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Performance Engineer Student - Core Systems - 4 Month Winter Term



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

Worker Sub-Type:

Student (Fixed Term)

Job Description:


In this role the student will be working with the performance team to develop strategies for improving performance on different frameworks such as networking, graphics, Kernel, and more. The student will develop and run benchmarks to compare OS like Linux vs QNX on different frameworks (Networking, CoreOS, etc...). Results are then reviewed to find possible ways to improve. The student may also review internal (and external from customers) reports and develop strategies for solutions as well as deal with problem reports from customers.

Location: Ottawa, ON

Length of Term: 4 Months


  • Participating and contributing to the weekly strategy meetings
  • Follow on problem reports assigned to the individual
  • Follow the work process when writing/reviewing/committing code
  • Complete the assignment/project given


  • Programming experience in C/C++ (Required)
  • Experience with concurrent programming (Using Posix Threads) (Preferred)
  • Basic Knowledge of OS (Kernel, and libs) (Preferred)
  • Knowledge debugging/compiling tools (gcc, gdb) (Required)
  • Familiarity developing on a Linux desktop (Required)
  • Currently enrolled in a post secondary institution in a related field of study.


  • Good communication (to contribute to strategy discussions)
  • Good debugging and problem solving skills

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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