Programmer/Analysts are responsible for the development, support and maintenance of computer applications and enterprise databases used by the Operations staff, Operators, Engineering and Business Services. Programmer/Analysts are expected to have subject matter expertise in one or more application areas and technologies. The Programmer/Analyst will generally focus on a specific set of applications as a primary area of specialization. Many of the supported applications have significant economic impact and ensure against loss of life and property. The accurate and reliable functioning of the supported applications is critical to the operation of Southwest Power Pool and its members. The Programmer/Analyst will provide technical training, coaching and guidance to other members of the Applications Teams based on experience. The position ensures the effective operation of all systems; installs and configures systems; recommends hardware and software acquisitions and upgrades. The Programmer/Analyst will develop centralized, efficient methods for managing end user systems to minimize downtime, utilizing IT standards.
Programmer/Analysts are responsible for recommending system architecture within their areas of expertise and for recommending improvements to service delivery processes; Applying business/technical support concepts to identify, analyze, and resolve application/usability/strategic problems.
The Programmer/Analyst will liaise with SPP Departments, IT, and external vendor staff and identify technical alternatives and make recommendations to ensure that end user and organizational IT needs are met.
This hands-on position is responsible for the design, development and support of all custom built software solutions within their area of responsibility. The Programmer/Analyst will be an expert at analyzing and debugging code, troubleshooting software and providing overall support for internal software applications. Coordination with the SPP Operations Department management team and staff is expected.
The Programmer/Analyst is expected to work with minimal supervision, exercising good judgment in helping develop implementation project plans, prioritizing assignments and resolving issues.
Other Functions with Applicable Application Development Skills:
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of workweek are Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Working extended hours may be required.
This position requires minimal travel (approximately 10%).
Should you elect to apply for this position SPP will review your qualifications. If after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your skills and credentials meet our needs, someone from our organization may contact you. Please be advised that the time required to complete the applicant review process typically takes between 30 and 90 days, but could extend beyond that. Once the position has been filled, all applicants will be notified via email.
Southwest Power Pool is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines “reasonable accommodation” as a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of a particular job, and does not cause an undue hardship for the employer. SPP adheres to the ADA and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions.