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BlackBerry Corporation Technical Project Coordinator Student - 4 or 8 Month Winter Term in Waterloo, Ontario
Student (Fixed Term)
* Job Description: *
Today,* BlackBerry®* is a transformed company. We’re no longer about the smartphone, what we once did for smartphones is what we’re now doing for Enterprise of Things (EoT) – envisioning, enabling and securing new forms of communication that are connecting the business world in extraordinary new ways. We have the most complete and advanced end-to-end solutions to enable EoT, and our ideas lead the way in the hottest markets like cybersecurity, SaaS, neural networks and autonomous vehicles.
Today our software is trusted by the world’s most important organizations, including all of the G7, 16 of the G20, NATO, financial firms, healthcare providers and educational institutions. BlackBerry technology is further embedded in millions of ‘things.’ You can find BlackBerry in smart watches, medical devices, cars, trains, robots, smart meters, TV broadcast equipment, wind turbines, hydroelectric plants, pilot training simulators, mail-sorting machines and, of course, tablets and smartphones just to name a few.
The successful candidate will be responsible for working with the project managers and development teams within the BlackBerry Enterprise Software group. The student will benefit from managing projects alongside Senior Technical Project Managers as an integral participant in guiding the software planning and development release cycle of large-scale secure enterprise-grade products and services. An outgoing self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail and proactive time management will excel in this role.
Location: Waterloo, ON
Length of Term: 4 or 8 Months
What you will do
Managing development teams through efficient preliminary analysis, assessment and assigning of tasks for specific projects
Coordination of weekly report updates, including requesting, collecting and collating content, followed by the hosting and guiding of the ensuing project review meetings
Working on the beta platform ensuring the set-up of software for beta trials and the on-boarding of beta participants
These responsibilities include tasks such as:
Scheduling and managing regular periodic and ad hoc meetings
Accurately recording technical meeting minutes
Maintaining action and risk logs
Following up on the resolution of action items with the owners
Generating and updating project tracking metrics
Creating and updating PowerPoint slide decks
Accurately maintaining document repositories and technical project Wiki’s
Other tasks may include web content updating, document management in SharePoint, working on process improvement initiatives and assisting with project planning, schedule creation, and maintenance
Preparing Jira queries and the issues for effective triage meetings
Accurately updating Jira issues for priority, owner assignment, comments, and any content correction or additions in a timely manner for execution by the development teams
Who we are looking for
Currently enrolled in Business, Computer Science or Engineering program at the Intermediate level
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail, proactive time management skills (being a self-starter and outgoing)
Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
A demonstrated strength in time management
Strong analytical skills
A strong desire to grow your software technical skills and to fully participate in the development of enterprise grade software
Experience with the full MS Office suite
Above and beyond
Project Management experience
Experience using Jira, Confluence, WebEx/Skype for Business, SharePoint, MS Project, Visio
*Life at BlackBerry *
Various Snack & Beverage Programs at all locations
Cafeterias and vending machines with subsidized prices at major offices
Free parking and accessible public transportation at major offices
Skills training and professional development opportunities
Organization wide events and various social committees
Local discounts and free swag
Highly collaborative teams and supportive workplace culture
Recreational leagues, fitness classes, and wellness sessions available in most locations
/See for yourself by checking out our Instagram @BlackBerryStudentLife/
*An Absolute Commitment to Equality *
/It is the policy of BlackBerry to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship, status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law/.
EEO Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled
/BlackBerry strives to create an accessible and inclusive application and selection process and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants who may require provisions to participate in the selection process. Should you require an accommodation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs./
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BlackBerry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) is a trusted security software and services company that provides enterprises and governments with the technology they need to secure the Internet of Things. Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, the company is unwavering in its commitment to safety, cybersecurity and data privacy, and leads in key areas such as artificial intelligence, endpoint security and management, encryption and embedded systems. You couldn’t choose a more exciting time to consider joining us! For more information, visit BlackBerry.com and follow @BlackBerry.
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It is the policy of BlackBerry to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship, status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.
EEO Minorities/Females/P rotected Veteran/Disabled