Careers with SSI

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Product Business Analyst

Job No: SSI47
Location: Victoria

About the Organization

Trusted by shipbuilders, naval architects and marine engineers, SSI develops Autodesk-based solutions for the shipbuilding and offshore industry. With the majority of US naval ships now being built with SSI solutions, and prestigious names in global marine construction increasingly choosing SSI, we are poised for well-managed and sustainable growth. 

An established company with over 30 years in Victoria, BC with a satellite office in the US, we are proud to offer our team an environment that facilitates fascinating and challenging work with a healthy work/life balance. A career with us gives you the opportunity to work on complex and graphically-oriented software that is used on high profile marine projects worldwide. These exciting projects include the recently built CCGS Sir John Franklin, as well as a myriad of both international and US defense projects. The ability to live and work in Victoria and be a part of a respectful team that understands the need to balance dedication to the workplace with personal and family responsibilities, are just some of the things that make a rewarding career with SSI.

About the Opportunity

SSI is actively seeking an experienced Shipbuilding Product Business Analyst to join our team in Victoria, BC who will report directly to the co-CEO. The Product Business Analyst represents the “voice of the customer” and “ voice of the industry” by bringing a strategic vision to all our products. Their focus is on maximizing the value delivered to the customer by the product development team. The successful candidate will be relied upon to identify, prioritize and manage solution and product requirements, work with customers, management, and other stakeholders, as well as collaborate with the Agile/Scrum team to ensure quality design and implementation of product enhancements.

Responsibilities:

  • Working with the co-CEO and other Product Owners to formulate and direct a product vision, strategy to align to a holistic SSI solution roadmap.
  • Work and guide Product Owners to align individual product direction with the overall SSI solution vision.
  • Serve as the voice of the customer on new or already existing products and solutions.
    • Work with clients and prospects to identify key business challenges and how SSI solutions can best solve them.
    • Collect, articulate, and prioritize requirements from all stakeholders.
  • Conduct Market and Competitive Research as required
  • Coordinate cross team product dependencies with all Product Owners
  • Work with the SSI team to support the continuous improvement and adoption of our Agile mindset.
  • Be able to communicate SSI’s solution vision to internal stakeholders as well as external clients.

Requirements:

  • One of the following:
    • bachelor's degree or diploma with 5+ years of hands-on experience in Shipbuilding
      or
    • 10+ years of hands-on experience in Shipbuilding
  • An excellent understanding of the shipbuilding industry with emphasis on phases: initial design to manufacturing.
  • Professional experience in shipbuilding or manufacturing
  • Solution-driven focus - able to sort priorities and make difficult needs-based decisions and connect dot which are not obvious.
  • Collaborative mindset - proven track record of guiding teams and stakeholders towards pragmatic consensus leading to high-value product roadmaps and implementations
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation)
  • The ability to work effectively with people in stressful situations and maintain positive customer relations
  • The ability to work with people from various backgrounds and cultures
  • A demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize and multiple tasks 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently towards high-level objectives
  • Fluent in English
  • May require international travel
  • Relocation to Victoria, BC, plus valid Canadian Citizenship or Canadian Permanent Residency is required

Asset Experience:

  • Experience with AutoCAD or other CAD systems
  • Passionate about and experienced in Agile development methodologies and processes such as Scrum
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Certification
  • Experience with Atlassian products such as Jira and Confluence 

About the Benefits

At SSI, the core of our success lies in the creative, energetic and dedicated people who make up our team. Although the work may be challenging, we foster a fun, flexible and friendly working environment with:

  • A casual, relaxed work environment
  • Flexible work hours that support a work-life balance
  • Seasonal social events (potlucks, Pi day, Christmas parties, theme days, and more)
  • Paid time off to attend blood donation drives

Upon joining SSI, the successful incumbent can expect to receive a competitive annual salary, plus great employee benefits, including:

  • ParaMedical, Dental, and Vision
  • Life insurance and long-term disability benefits
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Three weeks’ vacation
  • Education assistance, professional development, opportunities for career growth, and training

If you enjoy working in a fast-paced dynamic environment and want to take your career to the next level with a local employer of choice – apply to SSI today!

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