System Test Software Engineer - Member of Technical Staff

Engineering Kanata, Canada


Position at Wind River

System Test Software Engineer – Member of Technical Staff

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Canadian Citizen - Security Clearance Requirements  


About Wind River

Wind River is a global leader in delivering software for mission-critical intelligent systems. For more than four decades, the company has been an innovator and pioneer, powering billions of systems that require the highest levels of security, safety, and reliability.  

Wind River helps customers across automotive, aerospace, defense, industrial, medical, and telecommunications industries solve complex technology challenges on their journey toward the new intelligent machine economy. The company’s software powers generation after generation of the safest, most secure systems in the world.  Examples include playing a key role in NASA space missions such as Artemis I, the James Webb Space Telescope, and multiple Mars rovers. We’ve achieved recent 5G milestones including the world’s first successful 5G data session with Verizon and  building one of the largest Open RAN networks in the world with Vodafone. 

The company has received industry recognition for its technology innovation and leadership, and for its workplace culture, including global Great Place to Work certification and being named a “Top Workplace” for ten consecutive years. If you want to be part of a unique culture where the lived experience is based on our cultural attributes of growth mindset, customer-focus, and diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging, come join us and help advance the future software defined world. 



Wind River Systems is seeking a high-performing, highly skilled software engineer for a team developing automated tests to validate safety-critical embedded real-time operating systems and embedded virtualization solutions. The purpose of this role is to help the team follow the development process, including agile methodologies, deliver on its commitments with technical contributions and interface with engineering management and technical authority on timeline and deliverables.



  • Learn about and research new product features
  • Develop end-to-end automated tests to exercise those new features
  • Maintain the existing automated test suite and triage issues
  • Add automation coverage for new hardware and peripherals as needed
  • Mentor junior members of the team
  • Develop new test plans and test strategies
  • Perform manual tests as necessary
  • Provide technical guidance and expertise to the team
  • Contribute to the team’s deliverables




  • BSc or higher degree (Computer Science, Computer/Electrical/Software Engineering, or other STEM field) or equivalent work experience
  • 6+ years of software development experience
  • Solid understanding of software development methodology, including Agile.
  • Solid understanding of test methodology
  • Solid understanding of Python
  • Familiarity with test automation frameworks such as pytest
  • Strong knowledge of Linux
  • Competent in C and shell scripting (bash, expect, batch)
  • Strong software architecture skills
  • Containerization experience
  • Knowledge of security practices and principles is a plus

Core Competencies and Demonstrated Success

  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Strong technical leadership skills
  • Good time-management skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong documentation and writing skills
  • Familiarity with software configuration management tools, such as git
  • Familiarity with defect tracking tools, preferably Jira.


It will be great if you also have:

  • Familiarity with Continuous Integration tools (e.g. Jenkins, Travis CI, etc.)
  • Knowledge of DO-178B/C certification standard and certification experience




  • Hybrid work model for workplace flexibility
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability coverage
  • RRSP matching for financial security
  • Flexible time-off policies for work-life balance
  • Employee assistance program for mental well-being
  • Learning benefits, including a LinkedIn Learning subscription and seminars


Join us at Wind River, where we're not just shaping technology; we're shaping the future of a safer, more connected world. Your journey to make a meaningful impact begins here.  



Security Clearance Requirements   

Successful candidates must engage in a security clearance process in regards to their citizenship in order to perform fundamental job duties, as per applicable law. In particular, candidates with certain citizenship may not be able to perform such fundamental job duties. Currently, this includes citizens of the following countries: Belarus; Burma; China; Cuba; Iran; North Korea; Syria; Venezuela; Afghanistan; Cambodia; Central African Republic; Cyprus; Democratic Republic of Congo; Ethiopia; Eritrea; Haiti; Iraq; Lebanon; Libya; Russia; Somalia; South Sudan; Sudan; Zimbabwe. The security clearance process may take a significant amount of time to complete, and any offer of employment will be contingent on the candidate's legal ability to perform the fundamental job duties. Wind River is committed to meeting its obligations to candidates under applicable human rights law and privacy law in this regard.   



Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. At Wind River, we strictly adhere to all applicable data privacy laws. Please review Wind River's Applicant Privacy Notice, which can be found here.  





Wind River is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.