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Software Engineer 2 or 3- Portland, Oregon #50875

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Date: Aug 7, 2019

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

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.


  • 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 the above, the responsibilities of the level 3 include the following:

  • May act as senior contributor or technical lead on small to mid-sized projects.
  • Participate in development and ensure conformance to performance optimization and interoperability standards and requirements.




  • 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 the above, the requirements of the level 3 include the following:


  • 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).



  • 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 Java, C# .NET, PL/SQL and other new and current computing programming languages. 
  • Understanding of company’s existing IT environment and of applicable company policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Experience with Test Driven Design (TDD).
  • 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

Primary Location: Portland

Department: 00001027 Pacific Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: 76,500- 107,300.00


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.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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