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IT Programmer Analyst, Front-End

Date Posted: Jan 10, 2020

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

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Job Summary: 


Design, develop, maintain and enhance NRG’s retail costing, pricing, forecasting, risk management, and reporting systems for mass markets and C&I customer load.  Interface with clients to determine requirements, resolve issues and determine cost estimates.  Provide subject matter expertise to Retail Risk, Load Forecasting and Marketing groups in order to assist with problem solving and as a resource for training development.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Design, develop, maintain and enhance energy based retail market application programs working within a team-oriented environment using various development toolsets.
  • Web development experience with Angular JS, Spring, Git, Docker containers, Rabbit MQ, Maven, and Hibernate
  • Java (J2SE/J2EE), Java Server Pages (JSP), Web Services, XML/XSLT/HTML
  • Exposure to older Java technologies like JSF, Java 6, Applets, and Ant
  • Python development with FLASK framework that leverages Rest API extensions like Restful and SQLAlchemy
  • Support SOX controls, testing and audits.
  • Coordinate application requests, prioritization and business communication.
  • Facilitate requirements gathering efforts and clearly document system requirements.
  • Development of prototypes/proofs of concept to validate key project assumptions prior to making significant investments.
  • Documentation of design specifications.
  • Develop new and enhanced system functionality including custom code and packaged application configuration.
  • Ensure the successful transition from development to operations including operations procedures and tools such as process control points, reports, and automated monitoring.
  • Regularly report status and raise issues/risks as appropriate. Anticipate and adjust for problems and roadblocks while eliminating roadblocks within control.
  • Collaborate with team members and operational groups to identify and prioritize/reprioritize work when necessary.
  • Develop strong working relationships with individuals at all levels of company, operations, and IT applications and infrastructure teams.
  • Willingness to work hours as necessary, especially during critical issue resolution and milestone time periods.
  • Develop string test scripts in order to test a group of related functionality.
  • Interact with external entities: vendors, service providers and product vendors.
  • Interfaces with IT application owners and the IT organization in order to provide technical solutions to meet user needs. Escalates or resolves conflicts, as needed.
  • Helps identify and recommend options, risks and alternatives to deliver a robust and stable infrastructure.
  • Devises or modifies procedures to solve problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, form of desired results, and integration of components.
  • Assists in researching, evaluating, specifying and coding the configuration of hardware and/or software for application’s environment.
  • Requires skill and proficiency in many technical functions and ability to integrate across disciplines.
  • Remain abreast of current technologies and best practices that may be applicable to the company.


Working Conditions:


  • Team work environment in cube or open work area including a trade floor environment.
  • Duties are performed during standard business hours, but work outside normal business hours may be necessary based on project requirements.  
  • Willingness to work outside normal business hours as necessary, especially during critical issue resolution and to achieve project milestones.


Minimum Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering or relevant business discipline from an accredited four-year college or university or equivalent work experience.
  • A minimum of 5 to 8 years of  applicable technical experience


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Retail application configuration and testing experience. 
  • Experience working with end-users, taking their business problems and translating them into system requirements. 
  • Experience evaluating user change requests and obtains approval to make modifications. 
  • Experience participating in project planning sessions with team members to analyze business and technical requirements. 
  • Experience in conducting unit testing to ensure application meets specifications.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Retail market application design and development experience for custom / vendor application development environment with increasing levels of responsibility. 
  • Expsure to PL/SQL for Oracle
  • Exposure to AZURE DevOps
  • Linux and MS Server environments
  • Data Modeling
  • Understanding of Relational Database concepts (sql, pl/sql).
  • Experience with and detailed knowledge of vendor retail market systems such as Siebel, CCS billing systems, etc.
  • Experience with custom retail costing/pricing and forecasting systems.
  • Experience with energy business and systems that support retail energy.
  • Knowledge of Software Configuration Management discipline and systems change management processes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required in order to provide appropriate cross functional support and interaction.
  • Creation and delivery of presentations on business and technical topics.
  • Works effectively in a team environment.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem resolution skills.
  • Detail oriented, self-starter with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, remaining focused and calm in the face of distractions, changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to productively use NRG’s toolset – MS Office Applications, MS Outlook, MS Project, Visio, Internet Explorer.
  • Flexibility, dedication, and team-spirit are required.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Proven understanding of Unix (preferably Solaris) operating system.


Physical Requirements:


  • Ability to attend meetings either remotely or in person and respond to application problems as needed.



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