BlackBerry opens new IoT centre in Hyderabad, to hire embedded software engineers
Canadian software company BlackBerry Limited on Wednesday announced a new internet of things (IoT) centre of excellence (CoE), engineering and innovation in Hyderabad.
By the end of this year, the Hyderabad facility is set to be the second largest for BlackBerry’s IoT division globally, after Canada and is expected to host over 100 software engineers across a wide range of technology positions and skill sets, including senior management, technical project management, product engineering, cloud software development, integration, and service delivery, the company said, ahead of its annual TechForum India event in Bengalutu to be held on 29 March.
The company said in a statement that the India engineering centre in Hyderabad is recruiting qualified embedded software engineers to help build the next generation of software-defined-vehicles (SDVs). These engineers are responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining embedded systems in products.
It will also advance innovation in other sectors that leverage IoT solution, using the company’s security and safety-certified QNX product portfolio and in-vehicle software platform, BlackBerry IVY.
Mattias Eriksson, President of BlackBerry IoT mentioned said in a statement that India is an important market for local and global manufacturers in automotive and IoT sectors – particularly in Hyderabad, which is now an ecosystem of engineering talent. “This facility will help BlackBerry IoT to co-develop and co-innovate more closely with our customers and partners based in India, giving talented developers and engineers the opportunity to build the best solutions for complex problems for automotive and other embedded software industries,” he added.
The company also said that the India team will be leveraging the company’s QNX SDP platform that offers both on-premise and cloud solutions alongwith secure and real-time performance primarily in the automotive sector, as well as other industries, including, medical devices, industrial controls, robotics, aerospace, defense, and heavy machinery.
BlackBerry QNX is embedded in 215 million vehicles worldwide, the company said adding that “24 of the top 25 electric vehicle (EV) automakers use BlackBerry’s software for the foundation of future autonomous drive vehicle systems”. The company further said that its customers including Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Stellantis, BMW, Aptiv, Bosch, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, and Volkswagen use BlackBerry QNX for a range of safety-related systems.