Software Engineer / Developer (Contract)

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? If so, then this may be the position for you!

Our team is growing and Kongsberg Geospatial is seeking a C++ system developer for a 6 month position. To adhere to the well-being of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage all employees to work from home remotely. Our office is located in Kanata.

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

As a member of a motivated and structured development team, you will design and develop applications with modern graphical user interfaces that integrate and visualize a wide-range of sensor and geospatial data.

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 develop code, but also be an active participant in integrating and testing of code within the target solution (we are looking for someone who can see “the big picture”, not just validate functionality at a unit level).

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 (with a focus specific to C++)
  • 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:

  • Extensive knowledge in developing code in C++ using Qt and QML
  • Using development toolsets for Windows and/or Linux, including Visual Studio, Eclipse, or similar
  • Knowledge of how to design effective user interfaces using UX best practices (defining end user personas, journey maps, workflows and wireframes)
  • Using XML and JSON
  • 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:

  • 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
  • Full stack web development using Javascript, HTML5, CSS, etc

How to Apply

Visit our website at 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 “Software Engineer - Contract” 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
Kongsberg Geospatial is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kongbserg Defense and Aerospace
Kongsberg Geospatial Ltd.
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