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Technical Project Coordinator Student - 4 or 8 Month Winter Term



Administration, IT
Waterloo, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2023

Worker Sub-Type:

Student (Fixed Term)

Job Description:

Today, BlackBerry® is a transformed company. We’re no longer about the smartphone, what we once did for smartphones is what we’re now doing for Enterprise of Things (EoT) – envisioning, enabling and securing new forms of communication that are connecting the business world in extraordinary new ways. We have the most complete and advanced end-to-end solutions to enable EoT, and our ideas lead the way in the hottest markets like cybersecurity, SaaS, neural networks and autonomous vehicles.

Today our software is trusted by the world’s most important organizations, including all of the G7, 16 of the G20, NATO, financial firms, healthcare providers and educational institutions. BlackBerry technology is further embedded in millions of ‘things.’ You can find BlackBerry in smart watches, medical devices, cars, trains, robots, smart meters, TV broadcast equipment, wind turbines, hydroelectric plants, pilot training simulators, mail-sorting machines and, of course, tablets and smartphones just to name a few.

Position Summary

The successful candidate will be responsible for working with the project managers and development teams within the BlackBerry Enterprise Software group. The student will benefit from managing projects alongside Senior Technical Project Managers as an integral participant in guiding the software planning and development release cycle of large-scale secure enterprise-grade products and services. An outgoing self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail and proactive time management will excel in this role.

Location: Waterloo ON

Length of Term: 4 or 8 Months

What you will do

  • Managing development teams through efficient preliminary analysis, assessment and assigning of tasks for specific projects

  • Coordination of weekly report updates, including requesting, collecting and collating content, followed by the hosting and guiding of the ensuing project review meetings

  • Working on the beta platform ensuring the set-up of software for beta trials and the on-boarding of beta participants

These responsibilities include tasks such as:

  • Scheduling and managing regular periodic and ad hoc meetings

  • Accurately recording technical meeting minutes

  • Maintaining action and risk logs

  • Following up on the resolution of action items with the owners

  • Generating and updating project tracking metrics

  • Creating and updating PowerPoint slide decks

  • Accurately maintaining document repositories and technical project Wiki’s

  • Other tasks may include web content updating, document management in SharePoint, working on process improvement initiatives and assisting with project planning, schedule creation, and maintenance

  • Preparing Jira queries and the issues for effective triage meetings

  • Accurately updating Jira issues for priority, owner assignment, comments, and any content correction or additions in a timely manner for execution by the development teams

Who we are looking for

  • Currently enrolled in Business, Computer Science or Engineering program at the Intermediate level

  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail, proactive time management skills (being a self-starter and outgoing)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

  • A demonstrated strength in time management

  • Strong analytical skills

  • A strong desire to grow your software technical skills and to fully participate in the development of enterprise grade software

  • Experience with the full MS Office suite

Above and beyond

  • Project Management experience

  • Leadership experience

  • Experience using Jira, Confluence, WebEx/Skype for Business, SharePoint, MS Project, Visio

Life at BlackBerry

  • Various Snack & Beverage Programs at all locations

  • Cafeterias and vending machines with subsidized prices at major offices

  • Free parking and accessible public transportation at major offices

  • Skills training and professional development opportunities

  • Organization wide events and various social committees

  • Local discounts and free swag

  • Highly collaborative teams and supportive workplace culture

  • Recreational leagues, fitness classes, and wellness sessions available in most locations

See for yourself by checking out our Instagram @BlackBerryStudentLife

An Absolute Commitment to Equality

It is the policy of BlackBerry to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship, status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

EEO Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled

BlackBerry strives to create an accessible and inclusive application and selection process and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants who may require provisions to participate in the selection process. Should you require an accommodation, please contact to discuss your needs.

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