Harris Computer Systems Vice President, Software Development in Niagara Falls, New York

Harris Local Government (HLG), a division of Harris Computer, is seeking a Vice President of Research and Development who possesses a hybrid of past technical and business leadership experience.

Our ideal candidate will partner in the development of product roadmap strategies to maximize value for both our customers and Harris and to then own and execute the roadmaps for our diverse suite of local government products. There will be a laser focus on defining benchmarks and key metrics to ensure delivery of timely, high quality results.

The VP of Research & Development is an integral piece of the senior leadership team with the highest priorities being our financial performance and creating an organization that endures forever.

Here at HLG we are exclusively focused on providing financial management software solutions solely for the local government market. Our experience and expertise have enabled us to continually create products and services that exceed our client’s expectations and meet their changing technology needs.

  • Spearhead collaboration with key stakeholders to define processes to ensure communication, transparency and prioritization of software backlogs

  • Develop a culture of innovation, agility, and responsiveness while adhering to principles of quality, predictable performance, and business results.

  • Translating business goals & product requirements into actionable development plans focused on Harris and client success.

  • Ensuring that development projects are delivered on time and within budget.

  • Communicating strategy developments, providing ongoing executive updates, prioritizing initiatives, and escalating roadblocks to executive leadership.

  • Communicating development progress and issues to management and across the organization.

  • Managing both on-site & offshore development teams.

  • Motivate a talented team with challenging work, learning experiences, fun, and pride in their accomplishments.

  • Providing technical direction and guidance for all product development needs throughout the organization.

  • Continually evaluating the organizational structure and current technology as a means to enhance productivity and implementing appropriate changes.

  • Communicating industry trends and emerging new technologies that can provide the organization with a competitive advantage.

  • Capturing ideas and identifying opportunities that can be researched and explored for feasibility through contact with customers; initiating industry comparisons and conducting competitive benchmarking.

  • Managing strategic partnerships with vendors and suppliers, and manage key build vs buy, partner decisions for the solutions

  • Performing 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 budgets.

  • An undergraduate business or technical degree is required; an MBA or professional post-graduate degree can be considered an asset

  • Strong written and verbal communication; communicating clearly and comprehensively to senior executives and technical experts.

  • Excellent team player able to manage and prioritize work for self and staff. Ability to multi task with changing priorities.

  • Be a goal-oriented, self starter & driven individual with an excellent ability to execute and sustain a high sense of urgency. Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport across the company and our customers.

  • Experience in the public sector will be considered an asset

  • Significant travel is required (40%)

At Harris Local Government we are focused on our vision – creating an environment where our employees can realize their dreams both personally & professionally; creating an environment that supports customer loyalty by building long lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with our customers; and ensuring we have the underlying financial & business model that supports the continued investments required to realize our vision. Our growth is fueled by our focus on developing and acquiring financial management software solutions solely for the public sector. Our experience and expertise have enabled us to continually offer products and services that exceed our clients' expectations and meet their changing technology needs.

At Harris Computer, we are a financially strong, growing and stable company—one that provides leadership within our markets, commitment and integrity to our customers and employees and steady returns to our shareholders. Our longevity speaks to our success, we have been in this business since 1976 and our ability to adapt to our markets' changing needs ensure our future success.

Harris Computer is 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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Market Title: Vice President, Software Development

ID: 2016-3432

Company Overview: At Harris Local Government we are focused on our vision – creating an environment where our employees can realize their dreams both personally & professionally; creating an environment that supports customer loyalty by building long lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with our customers; and ensuring we have the underlying financial & business model that supports the continued investments required to realize our vision. Our growth is fueled by our focus on developing and acquiring financial management software solutions solely for the public sector. Our experience and expertise have enabled us to continually offer products and services that exceed our clients' expectations and meet their changing technology needs.

At Harris Computer, we are a financially strong, growing and stable company—one that provides leadership within our markets, commitment and integrity to our customers and employees and steady returns to our shareholders. Our longevity speaks to our success, we have been in this business since 1976 and our ability to adapt to our markets' changing needs ensure our future success.

Harris Computer is 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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