BSP Development Student
Ottawa, Ontario
6d ago

Worker Sub-Type : Student (Fixed Term)

Job Description : POSITION SUMMARY


The QNX USB team is seeking a talented software engineering coop student with an interest in embedded programming and operating systems.

This candidate will be part of a development team responsible for creating software drivers to support next generation hardware on some of the most advanced automotive hardware platforms available.

The successful candidate, will take ownership of various projects and assist the team to further department initiatives.

You will be part of a group of co-ops working with the Core-OS team, coding in C for the operating system. You will also have opportunities to work on other OS projects.

You will receive advanced training on C, operating systems, and QNX, and be paired with a mentor.

Location : Ottawa, Farrar

Length of Term : 4 Months with possible extensions


  • Create tools in support of team needs
  • Conduct technical studies of system components
  • Work on a given project, as outlined by the manager and / or mentor
  • Work with technical tools, programming languages, and technologies such as JIRA, C, gdb, etc.
  • Be part of an experienced Engineering squad
  • Assist in day-to-day activities to help further department initiatives as directed by team mentors and / or management
  • Attend all Internship program meetings, events, and career development workshops
  • Protect BlackBerry QNX operations by keeping information confidential
  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or similar fields of study
  • Familiar with C and low level programming concepts
  • Strong problem solving and debugging skills
  • Desire to learn and explore different areas of Engineering
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Utilizes critical thinking and analytical skills on a regular basis to complete tasks
  • Uses problem solving skills to overcome issues as needed
  • Stays organized, while paying close attention to detail before submitting any work

  • Familiarity with QNX, BSD, Linux or other UNIX-like operating systems.
  • Familiarity with software debug / analysis tools such as gdb
  • Understanding of how user level processes work across each layer of the operating system, including process and thread life cycles, memory management, system calls, and inter-process communication
  • Understanding of operating system concepts, including scheduling, concurrency, and resource management
  • Understanding of multi-cpu, multi-threaded architectures and real-time systems
  • Knowledge of operating system architectures
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