Canadensys Aerospace is a Toronto-based space systems and services company with a focus on accessible space. Canadensys is particularly engaged in the area of small space systems for high-reliability, long duration and extreme environment applications.  Products and services span two main business areas: Space Systems and Advanced Vehicle Research and Development. Canadensys is currently developing a number of systems to improve the reliability of small, low-cost missions in deep space with near term applications spanning Moon, Mars and Asteroid exploration and both government and commercial space initiatives.

We are seeking high-calibre, experienced candidates across many disciplines to join a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team working on a series of flight-focused, near-term space development activities.

Quality and Mission Assurance (QMA) Director Summary

We are on the hunt for a Quality and Mission Assurance (QMA) Director at our Bolton facility to implement a Quality Management System for a multifaceted company and provide Mission Assurance for our space projects.

As QMA Director, you will be responsible for leading quality assurance initiatives and providing mission assurance expertise for space projects.


  • Ensure the appropriate mission assurance strategy is applied based on the project / customer.
  • Collaborating with project managers and project team members to develop QMA requirements and project QMA plans.
  • Supporting project managers, business stakeholders, and the business-development team with cost estimation, proposal preparation, and implementation of projects within project constraints.
  • Applying QMA assurance knowledge to large and/or complex projects in the design, manufacturing, assembly, integration, verification, validation, and operation of complex, specialized products and/or technologies.
  • Implementing and maintaining a quality management framework that meets ISO 9001 quality standards.
  • Providing leadership relative to quality management system initiatives including the development of information control systems and policy development.
  • Business process system management and continuous improvement.
  • Implement process control for manufacturing.
  • Leading non-conformance investigations and corrective actions.

Education, Experience and Qualifications

  • B.Eng./M.Eng. in Engineering or equivalent.
  • 20+ years related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with quality management systems preferably in a leadership role.
  • Practical experience with information management and document control systems.
  • Exposure to quality standards for space applications, aerospace, or safety critical systems.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, including MS Project, and information management tools.
  • Experience in creating quality and product assurance plans.
  • Experience working with customers, subcontractors, and vendors in technical and business relationship engagements.
  • Highly motivated team player with excellent communication skills, initiative, superior problem-solving skills, the ability to prioritize tasks and willingness to learn and adapt.
  • Deadline oriented with an ability to manage multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
  • Capable of working under pressure to meet time critical deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the space industry working with government customers such as the Canadian Space Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and/or the European Space Agency, as well as commercial customers.
  • Experience with low-cost, rapid development approaches employed by the “new space” and/or “microspace” paradigms.
  • Knowledge and experience in the design, analysis, manufacturing, assembly, integration, test, and operation of mission critical space systems and/or products.
  • Practical experience with failure modes and effects analyses, reliability analyses, and / or fault tree analyses

Additional Information

  • Equal Employment Opportunity.
  • All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada and meet Controlled Goods Clearance requirements and Canadian security clearance (minimum Reliability Status).

Application Instructions

  • Please email your resume to: and note position “Quality and Mission Assurance Director” in subject heading.
  • We thank all applicants for their time and interest in Canadensys Aerospace and note that only those applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

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