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Software Developer II

Department name: Information Technology
Business unit: TOPS
Position ID: J1021-1280

A little about us

What we do at Shaw matters - in a world where being connected has never been more critical, we bring the best wireline and wireless technology and solutions together to create exceptional customer experiences. Every day we help millions of Canadians live their best-connected lives through the strength, capacity and combined power of our Fast LTE and Fibre+ networks.

At Shaw we say we’re brighter together, and we believe it’s the diverse mix of brilliant people here that really makes us shine. When you join our team, you’ll see we are so much more than just a company. Shaw connects you with limitless opportunity, an incredible culture, career development and a great benefits package. We are a friendly, collaborative group, and we have a lot of fun finding new ways to delight our customers.

Come dream bigger and brighter with Shaw.

The role

Shaw Communications Inc. has a great opportunity for a Software Developer II in our Embedded Development group within the Technology and Network Operations – Services and Network Technology department, Guide and Application Technology group, in the Calgary Hopewell office. Collaborating with the Manager, Embedded Development, the successful candidate will join the team in developing applications and systems for a variety of digital video services for the Shaw Direct satellite TV system.

Duties will include developing and porting embedded software for Digital Satellite Receivers, including interactive program guides, service layer middleware, and platform porting layers.

A typical day

• Design and implement applications, middleware, and porting layers for Shaw Direct Digital Satellite Receivers.
• Work with vendors and other Shaw teams to integrate hardware and software products.
• Develop test infrastructure and support mechanisms.
• Follow and help to automate and continually improve our development process.
• Debug, maintain, and improve existing products.

Your skills/experience

• Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics or Math from a recognized University or equivalent.
• Strong C and C++ programming skills.
• Excellent experience with software design, coding, testing, and maintenance.
• Embedded software development experience.
• Knowledge of real-time, multi-threaded, programming issues and practices.
• Excellent command of spoken and written English.
• A positive, friendly, and collaborative manner, and customer service orientation.
• 1 to 5 years of industrial software development experience (i.e., outside academia) strongly preferred. This could include co-op experience.

Desired skills and qualifications:
• Knowledge of real-time, multi-threaded, programming issues and practices.
• Experience with user interface and/or graphics design or development.
• Experience with Linux as a development environment.
• Experience with developing software under embedded Linux or RTOS. (VxWorks)
• Experience with makefiles and scripts for build and process automation
• Knowledge of scripting languages such as Perl, PHP, JavaScript Python, or Groovy
• Experience with Jenkins and related Continuous Integration tools
• Experience with Docker or other container technologies
• Experience with Scrum / Agile development

Other details

  • This position requires the successful completion of a criminal (and credit) background check
  • Hires starting prior to November 15th will be required to provide proof of full vaccination with a federally approved COVID-19 vaccine (or subject to regular testing) prior to entering any Shaw workplace or interacting with a customer.
  • Hires starting on or after November 15th will be required as a condition of employment to provide proof of full vaccination with a federally approved COVID-19 vaccine (or proof of a valid exemption).

Posting closing date: October 26, 2021

At Shaw, we believe diversity and inclusion are integral to the continued growth and success of our entire company. We believe diversity and inclusion enhances our Company’s culture and creates a sense of belonging where people feel comfortable bringing their true selves to work. This in turn promotes innovation through harnessing the variety of experiences, thoughts, and perspectives our employees have to offer. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of race, gender, age, or any other identifying characteristic.

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls or agencies, please.