Application Development Analyst

Puget Sound Energy Bellevue , WA 98004

Posted 2 weeks ago

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 Application 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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Diagnoses problems, develops and implements (specialized technical requirements as shown in attachment) environment solutions with oversight from Sr Application Developers.

  • Solid understanding of relevant business processes so that they can be modeled in internal systems.

  • Maintains or develops simple to moderately complex application components (analysis, design, development and implementation of solutions) based on functional requirements in the (specialized technical requirements as shown in attachment) environments.

  • Provides necessary coordination, facilitating interactive analysis and design sessions with representatives of business line and functional units.

  • Responsible for defining scope and process to gather/establish business requirements of new developments to meet changing business needs.

  • Establishes and manages project plans.

  • Assists project manager in scheduling and budget tasks.

  • Works collaboratively with 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.

  • Carries out detailed system design and writes specs for development.

  • 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.

  • Understands and helps implement the overall IT strategy via direct experience in tactical projects and specific user requirements.

  • Serves as a resource in designing, configuring and implementing systems that support the company's business and operational needs.

  • Provides leadership and mentoring to subordinates.

  • Understands the annual and 5-year capital IT budgets.

  • Participant in project initiation and defines high-level requirements.

  • Is involved in security/authorization set-up, user documentation, data interface design, data migration and reconciliation.

  • Writes functional requirements, develops test plans, and works with production issues.

  • Works collaboratively with internal Database Administrators.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience in related field or combination of specialized training or experience.

  • Demonstrated experience with three or more programming languages (specialized technical requirements as shown in attachment) and strong knowledge of office applications (e.g. Microsoft Office).

  • Previous coursework, certifications in (specialized technical requirements as shown in attachment).

  • Understands and follows project and software development methodologies and processes.

  • Experience with at least one full life cycle implementation of a new application or purchased application.

  • Demonstrated experience in defining scope and requirements of new developments to meet changing business requirements.

  • Knowledge of systems and/or business analysis design concepts. Demonstrated proficiency in the applied use of systems and process analysis tools.

  • Ability to facilitate interactive design and functional specification sessions.

  • Strong analytical problem-solving, and conceptual skills.

  • 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 has 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

  • 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 either SQL Server or Oracle DBMS.

  • Experience with either IBM AIX or Microsoft Windows Server.

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. Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Res

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