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Embedded Software Development Student, Sensor Framework - 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

The BlackBerry QNX Sensor Framework team is building a framework to facilitate the development of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and other systems that make use of cameras and sensors. The framework facilitates the access to cameras and other sensors such as LIDAR, radar and GPS/IMU through simple C APIs. It provides sample applications and provides graphical visualization and playback/record of the sensor data. We are looking for skilled software developers with an interest in working with advanced technology to help with the development of this framework.

Location: Ottawa, ON

Length of Term: 4 Months

What you will do

  • Add support for new cameras or sensors to the framework

  • Develop new embedded software written primarily in C and C++

  • Add support for the framework on new hardware platforms (SOCs)

  • Add support for new features and APIs in the framework

  • Create or modify existing sample applications

  • Root cause and fix issues with the framework

Who we are looking for

  • Currently enrolled in a post-secondary program in a related field / discipline

  • Experience with C/C++ coding

  • Experience in embedded software development and real-time OS is an asset

  • Device driver experience on any platform is an asset (DMA, interrupts, memory mapping, etc)

  • Technical understanding of computer vision, image processing, graphics is an asset

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Self motivated

  • Personal time projects in software considered 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

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