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Application Developer II/Sr.

Electric Reliability Council of Texas

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: January 22, 2023
Reference Code: R1266
At ERCOT, our diverse and dynamic work environment provides a platform on which employees can work together to build the future of the Texas power grid and wholesale market utilizing the latest technologies and resources. We encourage you to join our talented, dedicated workforce to develop world-class solutions for today and tomorrow's energy challenges while learning new skills and growing your career.

ERCOT is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion at all levels of our company. It is the cornerstone of our corporate values of accountability, leadership, innovation, trust, and expertise. We accept and celebrate those that join us and recognize that individuals with a wide variety of talents, ideas, and experiences propel the innovation that drives our success. A diverse and inclusive workforce strengthens us and allows for a collaborative environment to solve the challenges that face our industry today and in the future.

ERCOT offers the flexibility to work both in and out of the office within the state of Texas, providing our employees with an enhanced work life balance.

As a member of our collaborative IT team, you will encounter cutting edge technology systems and solutions that run the electric power grid and wholesale markets within the state of Texas. You will use your creativity and technical expertise to implement industry leading IT solutions that will help shape the future of the global electric utility industry.


Full Stack Developer located within the State of Texas. You will contribute to the ongoing evolution of ERCOT's existing portfolio, while assessing and enabling transitions towards a cloud solution. You will work 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.

Utilizing your skills in developing and maintaining software you will contribute into the design, code, test, documentation, and maintenance of applications to meet ERCOT business needs based on the ERCOT defined Software Development Life Cycle.The Full Stack Developer works with ERCOT business partners to design, develop and support complex business applications and tools.

This position would require the developer to be able to take complex business requirements and turn them into a functional and elegant software solutions that meet business needs while still meeting critical deadlines.

  • This position will manage, maintain, and design applications, integrations, and data model from the database to the user experience and interface.
  • Ensure that non-functional requirements such as security, performance, maintainability, scalability, usability, and reliability are being considered when architecting solutions.
  • Act as an individual contributor, while providing feedback to the broader team.
  • Broadly applies principles, theories and concepts related to the profession. A seasoned, experienced professional with an in-depth/full understanding of area of specialization.
  • May provide recommendations regarding issues outside the bounds of defined procedures and practices. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Wide latitude for decisions within assignments, programs and projects; impact is generally limited to the project or department.
  • Acts as a resource to advise and may at times a leadthe work of lower level professional and/or support employees. Generally, represents the department on projects and may perform in a project leadership role.
  • Define, implement, and tune detective capabilities and data sources to detect and remediate issues related to runtime, performance, and capacity.

Level 2
  • 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)
Level Senior - Above +
  • 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
  • Level 2: Requires minimum 2 years job related work experience in excess of degree requirements
  • Senior Level: Requires minimum 5 years related work experience in excess of degree requirements
  • Working knowledge of Web development frameworks with a sound understanding of design patterns, system resiliency, observability, scalability and performance.
  • Understand current continuous integration and delivery concepts leveraging tools and techniques such as Jenkins, Maven, Unit Tests, Ansible, and git/github (and github actions).
  • Stay current and provide insight on cutting edge software approaches, architectures, and vendors.
  • Expands technical proficiency in key technical areas
  • Hands-on experience with Java11+, Spring Boot, JavaScript, and Python.
  • Working knowledge of Angular/React
  • Understanding of Cloud-based application development preferably using Microsoft Azure Cloud.
  • Familiarity with distributed systems like Hadoop, HBase/Accumulo, or Kafka
  • A good understanding of indexing and search techniques
  • A good understanding of relational database concepts with knowledge ofdata structures, system design, and algorithms
  • Working knowledge of Linux operating systems.
  • Ability to build and consume APIs that are Rest/JSON based working with continuous integration, continuous testing and continuous delivery.
  • Understanding of relational databases and structured query techniques
  • Code refactoring, design patterns, design-driven development, continuous deployment, highly scalable applications, application security.
  • Understanding, implementing, and deploying cloud based micro services, web, API, and database applications.
  • Ability to automate delivery using Ansible
  • Experience with Docker for local development and Kubernetes for operational delivery
  • Bachelor's Degree : Computer Science or related field (Required)
  • or a combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge to a major in such fields is required
  • This position is Remote First. The majority of job duties can be performed remotely from your Texas residence.
  • May be required to be on-site at the Taylor or Austin facilities at least once a month, or more based on the business needs and as determined by the Manager
  • Work arrangements are subject to business needs and are subject to change accordingly
There is one position available. It is available at the level 2 or Senior level depending on the experience of the candidate identified.

The foregoing description reflects the minimum qualifications and the essential functions of the position that must be performed proficiently with or without reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. It is not an exhaustive list of the duties expected to be performed, and management may, at its discretion, revise or require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This job description is not intended to create a contract of employment with ERCOT. Both ERCOT and the employee may exercise their employment-at-will rights at any time.
About this Employer

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) manages the flow of electric power to more than 26 million Texas customers -- representing about 90 percent of the state’s electric load. As the independent system operator for the region, ERCOT schedules power on an electric grid that connects more than 52,700+ miles of transmission lines and 1,030+ generation units, including PUNs. It also performs financial settlement for the competitive wholesale bulk-power market and administers retail switching for 8 million premises in competitive choice areas. ERCOT is a membership-based 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation, governed by a board of directors and subject to oversight by the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Texas Legislature. Its members include consumers, cooperatives, generators, power marketers, retail electric providers, investor-owned electric utilities, transmission and distribution providers and municipally owned electric utilities.