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Sr App Development Analyst

Job ID:  871

Bothell, WA, US, 98011

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with like-minded, 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 Application Solutions team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Sr App Development Analyst position!

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.
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.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Business Administration or equivalent hands-on experience.
  • General IT experience: 6+ 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 5+ 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
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with the design, architecture, development and delivery of native mobile apps and cross platform Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Forms apps using Xamarin Studio or Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • 2+ years hands on with continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) for mobile applications. Prefer experience with Azure DevOps and Azure App Center. Other equivalent experience with SaaS based CI/CD offerings such as Firebase App Distribution, CircleCI, etc. also considered.
  • 2+ Experience with distributed source control systems, specifically git.
  • Experience deploying apps to the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
  • Hands-on experience with the design and architecture of mobile back-end APIs and services.
  • Strong knowledge of C# and the .Net Framework.
  • Experience designing, writing, and executing unit tests and UI tests.
  • Passionate about mobile technologies.
  • Experience in monitoring mobile applications
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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