Harris Computer Systems

  • Software Developer

    Job Location CA-ON-Ottawa
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/2/2018 4:22 PM)
    Job ID
    NorthStar Enterprise
    Research & Development
  • Position Overview


    NorthStar is seeking a skilled and experienced Java Developer to join our R&D team. You will work within the core product team to develop customer solutions, provide technical expertise and to help ensure the quality of product updates and maintenance fixes.

    This position will report to the R&D Manager of our NorthStar Utilities Solutions Business Unit. 


    Applicants should either be located or willing to relocate to the Ottawa, ON area.

    Primary Functions

    • Design, develop, maintain and support all software components across the NorthStar CIS 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 the 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 5 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, 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
    • 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 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.

    NorthStar is a division of Harris (www.harriscomputer.com), a member of the Constellation Software group of companies. Harris 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 Public Sector, Schools, Utility, and Healthcare agencies throughout North America. Harris’ focus is on creating long-term relationships with its customers and ensuring that it meets the changing needs of its customers over time.

    Harris is an EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Employer.



    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed

    Need help finding the right job?

    We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Click here to get started.