Kraken Robotic Systems Inc. is a marine technology company engaged in the design and development of advanced sensors, software, and underwater robotics for Unmanned Maritime Vehicles used in military and commercial applications.

We are seeking a Senior Field Electronics Technologist to provide operational support, service, repair, and troubleshooting of underwater vehicles and sonar systems as part of our Robotics as a Service (RaaS) team. The successful candidate must be willing to travel frequently, working independently in offshore or marine environments, for extended periods as part of a fast-paced, deadline-driven team. The candidate will be based out of our COVE facility in Dartmouth, NS.


  • Assist with the establishment of project procedures when required
  • Complete mobilization and calibration activities to the standard practices and or to project procedures
  • Work with clients to integrate Kraken systems onto various vessels and assist with deployments of systems following Kraken’s Safety and Operational procedures
  • Assist Crew Chief / Team Leader with the execution of tasks ensuring work is within project targets and in accordance with specifications, procedures and work practices
  • Correspond with Kraken Engineers and provide solutions to technical and situational issues while in the field
  • Complete repairs, maintenance, and testing of equipment in use
  • Executes projects involving Surface Positioning and Subsea Positioning or Geophysical Survey (as applicable)
  • Performs Team Leader job role (as applicable)
  • Travels to survey sites worldwide to mobilize and deploy Kraken underwater vehicle and sonar systems and perform maintenance, repair, and technical troubleshooting on-site
  • Creates daily reports on field operation
  • Updates operations documentation and procedures
  • Manages and maintains field equipment and tool kits
  • Reviews team work as required
  • Transfers knowledge to other personnel, and actively participates in training and advising more junior team members
  • Identifies areas for improvement


  • Degree or Diploma in a relevant field such as Underwater Vehicles, Engineering Technology or Geomatics
  • Extensive relevant Field Electronics Technologist (or Survey Engineer) experience, minimum five (5) years. At least three (3) of those years should be in a senior role
  • Electronics and Electrical troubleshooting experience
  • Experience with underwater vehicles and sonar systems
  • Experience testing and troubleshooting software and electronics systems
  • Ability to service and repair fiber optic equipment and terminate fiber optic cables
  • Ability to read and interpret electronic, electrical and mechanical drawings
  • Experience installing and operating electronics equipment in an offshore or marine environment
  • Experience in use and maintenance of electronic test equipment and hand tools
  • Experience in the installation and connection methods of electrical equipment
  • Demonstrated technical skills along with a proven track record for success
  • Strong written and oral communications skills (technical reporting and engineering documentation)
  • Familiarity with offshore and workshop safety practices and approach all situations with focus on personal and workplace safety
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Must be able to work independently, as well as effectively within a team environment
  • High degree of organization, with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Must have valid, current passport with no restriction
  • Basic Safety Training (BST), Offshore Medical Certificate (CAPP), Overhead Crane Operation and Rigging Training, Driver’s License are considered assets
  • Must be able to pass Offshore Medical
  • Understands surveying, data processing and geophysical principles (as applicable)
  • Understands the operation and theory behind Surface Positioning and Subsea Positioning or Geophysical Survey (as applicable)

Interested applicants are asked to forward their resume to by January 9, 2022.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.