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Open Source Software Development Student - 4 Month Winter Term



Software Engineering
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2023

Worker Sub-Type:

Student (Fixed Term)

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.

QNX Software Systems is building an Open Source software development team to integrate Open Source software into the QNX Real-Time Operating System for creating embedded solutions for our customers. We need smart software developers with an interest in different multi-platform technologies to augment our products and implement solutions with them.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Analyse, port, integrate, and optimize Open Source C/C++/Python projects onto the QNX RTOS.

Projects include but not limited to TensorFlow, ROS2, Boost, OpenCV, Some/IP, Open DDS, Fast DDS, SocketCAN, SQLite, Webkit/Chromium browser, etc

• Work with the Open Source community to upstream QNX updates and patches
• Integrate Open Source SW with different QNX subsystems, such as graphics, networking, USB, audio, sensors
• Integrate Open Source components onto different embedded computing platforms and work with silicon partners to integrate Open Source SW with their HW acceleration blocks
• Development of OS-specific porting layers
• Performance optimization, analysis, and tuning

Education and Experience:
• Working towards Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer / Software Engineering or equivalent.
• Strong software development skills using applicable programming languages (C, C++, Assembly)
• Experience developing, maintaining, and/or porting large open source projects an asset
• Embedded and RTOS development experience an asset
• Experience with Linux and/or Android internals an asset
• Device driver experience on any platform is an asset
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Self motivated

Student Life at Blackberry

  • Growth Mindset: employees have access to skills training and professional development courses, mentorship programs as well as unlimited access to our on-demand learning platform.

  • Commitment to Wellness: employees have access to events that support physical, mental and financial wellness. We host wellness sessions, fitness courses, discounts to local gyms and offer a 24/7 Employee Assistant Program (EAP).

  • Highly collaborative teams and a supportive workplace environment, with organization-wide events and a student social committee.

  • Employee Perks: we have snack and beverage programs at all locations. Students also have access to discounts for local stores, transportation, restaurants and activities.

See more about the student program at BlackBerry over on our Instagram @BlackBerryStudentLife

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