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BlackBerry QNX – Software Developer in Test (Tools)


This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted September 11, 2022.

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BlackBerry® QNX® is a trusted supplier of safe and secure operating systems, hypervisors, frameworks and development tools, and provides expert support and services for building the world’s most critical embedded systems. We are the embedded experts. BlackBerry QNX was born in embedded, and provides time-tested and trusted foundation software, including our deterministic micro-kernel real-time operating system (RTOS), safety-certified products, middleware and security solutions, all purpose-built for embedded systems.

BlackBerry QNX software is trusted by more than 68% of the Electric Vehicle market by volume, 23 of the top 25 EV manufacturers and is running in more than 195 million vehicles globally. Our foundation products have been pre-certified to ISO 26262 ASIL D, and we offer a broad range of board support packages, professional services, AUTOSAR adaptive support and middleware solutions – from acoustic management, to digital cockpits to advanced driving assistance (ADAS) – to accelerate development and help OEMs meet Start of Production (SOP) dates.

Are you interested in working with a talented team that is at the core of everything we do?  The QNX Command Line Tools (CLT) test team is seeking talented individuals with a mind for details and passion for quality.  You will contribute to the testing and delivery of QNX’s development toolchain.  QNX customers use the development toolchain to build products with QNX technology that controls systems in everything from automobiles to internet, from medical devices to space systems, and from manufacturing to nuclear power plants.

Responsibilities include development and execution of automated test cases for QNX development tools which involves a mix of in-house tools and the GNU toolchain.  QNX development tools include compiler, linker, debugger, analysis tools for memory usage, CPU usage, application profiling, etc.  The ideal candidate is an individual with an understanding of the GNU toolchain and proficient with command line tools, compilers assemblers, in both Linux and Windows operating systems. The candidate should be familiar with cross-compiling binaries and creation of target side images.  The candidate should be able to debug complex problems.


  • Working with CLT development team to analyze and test new features, investigate and resolve customer reported problems and provide interim testing support for experimental software.
  • Creating or updating test plans, test specifications, and test cases based on new features, customer requirements or identified software problems.
  • Developing and optimizing automated test cases with continuous improvements in coverage and efficiency
  • Providing solid traceability from software requirements to test specifications to test cases to test results
  • Identifying and running a series of tests against new tools builds on reference and/or customer hardware
  • Analyzing test results, debugging observed issues, generation of defect reports, verifying fixed issues, updating pre-existing defect reports.
  • Creating test reports based on test results for internal and external audiences with high attention to detail.

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

  • University degree in computer science, engineering (or equivalent)
  • Junior or Intermediate level experience in embedded test, design and engineering
  • 2+ years as a C/C++ developer in an embedded environment
  • Strong working knowledge of Python and shell scripting
  • Working knowledge of QNX or another embedded operating system
  • Working knowledge of the GNU toolchain
  • Familiar with Continuous Integration build systems (Jenkins)
  • Familiar with source versioning, problem reporting (SVN, Git, JIRA)
  • Knowledge of formal test theory and test methodology.
  • Experience in developing automated tests and testing tools.
  • Ability to enable automation for manual tests and automate test result processing.
  • Able to write clear and concise problem reports
  • Familiarity with common processor architectures (64-bit variants of x86 and ARM)
  • Ability to work and participate in a team setting with an open, collaborative communication style
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and organizational skills are necessary
  • Enthusiasm, a passion for quality and a desire to learn about new technologies is a requirement!


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