Spectrum Engineer Intern - Ottawa, Ontario

About Us

Telesat is a leading global satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, the company’s state-of-the-art fleet consists of 16 GEO satellites, the Canadian payload on ViaSat-1 and one Phase 1 LEO satellite, which is the start of Telesat,’s planned advanced global LEO satellite constellation that will offer ultra-low latency, extremely high throughput, and affordable broadband services. Telesat is also a leading technical consultant providing high value expertise and support to satellite operators, insurers and other industry participants on a global basis. Privately held, Telesat’s principal shareholders are Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LORL).

Telesat is currently seeking a Spectrum Engineer Intern for a duration of 12 to 16 months.  The Spectrum Intern will provide engineering support to the spectrum development division and specifically will undertake software development to support the international coordination of the Telesat LEO system. 


How you will contribute:


  • Interpret technical documents that define methodologies for interference analysis
  • Write code to implement the above
  • Perform interference analyses using the developed code
  • Design and carry out test cases for software verification


Education and Experience Required:


  • Completed minimum 3rd year in a Bachelor of Engineering program, or recent grad
  • Extensive software development experience
  • Excellent and verified Matlab programming skills
  • Skilled in other programming languages (e.g. Python) or tools (i.e. STK) an asset
  • Radio frequency (RF) and communication theory an asset
  • Strong technical, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Interprets methodologies and develops code under the guidance of staff engineers


The successful candidate must be able to work in Canada and obtain clearance under the Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP). 

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