Senior Development Engineer – Electronic & Wireless Systems | Orica Global Technology Center, the Laurentians, QC (pourvu)

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Our client Orica is a global, Australian-listed, publicly traded company employing approximately 11500 people with operations in more than 50 countries. Orica is the world’s largest provider of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems (conventional, electronical or wireless products) to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets. Its products are at the cutting edge of technology. It is also a specialist provider of ground support services in mining and tunneling.

The head office of Orica Canada Inc. is located in Lachute/Brownsburg, Quebec, between Montreal and Ottawa, in the picturesque Laurentian region. The latter dotted with mountains and lakes, greatly promotes outdoor activities, hiking, biking, skiing…

Today we are looking, for the Global Technology Center located next to the head office and the factories, for a

Senior Development Engineer – Electronic and wireless systems – Laurentians, Canada

Reporting to the Senior Technology Manager – Wireless, you are the technical expert in electronic and wireless systems for Orica Initiating Systems (IS) global community.  You are responsible for the development of next generation of wireless and electronic blasting products (WebGen/EBS),

  • Manage development electronics products projects globally (firmware/hardware). Develop intellectual property.
  • Maintain safety critical systems.
  • Assure regulatory authority liaison for products in Europe, Americas, EU, Asia and Africa.
  • Provide global technical advice and support on products with customers, suppliers and contractors globally.

Key activities

  • Develop safety critical systems, including documented verification and validation systems, and according to appropriate global and regional standards. Ensure compliance for electronics matters, developing documentation and managing process.
  • Lead products Technology projects/initiatives: create, develop and test control firmware and software in accordance with IEC61508 and able to understand / analyse electronic control hardware design.
  • Contribute to the development of detailed, verifiable, Safety Specifications and User Needs Specifications (UNS) for products.
  • Provide timely, effective and appropriate technical support for products globally including fault investigation and problem solving, both in the lab and in the field on customer sites.
  • Support to our customers in the Americas region and the manufacturing sites and to the field use of products, including accountability for agreed objectives, budgets, and deadlines. When required, assist global projects and plants.
  • Generate new ideas for wireless technology through diverse means such as: literature studies, customer contact, and surveillance of new technologies in other industries, benchmarking, and sharing of ideas within the Orica IS global community.

Preferred Experience

  • PhD or Master in Electronic Engineering or relevant science discipline in accordance with the position (Physics, Material Science…)
  • More than 5 years’ experience in project management: R&D development and improvement electronic products projects (firmware/hardware).
  • More than 10 years’ technical / operational experience in a highly regulated industry.
  • Experience in explosives will be consider as an asset but not mandatory.


  • Expert in wireless communications and electronic systems (firmware / hardware).
  • Abilities to develop intellectual property.
  • Creative and analytical thinking.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good reporting skills.

If you are looking for:

  • The opportunities, facilities and environment associated with working in an international organization;
  • A diverse workplace where your unique abilities and talents will be recognized and encouraged
  • Career paths that are very flexible allowing you to specialize or become a generalist;
  • Training programs, opportunities and initiatives to ensure your continued growth;
  • Technological challenges without concession on quality and safety
  • Salary packages really competitive
  • Please come to meet us!

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