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Java Web Developer Sr./Lead

Electric Reliability Council of Texas

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: February 7, 2023
Reference Code: R1230
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.

The Application Developer 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. The Applications Developer works with ERCOT business partners to design, develop and support complex business applications and tools.


Senior Level
  • Serves as a SME 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.
  • Conducts all phases of product development life cycle, 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.
Lead Level
  • Leads projects, schedules work, trains, mentors, and provides coaching for other employees
  • Ensures work assignments of team members are completed in a timely manner and reviews work product of team for accuracy prior to submitting for management approval
  • Works on the most complex issues where analysis of situations requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors
  • Has the ability to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways
  • Maintains knowledge of emerging trends and industry best practices, and serves as the quality assurance and best practices resource within and outside the department
  • Serves as the recognized technical expert for the department within and outside the organization
  • Builds strong professional relationships both internally and externally. Networks with key contacts within and outside the IT industry
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Work Experience Required

Sr. Level
  • Requires minimum 5 years related work experience in excess of degree requirements.
Lead Level
  • Requires minimum 8 years job related work experience in excess of degree requirements
Preferred Functional/Technical Skills
  • Proficiency in Java (5+ years)
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery (5+ years)
  • Proficiency with JSP / Spring or Struts2 (5+ years)
  • Proficiency with ORM / Hibernate (5+ years)
  • Proficiency with RDBMS / SQL (5+ years)
  • Oracle PL/SQL (2+ years)
  • Proficient understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery
  • Experienced in developing asynchronous (AJAX) request handling, partial page updates
  • Experienced with integrating with server-side code to produce dynamic pages
  • Strong understanding of OOPS principles and implementing solution using RDMS
  • Hands on experience in developing Java application using ORM frameworks
  • Experienced with programmatic interaction of various APIs (SOAP, REST and XML-RPC web services, XML, XSLT, XPath)
  • Ability to determine the best performance optimization for a given requirement
  • Self-starter, motivated individual that enjoys working outside comfort zone
  • Team-player with an ability to work collaboratively with other team members
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to identify patterns from problem definition
  • Ability to work in an environment that requires quick turnaround when troubleshooting production issues
  • Linux
  • Git
  • Maven
  • Jenkins
  • Jasper
  • JUnit
  • ParamQuery Grid (PQGrid)
  • Jasper Reports
  • Enterprise Scheduler: Obsidian Scheduler / Automic Applications Manager (Appworx)
  • Tomcat / JBoss Web Server
  • Docker Containers
  • Financial system experience such as Collateral and Credit Management, Treasury, Settlements and Billing
  • Prior experience as a developer in Electric Utility industry preferred.
  • 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
  • Remote work schedules shall be performed within Texas. Log-ins during out of state business travel, and any temporary remote work arrangements must be submitted and approved by HR
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.
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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.