Software Engineer (2, 3 or Senior) Portland, OR / Salt Lake City, UT - #112368

Date: Jun 25, 2024

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

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PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose

Conduct analysis, create system specifications, develop, test and implement engineering, scientific and business applications, operating systems, and file/database servers. Evaluate software packages and provide recommendations to management and business clients. Identify future needs for key technologies and/or techniques and evaluates these technologies for adoption.
    
This position is on the Berkshire Hathaway Energy Generation and Trading IT application team. The team comprises software engineers, systems analysts, and quality assurance professionals providing development, system integration, and support for critical utility industry enterprise applications. Our team supports several business units, which include Electric Trading, Gas Trading, Risk Management, Energy Accounting, Generation, and Renewable Development. Technologies and systems include Openlink's Endur, PCI, FIS' Energy Trading and Risk Platform, AVEVA PI System, EnergyExemplar Aurora and Plexos, and many other internally developed and vendor solutions. Our systems interface with many ISO's and RTO's across the US, collect and store forecast and real-time operations data, and manage the energy trading lifecycle. The ultimate goal is to support our energy trading and generation business units with reliable software to provide nearly 5M customers with reliable, resilient, efficient energy safely and securely. 
 
This role will involve managing existing in-house-developed energy trading applications, interfaces, and vendor applications and contributing to a significant new initiative within the PacifiCorp Energy Supply organization.
 
We seek a talented Software Engineer with Software Development Engineering Test (SDET) experience to join our team. As an SDET, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the quality and reliability of our software products.
 

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Software Eng 2 position include:

  • Design, code, test, and implement complex programs; develop appropriate programs and systems documentation according to established IT standards.
  • Enhance existing systems; participate in client walkthroughs and technical design reviews.
  • Aid in systems development planning and monitoring.
  • Participate in design reviews and peer code walkthroughs.
  • Provide client and software support.
  • Participate in development and ensure conformance to performance optimization and interoperability standards and requirements. 
  • Act as a subject matter resource and consult with clients and IT in support of the company’s IT strategy and overarching business requirements.  
  • Collaborate with IT teams to identify technical deficits and improvement opportunities in current practices and procedures.
  • Apply industry standard techniques as appropriate such as automated unit testing, test-driven development, continuous integration, and iterative development for example.

In addition to above, the responsibilities of the Software Eng 3 position include:

  • May act as senior contributor or technical lead on small to mid-sized projects.
  • Design, code, test, and implement complex programs; 
  • May act as senior contributor or technical lead on small to mid-sized projects.
  • Enhance existing systems; participate in client walkthroughs and technical design reviews.
  • Act as a subject matter resource and consult with clients and IT in support of the company’s IT strategy and overarching business requirements.  
  • Collaborate with IT teams to identify technical deficits and improvement opportunities in current practices and procedures.

In addition to above, the responsibilities of the Sr Software Eng position include:

  • Architects, designs, codes, tests, documents, implements and maintains more complex application programs and interfaces. 
  • Provides technical support; problem determination and investigation; implementation of upgrades for developed applications. 
  • Perform software development and ensure conformance to performance optimization and interoperability standards and requirements. Work in adherence to secure development lifecycle practices and policies. 
  • Performs or assists in the research and fact-finding to develop or modify application programs. Includes working with vendors to review quality, adaptability and compatibility of their products. 
  • Stay current with industry standards techniques for software development, and apply them to development, testing, integration and reporting processes where appropriate. 
  • Consults with application users in developing functional/technical specifications.
  • Consults with application users, evaluates user requests for new or modified computer applications and associated interfaces to determine feasibility, cost and time required, compatibility with current systems and computer capabilities.
  • Performs any additional responsibilities as requested or assigned.

Requirements

Requirements of the Software Eng 2 position include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Systems or a related field; or the equivalent combination education and experience.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in business software application design, development, and implementation.
  • Experience in the industry or in an environment whose scope, size, and complexity are comparable.
  • Knowledge of Object Oriented Design and methodologies.
  • Project management skills and the ability to develop and monitor work agreements and budgets, as well as the ability to determine specifications, schedules, and deliverables. 
  • Consultative and business analysis aptitude including communication and interpersonal skills that enables understanding of client’s needs, define requirements, and provide effective solutions.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies, tools, applications, and vendors.
  • Strong understanding of structured analysis and technical design concepts.
  • Knowledge of common industry architectural patterns and in software design patterns.
  • Able to work in a zero-code-ownership environment where the team members can modify any source file at any time.
  • Knowledge of deployment topologies (ie. ensuring secure, highly available systems).

In addition to above, the requirements for the Software Eng 3 include: 

  • A minimum of four years of experience in business application design, development, and implementation.
  • Advanced Knowledge of Object Oriented Design and methodologies. Advanced knowledge of common industry architectural and software design patterns.
  • Advanced knowledge of deployment topologies (ie. ensuring secure, highly available systems).

In addition, the requirements for the Sr Software Eng include all of the above: 

  • (Typically six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor's degree.) 
  • A minimum of six years of experience in business software application design, development, integration and/or installation. 
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of programming in client/server or web development environment. Experience in the industry, or in an environment whose scope, size and complexity are comparable.
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of relational database technology.  Demonstrated project management skills and ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently. 
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of information technology terms, equipment, systems, functions and major vendors. Experience integrating large disconnected enterprise-class systems in a robust, fault-tolerant manner consistent with industry standards. 
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.  Effective analytical and problem-solving skills. Availability for periodic on-call responsibilities. 
  • Experience integrating Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) solutions within an environment with strong change and release management processes and procedures. 
  • Technical knowledge with hands-on experience in Oracle and Microsoft SQL database development. Technical knowledge with hands-on experience in current computing programming languages.

Preferences

  • An understanding of change and release management processes and procedures.
  • Technical knowledge with hands-on experience in Java, C# .NET, PL/SQL and other common enterprise computing programming languages.
  • Familiarity or experience with Test-Driven Design (TDD).
  • Experience integrating Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) solutions within an environment with strong change and release management processes and procedures.
  • Understanding of company’s existing IT environment and of applicable company policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Experience with other development process methodologies such as Agile, Lean, Scrum or others.
  • Experience integrating large disconnected enterprise-class systems in a robust, fault-tolerant manner consistent with industry standards.

Additional Information

Req Id: 112368
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: PORTLAND
Department: PacifiCorp Corporate
Schedule: ​​​​​​​FT
Personnel Subarea: Exempt   
Hiring Range: $87,600-136,300 
This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 12-15%% of salary.

 

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

 

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  

 

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.


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