BlackBerry Limited

Worker Sub-Type:
Student (Fixed Term)

Job Description:


If you are an “out of the box” thinker who shows initiative and possesses great Java programming skills in an Enterprise context we invite you to join our dynamic and talented team responsible for the continuous evolution of the BlackBerry Infrastructure! We offer an environment that fosters creativity and rewards excellence.

Our applications are mission critical, highly available services aimed at supporting the delivery of information among various components of the global BlackBerry solution in a consistent, secure, and efficient manner.

As a key member of our team you will be empowered to propel our services to the next generation of distributed computing. To accomplish that you will be responsible for developing carrier-grade server components that are globally distributed and capable of high-volume traffic, with high level of performance, availability and scalability. You will participate in all aspects of our software development life cycle using Agile with a focus on test-driven development. Initiative, curiosity, professionalism, and good communication skills are essential in this role.

Location: Mississauga or Waterloo, ON

Length of Term: 4-8 Months


  • Design and implementation of various service components
  • Provide accurate and detailed estimates for the work assigned
  • Create and execute unit tests
  • Interact and cooperate with other teams to achieve successful project completion
  • Update design documentation, configuration or troubleshooting guides
  • Help investigate, troubleshoot and resolve customers and production issues


  • Good knowledge of Object-Oriented Development concepts (data structures and algorithms, analysis, design, implementation, testing)
  • Strong Core Java knowledge (including unit testing frameworks such as JUnit)
  • Comfortable with Linux as a development platform
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to work both independently and part of a team
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new technologies and environments and to work with change and ambiguity


  • Experience with Web Services technologies (i.e. REST, JSON)
  • Experience with web and application servers (any of Tomcat / Jetty / JBoss, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of relational DBs (any of PostgreSQL / MariaDB / Oracle) and/or non-relational ones (i.e. Cassandra)

Job Family Group Name:
Business Administration & Operations

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