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BlackBerry QNX – Principal/Senior Developer (Integration)


This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted January 15, 2023.

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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 micro-kernel 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 195 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.

Are you interested in working with an elite team that is at the core of everything we do?  We are looking for a Systems Integration Developer to work with some of our newest and largest customers. In this role you will be working with the entire suite of QNX products (Hypervisor, QAVF, Blackchannel, Acoustics, etc). Your input will be valuable to help guide both module and system level architecture from the early stages of the project. You will be exposed to bleeding edge technology from both QNX and our customers in the areas of ADAS, electrification, autonomous drive, high performance computing, virtualization, and everything automotive.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Help to establish module and system level architecture at beginning of projects
  • Making “best practice” recommendations for using QNX products
  • Running experiments to help prove out architectural decisions
  • Troubleshooting and debugging customer issues
  • Participate in safety and security related topics (training will be provided)
  • Writing “Proof Of Concept” apps to aid integration of QNX modules into customer systems
  • Deep dive of performance issues and possible optimizations
  • Learning how to leverage the differences in the various HW platforms to an advantage

Minimum Required Qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or another related field
  • 5+ years embedded software development
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered
  • Customer service experience in a related environment would be an asset

Technical Requirements

  • Must have strong C programming skills
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of GCC and GDB is considered an asset
  • Experience working on large projects with high levels of integration would be an asset
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical thinking/innovation, including the ability to identify and analyze technical problems
  • Hands on development experience using embedded operating systems (QNX, Linux, GreenHills, VXworks preferred)
  • Exceptional time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Proven ability to deal with sensitive matters with a degree of diplomacy, tact, and confidentiality
  • Enthusiasm and a desire to learn about new technologies
  • Hands on experience in the development of software following safety standards (ISO26262, IEC61508, etc) or MIL standards would be a standout skill


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