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Irving Shipbuilding Inc., located at 3099 Barrington Street Halifax NS B3K 5M7, is part of the J.D. Irving Group of companies and is in the business of building quality ships and repairing vessels. The company’s primary site is Halifax Shipyard, with three other locations in the Maritime Provinces. Irving Shipbuilding is currently working on a number of significant projects for the Department of National Defence.

This is a permanent full time position located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


The Software Assurance Engineer will fulfill a key role in the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Systems Engineering Team, providing Software Assurance expertise and support to the program. The position will report to the Software Assurance team Lead and will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to define and execute the CSC Software Assurance Management process. Areas of knowledge and experience are required in, but not limited to:
  • Naval Combat and Platform Systems
  • Software Engineering process
  • Software Acquisition management
  • Awareness of Software Safety, Security and Support engineering            disciplines
  • Software Configuration process
  • Software Quality Control process 
  • Coordination of multi-disciplinary software quality issues 


  • Conduct all work in accordance with the CSC Software Assurance Plan
  • Develop the Software Assurance suite of plans in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide software assurance expertise in support of the development, documentation, and evaluation of documents related to software quality assurance, including development of the Software Quality Compliance Matrix.
  • Maintain the software register and the software risk assessment records
  • Provide support in evaluating supplier software deliverables that impact safety and security risks, and issues related to design, integration, test, and acceptance activities.
  • Coordinate and co-chair the Software Assurance Steering Group.
  • Promote a positive Product Safety and Environmental Culture within the Project.
  • Support a culture of collaboration, enthusiasm and a proactive nature within the Project.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Be a role model for professional behavior.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Degree or other tertiary qualifications in an Engineering Discipline, Computer Science, Math, Physics or equivalent
  • Qualifications related to Software Engineering and Quality Management would be considered an asset. 
  • Engineering in large and complex Defence acquisition projects involving coordination between multiple organizations
  • Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including customers 
  • Experience working in Quality Assurance

  • Excellent time management, and written and oral communication skills
Desirable experience:
  • Application of Software Quality Standards, e.g. IEEE730 / 2014, ISO/ IEC, NATO AQAP 2015
  • Experience working with Quality Assurance
  • Management of subcontractors
  • Application of military safety standards, e.g. Mil-std882E, Def Stan 00-056/00-051/00-055
  • Application of security standards, e.g. ISO/IEC 21827, etc.

Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Canadian Government Security clearance, and U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

What We Offer:
  • Irving Shipbuilding is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision 

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:

Please complete the online application form. An up-to-date resume of past experience and education is required.

All applications will be reviewed by one of our recruiters. If the recruiter sees a potential opportunity (current or future) that matches your skills and experience, you will be contacted to discuss your qualifications for a position with Irving Shipbuilding

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. 

To learn more about our products and services, click here.




Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.


We do not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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