Embedded Systems Developer - Android


Permanent - Full Time

Area of Interest:



Toronto, ON, Canada

Who we are

Geotab is a global leader in IoT and connected transportation and certified “Great Place to Work.” We are a company of diverse and talented individuals who work together to help businesses grow and succeed, and increase the safety and sustainability of our communities.

Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the internet and providing web-based analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab’s open platform and Marketplace, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes.

Our team is growing and we’re looking for people who follow their passion, think differently and want to make an impact. Ours is a fast paced, ever changing environment. Geotabbers accept that challenge and are willing to take on new tasks and activities - ones that may not always be described in the initial job description. Join us for a fulfilling career with opportunities to innovate, great benefits, and our fun and inclusive work culture. Reach your full potential with Geotab. To see what it’s like to be a Geotabber, check out our blog and follow us @InsideGeotab on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

Who you are:

We are always looking for amazing talent who can contribute to our growth and deliver results! Geotab is seeking an Embedded Systems Developer who will be designing, writing, and testing Java/Kotlin code in a GUI-less embedded Android environment. If you love technology, and are keen to join an industry leader — we would love to hear from you!

The team is responsible for the development of telematics applications in an embedded Linux environment. We collaborate with hardware, firmware and cloud development teams to ensure that our work aligns with company goals and milestones. We follow industry trends and best practices and try to avoid "reinventing the wheel" as much as possible. Our systems are designed to be reliable, secure and scalable to millions of users.

What you’ll do:

As an Embedded Systems Developer your key area of responsibility will be designing, writing, and testing Java/Kotlin code in a GUI-less embedded Android environment. This position also maintains and improves testing tools and processes, ensuring that new releases perform as expected. You will need to work closely with other embedded systems developers, engineers, and internal technical teams in determining the architecture and constraints of the project. To be successful in this role you will be a self-starter with strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate and document complex technical systems and decisions. In addition, the successful candidate will be highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously with the ability to work well under pressure and respond to multiple fast changing priorities.

How you’ll make an impact
  • Develop a complete Android app in Android Studio using Java/Kotlin.

  • Write unit tests and perform integration and system-level testing in both real and simulated vehicles to demonstrate that new features meet design requirements.

  • Perform code reviews to ensure that coding standards are followed.

  • Debug firmware issues and identify areas for code improvements.

  • Write SQL queries and Python scripts using data from Google BigQuery to determine device health and effectiveness of new functionality.

  • Keep up-to-date documentation for all areas of responsibility.

What you’ll bring to this role
  • 3-5 years experience in developing Android applications/services using Java/Kotlin in an embedded software context.

  • Native development (NDK) experience with integrating C/C++ libraries into Android apps.

  • Experience in hands-on development and troubleshooting on embedded targets.

  • Familiar with data structures, algorithms, and design patterns common to embedded (resource-constrained) systems development.

  • Knowledge of networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP, TLS).

  • Familiarity with engine bus protocols (CAN/OBD-II/J1939/etc.) is desirable.

  • Experience with embedded camera systems is an asset.

  • Knowledge of machine learning concepts is an asset.

  • Experience with SQL is desirable.

  • Adequate knowledge of reading schematics and component datasheets.

  • Able to research and solve open-ended design problems.

  • Experience working within a technical or engineering organization, with knowledge of the high-technology/telematics industry is an asset.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to communicate and document complex technical systems and decisions.

  • Strong team-player with the ability to engage with all levels of the organization.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset and comfortable in a flat organization.

How we work

At Geotab, we understand that the world is always changing and that we need to change with it. Geotab has adopted a hybrid model for working, including a flexible work from home program, with the opportunity to work in our safe, clean offices. When working from home, you are required to have a reliable internet connection with at least 50mb DL/10mb UL. Virtual work is supported with cloud-based applications, collaboration tools and asynchronous working. The health and safety of employees are a top priority. We encourage work-life balance and keep the Geotab culture going strong with online social events, chat rooms and gatherings. Join us and help reshape the future of technology!

We believe that ensuring diversity is fundamental to our future growth and progress and is an integral part of our business. We believe that success happens where new ideas can flourish – in an environment that is rich in diversity and a place where people from various backgrounds can work together. Geotab encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired. We will ensure the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities are taken into account as part of performance management, career development, training and redeployment processes. If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information about our diversity and inclusion as well as accommodation policies and practices, please contact us at careers@geotab.com. Click here to learn more about what happens with your personal data.

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