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Network Automation Developer Student - 8 Month Winter



Software Engineering
Waterloo, ON, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Worker Sub-Type:

Student (Fixed Term)

Job Description:

Today, BlackBerry® is a transformed company. We’re no longer about the smartphone, what we once did for smartphones is what we’re now doing for Enterprise of Things (EoT) – envisioning, enabling and securing new forms of communication that are connecting the business world in extraordinary new ways. We have the most complete and advanced end-to-end solutions to enable EoT, and our ideas lead the way in the hottest markets like cybersecurity, SaaS, neural networks and autonomous vehicles.

Today our software is trusted by the world’s most important organizations, including all of the G7, 16 of the G20, NATO, financial firms, healthcare providers and educational institutions. BlackBerry technology is further embedded in millions of ‘things.’ You can find BlackBerry in smart watches, medical devices, cars, trains, robots, smart meters, TV broadcast equipment, wind turbines, hydroelectric plants, pilot training simulators, mail-sorting machines and, of course, tablets and smartphones just to name a few.

Position Summary

We are looking for a software developer to join BlackBerry’s network automation team. You will work closely with the Core Networking teams will have an opportunity to:

  • Work with exciting technologies

  • Contribute to all stages of the software development life-cycle

  • Learn from experienced and knowledgeable team members

  • Collaborate with team members to improve the operations of BlackBerry networking

To be successful, you should demonstrate skill in creativity and innovation, have an ability to learn new topics quickly, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and possess excellent analytical skills.

Location: Waterloo, ON

Length of Term: 8 Months


  • Developing automation tools for the networking teams networking teams

  • Implementing custom network monitoring and reporting

  • Extending functionality of third party software


  • Currently pursuing post secondary education in a related field

  • Strong knowledge of object oriented software in languages such as Python, PHP or Perl

  • Knowledge of web application design: HTML5, CSS and JavaScript

  • Good communication skills


  • Solid understanding of GIT

  • Knowledge of PostgreSQL or other SQL databases

  • Experience working in a Linux environment

  • Understanding of network technologies and devices: routers, switches, firewalls and load balancers

Student Life at Blackberry

  • Growth Mindset: employees have access to skills training and professional development courses, mentorship programs as well as unlimited access to our on-demand learning platform.

  • Commitment to Wellness: employees have access to events that support physical, mental and financial wellness. We host wellness sessions, fitness courses, discounts to local gyms and offer a 24/7 Employee Assistant Program (EAP).

  • Highly collaborative teams and a supportive workplace environment, with organization-wide events and a student social committee.

  • Employee Perks: we have snack and beverage programs at all locations. Students also have access to discounts for local stores, transportation, restaurants and activities.

See more about the student program at BlackBerry over on our Instagram @BlackBerryStudentLife

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