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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Austin, Texas
Country:
United States
Industry:
Information Technology - Other
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number
R0494
ID
206777
Job Title:
Application Developer
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Application Developer

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ERCOT is seeking a talented developer with experience in building high-performing, scalable, enterprise-grade applications with large datasets.

JOB SUMMARY

Designs, codes, tests, documents and maintains applications to meet ERCOT business needs based on the ERCOT defined Software Development Life Cycle.  Works closely with customers, business area subject matter experts, team members and other internal technical teams to design, develop and maintain complex ERCOT applications in support of market needs and internal corporate requirements.  Uses toolsets that adhere to the frameworks of the technical stack used across the Application Services division and ensures that products and solutions comply with the organization’s architectural standards.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Job Title:  Applications Developer

Essential Job Duties and Tasks

  • Serves as a Subject Matter Expert providing guidance to other team members. 
  • May schedule work, train, mentor, and/or coach other employees.
  • Conveys team goals effectively through strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Works on moderately complex issues where analysis of situations requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. 
  • Has the ability to resolve issues in creative and effective ways.
  • Makes recommendations towards the development of new code or reuse of existing code.
  • Learns to understand business and customer requirements that drive the analysis and design of technical solutions.
  • Under supervision participates in all phases of product development lifecycle, including the analysis, design, test and integration of products.
  • Helps develop design specifications and parameters that are in compliance with products’ architectural blueprints.
  • Helps research, evaluate and incorporate new technology and tools to enhance the product development process.
  • Resolves customer complaints with products and responds to suggestions for improvement and enhancements.
  • May assist in development of product user manuals.
  • Assists in defining the overall technical development goals of the team.
  • Assists with providing code statistics, development metrics (i.e. development cycle time), and assisting in the implementation and maintenance of a standardized development methodology.
  • Interfaces with several key groups in the company to ensure quality product delivery (example, project managers, application and technical architects, usability engineers, other development groups, business end users, and external users as appropriate).
  • Maintains and may enhance proficiency in key technical areas.
  • Conducts all phases of product development lifecycle, including the analysis, design, testing and integration of products.
  • Participates in component and data architecture design, performance monitoring, product evaluation and buy vs. build recommendations.
  • Supplies input and insight in development of product user manuals.
  • Provides code statistics, development metrics (i.e. development cycle time), and assisting in the implementation and maintenance of a standardized development methodology.
  • Conducts component and data architecture design, performance monitoring, and product evaluation.
  • Researches, evaluates and incorporates new technology and tools to enhance the product development process.
  • Develops and revises product user manuals.
  • Gives advice and recommendations to management for the overall technical development goals of the web team.
  • Advises and guides several key groups in the company to ensure quality product delivery (example, project managers, application and technical architects, usability engineers, other development groups, business end users, and external users as appropriate).
  • Expands technical proficiency in key technical areas.

QUALIFICATIONS

Job Competencies

  • Self-starter and capable of taking ownership of issues.
  • Team-player with an ability to work collaboratively with other team members.
  • Able to interact with customer to refine draft requirements to well-understood and executable final requirements.
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills.
  • Ability to identify patterns from problem definition.
  • Motivated to take on other development tasks (not limited to job duties or technical skills listed in this job description) per needs of business customers and development manager.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Work Experience

  • Level 2 - Minimum 2 years’ (in excess of degree requirements stated above) of progressively responsible information technology experience in developing, supporting, problem solving/troubleshooting software application and hardware products.
  • Level 3 - Minimum five (5) years’ (in excess of degree requirements stated above) of progressively responsible information technology experience in developing, supporting, problem solving/troubleshooting software application and hardware products.

Functional/Technical Skills

  • Prior experience as a developer in Electric Utility industry preferred.
  • 5+ years Oracle database developer experience required.
  • 2+ years as a developer with Perl preferred.
  • 2+ years as a Java developer preferred.
  • Direct, Hands-on experience as an Oracle PL/SQL developer in Analysis, Design, Development and Testing of Business Applications.
  • Experience in writing stored Procedures, PL/SQL Packages, Triggers, functions using various oracle utilities to implement the business logic.
  • Experience in creating and maintaining Database objects like Tables, Indexes, Views, Synonyms, Object types and Collections.
  • Experience in Performance Tuning & Optimization of SQL statements and PL/SQL packages/stored procedures.
  • Extensively used joins and sub-queries for complex queries, where multiple tables are involved.
  • Strong Background in implementation of RDBMS and OOPS concepts.
  • Experience working with very large datasets on the order of several million rows/table preferred.
  • Prior experience as a Lodestar developer is a plus.
  • Prior experience as a SAS developer is a plus.

Physical Location: The job is will be located in Taylor, TX

Position is open to multiple levels depending on the candidate's experience that is identified.
 

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