Harris Computer Systems

Software Engineer

Job Location CA-ON-Ottawa
Posted Date 6 months ago(8/18/2017 3:05 PM)
Job ID
NorthStar Enterprise
Research & Development

Position Overview



NorthStar Utilities Solutions, a division of Harris Computer Systems, is seeking a highly skilled and self-motivated Software Engineer/ Software Developer to join our R&D team to work on our next generation SmartGrid and Utility Enterprise solutions. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of latest software technologies and passion for building market leading products.

Primary Functions

  • Design, develop, maintain and support all software components across NorthStar product line
  • Provide detailed documentation in design, implementation, deployment, and repair decisions
  • Build, modify and maintain deployment packages and automated unit test scripts
  • Create, modify and maintain automated build scripts for continuous integration testing
  • Conduct requirement discussions and development estimations for deliverables
  • Provide assistance to professional services and support teams
  • Provide resolution to defects and investigate and resolve production support incidents
  • Recommend improvement to development, integration and support practices and processes
  • Apply configuration management, version control, best practices and standards
  • Assist in the management of test equipment and testing tools
  • Collaborate with a team of software engineers/developers
  • Provide mentoring to junior resource and perform code reviews
  • Communicate status to team members and manager


  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a software development role
  • University degree in software engineering, computer science or a related field
  • Experience programming JAVA or an equivalent high level programming language
  • Experience working with databases including one or more of the following: MS SQL, Oracle, Informix, PostgreSQL and MySQL
  • Experience working with web based APIs including SOAP and Rest
  • Experience building web based UI with HTML, JQUERY and CSS would be an asset
  • Experience with test automation would be an asset
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English are a requirement
  • Be truthful and direct; be able to present the truth in an appropriate and helpful manner
  • Accountability, respect, integrity and discipline are core values
  • Ability to work independently, but most importantly as a team player
  • Positive attitude is a must

Company Overview

NorthStar Utilities Solutions (www.northstarutilities.com) is a unique company that has served the utility community in North America and the Caribbean for more than 35 years. We create brilliant products that make every day in our clients' lives more efficient, productive and cost-effective. We pride ourselves on delivering impressive customer service and standing apart as an industry leader. We are always on the lookout for people who crave challenges, embrace technology and grasp complex ideas.

Harris Computer Systems (www.harriscomputer.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Constellation and is a leading provider of financial management and Customer Information Systems (CIS) software solutions. Since 1976, Harris has focused on providing feature-rich and robust turnkey solutions to all levels of local government, public power and water entities as well as school districts throughout North America. Harris' focus is on creating long term relationships with our customers and ensuring that we meet the changing needs of our customers over time.

Harris is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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