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Sr IT Business Analyst

Date:  Nov 16, 2022
Job ID:  3278
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 IT Project Management Office team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Sr IT Business Analyst position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

Puget Sound Energy’s IT Financial Management team is looking for two enthusiastic, industrious Senior IT Business Analysts. These positions focus on business negotiations and contracts, finance activities, process ownership and optimization, and vendor strategy and work out of Washington State. Additionally, the team supports PSE’s Beyond Net Zero Carbon goals by 2045.

 

We are leaders in delivering technology solutions that drive IT innovation within the energy industry and create long-term value for our customers. Across our organization you’ll find diverse thinkers who thrive in a culture of collaboration and teamwork while enjoying a flexible work environment that fosters creativity, commitment, and most importantly – a work-life balance. 

 

If you’re looking for a well-rounded, opportunity-rich career path, you have come to the right place. Join us and help make a difference in achieving a clean-energy future through technology and teamwork!

Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the business negotiation and contract practices associated with numerous technology renewals across IT and PSE business units. Duties include (but are not limited to): requesting/reviewing quotes, evaluating source options (e.g. supplier versus value added reseller (VAR)), assessing product and service offering, partnering with technology owners, assessing contract language and submitting ‘completed’ renewal for execution.
  • Execute on the financial management practices associated with technology renewals. Duties include (but are not limited to): budgeting/forecasting expenses, processing invoices, submitting journal entries, accruals, amortization schedules, etc., recurring and ad-hoc financial reporting and accounting policy guidance (e.g. hardware, software, facilities, etc.)
  • Facilitate technology portfolio and financial reviews with technology owners and leadership across IT and PSE business units.
  • Perform process analysis across functional IT and business unit teams to ensure current and future IT and business unit needs are recognized and plans are developed.
  • Develop and maintain communication plans involving technology renewals, process changes, etc.
  • Develop and maintains key metrics, measures and KPIs to ensure ongoing operational excellence and consistent communication with key stakeholders including IT and business unit leadership teams.
  • Facilitate conversations related to technology, process and strategic planning across IT and business units as it relates to engaging with suppliers and value-added resellers (VARs).
  • Must demonstrate leadership in times of change and being comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Mentors and coaches less experienced analysts to acquire finer points of business negotiations and contracts and finance activities.
  • Operates under limited direction.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience in related field, or combination of specialized training or experience and five years of directly relevant experience.
  • Expertise in process design, reengineering, and requirements management and documentation methodologies.
  • Experience in requirements management, diagramming, use case development (UML).
  • Solid understanding of IT services and delivery processes.
  • Demonstrated team leadership and facilitation techniques.
  • Some experience in business case development.
  • Has a strong understanding of information systems, business processes, the key drivers and measures of success for the relevant business.
  • Must be a self-starter.
  • Demonstrated creative thinking and analytical skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Project, Excel, Outlook and Visio.
     

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated technology domain and product knowledge.
  • Demonstrated experience applying program and project management best practices.
  • Experience with GAAP and FERC accounting.
  • Experience with SAP, BPC, ServiceNow, Ariba, PowerBI and/or related systems/tools.

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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Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue