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BlackBerry Corporation Senior Systems Software Developer in Tokyo, Japan

Worker Sub-Type: Regular

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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 , 24 of the top 25 EV manufacturers and is running in more than 235 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.

Our OS Development Group is seeking a skilled individual for networking development for the QNX operating system. The candidate would directly contribute to the design and implementation of the QNX networking suite. This includes the protocol stack, user utilities and libraries, and possibly drivers. As part of the core operating systems group, the candidate also has the opportunity to participate in kernel and core feature development of QNX’s next-generation real-time operating system. The ideal candidate is an intelligent enthusiastic individual with proven experience in networking and embedded development.


  • Develop and maintain networking components in an open-development environment.
  • Create and document software specifications and designs that address the needs of QNX customers.
  • Provide project estimates for requirements, design, implementation, and testing.
  • Provide clear communication with development team members, technical leads, and management on project status, risks and approaches.
  • Conduct design reviews, code reviews and unit test with technical peers.
  • Identify, analyze, and resolve potentially complex problems and inadequacies in existing software technologies.
  • Liaises with customers regarding product performance, problems and system design.
  • Develop custom software solutions based on customer requirements.

Essential Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent.
  • 4+ years of Software Development experience.
  • Experience with relevant programming languages (C).
  • Knowledge and experience in some of the following; socket APIs, networking stacks, IPv6, network device drivers, network provisioning and debugging, network protocol analysis, firewalls.
  • Advanced level of English
  • Native level of Japanese language

Additional Assets: 

  • Experience in embedded and real-time systems development.
  • Experience with performance, memory, and postmortem analysis.
  • Experience with safety systems.
  • Knowledge of POSIX based operating system
  • .Knowledge of Python.
  • Experience in low-level Assembly and register-level programming.
  • Strong problem solving and debugging skills.
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written, and interpersonal.
  • High degree of motivation and ability to work both independently and in a team.


Scheduled Weekly Hours: 37.5


BlackBerry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) is a trusted security software and services company that provides enterprises and governments with the technology they need to secure the Internet of Things. Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, the company is unwavering in its commitment to safety, cybersecurity and data privacy, and leads in key areas such as artificial intelligence, endpoint security and management, encryption and embedded systems. You couldn’t choose a more exciting time to consider joining us! For more information, visit BlackBerry.com and follow @BlackBerry.

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