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Test Engineer



Quality Assurance
saint-laurent, montreal, qc, canada
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

About This Role

The Product

The MADXR (Magnetic Anomaly Detection) is the latest generation of avionics system installed onboard surveillance airplanes and helicopters which allows for real time detection of submarines (hyperlink to product demo). The system has successfully demonstrated performance during test flights and is entering high volume production rate. Our engineering team is faced with the challenge of standardizing the product to enable mass production.

Job Summary

As part of the hardware engineering team, you will play a key role in the identification of requirements, definition, implementation, automation, and analysis of the production tests for the MAD-XR product. You will play a central role in improving the production test sequence with the objective to allow producing the MADXR in high volume while ensuring the quality of the product is maintained. Joining an inter-disciplinary team composed of electronics, avionics and mechanical engineers, you will be tasked to analyze the existing design and test sequence and identify improvements that will allow testing elements of the system at earlier stage, in more detail and more efficiently. You will implement a variety of tests (environment developed in C++) used to drive the test equipment. You will also contribute to the identification and implementation of strategies that will allow increasing the pass rate of the product. You will support the Hardware Lead and Program Manager from a testing point of view to ensure the solutions developed are coherent and functional to meet product development and milestone deliveries. This includes liaison with various CAE groups such as Production, Planning, Manufacturing Engineering and Global Strategic Sourcing as well as external suppliers.

The position requires on-site presence at CAE (8585 Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse)

Your Role and Responsibilities

  • You will play a central role in improving the test sequence of the MADXR to allow production of the units in high quantities.

  • You will identify and implement additional testing based on existing frameworks based on C++ and C#. Involves driving the MADXR with a variety of test equipment.

  • You will act as the first point of contact with Production to support test anomalies and address production issues raised during the testing process.

  • You will investigate test failures, collect relevant data to identify trends

  • You will make recommendations on design improvements to permanently address identified root causes of failure

  • You will produce troubleshooting procedures to be used by Production to determine sequence of actions to take upon specific test failures

  • You will lead the engineering effort associated to the standardization of the different test equipment.

  • You will support Project Engineering to estimate test changes and identify associated risks.

  • You will support various initiatives as required to meet product demands

You are a good fit if you have the following skills and qualities

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field

  • 3-5 years of experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of C++, Python, C# an asset.

  • Demonstrated experience developing software interfacing directly with hardware.

  • Good understanding of avionics/electronics engineering concepts. Prior experience in both these fields considered a strong asset.

  • Prior experience in production testing considered an asset

  • Demonstrated sense of initiative and leadership, results-oriented

  • Agile, comfortable working in a fluid environment

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Effective time management and multi-tasking skills. Ability to plan and manage risk and project scope.

  • Bilingualism (French and English) is an asset

  • CAE employees must be able to meet the requirements of the Canada Controlled Goods Program (CGP), and in certain cases, ITAR requirements.

  • Do you have other qualifications? Tell us what is unique about you that is a great addition to the team.

CAE employees must be able to meet the requirements of the Canada Controlled Goods Program (CGP), and in certain cases, ITAR requirements.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At CAE, everyone is welcome to contribute to our success. With no exception. As captured in our overarching value "One CAE", we’re proud to work as one passionate, boundaryless and inclusive team.

At CAE, all employees are welcome regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability or age.

The masculine form may be used in this job description solely for ease of reading, but refers to men, women and the gender diverse.

Position Type


CAE thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those whose background and experience match the requirements of the role will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer

CAE is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As "One CAE," we take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity, Veteran status, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

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