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SDN Senior Software Engineer

telesat · 30+ days ago
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Telesat (NASDAQ and TSX: TSAT) is a leading global satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide to broadcast, telecommunications, corporate and government customers for over 50 years.  Backed by a legacy of engineering excellence, reliability and industry-leading customer service, Telesat has grown to be one of the largest and most successful global satellite operators.
 
Telesat Lightspeed, our revolutionary Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network, scheduled to begin service in 2027, will revolutionize global broadband connectivity for enterprise users by delivering a combination of high capacity, security, resiliency and affordability with ultra-low latency and fiber-like speeds. Telesat is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and has offices and facilities around the world.
 
The company’s state-of-the-art fleet consists of 15 GEO satellites, the Canadian payload on ViaSat-1 and one LEO 3 demonstration satellite.  For more information, follow Telesat on X and LinkedIn or visit www.telesat.com

Purpose of Job

The Constellation Network Operating System (CNOS) is a temporo-spatial Software Defined Network controller (SDNc) that orchestrates the Lightspeed constellation across land, sea, air and space to satisfy service demands. The SDN Senior Software Engineer will contribute to the design of the CNOS and its interfaces and will participate in its integration with other Lightspeed systems, in particular the Operational Support System (OSS) and the data plane. They will also be responsible for the implementation of some controller features.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of the Constellation Network Operating System requirements, architecture and design specifications.
  • Actively participate in the development and review of CNOS requirements to obtain a thorough understanding of operations needs.
  • Contribute to CNOS design and modeling activities, and participate in design discussions for other Lightspeed segments.
  • Provide development activities level of effort and duration estimates for planning and scheduling.
  • Work with development leads to design CNOS interfaces and features that meet system requirements, and participate in design discussions of other Lightspeed segments.
  • Implement network control algorithms into robust, highly-available, fault-tolerant, production-grade, real-time software.
  • Develop source code following established company standards and development guidelines
  • Conduct quality assurance and support debugging promptly
  • Provide regular updates to management on work in progress, work completed, work planned and issues potentially impacting the on time completion or quality level of work
  • Write technical documentation
  • Contribute to technical aspects of network operations and control systems procurement, from RFP definition, through evaluation of proposals, proofs of concept, detailed designs, implementation, testing and finally operational support.
  • Execute modeling, costing and trade analysis.

Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, software engineering, network engineering, or equivalent practical experience
  • 6-9 years of relevant industry experience working in software development, software engineering, or network engineering
  • Hands on programming experience in relevant industry standard languages (e.g. Java, C#, Python, C/C++, etc.)
  • Experience with ONOS, OpenDaylight, or other SDN implementations.
  • Familiarity with cloud native design patterns for large scale, distributed, highly available, fault-tolerant, multi-tier applications.
  • Familiarity with agile development and software lifecycles
  • Creative problem-solving skills and strong analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Strong written and oral English communication skills
  • Familiarity with DevSecOps concepts considered an asset.

Decision Making & Supervision

  • In this role, the incumbent will have influence on the design, development and deployment of LEO System Operations software applications. They will need to make recommendations and decisions based on their experience.
  • This role has no direct reports, but will work and interact with multi-disciplinary engineering, contracts, legal, and commercial teams.

Working Conditions

  • Working conditions are typical of an office environment.
  • Occasional international travel is anticipated.
  • Occasional overtime may be required.

  • The successful candidate must be able to work in Canada and obtain clearance under the Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP).
At Telesat, we take pride in being an equal opportunity employer that values equality in the workplace.   We are committed to providing the best candidate experience possible including any required accommodations at every stage of our interview process.   All qualified applicants that have been selected for an interview that require accommodations, are advised to inform the Telesat Talent team accordingly.  We will work with you to meet your needs.   All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential.

Last updated on Feb 2, 2024

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