Careers at Kongsberg Geospatial

Find Your Place at Kongsberg Geospatial

Kongsberg Geospatial is a world leader in high performance geospatial visualization software solutions. Our software is fielded in many of the most important Command and Control systems in the world, including air, land, sea and underwater applications. We also provide solutions and technology for civilian applications. Air Traffic Control systems all over the world rely on our technology, and over a third of the world's maritime shipping traffic is managed using software we developed.

We are leaders in research and development, and our engineers are working with pioneering technology in fields like Augmented Reality, and BVLOS solutions for Unmanned Aerial Systems.

We're in it for the long haul.

We build reliable, high-performance technology for long-term use, and develop lasting relationships with our clients. Some of our products have been growing and evolving through continuous use for over 25 years.

At Kongsberg Geospatial, we believe in building lasting relationships within our company as well. People who join our company tend to stay here. Here are a few reasons why Kongsberg Geospatial is a great place to work:

A Kongsberg Geospatial engineer makes an adjustment to a camera gymbal on a 6-rotor drone.
  1. Our team members have the opportunity for real input into product direction
  2. Our engineers enjoy technical autonomy
  3. We get to work on high-performance technology with real-world applications
  4. Our developers grapple with complex problems that present opportunities for innovation
  5. We enjoy close and lasting relationships with our customers
  6. Last, but not least: we work on really cool stuff

If these things are important to you, and if you believe that you have the skills and talent we're looking for, we'd love to hear from you. Our current employment opportunities are listed below:

Current Opportunities

Team Lead - Full Stack Web Developer

Job description

Are you a software professional that enjoys creating solutions that customers love? Do you thrive on seeing projects from concept to delivery? Do you like working in smaller teams and seeing the entire solution?

Our team is growing and Kongsberg Geospatial seeks system developers for a variety of projects. We have positions available in our Ottawa office, working remotely and on site.

What You’ll Create

We develop systems that integrate complex sensor interfaces, data, and equipment. We tie it all together using an assortment of middleware technologies and present it using innovative modern graphical user interfaces. Our user experiences provide application operators visualization of geospatial map and terrain data, imagery, video feeds, and sensor controls overlaid with real time data.

Operators interact with our systems using many platforms including tablets, laptops, consoles, video walls and specialized military and air traffic control workstations. Each of our systems is as unique as our customers; however, they all share a critical need to display and act on real-time geographic data.

Our Teams

Small project teams up to 5 take full responsibility to design, develop and deliver systems typically in a 6-18 month timeframe. The team size and contract duration allow team members to become familiar with large portions of the system and often provide the opportunity to become subject matter experts for the technology we are integrating, often in customer facing roles.

What we’re looking for

We are seeking a team lead with full stack experience for a number of Web application centric programs. As a member of a motivated and structured development team, you will lead the development and design of front and back end Web based software components (as a service).

Occasionally our stakeholders do not have all the answers when it comes to how they want things to work. Therefore, you will need to be a critical thinker and problem solver and provide ideas in order to drive requirements.

You have a track record of designing and creating great user experiences for end users. Our team sizes are small therefore you will be required to not only lead a team, but also be an active participant in software development, architecture, integration and testing of code within the target solution).

Duties Include:

  • Working directly with customers to solve specific requirements
  • Defining project scope and estimating implementation effort
  • Prototyping proof of concepts, requirements development, OO analysis, design, coding, testing, and delivery
  • When required, providing technical support to our sales activities
  • Assisting with project proposal preparation

You Have:

  • A Canadian security clearance or eligibility to obtain one
  • A post-secondary degree in a field related to Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent relevant experience
  • Minimum 3 years experience in Software Development.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in technology and scope of work
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate to internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Experience in the Following Areas:

  • Developing front end Web based components using JavaScript, Typescript, CSS, HTML5
  • Developing microservices written using NodeJS
  • Writing code using Object Oriented design patterns
  • Knowledge of how to design effective Web based user interfaces using UX best practices (defining end user personas, journey maps, workflows and wireframes)
  • Solid understanding developing RESTful and Websockets based web service APIs
  • Strong understanding of web application development, including application design, session management, security and performance
  • Using XML and JSON
  • JavaScript/CSS Frameworks (React, Redux, Material Design UI)
  • Deploying applications in a Linux server environment
  • Build tools such as Gulp or Webpack
  • Managing software configurations with Git or similar

It will be Great if You Have:

Experience in some of the following areas depending on the project and role:

  • Open source Web based geospatial APIs (OpenLayers)
  • Relational and NOSQL database design (SQLLite, MongoDB, Redis)
  • Understanding of Container Orchestration (Docker)
  • Agile development process
  • Experience and domain knowledge of geospatial technology
  • Experience and domain knowledge with one or more of Defence, ATC, and UAV applications and operations

How to Apply

Visit our website at www.kongsberggeospatial.com to learn more about us. If you fulfill the requirements and skills listed above, we look forward to hearing from you.

Please apply by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., quoting the job title “Web Team Lead” and attaching your resume in PDF format only.

Due to the volume of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We appreciate your interest in Kongsberg Geospatial.

Full Stack Web Developer

Job description

Are you a software professional that enjoys creating solutions that customers love? Do you thrive on seeing projects from concept to delivery? Do you like working in smaller teams and seeing the entire solution?

Our team is growing and Kongsberg Geospatial seeks system developers for a variety of projects. We have positions available in our Ottawa office, working remotely and on site.

What You’ll Create

We develop systems that integrate complex sensor interfaces, data, and equipment. We tie it all together using an assortment of middleware technologies and present it using innovative modern graphical user interfaces. Our user experiences provide application operators visualization of geospatial map and terrain data, imagery, video feeds, and sensor controls overlaid with real time data.

Operators interact with our systems using many platforms including tablets, laptops, consoles, video walls and specialized military and air traffic control workstations. Each of our systems is as unique as our customers; however, they all share a critical need to display and act on real-time geographic data.

Our Teams

Small project teams up to 5 take full responsibility to design, develop and deliver systems typically in a 6-18 month timeframe. The team size and contract duration allow team members to become familiar with large portions of the system and often provide the opportunity to become subject matter experts for the technology we are integrating, often in customer facing roles.

What we’re looking for

We are seeking a team lead with full stack experience for a number of Web application centric programs. As a member of a motivated and structured development team, you will lead the development and design of front and back end Web based software components (as a service).

Occasionally our stakeholders do not have all the answers when it comes to how they want things to work. Therefore, you will need to be a critical thinker and problem solver and provide ideas in order to drive requirements.

You have a track record of designing and creating great user experiences for end users. Our team sizes are small therefore you will be required to not only lead a team, but also be an active participant in software development, architecture, integration and testing of code within the target solution).

Duties Include:

  • Working directly with customers to solve specific requirements
  • Defining project scope and estimating implementation effort
  • Prototyping proof of concepts, requirements development, OO analysis, design, coding, testing, and delivery
  • When required, providing technical support to our sales activities
  • Assisting with project proposal preparation

You Have:

  • A Canadian security clearance or eligibility to obtain one
  • A post-secondary degree in a field related to Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent relevant experience
  • Minimum 3 years experience in Software Development.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in technology and scope of work
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate to internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Experience in the Following Areas:

  • Developing front end Web based components using JavaScript, Typescript, CSS, HTML5
  • Developing microservices written using NodeJS
  • Writing code using Object Oriented design patterns
  • Knowledge of how to design effective Web based user interfaces using UX best practices (defining end user personas, journey maps, workflows and wireframes)
  • Solid understanding developing RESTful and Websockets based web service APIs
  • Strong understanding of web application development, including application design, session management, security and performance
  • Using XML and JSON
  • JavaScript/CSS Frameworks (React, Redux, Material Design UI)
  • Deploying applications in a Linux server environment
  • Build tools such as Gulp or Webpack
  • Managing software configurations with Git or similar

It will be Great if You Have:

Experience in some of the following areas depending on the project and role:

  • Open source Web based geospatial APIs (OpenLayers)
  • Relational and NOSQL database design (SQLLite, MongoDB, Redis)
  • Understanding of Container Orchestration (Docker)
  • Agile development process
  • Experience and domain knowledge of geospatial technology
  • Experience and domain knowledge with one or more of Defence, ATC, and UAV applications and operations

How to Apply

Visit our website at www.kongsberggeospatial.com to learn more about us. If you fulfill the requirements and skills listed above, we look forward to hearing from you.

Please apply by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., quoting the job title “Web Developer” and attaching your resume in PDF format only.

Due to the volume of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We appreciate your interest in Kongsberg Geospatial.

Business Development Executive – Unmanned Systems

Job description

We are looking for a full-time Business Development Executive for our Unmanned Systems business focusing on the United States market. In this role, you will be responsible to lead new business development activities in the UAS market by coordinating complex business relationships for the application of Kongsberg Geospatial technologies, products and services. Seeking experience in UAS GCS or PED software use, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated performance in establishing relationships and closing software sales in the US Defense and Commercial UAS Industry (B2B) and Government & Public Sector (B2G). Additionally, this candidate will be able to bring with them a strong contact network that can deliver results. Ultimately this candidate will be responsible for meeting and exceeding bookings targets.

Other Essential Functions Include:

  • Balance business and technical acumen to evaluate new technologies and the product development of our software
  • Lead the development of relationships with partners and providers offering key components, content, technologies, and intellectual property, negotiate business terms and expectations for these relationships and coordinate with internal departments to finalize formal agreements with providers
  • Coordinate with other departments within Kongsberg Geospatial to ensure the requirements of these relationships are met including coordinating business development meetings, compiling meeting notes and actions and following up with assigned resources
  • Research, evaluate and identify opportunities for strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions
  • Recognize and champion development of key competitive differentiators for existing and new Kongsberg Geospatial products based on competitive analysis, technical research and development studies
  • Effectively represent Kongsberg Geospatial among industry partners, peer groups and regulatory agencies as required
  • Capture key messages associated with new products and ensure they are incorporated in the marketing effort
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of product roadmaps
  • Participate in evaluation of proposed and ongoing projects/programs
  • Contribute to the development and refinement of Kongsberg Geospatial vision and strategy

Required Qualifications

  • Degree qualified - Engineering or Technical Degree (distinct advantage) or equivalent competency and experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant sales experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a leadership role
  • Ability to travel both internationally and domestic (approximately 25%)
  • Candidate must have or be capable of acquiring a NATO Secret security clearance
  • Desired experience in the operation of UAS or PED systems
  • Military experience preferred: Experience preferred in Command and Control, and/or Air Battle Management, and/or Unmanned systems

Competencies

  • Business Acumen: Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting their business and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.
  • trategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future orientated; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans
  • Negotiating: Can negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups; can win concessions without damaging relationships; can be direct and forceful as well as diplomatic.
  • Political & Government Savvy: Can maneuver through complex political situations effectively and quietly; is sensitive to how people and organizations function; anticipates where the issues will be and plans their approach accordingly. Understands how governments work and how to get things done.
  • Presentation Skills: Is effective in a variety of formal presentation settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports, and bosses; is effective both inside and outside the organization, on both cool data and hot and controversial topics; commands attention and can manage group process during the presentation; can change tactics midstream when something isn't working.
  • Written Communications: Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.

Market Experience

Candidates who have experience working with software sales into Commercial and Military Unmanned Aviation markets are strongly preferred. Desired areas of experience would include:

  • Experience in development of software systems and services
  • Experience in software product development strategy
  • Experience in Government program procurements
  • Experience in Unmanned Systems GCS or PED software
  • Military experience in the operation of UAS or PED systems

How to Apply

Visit our website at www.kongsberggeospatial.com to learn more about us. If you fulfill the requirements and skills listed above, we look forward to hearing from you.

Please apply by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., quoting the job title “UAS BD Executive” and attaching your resume in PDF format only.

Due to the volume of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We appreciate your interest in Kongsberg Geospatial.

Business Development Executive – Defense and Unmanned Systems

Job description

We are looking for a full-time Business Development Executive for our Defense and Unmanned Systems focusing on the North American market. In this role, you will be responsible to lead new business development activities by coordinating complex business relationships in the development of new technologies, products and services. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated performance in establishing relationships and closing software sales in the US Defense Industry (B2B) and Government & Public Sector (B2G). Additionally, this candidate will be able to bring with them a strong contact network that can deliver results. Ultimately this candidate will be responsible for meeting and exceeding bookings targets.

Other Essential Functions Include:

  • Balance business and technical acumen to evaluate new technologies and the product development of our software
  • Lead the development of relationships with partners and providers offering key components, content, technologies, and intellectual property, negotiate business terms and expectations for these relationships and coordinate with internal departments to finalize formal agreements with providers
  • Coordinate with other departments within Kongsberg Geospatial to ensure the requirements of these relationships are met including coordinating business development meetings, compiling meeting notes and actions and following up with assigned resources
  • Research, evaluate and identify opportunities for strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions
  • Recognize and champion development of key competitive differentiators for existing and new Kongsberg Geospatial products based on competitive analysis, technical research and development studies
  • Effectively represent Kongsberg Geospatial among industry partners, peer groups and regulatory agencies as required
  • Capture key messages associated with new products and ensure they are incorporated in the marketing effort
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of product roadmaps
  • Participate in evaluation of proposed and ongoing projects/programs
  • Contribute to the development and refinement of Kongsberg Geospatial vision and strategy

Required Qualifications

  • Degree qualified - Engineering or Technical Degree (distinct advantage) or equivalent competency and experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant sales experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a leadership role
  • Ability to travel both internationally and domestic (approximately 25%)
  • Candidate must have or be capable of acquiring a NATO Secret security clearance
  • Desired experience in the operation of UAS or PED systems
  • Military experience preferred: Experience preferred in Command and Control, and/or Air Battle Management, and/or Unmanned systems

Competencies

  • Business Acumen: Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting their business and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.
  • trategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future orientated; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans
  • Negotiating: Can negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups; can win concessions without damaging relationships; can be direct and forceful as well as diplomatic.
  • Political & Government Savvy: Can maneuver through complex political situations effectively and quietly; is sensitive to how people and organizations function; anticipates where the issues will be and plans their approach accordingly. Understands how governments work and how to get things done.
  • Presentation Skills: Is effective in a variety of formal presentation settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports, and bosses; is effective both inside and outside the organization, on both cool data and hot and controversial topics; commands attention and can manage group process during the presentation; can change tactics midstream when something isn't working.
  • Written Communications: Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.

Market Experience

Candidates who have experience working with software sales into Defense Systems and Unmanned Aviation markets are preferred. Desired areas of experience would include:

  • Experience in development of software systems and services
  • Experience in software product development strategy
  • Experience in Government program procurements
  • Experience in Defense ISR and C2 systems
  • Experience in Unmanned Systems

How to Apply

Visit our website at www.kongsberggeospatial.com to learn more about us. If you fulfill the requirements and skills listed above, we look forward to hearing from you.

Please apply by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., quoting the job title “BD Executive DEF” and attaching your resume in PDF format only.

Due to the volume of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We appreciate your interest in Kongsberg Geospatial.

Contract PHP Web Developer

Job description

We’re looking for a web developer to do occasional work for us maintaining and modifying components for a LAMP / Joomla website.

This is a contract position that will require occasional work on specific tasks.

This is a work-from-home / casual position.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for a PHP developer familiar with the Apache / PHP / MySQL / Joomla web stack, (https://www.joomla.org/). We need someone to make changes to overrides to Joomla core files. In our case, we are also using the YooTheme Page Builder (https://yootheme.com/page-builder), which uses the Joomla override system. If you’ve worked with this kind of environment in the past, the job will be trivial. If not, general familiarity with PHP and open CMS platforms like Joomla or Drupal should be sufficient.

For the first contract, we wish to make some changes to apply changes made to Joomla override files to allow a YooTheme Page Builder update to be applied while maintaining site customizations that have been made using an older version of the software.

If this contract works out, there will be additional ongoing contracts for website customization and updates.

Duties Include

  • Set up and test a local copy of the Kongsberg Geospatial website
  • Use Beyond Compare or a similar tool to identify changes to Joomla core files
  • Identify how to make similar changes using the latest builds of Joomla
  • Apply and test changes, verify that the new site build looks and behaves the same as the current build
  • Apply and upload the changes to the live site
  • Test the new site to verify all components are working properly

You Have

  • A Canadian security clearance or eligibility to obtain one
  • A post-secondary degree in a field related to Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent relevant experience
  • Minimum 3 years experience in with PHP website development
  • Capacity to work independently on short term contracts
  • Tools or methodology to update and report on project tasks

Experience in the following areas:

  • PHP web development
  • CSS for responsive design
  • Experience with Bootstrap or other common UI foundations
  • Experience with open-source CMS platforms like Joomla or Drupal

It Would be Great if You Have...

Experience in some of the following areas depending on the project and role:

  • Experience with the Joomla ecosystem
  • Experience with Joomla core overrides
  • Experience with YooTheme products
  • Access to a task management tool like Jira for reporting

How to Apply

Visit our website at www.kongsberggeospatial.com to learn more about us. If you fulfill the requirements and skills listed above, we look forward to hearing from you.

Please apply by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., quoting the job title “Web Developer” and attaching your resume in PDF format only.

Due to the volume of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We appreciate your interest in Kongsberg Geospatial.

Contract Web Security Consultant

Job description

We’re looking for a website security consultant to do occasional work for us reviewing the deployment of our public website and suggesting and / or implementing changes to help prevent interruption of availability or the execution of malicious code.

This is a contract position that will require occasional work on specific tasks.

This is a work-from-home / casual position.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for a website security consultant to look at our public facing website and provide a security audit and recommendations for security procedures to prevent data loss or the successful execution of malicious code (such as the installation of spam SMTP scripts).

Our website is pretty typical of those for mid-size companies: we have a website running on a Joomla / LAMP stack, on a commercial web host that uses cPanel for site management. In our case, we use BlueHost’s dedicated hosting features.

While we maintain site backups and regularly update our open-source site components, we have noticed a steady drumbeat of attacks on our site, probing us with common exploits for popular CMS platforms and site configurations. We want to make certain that we are doing everything appropriate, and possible within the limitations of our technology stack to ensure that our site is not compromised.

We are especially concerned about the possibility of our primary domain being blacklisted in the event that an attacker successfully implements an SMTP spam script. Since we are a defense technology company, it would be detrimental to our brand if our website falls victim to a common exploit.

While commercial web hosts like ours do implement organizational security, we are not able to evaluate how effective their security is.

We would like an audit of our deployment, and recommendations for hardening and maintaining our site security.

The good news is that this is a simple brochureware website, with no ecommerce components and no online client or consumer data that can be stolen or compromised. For this reason, this is a small engagement that should only take a few days to complete.

Duties Include

  • Examine the current website technology stack (with the understanding that we do not intend to replace the current site)
  • Talk with the hosting support team to determine and evaluate the security implemented at their organizational level
  • Make recommendations for any immediate changes or hardening required
  • Create a strategy for ongoing security procedures and site updates (in addition to those already in place)
  • Create a disaster recovery strategy in the event of a successful hack

You Have

  • A Canadian security clearance or eligibility to obtain one
  • A post-secondary degree in a field related to Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience with popular open source CMS platforms like Joomla and Drupal
  • Demonstrated knowledge of commercial website hosting services like GoDaddy and BlueHost

Experience in the following areas:

  • Common website security strategies
  • Enterprise website security practices

It Would be Great if You Have...

Experience in some of the following areas depending on the project and role:

  • Experience with or knowledge of the cPanel ecosystem
  • Experience with disaster recovery in the event of site hacks, domain blacklists and other similar incidents

How to Apply

Visit our website at www.kongsberggeospatial.com to learn more about us. If you fulfill the requirements and skills listed above, we look forward to hearing from you.

Please apply by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., quoting the job title “Web Developer” and attaching your resume in PDF format only.

Due to the volume of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We appreciate your interest in Kongsberg Geospatial.

Kongsberg Geospatial is a fully owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace
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