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Systems Software Development Student - 4 Month Winter Term



Software Engineering
Mississauga, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2023

Worker Sub-Type:

Student (Fixed Term)

Job Description:

Certicom was a wholly owned subsidiary of BlackBerry. We develop products that are widely used within the BlackBerry organization, as well as by external customers to protect their valuable assets. Our products span a wide range of technologies, from efficient implementation of cryptographic software used in devices to end-to-end solutions that secure manufacturing of such devices. Our focus is security, and we are looking for bright and motivated individuals to join our team to bring our vision to reality.

In the Winter 2024 term, the incoming student will likely work on enhancing the GUI implementation of our existing products.

Location: Mississauga, ON

Length of Term: 4 months


  • Software development in C or Java.

  • Design, implementation and unit testing of security software

  • Create internal as well as user documentation

  • Maintain daily build infrastructure


  • Third or forth year in computer science or engineering

  • Programming in C and Java

  • User interface design and implementation

  • Scripting language such as python


  • Knowledge or courses in cryptography

  • Knowledge or courses in information security

  • Good communications skills

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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