Senior Software Developer in Test (Safety)

  • Full Time
  • Kanata
  • Posted 1 year ago


The QNX Test Team is seeking talented individuals with a mind for details and passion for quality.  QNX customers produce an exciting array of embedded products using QNX technologies.  You will work with our customers to productize QNX-based systems in everything from automobiles to internet, from medical devices to space systems, and from manufacturing to nuclear power plants.

Technologies include Safety certified real-time embedded OS, BSP and drivers, networking stacks, hypervisors, multimedia, navigation, voice recognition, graphics, application frameworks, smart phone connectivity, and sensor integration such as cameras, LiDAR and radar.  The ideal candidate is an individual with an understanding of how embedded systems are designed and tested, how reference software needs to adapt for customer-specific implementations and how safety certifications are accomplished (ISO 26262 – Road vehicles – Functional safety).  The candidate should be able to assess safety requirements, develop test strategies towards safety requirements and work with customers to understand their safety use cases.


Working with customers to analyze and test new features, analyze safety impacts of existing software components, investigate and resolve customer reported problems and provide interim testing support for experimental software deliveries to customers.
Creating or updating test plans and test cases based on customer requirements or identified problems.
Advising customers on implementation, configuration and use of QNX software technologies.
Creation of fault injection test cases or functional safety test cases.
Recreation of customer observed issues through a variety of techniques to help root cause issues.
Identifying and running a series of tests against new software builds on reference and/or customer hardware.
Analyzing test results, 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:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or equivalent
Intermediate or Senior level experience in embedded test, design and engineering
Intimate/expert knowledge of C/C++ is a requirement
Strong working knowledge of Python, Perl and shell scripting
Working knowledge of QNX or other embedded operating system
Familiar with ISO 26262 – Road vehicles – Functional safety standard
Familiar with Continuous Integration build systems (Jenkins, Hudson)
Familiar with source versioning, problem reporting and constant integration systems (SVN, Git, JIRA, Jenkins)
Knowledge of formal test theory, test methodology, and ISO9001 quality management.
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
Creative and persistent debugging techniques
Familiarity with common processor architectures (i.e. 32-bit and 64-bit variants of x86/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!