Kanata, ON
Full-time permanent
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  
You will be a principal-level hands-on firmware architect with significant experience in embedded system design and real-time embedded software/firmware development for leading-edge optical line system product line. The Firmware Architect is responsible for defining the firmware architecture and requirements based on deep understanding of product/system requirements, use cases and features. The firmware architect drives the development team towards a modular, re-usable, modern software/ firmware architecture. She/he will provide hands-on involvement with development and test through the entire product realization process.

What you will do:

  • Provide firmware architecture definition that dictates scalable and reusable implementation of firmware solutions across different HW and optical control applications
  • Work closely with firmware developers, system architects and other functional teams on defining and driving scalable embedded firmware solutions
  • Participate hands-on development and testing of FW solutions as required
  • Perform design, design review, coding, code review as needed
  • Define firmware technology roadmap
  • Lead firmware feasibility study for new technologies and
  • Analyze firmware performance for bottlenecks
  • Constantly look for ways to increase the team’s velocity/productivity by innovation
  • What you need to get the job done

  • Experience with optical networking communication systems – especially optical transceivers or/and fiber optics modules
  • A Master or higher degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent education
  • 10~15 years working experience in software/firmware architecture and/or development for embedded systems.
  • 5~10 years’ experience in modern embedded software/firmware architectures with focus on modularity and reusability- like micro-services and container technologies 
  • Experienced C/C++/Python programming experience & debugging skills for embedded systems.
  • Deep understanding of SOC controller/processor and Linux kernel, real-time OS
  • Validated ability to methodically root-cause sophisticated failure mechanisms at code level, feature level and sub/system level
  • Experience in hardware/software interfaces and debugging sophisticated issues in CPU and firmware using JTAG, source code debuggers and other tools
  • Proven ability to grasp new technical concepts quickly.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • What will make us REALLY love you

  • Knowledge of Erbium-Doped Fiber (EDFA) and RAMAN Amplifiers
  • Receiver and Transmitter Optical Sub-Assemblies (ROSA/TOSA/TROSA), and Digital Coherent Optics (DCO)
  • Knowledge of Wavelength Selective Switching (WSS)
  • Knowledge of various management interface protocols (NETCONF, gRPC, gNxI) and data models (YANG)
  • 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.

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