Programmer Analyst

Apex Systems Houston , TX 77020

Posted 1 week ago

Job#: 1284317

Job Description:

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CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. Our vision to lead the nation in delivering energy, service and value drives our strategy and performance. We have an unwavering commitment to safely and reliably deliver electricity and natural gas to millions of people.

Diversity and Inclusion

CenterPoint Energy is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where business results are achieved through the skills, abilities and talents of our diverse workforce.

At CenterPoint Energy, individuals are respected for their contributions toward our company objectives. We strive for an inclusive work environment across all levels that is reflective of the available workforce in the communities we serve.

Learn more in the "About Us" section of our careers web site.

CenterPoint Energy is seeking an Azure Senior Architect with 5+ years of "hands-on" experience and 12+ years of IT development in developing .Net Web/Enterprise applications to join our team!

You will define and implement the Azure cloud solution for this large, refactored application. Work as part of the Web engineering team to design and develop the cloud solution.

Ensures that requirements and on-going development efforts are considered as part of the cloud refactoring and migration approach and plans.

Evaluates methods to optimize and enhance the application within cloud environment to maximize performance and minimize costs.

Essential Duties/Responsibilties:

  • Strong technical experience with Microsoft Azure services, including understanding their capabilities and limitations and being able to architect and deliver solutions leveraging various Azure platform services

  • Expertise and interest in staying current around new Microsoft 365 solutions

  • Strong understanding of Active Directory and Azure

  • Facilitate / lead discussions (technical and executive) to understand business / technical requirements that result in decision making and drive decisions / alignment around deliverables.

  • Deliver the hands-on solutions for the client in conjunction with on and offshore teams

  • Architectural expertise around Microsoft security solutions

  • Azure Virtual Desktop

  • Endpoint Management expertise

  • Mobile Device Management expertise

  • Enterprise Mobility + Security Suite and M365 Microsoft's cloud strategy

  • Has a strong understanding of cloud computing technologies, emerging trends, and related technologies

  • Designs and develops the Azure cloud solution to host a large business-critical application including production, development, and other environments

  • Creates and presents solution designs, options, ideas, and innovations

  • Assists with converting application code and databases to modern languages and structures using automated tools

  • Deploys the application and data into the new Azure environments utilizing Azure DevOps Pipelines and automation

  • Integrates converted code, new databases, and interfaces into the modernized application

  • Establishes project estimates and plans, identifies risks and mitigations, oversees development and delivery of technical solutions

  • Able to articulate pros & cons of design/architecture decision across a wide spectrum of factors

Keep Up with Technology Trends:

  • Obtain baseline certifications, partner specializations, and advanced level industry-standard certifications within management-specified technology as well as utilize partner configuration tools; maintain and continually advance certifications

  • Maintain and enhance product and solution knowledge as a subject matter expert in defined, targeted fields

  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends, new solutions, and competitive landscape


Bachelor's degree in MIS, computer science, math, or other science field required.

Preferred Experience, Education and Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, or related discipline

  • Azure Solution Architect Certification preferred

  • 10+ years of IT experience

  • 5+ years of relevant Engineering experience in Microsoft Azure

  • 5+ years of relevant Microsoft Azure design & delivery experience

  • Knowledge of modern application design principles

  • Up to speed on latest Microsoft Azure products and services

  • Azure Migrate

  • Azure Security

  • Azure PaaS

  • Azure Automation

  • Resource Groups

  • Resource Manager

  • Virtual Networks

  • Azure Best Practices (Subscriptions, security, billing, monitoring, and operations)

  • Familiar with Microservices and componentized architectures

  • Familiar using Windows Server Operating System

  • Experience working in an Agile DevSecOps team environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Licenses/Certifications, Abilities & Personal Characteristics (KSLAPs):

  • Knowledge and experience in jQuery / Bootstrap / AngularJS etc.

  • Experience with mobile web and hybrid frameworks like Phone Gap preferred.

  • Able to demonstrate commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company's Ethics and Compliance Code of Conduct, and other Company policies and procedures and do so consistently, take all required training courses and do so timely

  • Able to demonstrate respect for all individuals, adhere to the Company's values and business practices and do both consistently

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to operate office equipment, including personal computer, telephone, photocopier, fax machine, calculator, laptop, mobile phone, etc.

  • Able to view a personal computer monitor or laptop screen for extended periods of time.

  • Able to communicate in a clear manner, both orally and written, in person or on equipment, such as the telephone, mobile phone, laptop, and/or radio

  • Able to operate a personal computer, desktop and/or laptop and office equipment, and view a monitor or screen for extended periods of time

  • Able to use up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally, to move, lift or push objects, and/or a minimal amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, and/or pull

  • Able to reach, grasp and move items

Working Conditions:

  • Able to be on call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.

  • Able to work rotating shifts.

  • Able to work indoors, in an office environment, regardless of whether cubicle, open office or private office

  • May be required to remain in the service area during emergency events and assume responsibilities assigned by the company to aide in restoration efforts

Job Location: Houston, TX

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.

Employee Type:



Houston, TX, US

Job Type:

Applications and Data Management

Date Posted:

August 1, 2022

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Programmer Analyst

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