Posted on April 27, 2004 - GC177

Company: MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates Ltd.
Position: Geo-Spatial/Mapping Applications Support
Location: Richmond BC
Contact Name: Recruiting Team
Deadline: May 15, 2004

Job Description

Triathlon, a wholly owned subsidiary of MacDonald Dettwiler located in our Richmond head office, has an immediate requirement for an experienced individual to join the team to provide production support.

You will be responsible for developing software that supports or enhances mapping production, including fast development of small applications to overcome urgent production issues, the longer-term development of applications that provide technological advancements over competitors, and the documentation and support of both.


Responsible for the efficient movement of data through all production departments, and the development of new software to achieve this goal and advance the company's technological edge:

  • Assists production area managers in resolving production bottlenecks.
  • Fast development of scripts/applications to meet production deadlines.
  • Works closely with production staff to identify production issues.
  • Documents production processes and applications developed.
  • Works with the CTO and production staff to create the annual Technical Plan.
  • Works with MDA's R&D staff to investigate potential technological improvements.
  • Educates production staff on mapping processes and use of developed applications.
  • Develops and/or implements new technology to improve production efficiency and capabilities with an emphasis on Vector data processing, especially support and maintenance the Mapping Group proprietary VMS software.

Job Qualifications

Requirements (skills/experience):

  • B.Sc. in Computer Science or Geomatics-related field.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microstation and minimum 3 years experience programming in Microstation Development Language (MDL).
  • At least 3 years of programming in C/C++.
  • Strong background in computational geometry and topological data structures.
  • Experience in the mapping industry an asset.
  • Experience with Microsoft Development Studio.
  • Experience with ARCINFO, ARCIMS and ARCOBJECTS and processing of images and image data would be an asset.

    Other Information

    Interested applicants should apply through our website at

    MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates Ltd.
    13800 Commerce Parkway

    Richmond, BC
    V6V 2J3

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