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Manager, Driver Development


This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted November 18, 2020.

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The QNX BSP Team is looking for strong and enthusiastic individual to manage our BSP Roadmap development team.  This person will be someone who knows driver design, development and deployment inside and out.  You’ll be part of a development team responsible for creating software drivers to support next-gen hardware peripherals on some of the most advanced hardware platforms available.  You must be someone with ideas and real passion for software delivered to maximize reuse, efficiency, and simplicity. Your work will affect millions of users and be essential to the success of QNX.

Key qualifications

  • Have a successful track record of managing software development teams which have a success hardware peripherals including the adaptation of existing drivers for embedded platforms (driver development).
  • Proven ability to elicit customer requirements and experience working closely with product management, customers and architects to deliver on commitments
  • Enthusiastic about people and getting the best out of the team who are developing software for new driver architectures that support future hardware peripheral advancements.
  • Focused on ensuring software is held to our quality standards
  • Interested in opportunities to develop software under specialised safety standards such as ISO26262, IEC61508 etc.

Expertise we’re looking for

  • Bootloader and board bring up knowledge such as u-boot/DRAM controller initialization / system clock configuration / GPIO & pinmux)
  • Driver development experience for peripherals such as UARTs, i2c, SPI, CAN, SD, SATA/AHCI, Flash (NAND/NOR) etc
  • Storage device driver development targeting block storage devices, SD/eMMC, AHCI/SATA or flash technology (NAND/NOR)
  • Strong development experience to form a solid bridge between engineering members and management
  • A keen ability to help problem solve and identify solutions in complex systems

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent
  • Intermediate to Senior level of expertise in managing a software development team.
  • In-depth knowledge of C and Assembly programming languages.
  • Experience using embedded operating systems (QNX, Linux, GreenHills, VXworks preferred)
  • Experience targeting embedded systems on major processor architectures (ARM, x86, PPC, etc.)
  • Hands on experience in the development of software following either safety standards (ISO26262, IEC61508 etc) or MIL standards would be a stand out skill 
  • Exceptional communication skills and enthusiasm

Imagine what you could do at QNX!  Our customers count on us to convert awesome ideas into great products and services.  We have some of the brightest minds working on cutting edge platforms at QNX.  Join us and you’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way and there is no telling what you could accomplish.


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Product Development

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