QNX Software Systems – Why Work For Us?

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Middleware, development tools, realtime operating system software and services for superior embedded design

Over the past 30 years, QNX software has become a big part of everyday life. People encounter QNX-controlled systems whenever they drive, shop, watch TV, use the Internet, or even turn on a light. Its ultra-reliable nature means QNX software is the preferred choice for life-critical systems such as air traffic control systems, surgical equipment, and nuclear power plants. And its cool multimedia features have QNX software turning up in everything from in-dash radios and infotainment systems to the latest casino gaming terminals.

Who uses QNX?

Customers rely on QNX to help build products that enhance their brand characteristics – innovative, high-quality, dependable. Global leaders like Cisco, Delphi, General Electric, Siemens, and Thales have discovered QNX Software Systems gives them the only software platform upon which to build reliable, scalable, and high-performance applications for markets such as telecommunications, automotive, medical instrumentation, automation, security, and more.

Full development life cycle support

Through our embedded market specialization and proven expertise, we've become a trusted partner to the world's largest device manufacturers and systems integrators. Developers rely on feature-rich QNX® Neutrino® RTOS and the highly-integrated QNX® Momentics® development suite to accelerate time to market, and our broad range of engineering services such as flexible support programs, professional training, expert consulting, and custom engineering help customers speed every stage of their development cycle.


30 Ways QNX Touches Your Life

Known the world over for its ultra-reliable software, QNX Software Systems celebrates over 30 years in business. Over the years, QNX software technology has become a big part of everyday life - from controlling hands-free systems in cars to delivering renewable energy to homes.

People encounter QNX technology every day when they:

  1. Use Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube - QNX technology provides the software foundation for the world’s highest-capacity routers, which handle the data, voice, and video traffic for hundreds of millions of Internet users every day.
  2. Flip a light switch - QNX technology controls thousands of power-generation systems worldwide, from wind turbines to nuclear stations to hydroelectric plants.
  3. Call for help - By leveraging the unmatched reliability of QNX technology, 9 1 1 dispatch systems deliver emergency assistance 24/7, nonstop.
  4. Get roadside support - The QNX-based OnStar system, deployed in dozens of car models, automatically calls for help in a crash and can even provide emergency responders with the car's exact location.
  5. Use green energy - QNX-based power-grid simulators help utilities integrate electricity from solar panels, wind farms, and other renewable energy sources.
  6. Save gas - QNX-based traffic control systems reduce fuel consumption by optimizing traffic flow, minimizing traffic jams, and reducing waits at intersections.
  7. Eat a jelly donut - QNX-based food inspection systems detect dangerous contaminants and can even spot items with missing ingredients, such as jelly donuts that have no jelly.
  8. Get a caffeine fix - Car navigation systems based on QNX technology not only provide automatic route selection and turn-by-turn directions, but can even track down the nearest coffee shop if you’re thirsting for a latté.
  9. Shop online - Online retailers like Amazon.com and Avnet rely on QNX-based warehouse automation systems to move massive amounts of merchandise every day.
  10. Watch an action flick - QNX technology powers motion-control systems that create some of Hollywood’s most spectacular special effects and stunts.
  11. Take a train - From high-speed trains to subway cars, QNX-based systems go the distance, controlling locomotives and coordinating railway traffic.
  12. Stay connected - A multitasking powerhouse, the QNX-powered BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone lets you stay close to what’s important. Access all your messages and notifications from one place, and flow in and out conversations with a single swipe.
  13. Fly in a plane - QNX technology is at the core of pilot-training simulators and air-traffic control systems worldwide.
  14. Board a boat - QNX-based navigation and radar systems keep cruise ships on course by helping crews navigate through fog, bad weather, and narrow estuaries.
  15. Buy shoes - Footwear vendors like ASICS and Brown Shoe rely on QNX-based warehouse systems to move their products from the factory floor to the shoe store.
  16. Keep cool in the checkout line - QNX technology controls the HVAC systems in many of the biggest big-box stores in North America.
  17. Stay connected while driving - Using innovative QNX software, car infotainment systems connect seamlessly to Bluetooth phones, MP3 players, USB sticks, and a variety of other devices and services.
  18. Build a deck - Using QNX-based machine-vision systems, sawmill operators extract the maximum amount of lumber from every tree.
  19. Mail a letter - QNX technology helps mail-sorting machines push the performance envelope, processing up to 40,000 letters per hour.
  20. Visit the doctor - QNX technology brings reliability to a host of diagnostic devices, including ECG machines, angiography systems, cardiac monitors, and bone density analyzers.
  21. Take medicine - QNX-based vision systems scan for defects in a variety of manufactured products, from pharmaceutical blister packs to the lids of peanut butter jars.
  22. Get better - QNX-based cancer treatment devices use proton beams to target tumors precisely, without damaging nearby organs.
  23. Wash socks - A QNX-based system automatically configures control panels for washing machines and tests each panel to make sure it functions correctly.
  24. Breathe clean air - QNX-based building-automation systems help factories, universities, and other large facilities slash power consumption by up to 50%, reducing the amount of fossil fuels burned for electricity.
  25. Go to college - Students and professors worldwide use QNX technology to perform medical research, explore new forms of energy generation, and even discover new planets.
  26. Improve your vision - Using a QNX-based LASIK system, doctors perform bladeless laser surgery to help people reduce their dependency on glasses and contact lenses.
  27. Buy a book - Bookstores throughout North America rely on QNX-based point-of-sale systems to deliver highly personalized service to their customers.
  28. Play video poker - QNX technology powers intercasino gaming systems that can pay out multi-million-dollar winnings, with zero tolerance for error.
  29. Drive over a bridge - QNX technology helps reduce drawbridge congestion by controlling automated bridge raising systems.
  30. Go for a digital drive - QNX-based digital instrument clusters are changing the face of in-car computing, combining virtual speedometers with navigation displays, backup cameras, and other content to provide drivers with the most appropriate information for every drive mode or road condition.

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    I worked at QNX Software Systems as an intern (less than an year)

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    Great work culture and great product. Some of the smartest people I have worked with.

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    Owned by Blackberry, and hence almost impossible to get in right now. Tensions between QNX and BB management.

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    The position was for a technical position in the sales department. There was one Personal Interview and a Technical Test. Good test. It made you really think out of the box. I liked it. The Personal Interview was interesting. There were many people in the room so that they could cover all aspects at once - Human Resources, Sales and Engineering.

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QNX Software Systems Awards & Accolades

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Hot for the Holidays ((Connected Car - Audi Virtual Cockpit)), CTIA - the Wireless Association, 2014
Embedded World Award, Embedded World, 2014
Best of CES - Car Technology, Consumer Electronics Show, 2012
Telematics Award - Best Telematics Component, Telematics Update, 2010
Adobe MAX Awards in Social Computing - Mobile, Adobe MAX, 2009
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Additional Info

Website www.qnx.com
Headquarters KANATA, Canada
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1980
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited, was founded in 1980 and is a leading vendor of operating systems, development tools, and professional services for connected embedded systems.

Global leaders such as Audi, Siemens, General Electric, Cisco, and Lockheed Martin depend on QNX technology for their in-car electronics...
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Mission: QNX continues to evolve as a trusted partner to the world's largest device manufacturers and systems integrators. Developers rely on feature-rich QNX® Neutrino® RTOS and... More

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