Senior Software Engineer – VISTA

Specific Job Description

Visual Interactive Simulation Training Application (VISTA) applications are interactive simulations of complex electrical and mechanical systems that are used for maintenance training. These applications allow the learner to acquire the necessary skills to power up, power down, and troubleshoot system equipment in a free play environment. The applications are developed in Java using standard commercially available development tools. The developer will be part of a development team responsible for the creation and modification of VISTA applications for the Department of National Defence (DND) and will be asked to participate in an agile software development cycle covering requirements analysis to customer acceptance.


  • Participate in the analysis of complex systems to define VISTA software requirements
  • Design, develop, and maintain VISTA software modules
  • Participate in the test and validation of software modules
  • Participate in the review and installation of VISTA applications.

Employee Type: Full Time
Vacancy Type: Permanent

Business Environment

Lockheed Martin Canada is the Canadian-based arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security and aerospace company employing 110,000 people worldwide, including more than 1,000 Canadians. By applying innovative approaches of our highly skilled and experienced Canadian workforce, we have been Canada’s trusted defence and aerospace partner for over 80 years. We operate major facilities in Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, Calgary and Victoria and work on a wide range of programs from advanced naval technology products and unmanned systems software to providing delivery and in-service support of the latest military aircraft to commercial engine repair and overhaul capabilities. This position is part of the Rotary and Mission Systems business area, where employees across Canada support engineering, systems integration, training, sustainment and in-service support programs for Canadian and international military customers across land, air and sea.

Clearance required for role: Nato Secret

Required skills, qualifications and experience

  • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience with Java development
  • Knowledge of object-oriented design principles and design patterns
  • Knowledge of agile software development lifecycle
  • Experience with development tools such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, JUnit, Spring, Subversion
  • Well organized and capable of planning, scheduling, and prioritizing work
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Desired skills, qualifications and experience

  • Test-Driven Development (TDD)
  • Three Dimensional (3D) development
  • Active security clearance (NATO Secret) considered an asset for this role.

Workplace Vaccination Policy

Lockheed Martin Canada is committed to lead and support efforts to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for our employees, partners and customers. Our Workplace Vaccination policy provides direction on our approach to managing COVID-19 and that policy will likely evolve as conditions and legal requirements change. At this time, all current and future employees of Lockheed Martin Canada who work on certain federal government sites must be fully vaccinated. We are also asking all employees to voluntarily submit their current vaccine status.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Lockheed Martin Canada is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. We are committed to excellence in serving all customers, including people with disabilities, and we encourage feedback on the provision of these services.