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Director, Business Development (Ottawa)

Opportunity

Kongsberg Geospatial creates precision real-time software for mapping, geospatial visualization, and situational awareness. The Company’s products are primarily deployed in solutions for air traffic control, C4ISR, Command and Control, Air/Missile defense and Situational Awareness Applications. Over nearly three decades of providing dependable performance under extreme conditions, Kongsberg Geospatial has become the leading geospatial software technology provider for mission-critical applications where lives are on the line. Kongsberg Geospatial is a subsidiary of Kongsberg Defence Systems.

We are looking for energetic, self starting business development personnel who can bring our geospatial software solutions to the defense and security markets. The business development individuals we are seeking are motivated by identifying needs for our software solutions, creating opportunity, closing deals and will enjoy above average compensation based on achieving results.

This position is based in our head office in Ottawa, Canada.

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Identify, qualify, and capture new business within Defense and Security markets.
  • Perform market research and competitive assessments to determine appropriate business capture plans.
  • Conduct introductory level meetings without technical/engineering support and then draw upon appropriate technical resources to continue the development of the opportunity.
  • Identify the technical need within the customer’s solution and from that design the capture approach and pursuit plan.
  • Obtain information on funding, budgets and schedules for customer activities.
  • Provide input into product and technology roadmaps, bringing new/emerging customer requirements into product planning and strategy sessions.

Required Skills/Experience

This role requires a minimum of 10 years experience in a systems development environment, preferably with experience in engineering, project management and business development. Ideally the candidate will have at least 5 years of proven success selling software solutions and/or project based services/solutions. Current experience in business development in the Defense and Security C4ISR marketplace is a mandatory requirement.

  • Strong knowledge of geospatial visualization software, situational awareness applications and map/imagery data as used in real and near-real-time C4ISR and related systems such as for command and control, sensor display or government applications.
  • Detailed knowledge of federal government procurement/acquisition systems.
  • Detailed knowledge of systems development and software development processes.
  • Ability to lead key customer / government / internal briefings.
  • Demonstrated experience in partnering as a "2nd tier" COTS vendor/teammate/subcontractor is mandatory.
  • Ability to liaise/manage various customer stakeholders and manage expectations.
  • Skills and willingness to work both independently and to engage the larger team when required to properly evaluate and develop opportunities.

A "Hunter" based mentality, with a proven ability to research, seek out and develop new business opportunities is required. Prospecting is a major portion of the position. An existing network within the geospatial software community, within the government C4ISR community and within the prime contractor community is essential.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to develop and deliver sales progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations as needed, are also key to this role.

 

How to Apply:

If you fulfill the requirements and skills listed above, we look forward to hearing from you. Please apply by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., quoting job title “Business Development Ottawa” and attaching your resume. Due to the volume of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We appreciate your interest in Kongsberg Geospatial.

Junior Software Engineer/Developer

Opportunity

Kongsberg Geospatial creates precision real-time software for mapping, geospatial visualization, and situational awareness. The Company’s products are primarily deployed in solutions for air traffic control, C4ISR, Command and Control, Air/Missile defense and Situational Awareness Applications. Over nearly three decades of providing dependable performance under extreme conditions, Kongsberg Geospatial has become the leading geospatial software technology provider for mission-critical applications where lives are on the line. Kongsberg Geospatial is a subsidiary of Kongsberg Defence Systems.

Are you passionate about software and do you enjoy developing creative solutions that customers love? Do you thrive on seeing projects from concept to delivery that make a difference to people? Do you like working in smaller teams and influencing the entire solution? Do you like to learn and share new skills and ideas?

Our team is growing and Kongsberg Geospatial seeks software developers. We have full-time permanent positions available in our Ottawa office.

What You’ll Create

We develop systems that integrate cool sensor interfaces and data like radars, UAVs with cameras and innovative 3D views in thick and Web clients. Our user experiences provide application operators visualization of geospatial map and terrain data, imagery, video feeds, and sensor controls overlaid with real time data.

Operators interact with our systems using many platforms including tablets, laptops, consoles, video walls and military and air traffic control workstations with 3D augmented reality. Each of our systems is as unique as our customers; however, they all share a critical need to display and act on real-time geographic data.

Our Teams

Small project teams up to 12 are encouraged to take full responsibility to design, develop and deliver systems typically in a 6-18 month timeframe. The team size and duration allows team members to become familiar with large portions of the system and have the opportunity to become subject matter experts for the technology we are integrating, often in customer facing roles. We work with Industry leaders, encourage our developers to learn things to bring back, and we send developers to conferences so they can acquire modern techniques. We foster an environment of sharing knowledge through lunch ‘n learns. We want people to share ideas and we have created social spaces to facilitate this, such as a fully renovated office with collaboration in mind. You can share ideas around the popcorn machine, enjoy free coffee and drinks, and regular team building events such as Escape Rooms and lunches. We encourage every team member to provide ideas for the next events. The purpose is to build strong teams who enjoy their work. We are considering getting an Xbox One or a PS4, what do you think?

What we’re looking for

As a member of a motivated and structured development team, you will design and develop applications with modern graphical user interfaces that integrate and visualize a wide-range of sensor and geospatial data.

Occasionally our stakeholders do not have all the answers when it comes to how they want things to work. Therefore, you will need to be a critical thinker and problem solver to provide ideas in order to drive requirements.

You should have a track record of designing and creating great user experiences for end users.

Our team sizes are small, therefore you will be required to not only develop code, but also be an active participant in integrating and testing of code within the end solution (we are looking for someone who wants to see “the big picture”, not just validate functionality at a unit level).

Duties include

  • Working directly with customers to solve specific requirements
  • Defining project scope and estimating implementation effort
  • Prototyping proof of concepts, requirements development, OO analysis, design, coding, testing, and delivery
  • When required, providing technical support to our sales activities

Desired Qualifications and Experience

You Should Have:

  • A Canadian security clearance or eligibility to obtain one
  • A post-secondary degree in a field related to Computer Science or Engineering
  • 1+ years experience in the Systems Development Life Cycle
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in technology and scope of work
  • Strong verbal and writing skills, with the ability to effectively communicate to internal and external people
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Required Areas of Experience

  • Using development toolsets for Windows and/or Linux, including Visual Studio, Eclipse, or similar
  • Knowledge of how to design effective user interfaces using UX best practices
  • Developing with Web technologies
  • Using XML and JSON
  • Managing software configurations with Git or similar

It Would be Great if You Have... Experience in some of the following areas depending on your project and role:

  • Developing code in C++ using Qt and QML
  • Agile development process
  • Experience and domain knowledge with one or more of Defence, ATC, and UAV applications and operations, software map or 3D engines
  • Full stack web development using Javascript, HTML5, CSS, etc.

 

How to Apply:

If you fulfill the requirements and skills listed above, we look forward to hearing from you. Please apply by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., quoting job title “Junior Software Developer” and attaching your resume. Due to the volume of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We appreciate your interest in Kongsberg Geospatial.

Field Software Developer/Engineer

Opportunity

Kongsberg Geospatial creates precision real-time software for mapping, geospatial visualization, and situational awareness. The Company’s products are primarily deployed in solutions for air traffic control, C4ISR, Command and Control, Air/Missile defense and Situational Awareness Applications. Over nearly three decades of providing dependable performance under extreme conditions, Kongsberg Geospatial has become the leading geospatial software technology provider for mission-critical applications where lives are on the line. Kongsberg Geospatial is a subsidiary of Kongsberg Defence Systems.

Are you a software professional that enjoys creating solutions that customers love? Do you thrive on seeing projects from concept to delivery? Do you like working in smaller teams and seeing the entire solution? Do you enjoy travelling and working overseas? Our team is growing and Kongsberg Geospatial seeks system developers for a variety of upcoming exciting projects. We have full-time permanent positions available for a position in Ottawa, which could turn into a Field Service Software Development outside Canada.

What You’ll Create

We develop systems that integrate complex sensor interfaces, data, equipment, drones, Radars, LiDARs and more. Our user experiences provide application operators visualization of geospatial map and terrain data, imagery, video feeds, and sensor controls overlaid with real time data in both 2D and 3D.

Operators interact with our systems using many platforms including tablets, laptops, consoles, video walls and specialized military and air traffic control workstations. Our systems are created as distributed thick clients and Web clients.

Each of our systems is as unique as our customers; however, they all share a critical need to display and act on real-time geographic data.

Our Teams

Small project teams up to 12 take full responsibility to design, develop and deliver systems typically in a 6-18 month timeframe. The team size and duration allows team members to become familiar with large portions of the system and have the opportunity to become subject matter experts for the technology we are integrating, often in customer facing roles.

What we’re looking for

As a member of a motivated and structured development team, you will design and develop applications with modern graphical user interfaces that integrate and visualize a wide-range of sensor and geospatial data.

Occasionally our stakeholders do not have all the answers when it comes to how they want things to work. Therefore, you will need to be a critical thinker and problem solver to provide ideas in order to drive requirements.

You should have a track record of designing and creating great user experiences for end users.

Our team sizes are small therefore you will have the opportunity to not only develop code, but also be an active participant in integrating and testing of code within the target solution; seeing and creating <">the bigger picture.

Duties include

  • Working directly with customers to solve specific requirements
  • Prototyping proof of concepts, requirements development, OO analysis, design, coding, testing, and delivery
  • When required, providing support to our sales activities

Desired Qualifications and Experience

You Should Have:

  • A Canadian security clearance or eligibility to obtain one
  • A post-secondary degree in a field related to Computer Science or Engineering
  • 5+ years' experience in the full Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate to internal and external stakeholders
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Required Areas of Experience

  • Developing code in C++ using Qt and QML
  • Using development toolsets for Windows and/or Linux, including Visual Studio, Eclipse
  • Using XML and JSON
  • Managing software configurations with Git or similar

It Would be Great if You Have... Experience in some of the following areas depending on your project and role:

  • Knowledge of how to design effective user interfaces using UX best practices (defining end user personas, journey maps, workflows and wireframes)
  • Agile development process
  • Experience and domain knowledge of geospatial technology
  • Experience and domain knowledge with one or more of Defence, ATC, and UAV applications and operations

 

How to Apply:

If you fulfill the requirements and skills listed above, we look forward to hearing from you. Please apply by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., quoting job title “Field Software Developer” and attaching your resume. Due to the volume of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We appreciate your interest in Kongsberg Geospatial.

IT Specialist

 

Job Description

Kongsberg Geospatial creates precision real-time software for mapping, geospatial visualization, and situational awareness. The Company’s products are primarily deployed in solutions for air traffic control, C4ISR, Command and Control, Air/Missile defense and Situational Awareness Applications. Over nearly three decades of providing dependable performance under extreme conditions, Kongsberg Geospatial has become the leading geospatial software technology provider for mission-critical applications where lives are on the line. Kongsberg Geospatial is a subsidiary of Kongsberg Defence Systems.

Our team is growing and Kongsberg Geospatial seeks an additional IT Specialist to help us leap into the next generation of IT infrastructure and the software engineering development infrastructure, which includes sophisticated automatic virtual build and test environments. We have a full-time permanent position available in our Ottawa office.

What You’ll Help Create

We develop systems that integrate complex sensor interfaces, data, and equipment. We tie it all together using an assortment of middleware technologies and present it using innovative modern graphical user interfaces. Our user experiences provide application operators visualization of geospatial map and terrain data, imagery, video feeds, and sensor controls overlaid with real time data. In our environment, IT is highly valued to generate quality software for our customers and support our business infrastructure in a secure fashion.

Our Team

We are a medium sized defence organization in Kanata filled with highly talented software developers who seek access to the latest technologies and systems to improve the way they work.

What We’re Looking For

We are looking for an individual enthusiastic about supporting a motivated and structured software development team. You will build and support IT systems to help automatically stress test software applications on multiple Operating Systems and hardware configurations with modern graphical user interfaces that integrate and visualize a wide-range of sensor and geospatial data. We are looking for an individual who keeps informed and is excited by and wants to experiment with new technology to ensure the organization is as efficient as it can be.

Duties Include

  • Responsible for maintaining and upgrading the IT infrastructure, including business servers, firewalls, routers, VPN, backup systems, UPS systems, software development systems, tools and repositories, including automated test infrastructures and workstations
  • Create new testing configurations for software development (many operating systems)
  • Deploy and support open source software scanning software
  • Manage help desk interactions, conference room setups and employee moves, and document resolutions
  • Maintain backlog and inform management on backlog priorities, identify and escalate situations requiring urgent attention
  • Manage software licenses, installations, and documentation, including active directory, group policies, firewalls, antivirus, and email security
  • Actively manage network, systems and data security posture.
  • Prepare estimates used by management for purposes of planning, organizing, and scheduling work
  • Create scripts to support automated compiling and testing

Required Areas of Experience

You should have:

  • A minimum of 3 years IT work experience.
  • A post-secondary degree in a field related to IT.
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, working on multiple projects concurrently
  • Experience supporting business critical systems through life cycle upgrades and maintenance
  • A strong desire to keep abreast of new technology developments and a desire to experiment
  • A Canadian Secret/NATO Secret security clearance or are eligible to obtain one

Required Areas of Experience

The following Technical Skills/Experience are in order of priority and are highly desirable, but we are willing to train a motivated and eager to learn candidate:

  • Management of Windows 2008/2012/2019 Server, Windows 7/8/10 (AD, IIS, DNS, DHCP, DFS, build automation etc.), RedHat Linux, Windows, VxWorks and Debian Support, Dell servers (RAID creation, NIC teaming, DRAC), VMware vSphere, Hyper-V and/or Citrix virtualization technologies, firewall configuration, complex Network/Router Configuration, PoE, and 10Gbs networks with link aggregation, High Volume Data SANs
  • Backup solutions off site. Experience with Automated backups an asset

It Would be Great if You Have

  • IT related Certifications
  • IT department management

 

How to Apply:

If you fulfill the requirements and skills listed above, we look forward to hearing from you. Please apply by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., quoting job title “IT Specialist” and attaching your resume. Due to the volume of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We appreciate your interest in Kongsberg Geospatial.