Vehicle Software Engineer - C++ - #668153


Date: 6 days ago
City: Kanata, ON
Contract type: Contractor
Transforming the Future with Convergence of Simulation and Data

Software Engineer Consultant/Expert

Job Summary

Our client in Kanata, ON is looking for a Software Engineer Consultant/Expert. This is a contract position.

What You Will Do

Our Client's Product Development team is developing vehicle software for next-generation connected vehicles. Connected vehicles are quickly becoming the new norm in the automotive industry, and you will be part of the team that delivers the core of those capabilities. We are looking for candidates who strive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. You will be part of a growing team that thrives on open communications, empowerment, innovation, teamwork and customer success. The In-House System Platform Team comprises highly skilled individuals comfortable working in a fast-paced and technically challenging environment. The team members are responsible for developing, integrating, and debugging software for our next-generation automotive networking appliance that connects various Electronic Control Units.


  • Work in an Agile software development environment to deliver state-of-the-art software solutions working on CAN and Ethernet networks.
  • Design, implement, debug, test and maintain software features using modern C++ - Develop and improve on software development workflows.
  • Coordinate, Integrate, and Test operating system and software components being updated by internal and external vendors.
  • Share ideas for innovation and process improvements.


  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
  • Understanding of software release management.
  • Strong ability for troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a multi-site team environment where self-driven and self-motivated capabilities are key initiatives.
  • Experience with Unix development (multi-threading, synchronization primitives, interrupts, etc.).
  • Linux/QNX operating system CLI proficiency.
  • Low level debugging experience (core analysis & gdb familiarity).
  • Proactive and interested in learning new tools and technologies.
  • Working experience with different embedded build systems and embedded tool chains.
  • Experience with git source control management, Eclipse or similar integrated development environment, and Docker.
  • Experience with / understanding of Adaptive AUTOSAR.
  • Position fully onsite.


  • 5+ years of experience with C++ development.
  • Foundation in computer science, with competencies in memory management, data structures, algorithms, networking, and software design.

How You Will Be Successful

  • Envision the Future
  • Communicate Honestly and Broadly
  • Seek Technology and Business “First”
  • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks

What We Offer

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • Group Retirement Savings Plan (GRSP) with matching contributions
  • Paid holidays and vacation time off
  • Free training on all Altair products

Why Work With Us

Altair is a global technology company providing software and cloud solutions in the areas of data analytics, product development, and high-performance computing (HPC). Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world, while creating a more sustainable future. With more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers in 25 countries, we help solve our customer’s toughest challenges and deliver unparalleled service, helping the innovators innovate, drive better decisions, and turn today’s problems into tomorrow’s opportunities.

Our vision is to transform customer decision making with data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing.

For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers integrate electronics and controls with mechanical design to expand product value, develop AI, simulation and data-driven digital twins to drive better decisions, and deliver advanced HPC and cloud solutions to support unlimited idea exploration. To learn more, please visit

Ready to go? #ONLYFORWARD

At our core we are explorers; adventures; pioneers. We are the brains behind some of the world’s most revolutionary innovations and are not only comfortable in new and unchartered waters, we dive headfirst. We are the original trailblazers that make the impossible possible, discovering new solutions to our customer’s toughest challenges.

Altair is an equal opportunity employer. Our backgrounds are diverse, and every member of our global team is critical to our success. Altair’s history demonstrations a belief that empowering each individual authentic voice reinforces a culture that thrives because of the uniqueness among our team.
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