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Sr App Configuration Analyst

Date:  Sep 17, 2021
Job ID:  1598

Redmond, WA, US, 98052

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 Application Solutions team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Sr App Configuration Analyst position!

Job Description

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals passionate about energy transition!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now. Foundational to this growth is PSE’s new Distribution Management System, and the IT Distribution Management Systems team is looking for an Senior Application Configuration Analyst.


Smart grid technology is rapidly growing at PSE and will be forefront to your work with us. You will be part of a team maintaining, configuring, improving, and monitoring our applications in support of a 24x7 SCADA, Outage Management, and other Advanced Distribution Management features.

Job Responsibilities

  • Diagnoses complex problems, develops and implements solutions for a Schneider Electric Advanced Distribution Management System environment.
  • Effectively understands relevant business processes and requirements so that they can be modeled in internal systems.
  • Maintains extensive knowledge of their assigned functional area in (specialized technical requirements as shown in technical addendum) environment, active business processes, business areas, as well as industry.
  • Performs complex and demanding tasks dealing with the analysis, design, configuration, development and implementation of solutions serving 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 junior configurators, as well as drives improved user productivity through developing and implementing business process and systems solutions.
  • Proactively contributes to an overall IT strategy via direct experience in tactical projects and specific user requirements.
  • Participates in organization initiatives, tactics and strategies at the departmental level.
  • Mentors and monitors other business or technical analysts in project software            improvements and aligns these with project needs.
  • Provides necessary coordination, facilitating interactive analysis and design sessions with representatives of business line and functional units.
  • Provides technology direction to business for tactical approaches.
  • Demonstrates some ability to lead other team members in functional design and business interaction on small projects.
  • 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, preforming 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 related field.
  • 5+ 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 experience: 5+ years hands-on systems experience in one or more (specialized technical requirements as shown in technical addendum) modules appropriate for the job (or other related functional area experience).
  • Possesses full technical knowledge of phases of software development life cycle.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • 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.
  • 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 smaller 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 all levels of the organization, both technical and non-technical. 

Desired Qualifications

  • A blend of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering knowledge.
  • Strong knowledge with power system components and Distribution Management Systems.
  • Knowledge and experience with utility operation principles and best practices.
  • Self-motivated with the desire to stay abreast of latest DMS technologies.
  • Ability to coordinate and facilitate DMS changes (databases, displays, calculations, and applications) with both IT and Operations teams.
  • Working knowledge and experience with Agile methodologies and processes.
  • Experience of supporting Advanced DMS features such as VVO, FLISR, and DERMs.
  • Experience in supporting SCADA and ICCP protocols.
  • Experience of application monitoring, especially using SPLUNK.

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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