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Vice President, Research & Development

Company: Harris Computer Systems
Location: Virginia
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Vice President, Research & Development

Systems & Software

Systems & Software Inc. (S&S) is looking for a Vice President of Research & Development (VP of R&D) who will play a pivotal role in the future of the company. As the VP of R&D you will be a hybrid of technical, business, and people leader. You will have overall responsibility for product management, architecture, sustainability, analytics, QA, documentation, and dev-ops.

What we are looking for:

The Technical Visionary

  • Shape the S&S product roadmap from both a technical and functional perspective.
  • Understand at a technical level what your team members are working on and be able to communicate these benefits to non-technical staff and customers.
  • Be the creditable technologist and utility industry expert customers and prospects will trust.
  • Drive software development best practices including agile and continuous improvement methodologies to improve the team's output and improve the product.

The Business Visionary

  • Ability to see big picture, focused on overall S&S success not just the success of the R&D team.
  • Plays an active role in the sales process (technical lead, scoping, software demo's).
  • Is financially savvy.
  • Innovate and evolve the business.
  • Integrate customers into the overall strategy.

The People Visionary

  • Provide an environment and resources for your team to achieve their best results.
  • Build, listen to, and develop effective teams/team members.
  • Understand the needs of the team and recruit effective new talent.

What will you contribute?

  • Support and grow the R&D team.
  • Mentor and train your direct reports (software development managers).
  • Own the product roadmap and communicate with all stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with sales across the full sales lifecycle.
  • Assume responsibility for technical presentations (conferences, trade shows, demo's, etc.).
  • Directly and indirectly guide and support a team of 40 talented team members.

What we are looking for?

  • 10+ years of management experience within a software company.
  • Strong initiative with analytical, diagnostic, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 25%.
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline.

What will make you stand out?

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner.
  • PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner.
  • Experience leading ERP/Financial product teams.

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision from day 1.
  • 3 weeks' vacation and 5 personal days.
  • Employee stock ownership and 401k/RRSP matching programs.
  • Inclusion and diversity throughout.
  • Flexible work options.
  • Multiple training opportunities.

Keywords: Harris Computer Systems, Duluth , Vice President, Research & Development, Other , Virginia, Minnesota

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