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System Software Developer

P&P Optica

P&P Optica

Software Engineering
Miami, FL, USA · Waterloo, ON, Canada · Remote
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

What You’ll Get To Do

Our systems work in some of the harshest environments possible - cold, wet, dirty - all while inspecting thousands of pounds of meat products every hour. Using machine learning and AI, we inspect millions of pixels of data daily and identify the characteristics of those pixels, allowing us to reject foreign objects, understand the composition of the meat, and even trend the overall quality of production - in real-time!
In this role, you will get to extend cutting-edge system capabilities and contribute to the continuous improvement of the quality and stability of our software platform.
From troubleshooting live support events, to upgrading system components, to implementing new logic that unlocks speed and new functionality, you’ll get to contribute to a live product helping solve a very important problem - reducing food waste.
Sounds interesting? In this role, you will definitely:
  • Design and develop software for our Linux-based software platform
  • Define and implement test and deployment plans of new software releases
  • Remotely support system installations, data collections, and on-going support
  • Further automate data collection, AI model deployment, and system alerting
  • Develop diagnostics and deployment tools for use across multiple environments including in-house development servers, remotely deployed systems and AWS cloud infrastructure
  • Document the use, architecture, and installation of systems, for coworkers and customers.
And you might also get a chance to:
  • Evaluate and integrate software development infrastructure
  • Provide software support for our hardware and applications engineering groups
  • Work with external suppliers for hardware and software (e.g. cloud infrastructure)
  • Support a range of physical and virtual servers running Windows and Linux
  • Work with our IT team on network maintenance, security, and data redundancy planning

Skills and Experience

So what are we looking for? Assuming you love the (sometimes) unpredictability of being the first in the world to solve problems and you have a team-first approach, these are the skills that will set you apart in your application:
  • Solid experience with software development processes and tooling.
  • Strong understanding of concurrency, distributed systems and other core software principles.
  • Ability to architect, implement and prove out effective AI-based solutions for complex real-time data processing problems.
  • Demonstrable, real-world Linux & Python experience
  • Knowledge of cloud computing ecosystems (with a strong preference of AWS)
  • Experience with low-level embedded software and high-level, whole-system abstraction
Communication and Teamwork:
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills and documenting software designs.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team
  • Our office is located in Waterloo, ON and this role will require you to spend 2 days per week in the office to interact with our hardware and support production activities.
Bonus points for:
  • Familiarity with C/C++ and hardware interfacing techniques.
  • Experience with automation using microcontrollers and/or PLCs.

Life at PPO

You’ll REALLY love working at PPO. Here’s why:
Open Culture: our culture is based on openness and trust, and that’s reflected in everything we do. We’re a very diverse team and we celebrate what we share as well as our differences.
Supportive Environment: We love celebrating birthdays, work anniversaries and other special events. We also challenge each other to meet both our personal and professional goals.
Work-life Balance - Really! We believe in working hard. We also believe that work is just one part of life. We make sure you have time for activities and responsibilities outside of PPO. You also receive flex days in addition to your allocated vacation.
Health Benefits: PPO offers very competitive benefits, including health, dental, vision and more for you and your dependents.
Hybrid Work Model: Depending on your role, you might work from home, our office or both.
Community Oriented: You’ll have an opportunity to participate in our annual team charity fundraiser. We are also proud to be part of Waterloo’s thriving Tech Hub.
Ongoing Learning: Learning is built into our culture at PPO. You’re encouraged to expand your knowledge and education through new experiences, courses, and other learning opportunities.
P&P Optica is committed to supporting a culture of diversity across our organization. Our hiring practices align with human rights laws, guaranteeing every person equal treatment in regard to employment and opportunity for employment, regardless of race, colour, creed/religion, sex, sexual orientation, or marital status. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.