Firmware Developer - co-op

Location: Victoria, BC
Position Type: Coop / Full Time
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Reliable Controls Corporation is a locally owned and operated company, which specializes in the design and manufacture of Internet-connected, building automation controls. Our innovative products automate building environments, decreasing their impact on our planet. At Reliable Controls we offer a collaborative and engaging environment, where employees are encouraged to learn and grow while contributing positively to the big picture of building a sustainable future together.  

We are currently accepting resumes to fill a Firmware Developer co-op position within our Research and development department, starting in May 2020. The successful candidate will work with a small team that uses Agile design processes to develop components for our firmware products. These components could include User Interfaces, IP based networking protocols, low level device drivers or application level designs.  

This is a great opportunity for the right individual to build up their skillset while working on live projects, developing real products. As an employer, we pride ourselves on being able to create memorable and positive work experience for our co-op students through ongoing support, mentorship and engagement. 


Reasons why you do not want to miss this co-op opportunity with us!

  • At Reliable you will get to work on real projects and make an impact on the development of our products. You will be considered a part of our team whose opinion matters and input is appreciated.
  • Our goal is to make sure you are given plenty of opportunity for learning, growth and development. You will be supported not only by your supervisor and mentor, but also our entire amazing development team. 
  • We believe that people are most fulfilled and engaged when they do something, they are passionate about and their work is rewarding and purposeful. Join us for a term (or two) and discover for yourself what a great co-op experience should be like.


Some of the perks we offer to our co-ops:

  • Free parking, free coffee, and free donut/treat day once a month!
  • Green Transportation Incentive – bus, bike or walk to work and earn extra money for it!
  • Social Committee Events – games nights, cabin trips, bowling, camping and more
  • …and most importantly, a genuinely great culture fostered by the senior management team and sustained by fantastic people!

Role Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop and maintain C/C++ firmware
  • Perform formal and informal tests as required
  • Document work which may include writing and/or updating specifications, design documents, user manuals or help files.

Job Qualifications:

  • Working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering.
  • Experience developing C/C++ firmware and user Interfaces
  • Experience with version control products, preferably Git 
  • Experience with packet capturing software such as Wireshark 
  • Experience with TCP/IP and serial communications
  • Knowledge of Real Time Operating Systems concepts
  • Knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming concepts
  • Knowledge of MISRA C/C++ Coding Standards is an asset
  • Knowledge of BACnet is an asset
  • Strong desire to learn our processes and products
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A positive and result-driven attitude


If you feel your qualifications meet the requirements listed above, and are interested in this co-op opportunity, please submit your application with a cover letter, resume and a transcript through your institution’s internal job posting system, if applicable.  Otherwise please use the “Apply Now” button above. We look forward to receiving your application!

About Us 

As a privately-owned, Canadian corporation since 1986, we are dedicated to providing simple, flexible, and sustainable systems, economically targeted to meet the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit. We are proud to have design, development, assembly, service, and repairs housed in Victoria, Canada. Our state-of-the art LEED Platinum certified headquarters annex consumes only one eighth of the energy of a comparable commercial building in Canada. Our senior management team, along with daily support from our staff, create a unique culture of trust, caring and engagement where employees feel empowered to work, live, learn and be creative.