Software Development Student - 8 Month Winter Term
Waterloo, Ontario
22h ago


As a member of the HR and Portals team, the successful student will have the opportunity to work on various home grown applications along with SaaS applications that are used by the entire company.

You will work closely with a full-time developer to help automate processes using integrations to many business-critical systems at BlackBerry such as Workday, SharePoint, Learning Management Platforms, JIRA and SalesForce, to name a few.

In addition to automating processes, you will get a chance to make enhancements or bug fixes for existing processes, build or maintain integrations with other systems and extend our applications to support new business requirements.

You will get a chance to work directly with our internal customers to clarify requirements and to help test each iteration of your forms until their needs are met.

We are looking for students with initiative, creative problem-solving skills, excellent communication skills and a desire and willingness to learn new things.

Sound knowledge of technologies such as Java, PHP and Web Services are ideal for this role. Previous students in the role have made significant contributions to the team and to BlackBerry.

Each of our opportunities offers meaningful, hands-on experience working alongside industry experts. Join our team and make a difference while you get a chance to learn new technologies and improve your skills.

Location : Waterloo, ON

Length of Term : 8 months


Design and develop solutions to integrate structured data and unstructured data sources for analytical needs

Participate in the planning and estimation of user stories for development, testing, and implementation

Provide expertise & training to business users

Contribute to develop proposals and feasibility studies for small to medium projects

Conduct technology research, evaluate analytics tools and produce strategy / direction papers

Develop and maintain strong relationships with Users and Team Members

Create and contribute relevant content and documentation to the Data Services Wiki


Currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering or equivalent

Experience with Hadoop Platform

Experience with developing applications in Java, PHP, Pig, Hive, Scoop, Oozie, Mapreduce, Spark

Working knowledge of SQL (Oracle, MariaDB, Hive, Postgres, Cassandra)

Working Knowledge on Qlikview, Tableau CRM, PowerBi

Experience / knowledge on Azure / AWS is added advantage

Solid understanding of the Software development process including code review and version control

Experience working in an Agile software development methodology

Understanding of common Software design patterns

Experience using the following software : git, jira, putty, linux, windows, ms office, sql client (mysql workbench / oracle sql developer)

Strong oral and written communication skills

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