HARD-LINE is a global leader in mine automation, network backbone connectivity and mine production optimization. Our vision is to revolutionize industry.


Software Development

Sudbury, ON

Reporting to the Software Development Manager, the Software Developer is responsible for designing fully functioning, debugged code with required documentation that meets HARD-LINE’s development goals as well as coordinating with the development team working on different layers of the infrastructure. The Software Developer will have expertise in one or more of the following areas:
  • Desktop Application Development
  • Graphical User Interface Development (Windows or Linux Based)
  • Distributed Systems

What you’ll do

  • Design, implement and test major software features in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams to develop new software for a variety of HLS products
  • Define, design, and implement multi-tiered object-oriented distributed software applications
  • Integrate new and existing software into new and existing machinery
  • Maintain and modify existing applications
  • Perform custom programming as assigned
  • Debug and test software implementations

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed and instructed by management.

What we’re looking for


  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Software Engineering or equivalent experience is required
  • Minimum 3 years industry experience as a Software Developer is required
  • Experience working in an ISO 9001 environment would be considered an asset

Core Technical Skills

  • Experience designing and developing desktop applications, particularly in distributed, industrial systems
  • Development experience with C-family languages (C, C++, C#)
  • Experience with Qt
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented (OO) software development practices
  • Understanding of functional programming and design patterns
  • Experience with source control management, especially git

Additional Technical Competencies that would be Considered an Asset:

  • Working knowledge of real-time systems or control systems
  • Experience with Unix-based operating systems, esp. experience with Real-Time Linux
  • Experience with .NET application development
  • Working knowledge of CAN Bus, serial and ethernet protocols
  • Experience with automated testing platforms and unit, integration, and regression tests
  • Knowledge of optimization practice and tools
  • Familiarity with open-source multimedia framework
  • Development experience with scripting languages (Python, shell scripting)
  • Familiarity with JSON, Protobuff, and other serialization technics
  • Familiarity with arm processors and cross compile toolchains
  • Possess advanced communication skills both technically and non-technically (verbally and in writing)
  • Familiarity with Agile software development practices, including Agile project management tools, particularly Jira
  • Experience with CI/CD tools
  • Experience in robotics and machine automation

Core General Competencies

  • Strong technical skills
  • Communications skills both technically and non-technically (verbally and in writing)
  • Experience in software product development
  • Ability to work in a collaborative software development environment
  • Multitasking and shifting priorities
  • Adaptability
  • Decision making skills and analytical skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

  • Sitting for extended periods using office equipment
  • Office environment
  • Hybrid work environment (Remote and Office)
  • Some travel may be required


HARD-LINE is an equal opportunity employer that offers an excellent benefits package, RRSP match program and a strong focus on continuous training and development.

HARD-LINE welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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