Engineer, Embedded Software (BSP)

  • Sierra Wireless
  • Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jun 15, 2022

Job Description

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is an IoT pioneer, empowering businesses and industries to transform and thrive in the connected economy. We are a growing organization with a clear vision for being the IoT partner of choice for wireless device-to-cloud solutions. Our values of Innovation, Execution and Trust are the guiding principles in everything we do. Sierra Wireless has over 1,000 employees globally and operates in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

Our Commitment to Inclusion, Equity and Diversity

At Sierra Wireless diversity is valued and celebrated. We strive to foster an inclusive organization. As a proud equal opportunity employer, we welcome people of every race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status to grow their careers here.

Job Summary

The E2 Engineer, Embedded Software typically requires training and oversight from senior staff or managers. E2 are assigned tasks on a day-by-day or week-by-week basis. Expectations are that they monitor their work queue, work on items based on assigned priority, and raise concerns to their team leads and/or managers if expected deliveries will not be met or if they discover what they believe are critical issues that need attention.

    • Implement product features
    • Resolve issues assigned
    • Collaborate with other development teams on features and issues
    • Provide training, guidance, and mentorship to less experienced staff

Required Education, Experience & Skills
    • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, computer software engineering, or a related discipline
    • 1 to 3 years of working experience in developing real-time embedded Linux system
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • Good software development experience in C
    • Exposure to development with embedded multi-threaded operating systems
    • Able to work independently and in teams
    • Can follow guidance from senior staff
    • Can prioritize and manage a queue of tasks
    • A problem solver with systematic debugging skills

Desired Education, Experience & Skills
    • Embedded Linux programming and Linux device drivers
    • Embedded driver development involving PCIE, USB, UART, GPIO, or I2C
    • Memory management systems, file systems, and memory protection algorithms
    • ARM processor architecture and tool chains
    • Wireless WAN protocols such as LTE
    • 3GPP protocol specifications
    • GNSS operation and control
    • TCP/IP suite of protocols
    • Source code control systems such as SVN and Git/Gerrit
    • Defect tracking systems such as JIRA
    • Collaboration tools such as Confluence

What We Offer

Our people are friendly, collaborative, and like to share their ideas and knowledge with one another. This creates an amazing environment where we learn from each other and innovate together.

Our Canadian benefits include paid vacation and sick days, extended health and dental insurance, vision care, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, matching retirement savings program, and employee and family assistance programs.

Our Richmond headquarters offers a subsidized cafeteria, free parking, free shuttle service from Skytrain, a Wellness Program that includes activities and challenges to keep our minds and bodies active. We also host various social events throughout the year where we have fun and celebrate. Within our Global Inclusion and Diversity Program, our Employee Resource Groups provide opportunities for our people to support and champion Women in Tech, Emerging Professionals, [email protected], and Mental Health Awareness.

If you like working with a successful team, are looking for competitive salary and benefits, and the opportunity to represent a recognized and innovative brand, we'd love to have you join our team!

How to Apply

Please submit your resume online through our careers website: If you are a job seeker with a disability and you need individualized support during the application or interview process, please leave us a note on your application form.

We thank you for your application and appreciate your interest in Sierra Wireless, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.