Discover Technata Job board

Find your next tech job in Kanata North, Canada’s largest technology park. Then explore endless international opportunities and dream about where your career will take you. With the Country’s largest density of technology companies ranging from promising startups to leading global giants, Kanata North is the place to be if you are serious about a career in tech.

Software Developer Student - 4 Month Winter Term



Software Engineering
Ottawa, 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

We are a leading real time operating system provider for the embedded marketplace. Our operating system is used extensively in a wide range of embedded systems including automotive telematics for cars, handheld devices, tablets and other products found in the medical, industrial automation, point of sale, and networking markets, to name a few. To address these fast-growing markets, we have several co-op positions in Ottawa available within our R&D and Engineering Services departments for students who are interested in embedded software development. Come work on awesome products with us.

Location: Ottawa, ON

Length of Term: 4 Months

What you will do

  • Support customer activities through direct interaction with customer engineering
  • Reproduce complex issues on reference and customer provided HW
  • Instrument and debug QNX reference code

Who we are looking for

  • Currently pursuing post-secondary education in a related field
  • Knowledge of UNIX style OS’s (BSD, Linux)
  • Strong C language skills
  • Customer relation/interaction skills

Above and beyond

  • Familiarity with Eclipse based tools is an asset
  • Previous experience with GCC tools set and GDB debugging is an asset

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

Scheduled Weekly Hours: