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Careers at SSI

Sustainable Growth


These are very exciting times for SSI and we are looking for outstanding people to help us continue to build on our goal of well-managed sustainable growth and recognition as an employer of choice in the Greater Victoria Area. We are proud to foster an environment where there is fascinating, challenging work with a corresponding respect for work/life balance. At the core of our success are the creative, energetic, dynamic people who make up the SSI team.

Current Openings 

 

» Project Consultant at SSI:

We are a growing company strategically positioned to expand our world market share in shipbuilding and offshore structure production. SSI produces the ShipConstructor software suite, an AutoCAD based 3D product modeling tool which is a leader in the ship and offshore structure design software market.

We are looking for outstanding people to help us continue to build on our goal of well-managed sustainable growth and recognition as an employer of choice in the Greater Victoria Area. We are proud to promote an environment where there is fascinating, challenging work with a corresponding respect for work/life balance. At the heart of our success are the creative, energetic, dynamic people who make up the SSI team. A career with SSI will give you the opportunity to work on complex, graphically oriented software which is used worldwide on high profile marine projects.

If you strive for excellence and enjoy working in a fast paced dynamic environment, consider joining our team. Combined with the challenging nature of the work, the ability to see the results of your efforts in the real world; make a career at SSI a rewarding experience.

Opportunity:
We are looking for an individual to join our USA team. As a SSI Project Consultant you will be responsible for: 

  • Leading and completing large-scale, client-driven projects.

  • Communicating with clients and customers to determine their needs or requirements.

  • Mapping, developing, designing, and implement improved business processes or solutions to meet consumer needs and expectations.

You will have the opportunity for regular travel to client sites, conferences and industry events.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Process Engineering 

  • Experience with a function modeling methodology (i.e. IDEF0) for describing manufacturing workflows

  • Experience mapping processes and employing process improvement strategies

  • Demonstrated aptitude for software integration and technology 

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently towards high level objectives

  • Experience in managing and successfully completing client driven projects

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation) 

  • The ability to work effectively in stressful situations and maintain positive client relations 

  • The ability to work with people from various backgrounds and cultures

  • A demonstrated ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Fluent in English

  • Requirement for travel throughout the USA.

Asset Experience:

  • Professional experience in shipbuilding, manufacturing or a similar industry

  • Experience with AutoCAD and other CAD systems

  • Naval Architecture or related discipline

  • Hands on experience in a Project Management role

Compensation:
SSI offers a competitive salary in the range of $60K - $70K per annum commensurate with skills and experience, a full benefit package and a profit sharing program. Interested candidates should apply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a cover letter indicating your salary expectations.

SSI would like to thank those applicants who apply and respectfully inform you that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

» Event Coordinator Position:

Opportunity:
A career with SSI will give you the opportunity to work in a team environment with a group of talented individuals creating leading edge technology. If you enjoy working in a fast paced, dynamic environment, consider joining our team. You will be challenged to be your best. We currently have an opening in our organization for someone with event planning and coordination experience. This is a dual role of event coordination within our Sales and Marketing department and a Personal Assistant role to our CEO and CTO. If you have excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask and coordinate multiple initiatives at one time; consider this opportunity.

Duties:
The role of Event Coordinator at SSI holds the ultimate responsibility for ensuring the successful organization of multiple annual events all around the world.  Coordinating our internal Marketing and PR resources as well as the activities of SSI representatives abroad is essential to this success. In addition to event coordination this role is responsible for assisting our CEO and CTO with numerous administrative functions.

As the Event Coordinator/PA you will be responsible for:
•    Booking, organizing and coordinating trade shows, seminars, conferences including pre and post show activities.
•    Assisting with the organization and facilitation of the SSI annual Partner Conference
•    Tracking and aligning the events budget
•    Assisting with the organization and implementation of product launch activities
•    Updating CRM contact information
•    Directing the distribution of show materials
•    Assisting with development of customer satisfaction surveys
•    Assisting with travel arrangements for other departments as required
•    Providing on-going development and maintenance of departmental documentation
•    Assisting the CEO and CTO with all travel booking arrangements
•    Coordinating all aspects of travel schedule for CTO and CEO
•    Assist CEO and CTO with correspondence; scheduling appointments and meetings; resolving information requests; running errands; purchasing supplies;
•    Providing temporary Sales Administration back-up as and when needed for vacation and leave

Qualifications:
•    a minimum of 2 years’ experience in an event coordination role
•    post-secondary education in an accredited communications or business program or  equivalent work experience
•    solid working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint and Constant Contact as well as experience with Event Coordination applications such as CVent software
•    strong skills and background in project management will be an asset.

Compensation:
SSIoffers a competitive salary, full benefit package and a profit sharing program. Interested candidates should apply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a cover letter indicating your salary expectations.

SSI would like to thank those applicants who apply and respectfully inform you that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

» Database Developer

Opportunity:
As a Database Developer, you will be joining our Product Development team and be on the forefront of advancing CAD design for the marine industry.  In this role, you will work through all facets of software development: design, prototype, implementation, testing and documentation.

Requirements:
•    A degree in Computer Science or Engineering.
•    A thorough understanding of C++, C# and/or other object-oriented programming languages
•    Strong written and oral communication skills
•    Demonstrated ability to take direction and work well as a team member
•    Desire to learn
•    Demonstrated strategic thinking and adaptive learning skills
•    The ability to be adaptable and work effectively on multiple changing projects
•    Enjoys working with a skilled team, and feels a sense of ownership and pride in the team's work product
•    Demonstrated initiative and the ability to lead by example
•    Relocation to Victoria, BC, plus valid Canadian work permit is required
Asset Experience:
•    Strong C++ and C# programming skills.
•    Experience with implementing a web service application
•    Agile development experience
•    5+ years experience in C++, C# and/or other object-oriented programming languages.
•    5+ years experience in T-SQL and SQL Server
•    2+ years .NET Development experience
•    Experience with Computer Aided Design software.
•    Knowledge of design patterns, complex data structures and algorithms.


Compensation:
SSI offers a competitive salary in the range of $50K - $60K per annum; commensurate with skills and experience, a full benefit package and a profit sharing program. Interested candidates should apply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a cover letter indicating your salary expectations.

SSI would like to thank those applicants who apply and respectfully inform you that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

» Software Developer

Opportunity
As a Software Developer, you will be joining our Product Development team and be on the forefront of advancing CAD design for the marine industry.  In this role, you will work through all facets of software development: design, prototype, implementation, testing and documentation.

Requirements:
•    A degree in Computer Science or Engineering.
•    A thorough understanding of C++, C# and/or other object-oriented programming languages.
•    Strong written and oral communication skills.
•    Demonstrated ability to take direction and work well as a team member.
•    Desire to learn.
•    Demonstrated strategic thinking and adaptive learning skills.
•    The ability to be adaptable and work effectively on multiple changing projects.
•    Enjoys working with a skilled team, and feels a sense of ownership and pride in the team's work product.
•    Demonstrated initiative and the ability to lead by example.
•    Relocation to Victoria, BC, plus valid Canadian work permit is required. 

Asset Experience:
•    Strong C++ and C# programming skills.
•    Experience with implementing a web service application
•    Agile development experience
•    5+ years experience in C++, C# and/or other object-oriented programming languages.
•    5+ years experience in T-SQL and SQL Server.
•    2+ years .NET Development experience.
•    Experience with Computer Aided Design software.
•    Knowledge of design patterns, complex data structures and algorithms.

Compensation:
SSI offers a competitive salary; commensurate with skills and experience, a full benefit package and a bonus/incentive program. Interested candidates should apply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a cover letter indicating your salary expectations.

SSI would like to thank those applicants who apply and respectfully inform you that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Co-op Students


We are continuously looking for students who would like to spend their work terms with our growing team of software developers. We have been working with the University of Victoria for many years and our development team has been boosted by many former students who have completed work terms with us in the past.

There will be a wide area of responsibilities waiting for you where you can prove your creativity while you work independently on several projects. Please contact us with your resume and a cover letter if you are interested.

"SSI was easily the best work term I've had. You can take as many programming courses as you want, but what I gained at SSI is real work experience and a project portfolio that you don't get from school. This term has definitely built my skills set and improved my job prospects."- Brad Bingham, Co-op Student, University
of Victoria.