Monday, April 13, 2015

City of Seattle - IT Programmer Analyst: Energy Trading (Seattle, WA)

IT Programmer Analyst - Energy Trading
SALARY: $41.07 - $61.61 Hourly
LOCATION: Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., Seattle, Washington
JOB TYPE: Civil Service Exempt, Regular, Full-time
DEPARTMENT: Seattle City Light
BARGAINING UNIT: Not represented
CLOSING DATE 04/28/15 04:00 PM Pacific Time

Maximize your potential. This position offers an opportunity to touch all the operational technologies that are rapidly unfolding throughout the electric utility industry. Seattle City light is the greenest electric utility in the country and has solved the carbon problem with a zero footprint. Next is an aggressive uplift of all operation technologies that include. Energy Trading, Energy Management Systems, Situational Awareness, , Substation Automation, Distribution Automation, Advanced Meter Infrastructure, Telecommunication & Data, Networks, Cyber Infrastructure Protection, and more. If you have energy industry IT experience or are looking to build this experience, I encourage you to explore this opportunity to maximize your potential.
Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation’s largest municipally owned electric utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
This position will report to the IT Manager for Seattle City Light, IT Services Division in the Power Systems Automation unit. The Power System Automation team is responsible for providing highly available computer systems support for energy market and power grid operations to control generation, interchange, transmission and distribution.

This position is responsible for the information technology analysis, software development and support with the following objectives:
• Develop and support software and interfaces with object oriented design, development environments, data query and database products that include .Net, Java, Oracle and others.
• Software development life cycle (SDLC) technology including project management and change management.
• Partner and interact daily with user community, infrastructure team, peer developers, vendors and managers to support the application operations as well as provide system enhancements that automate and streamline business process.
• Share a team rotation for on-call support during non-business hours.
• Provide knowledge sharing and transfer to peer IT support and business users


Education: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, information systems, or related discipline; or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
Experience: Experienced information technology professionals as well as recent college graduates looking to build a career in the energy industry.
1. .NET or Java technologies, Oracle, Excel VBA, MS Office, Visio and Project products to facilitate excellent communication (oral and written) to deliver good customer service by way of, team or individual assignments.
2. A motivated self-starter that is able to work independently and in teams on tasks and projects with limited supervision.
3. Possess strong problem solving skills and customer service attitude
4. A team player with excellent communications (oral and written), interpersonal and organizational skills.


Desired Qualifications:
This opportunity offers a work-life balanced, friendly IT career building opportunity in the energy industry. The competitive qualifications of a successful candidate are highlighted below.
• Prominent achievements with education and professional results.
• Build things that are maintainable and supportable
• Proactive in spotting and fixing potential problem areas
• Automate to reduce manual, repetitious labor
• Enthusiasm to rotate with other team members to learn new and to teach what you know
The candidate should describe their most distinguishing qualifications and notable achievements within the breadth of IT or other experience that demonstrates the value they offer with this position.