Harris Computer Systems

Product Owner

2 months ago
Job ID
Research & Development
Supervisory Role
Percent of Travel Required

Position Overview




Simms is currently looking for a Product Owner to add to their team.


This is a unique opportunity to own and drive all facets of the expanding Research & Development / Support organizations. This is a hybrid business / technical position and requires a strong blend of management and project management skills, product vision, financial savvy and an understanding of the agile process. The Product Owner is responsible for a continuous flow of product research and innovation leading to the improvement of existing products, incorporation of newly acquired product sets into the current list of corporate assets, integration of third party solutions and the support of the aforementioned.


As Product Owner, the ideal candidate will be responsible for inspiring a diverse team of developers located in multiple offices. The Product Owner is a highly motivated self-starter and team player; with a focus on team and client success, and business operations efficiency. The candidate will manage and inspire a team and holds P&L responsibility and forecasting for the R&D. This role is anticipated to expand in scope and responsibility significantly in the coming year(s).

Primary Functions

  • Translate business goals and product requirements into actionable development plans.
  • Ensure that development projects are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Strategic planning, direction and control of product development activities; as well as technical input into the overall business unit strategy.
  • Communicate strategy developments, providing ongoing executive updates, prioritizing initiatives, and escalating roadblocks to executive leadership.
  • Communicate development progress and issues to senior management and across the organization.
  • Proactively foster and build channels of communication across business units to ensure collaboration and achievement of organizational objectives.
  • Provide technical direction and guidance for all product development needs throughout the organization.
  • Continually evaluate the organizational structure and current technology as a means to enhance productivity and implementing appropriate changes.
  • Communicate industry trends and emerging new technologies that can provide the organization with a competitive advantage.
  • Capture ideas and identifying opportunities that can be researched and explored for feasibility through contact with customers; initiating industry comparisons and conducting competitive benchmarking.
  • Manage strategic partnerships with vendors and suppliers.
  • Perform a full range of leadership responsibilities which may include but not be limited to: interviewing, hiring, coaching and developing employees, assigning and directing work, driving performance management and managing department budget.
  • Display consistent desire to learn; seek professional growth opportunities.
  • Attend training and develop relevant knowledge, techniques, and skills.



  • Three (3) or more years as a Product Owner or equivalent experience.
  • Bachelor's degree (in a technical discipline) preferred.
  • Fluent in Russian spoken and written, a must
  • A unique blend of business and technical savvy with a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality.
  • The ability to “go native” with our customers; spending time in the market to “understand” customer issues and their requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and teamwork skills.
  • Experience in building web-based products and bringing to market, an asset.

Company Overview

Established in 2004, Simms is a Canadian software development company that specializes in providing intuitive and complete solutions for the medical community. The team is made up of technical engineers and business consultants who are dedicated to supporting their clients and their unique initiatives.

Comprised of radiology clinics (ultrasound & x-ray, BMD, mammography, GI, etc.), cardiac centres, chiropractic facilities, vascular and endovascular labs and fertility specialists, their customers provide quintessential diagnostic testing and medical imaging services to patients in all types of settings.

For over a decade, they have supplied clients with the type of products, service and support that allows them to focus on their key responsibility which is patient centered healthcare. They reduce costs for our clients, while increasing the speed and accuracy of their result deliveries. Turnaround times are critical for General Practitioners and Specialists, to ensure that patients are receiving the best outcomes possible.

Simms is a division of MediSolution who is a subsidiary of Harris Computer, owned by Constellation Software (TSX: CSU), a leader in developing business solutions in Canada.

Harris is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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