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BlackBerry QNX – Network Driver Developer


This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted November 17, 2022.

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 Job Description: 

BlackBerry® QNX® is a trusted supplier of safe and secure operating systems, hypervisors, frameworks and development tools, and provides expert support and services for building the world’s most critical embedded systems.   We are the embedded experts. BlackBerry QNX was born in embedded, and provides time-tested and trusted foundation software, including our deterministic microkernel real-time operating system (RTOS), safety-certified products, middleware and security solutions, all purpose-built for embedded systems.  

BlackBerry QNX software is trusted by more than 68% of the Electric Vehicle market by volume, 23 of the top 25 EV manufacturers and is running in more than 175 million vehicles globally.  Our foundation products have been pre-certified to ISO 26262 ASIL D and we offer a broad range of board support packages, professional services, AUTOSAR adaptive support and middleware solutions – from acoustic management, to digital cockpits to advanced driving assistance (ADAS) – to accelerate development and help OEMs meet Start of Production (SOP) dates. 


  • Develop and maintain networking driver components in an open-development environment.
  • Create and document software specifications and designs that address the needs of QNX customers.
  • Provide project estimates for requirements, design, implementation, and testing.
  • Provide clear communication with development team members, technical leads, and management on project status, risks and approaches.
  • Conduct design reviews, code reviews and unit test with technical peers.
  • Identify, analyze, and resolve potentially complex problems and inadequacies in existing software technologies.
  • Liaises with customers regarding product performance, problems and system design.
  • Develop custom software solutions based on customer requirements.

Essential Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Junior 1-3 years of software development. Intermediate 3-5 years of software development. Senior 5+ years of software development.
  • Experience with relevant programming languages (C).
  • Knowledge and experience in some of the following; socket APIs, networking stacks, IPv6, network device drivers, network provisioning and debugging, network protocol analysis, firewalls, ipsec, ptp, pcie, dma, spi, switch configuration

Additional Assets: 

  • Experience in embedded and real-time systems development.
  • Experience with performance, memory, and post-mortem analysis.
  • Experience with safety systems.
  • Knowledge of FreeBSD driver development
  • Knowledge of POSIX based operating system
  • Knowledge of Python.
  • Experience in low-level Assembly and register-level programming.
  • Strong problem solving and debugging skills.
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written, and interpersonal.
  • High degree of motivation and ability to work both independently and in a team.


Scheduled Weekly Hours: