Senior Software Engineer

Engineering Kanata, Canada


Position at Wind River

Why Choose Wind River?

Wind River believes that some things are so important they simply cannot fail. That is why we exist. Wind River software has been running the computing systems of the most important critical infrastructure that demand the highest standards for safety, security, performance, and reliability. Found in more than 2 billion devices, Wind River is pioneering edge compute technologies to accelerate the evolution from automated devices to autonomous systems.  We have a spot for you!

About the opportunity

Based out of the Kanata R&D facility, the successful candidate will join a highly skilled development team delivering the world’s first telecom grade cloud platform, pioneering many new industry leading capabilities.   Wind River’s Cloud Platform is currently deployed with major service providers globally and is undergoing expansion to provide a cloud native platform for containerized applications in addition to supporting virtual machines and bare metal nodes.

The successful candidate must have several years of experience in software development and be a highly adaptable team player who can quickly ramp up on new technologies and accomplish goals in a fast-paced agile environment. A combination of strong technical and communication skills is a must.

Interface & Collaboration

  • The successful candidate will work and collaborate with development and customer facing teams to ensure high levels of product quality.
  • Collaborate with Customer Support, Product Management and Development teams to bring a leading edge solution to market on time.
  • This position will report to Senior Engineering Manager, Cloud Platform.


  • Develop leading edge, high performance cloud and container technologies for the Edge.
  • Work with the most dynamic and exciting open source software projects today – Kubernetes (K8s), Docker, Helm, Openstack, Ansible, Ceph, etc.
  • Work as part of a team focused on containerization, virtualization, VM management and fault tolerant/carrier grade development.
  • Contribute actively to StarlingX, an open source project under the OpenStack Foundation - a fully featured cloud for the distributed edge (
  • Contribute to a highly available, carrier grade platform which will be the platform of choice for 5G vendors.
  • Research and evaluate emerging technologies, making recommendations on best options.
  • Develop and deliver high quality designs and code.
  • Develop automated tests, enabling faster design and test cycles.
  • Investigate and resolve issues reported during product verification and customer integration.
  • Provide consultation to documentation and customer-facing teams.
  • Participate in all aspects of the software development process using agile development.


Core Competencies & Demonstrated Success

  • 5+ years of relevant technical experience in software development.
  • Excellent programming skills using Python and C/C++.
  • Experience with Linux software development.
  • Some development experience with containers and/or cloud based technologies including OpenStack.
  • Strong analytical and debugging skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional team player who works well in collaborative environments.
  • Self-managed, fast learner with the desire and ability to master new technologies.
  • Experience with evaluating emerging technologies, making recommendations on best options.
  • Familiarity with iterative and agile/scrum software development processes


  • BSc / MSc degree (Computer Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering, or equivalent technical degree).
  • Exposure to other languages (SQL, XML, Go, Perl, scripting) would be an asset.
  • Contribution to the open source community would be an asset.
  • Familiarity with analytics would be an asset.


  • Onsite Fitness room
  • Discounted onsite yoga classes
  • Optional enrollment in our Group RRSP plan
  • Organic fruits and veggies twice a week
  • Bagels every Wednesday
  • Stocked fridges with free drinks
  • Discounted onsite massages every Wednesday
  • Walking trails around the golf courses

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.