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Embedded Software Developer

Location: London, Canada
Date Posted:
Requisition ID: 1982
Job Category: Engineering
Career Level: P54 - Specialist
Remote Work Options: Onsite
Clearance Type: Ability to obtain

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Job Description


Key Job Elements:

  • Develop embedded software for use on Light-Armoured Vehicles (LAV) products using C and C++
  • Create solutions which meet or exceed operational requirements
  • Work closely with multiple engineering teams to test, debug, and deploy vehicle subsystems
  • Provide input into code reviews, peer reviews, and process improvements
  • Support software activities in a variety of environments (e.g. Office, System Integration Lab (SIL), on-vehicle, and on-site)
  • Ability to architect solutions with a customer and user focused mindset
  • Excellent communication, organization and prioritization skills


Preferred Technical Qualifications:

  • Strong development experience with C and/or C++
  • Expertise with:
    • Eclipse-based IDEs
    • GIT
    • Unit testing frameworks (e.g. Parasoft)
    • Static Code Analysis
    • DevOps tools (e.g. JIRA, Bitbucket, Bamboo)
  • Working knowledge in the following areas:
    • RTOS (e.g. FreeRTOS, QNX)
    • Safety-critical code
    • Bootloaders
    • Framework design
  • Knowledge of serial and Ethernet protocols for communication and data logging, such as:
    • SAE J1939 (ISO11898, CAN 2.0B)
    • DDS
    • SSL
    • RS232
  • Exposure to various standards:
    • Software development: MISRA, AutoSAR
    • Safety-critical: ISO 26262, MIL-STD-882E
    • Model-based system engineering: SysML, UML
  • Familiar with analog and digital electronic circuits, ADCs, discrete outputs, etc.
  • Experience testing and debugging software and basic electrical circuits with common tools (e.g. multi-meter, oscilloscope)
  • Awareness of automotive systems and common integration points

Required Qualifications:

  • University Degree or College Diploma in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or related field of study
  • Must be able to meet Anthropometrical Size Requirements for confined space
  • Ability to travel (5% Cdn) and (5% US & Int'l) and possess/be able to acquire and maintain a valid passport
  • Must be able to work in Canada and to obtain CGP (Controlled Goods Program) clearance and be eligible for access to ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) controlled data/hardware
  • The incumbent must have or be able to obtain and maintain Secret Level clearance

Physical Conditions and Hazards:

The conditions in which an individual or staff works, including but not limited to such things as amenities, physical environment, stress and noise levels, degree of safety or danger, temperature, location.


1)      Physical Environment: Office, Lab

2)      Hazards: NA


Physical Demands Description:

This section objectively captures and describes the physical demands that are required to perform a particular job or role. Usually completed by the ergonomist

Usual mobility demands required are standing, walking, sitting, and stair climbing to access upper offices.


Equipment Utilized:

This section describes the type of equipment an employee is required to use:



Mobile device


Medical Surveillance

May include: Anthropometrical Size Restrictions depending on task


Personal Protective Equipment:

Applicable when interacting with shop floor (safety shoes, safety glasses, hearing protection, extraction coveralls, head protection)


General Dynamics Land Systems–Canada is committed to providing a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for our employees. We welcome and encourage applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous Persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or expression.

If you require an accommodation to assist you with any aspect of the hiring process, we will work with you to meet your needs. Contact [email protected] if you need accommodation.

It is a requirement that General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada be registered with the Canadian Controlled Goods Program and that all of its workforce be security assessed. As such, successful applicants must meet all applicable security requirements, including, but not limited to, the ability to obtain and maintain a Canadian government security clearance to secret level.

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