Posted on May 6, 2004 - GC180

Company: MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates Ltd.
Position: Geo-Spatial Imaging Support/Developer
Location: Richmond BC
Contact Name: Recruiting Team

Job Description

Triathlon, one of the world’s largest and most productive digital mapping organizations, specializes in the creation of maps and geographical information products using precision measurements of aerial and satellite photographs. Triathlon has earned a worldwide reputation for quality and innovation. As a wholly owned subsidiary of MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA), Triathlon plays a key role in providing a full-range of land information products to clients worldwide. Our team of professionals produce a wide range of digital mapping products for civic land and property information, agricultural, forestry and environmental needs, utilities, energy, and transportation information as well as defense, engineering and telecommunications requirements around the world.

Triathlon has an immediate opening for Geo-Spatial Imaging Support/Developer to join the team and take responsibility for developing software to support and enhance mapping production, including image data processing and analysis. This will include the fast development of small applications to overcome urgent production issues, longer-term development of applications that provide technological advancements over competitors and the documentation and support of both.


You will be 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 in digital data processing.

Duties will include:

  • Assisting production area managers in resolving production issues.
  • Fast development of scripts and applications to resolve issues and meet production deadlines.
  • Working closely with production staff to identify production issues.
  • Documenting production processes and applications developed.
  • Educating production staff on mapping processes and use of developed applications.
  • Developing and implementing new technology to improve production support and capabilities with an emphasis on image data processing.

    Job Qualifications

    Requirements (skills/experience):

  • B.Sc. in Computer Science or related Engineering field.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience with C/C++.
  • At least 2 years experience in Geo-Spatial data processing with strong image data processing skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Development Studio, UNIX and UNIX shell programming.
  • Strong understanding of the Geomatics field.
  • Ability to manage time effectively in a deadline oriented environment.
  • Proven technical writing skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

    Other Information

    Interested applicants should apply through our online application form at

    MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates Ltd.
    13800 Commerce Parkway

    Richmond, BC
    V6V 2J3

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