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Application Developer Sr

Electric Reliability Council of Texas

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: August 1, 2022
Reference Code: R1106
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.

The Applications Developer works with ERCOT business partners to design, develop and support complex business applications and tools for applications on the Settlements and Credit Application Services team.
  • Design, code, test, document and maintain applications to meet ERCOT business needs based on the ERCOT's defined Software Development Life Cycle.
  • 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.
  • Use toolsets that adhere to the frameworks of the technical stack used across the Application Services division and ensure that products and solutions comply with the organization's architectural standards.
  • Conduct all phases of product development life cycle, including the analysis, design, testing and integration of products.
  • Participate in component and data architecture design, performance monitoring, product evaluation and buy versus build recommendations.
  • Provide input and insight for the development of product user manuals.
  • Provide code statistics, and development metrics such as development cycle time.
  • Assist in the implementation and maintenance of standardized development methodology.
  • Conduct component and data architecture design, performance monitoring, and product evaluation.
  • Research, evaluate, and incorporate new technology and tools to enhance the product development process.
  • Develop and revise product user manuals.
  • Provide advice and recommendations to management for the overall technical development goals of the web team.
  • Advise and guide project managers, application and technical architects, usability engineers, other development groups, business end users, and external users as appropriate.
  • Expand technical proficiency in key technical areas.
  • Serve 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.
  • Work on moderately complex issues where analysis of situations requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
  • Resolve issues effectively as needed.
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering, CIS, or MIS.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of experience as Software Engineer, Developer, Analyst or Programmer.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The five (5) years of experience as Software Engineer, Developer, Analyst or Programmer must have involved Oracle database, and PL/SQL.
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.