and equipment configuration, upgrades and maintenance in a lab environment
  • Participate in an Agile team
  • Documenting the analysis, design and test in accordance with development standards
  • Perform design, analysis and/or test functions under the mentorship of senior engineers
  • Document his/her analyses, designs and tests (e.g., architecture diagrams, UML diagrams, tech notes, design documents, test plans and test reports) in the format prescribed by standard templates


  • Exposure to requirement analysis, system design, integration, and test processes and methodologies
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment, with minimum supervision
  • Enthusiastic contributor, willing to learn new skills and take on ownership of work
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong problem solving and root cause analysis skills
  • Desire to participate in large scale military system design and development

Ideally you may also have experience in

  • Experience with configuring or installing network devices
  • Experience with Virtual Machines
  • Experience with Linux
  • Experience in one or more modern programming languages (C++, Java, Python, etc.)

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.

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. 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 welcome you to join our inclusive team! We will work with you around any workplace accommodation required during our application process. If you require accommodation or have questions, please contact Human Resources via

Our Company Benefits
We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose, offering impressive benefits:

  • A compressed nine-day fortnight and compressed hours – which means every other Friday off
  • A personalized career development plan, alongside regular progress reviews - supporting and valuing your progression within the Company
  • A flexible working environment where your contributions are recognized and rewarded with flexible benefits


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