Posted On Jul 21

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Senior Embedded Systems Software Architect


Location : Kanata, ON

Headquarters : Canada

Hiring Mode : Full Time

Hiring Role : Embedded Software Engineer

Experience : Senior Level

Full-time, Permanent
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Are you ready to be part of a leading global engineering design house specializing in the design and development of embedded software/hardware, electronics, and electro-mechanics?

What we’re looking for
Highly motivated and dynamic professionals
Motivated designers with broad backgrounds and service mindset to be a consultant
Professionals with ability to work both with in-house projects and on-site assignments at our customer’s locations

What you’ll do
You will be an integral contributor to a Strategic Systems Engineering team responsible for end-to-end system development starting with system architecture definition for new projects, consultation and collaboration with design teams during project implementation, participation to test strategies definition, and assistance in troubleshooting of critical issues.

You will be responsible for:
Defining software architecture of embedded systems in close collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of system architects.
Bringing subject matter expertise in embedded software systems, applied to telecom, radio, IoT, and consumer products.
Providing technical consultations to the Business Development team on new projects and customer engagements.
Contributing to preparation of business proposals, RFQ/RFI responses, and contracts.
Collaborating with colleagues from the Strategic Engineering team on requirements definition, clarification, and decomposition.
Providing high-level effort and material cost estimates for new projects based on agreed architecture and assumptions.
Supporting design teams during project implementation by providing consultations on system architecture, participating in design and code reviews.
Providing consultation and support to test teams during test strategy definition, reviewing test procedures, ensuring availability of proper software infrastructure for test team execution.
What you need to get the job done:
10+ years of software architecture, design, and development experience with embedded systems
Experience in one or more of the areas: wireless networking (4g/5g), optical networking, wired networking/telecommunications, robotics, IoT systems.
Experience in software development using one or more programming languages: C, C++, Java.
Hands-on with scripting languages, such as Python or shell scripts.
Experience in full project development cycle from requirements definition to successful delivery
Knowledge of various hardware communication and control interfaces (I2C, SPI, UART, PCI, USB, CAN, etc.)
Understanding of Linux kernel and userspace concepts and experience designing on both levels.
Experience designing multithreaded distributed systems, using IPC, sockets.
Experience in preparing Linux BSP, including bootloader, device tree, drivers, storage partitioning, etc. Knowledge of secure boots is a plus.
Basic knowledge of Linux administration and middleware networking (i.e. routing, iptables, VLANs, VPN), user and group management, SELinux
Knowledge of modern build systems, i.e., Yocto project, buildroot.
Experience architecting and designing RTOS-based and bare-metal software solutions.
Experience in low-level interface drivers interrupts handling, scheduling, power management, etc.
Good understanding of networking concepts (topologies, switching, routing) and network protocols (ETH, UDP, TCP, HTTP, TLS).
Understanding MANO systems is a plus.
Knowledge of wireless communication protocols (such as Wi-Fi or BLE) is a plus.
Knowledge of mobile communications is a plus.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, quickly learn new technologies, and managing tasks of multiple priorities.

What will make us REALLY love you:
Exposure to 4g/5g L1/L2/L3 radio stack or 4g/5g OAM software development.
Experience with virtualization, containers, Kubernetes, microservices architecture.
Exposure to full stack and/or enterprise applications development.
Organized, goal-oriented, self-starter, with a team focused mentality
Experience in project management and coordination
Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to produce clear documentation for both colleagues and customers
Great team player
A friendly willingness to collaborate and play nice with others
We can see that you have a love for project-based work and staying at the top of your technical game
What you’ll love about us
Company Culture – outstanding people and a flexible work environment with lots of after work activities/groups! It’s so great, we even won an award for it!
Work/Life Balance – 4 weeks holidays to start and work that stays at work!
Career Growth Opportunities – being a design house keeps variety in your work. New opportunities happening all the time!
Great Benefits – and, they start the same day you do… and, they include your family… and, the company matches your RRSP contributions!

About Syntronic Canada
Syntronic provides our customers a complete portfolio of professional services to support their product development including research & development, new product introduction, manufacturing, and aftermarket services. We adopt the latest technologies in electronics design and software development with a pool of technically skilled staff around the world. Among our customers and partners are some of the world’s most technically intensive businesses and organizations. This pushes us forward in designing to satisfy our customers’ needs with a focus on quality, competence, capacity and continuity.

Syntronic values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact our recruiting team and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.