Harris Computer Systems

Software Engineer

8 months ago
Job ID
Research & Development

Position Overview



The Software Engineer will work as part of a team that designs, develops, and implements code for a suite of fully integrated public safety products.

We are seeking smart, innovative candidates who are capable of getting things done. We do not hire based on a specific list of buzzwords, technologies, or popular acronyms on your resume. Today we happen to use Delphi and ASP .NET but we are transitioning to purely Microsoft technologies such as WCF, WPF and LINQ.

We expect you to be a master of your current development environment and to be able to master any technology, language, or development environment that we need in the future.

Successful candidates must be able to take rough requirements and recommend best way to implement a solution. You will be responsible for design, development, implementation and maintenance of your products. As a senior software engineer in your engineering team, you will be considered the top level contributor and will provide consultation and guidance to junior team members.

Primary Functions

  • Configure and troubleshoot advanced Database systems (Oracle or MS SQL Server).
  • Participate in the design, development, documentation and testing of new software.
  • Configure and troubleshoot basic workstation and server operating system software systems.
  • Maintain application and industry knowledge base.
  • Assist with support efforts by sharing technical expertise.
  • Provide guidance and direction for other implementation and support positions.


  • Passionate about the information technology industry.
  • Outstanding coding skills backed by the ability to make good judgment calls.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical capabilities. Ability to troubleshoot technical problems and perform (or identify) potential resolutions
  • Excellent verbal, written communication, and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, high volume, deadline-driven environment. Ability to balance multiple demands and work both independently and or as part of a team
  • Professionalism in dealing with all levels of management and staff
  • Ability to understand customer needs and manage expectations
  • Excellent negotiation and organizational skills with ability to orchestrate change through influence
  • At least five years of industry experience in software engineering, meeting aggressive deadlines, and performing software development duties
  • BS in Computer Science or closely related field or its equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. 


The following is a list of technologies currently supported by us. Experience in these technologies is a plus but not necessarily a "must" requirement for this position.

  • Strong programming skills in C#, VB.Net, or Delphi 
  • ESRI and GIS
  • Experience with XML, XSL, XSLT, SOAP, WPF, WCF, ASP .NET, ADO .NET,  LINQ  and Windows Mobile
  • Experience with object-oriented design and development principles within the .NET framework
  • Experienced interacting with MS SQL Server database, T-SQL, Stored Procedures
  • Good working Experience in N-Tier web based Architecture / Service Oriented Architecture and design
  • 2+ years’ experience with Producing and Consuming Web Services.

Company Overview

SmartCOP, Inc. is a public safety software business engaged in system development, implementation, and support services for a fully integrated suite of products including Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Records Management System (RMS), Mobile Computing with Field Based Reporting, and Jail Management System (JMS).

Headquartered in Pensacola, Florida, SmartCOP actively and successfully competes in all size markets, with products that scale from an agency of ten officers to thousands of officers. Agencies all across the United States depend on SmartCOP and they have seen the benefits of a fully-integrated, single source solution. The system’s ability to furnish information through a single database reduces redundant data entry and improves information flow. Users of the SmartCOP system find that it enhances agency efficiency, improves response times, and improves officer and citizen safety in a cost effective manner.

SmartCOP is a division of Harris Computer Systems, a member of the Constellation Software Inc. group of companies. Constellation Software is a rapidly growing conglomerate of vertical market software (VMS) companies, each focused upon dominating its respective market niche. Constellation's growth is based on a simple strategy: identify promising VMS firms, acquire them, and then integrate them into the Constellation family while building on their fundamental strengths to help them become world class organizations.

Harris is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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