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Sr App Development Analyst

Date:  Jun 14, 2022
Job ID:  2761
Location: 

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities:  Hybrid (WA Based)

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.

PSE's Performance Excellence team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Sr App Development Analyst position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

  • Designs, develops, modifies, debugs and evaluates programs for functional or operational areas.
  • Analyzes complex business problems to be solved with automated systems. Provides technical expertise in identifying, evaluating and developing systems and procedures that are cost-effective and meet user requirements.
  • Analyzes existing programs or formulates logic for new systems, devises logic procedures, prepares flowcharting, performs coding and tests/debugs programs.
  • Participates in hardware/software selection, and vendor selection.
  • Assists with development of annual and 5-year capital IT budgets.
  • Participates in business strategies, objectives and drivers.
  • Develops conversion and system implementation plans. Prepares and obtains approval of system and programming documentation. Recommends changes in development, maintenance and system standards.
  • Configures system settings and options; plans and executes unit, integration and acceptance testing; and creates specifications for systems to meet business requirements. Designs details of automated systems.
  • May train users in conversion and implementation of system.
  • Upholds the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE’s operating and/or field procedures related to work responsibilities. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety.
  • Demonstrates commitment to conduct business honestly, ethically and consistent with our core values and Code of Conduct.  Ensures duties are performed in accordance with all regulatory compliance obligations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Diagnoses complex problems, develops and implements (specialized technical requirements as shown in attachment) environment. Effectively understands relevant business processes so that they can be modeled in internal systems.
  • Performs complex and demanding tasks dealing with the analysis, design, configuration, development and implementation of solutions serving business line and functional units. 
  • Maintains or develops complex application components (analysis, design, development and implementation of solutions) based on functional requirements in the (specialized technical requirements as shown in attachment) environments. 
  • Leads coordination, facilitating interactive analysis and design sessions with representatives of business line and functional units.
  • Carries out detailed system design and writes functional and technical requirements/specs, develops test plans and applies testing, and quality monitoring procedures.
  • Provides guidance to business and functional units in developing tests and training plans and materials.
  • Provides day-to-day support to users and to lower-level developers, as well as drives improved user productivity through developing and implementing new business process and systems solutions.
  • Leads other team members, as required during the development cycle of assigned projects.
  • Provides guidance to business and functional units in developing tests and training plans and materials.
  • Responsible for the identification and resolution of gaps in the business processes. Is involved in security/authorization set-up, user documentation, data interface design, data migration and reconciliation.
  • Specifies and applies testing and quality monitoring procedures.
  • Provides necessary coordination, facilitating interactive analysis and design sessions with representatives of business line and functional units.
  • Contributes to annual and 5-year capital IT budgets.
  • Proactively contributes to the overall IT strategy via direct experience in tactical projects and specific user requirements.
  • Participates at the departmental level in line organization initiatives, tactics and strategies to act as a liaison from the line organizations to IT for continued development of the internal systems.
  • Provides leadership and mentoring to subordinates.
  • Participant in project initiation and defines high-level requirements. Works collaboratively with Project Management to organize and lead the development effort.
  • Assists in tailoring the development process to meet the project needs and assists project managers in scheduling, budget tasks, and defines high-level requirements.
  • Mentors others, and monitors other business or technical analysts in project software development methods and processes and aligns these processes with project needs.
  • Based on a solid understanding of scope and processes, can independently gather/establish business requirements of new developments to meet changing business needs.
  • Provides technology direction to business for tactical approaches.
  • Establishes and manages moderate sized project plans.
  • Manages interface activities with middleware systems and processes that connect to core systems.
  • Works to create Centers of Excellence based on best practices.
  • Acts as a champion in standards and methodology governance, performing code, design and standard reviews for others within the department.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

As part of the IT Workforce Architecture Project, assigned level P3.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two year degree or certification in a technology-related field or equivalent combination of education, work experience or relevant military experience, and at least 4 years of experience in related field. 
  • 4+ years IT experience, including several years of systems development experience in the design and development of department-wide or enterprise-wide applications.
  • Detailed understanding and 4+ years programming languages (specialized technical requirements as shown in attachment) and strong knowledge of office applications (e.g. Microsoft Office).
  • Possesses full technical knowledge of phases of software development life cycle.
  • Experience with at least two full life cycle implementations of a new application or purchased application.
  • Extensive knowledge of multiple languages, i.e (specialized technical requirements as shown in attachment) environment, active business processes, business areas, as well as industry.
  • Knowledge of systems and/or business analysis design concepts. Demonstrated proficiency in the applied use of systems and process analysis tools. Full system life cycle experience, including development lifecycle methodologies.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Structured Query Language (SQL).
  • Ability to facilitate interactive design and functional specification sessions.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal skills with an ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms. Excellent technical writing and system documentation skills.
  • Strong analytical problem-solving, and conceptual skills. 
  • Demonstrated project management skills for moderate sized projects. 
  • Must be a “team player” able to work with management in developing and implementing new processes and enabling systems.  Able to work with end user groups to define application needs and identify feasible solutions. 
  • Proactive, self-motivated with the ability to motivate others and a customer-focused service attitude.
  • Good organizational skills, with the ability to meet objectives and effectively multi-task.
  • Ability to work with multiple levels of the organization, both technical and non-technical.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Business Administration, or related field.
  • An analytical approach to problem-solving, coupled with the ability to conceptualize systems.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal skills with an ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms. Excellent technical writing and system documentation skills.
  • Experience with and ability to easily navigate through either SQL Server or Oracle DBMS.
  • Experience with and ability to easily navigate through either IBM AIX or Microsoft Windows Server.
  • Experience working with HP Quality Center for testing management and monitoring.
  • Customer centric focus with demonstrated ability to apply insights to meet customer technology needs and improve IT maturity
  • Proven experience working independently and/or in a team environments to deliver on initiatives 
  • Ability to drive for results to deliver against commitments, and hold yourself and others accountable
  • Growth mindset to rapidly learn new skills and be able to collaborate to deliver creative IT solutions   Solid verbal and written communications skills; ability to present and discuss technical information in a way that establishes rapport, persuades others, and gains understanding.

Additional Information

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.

 

At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.

 

Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.

 

Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.


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