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Date Posted: Mar 14, 2019

Location: Princeton, NJ, 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: 

  • Oversees the overall quality of application software programs through testing, release management, and monitoring. 
  • Must possess excellent communication skills as you will interact directly with our customers to determine requirements and deliver quality software which exceeds their expectations.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in grooming sessions to turn requirements into acceptance criteria and build well defined test cases.
  • Make sure every defect found by a customer has a corresponding test to ensure against regression
  • Follow the Team's Scrum / XP / TDD development techniques.
  • Be able to work independently.
  • Collaborate with team members to identify and prioritize/reprioritize work when necessary.
  • Anticipate and adjust for problems and roadblocks while eliminating roadblocks within control.

Working Conditions:

  • Team work environment in cube or open work area.
  • Duties are performed during standard business hours and overtime based on project requirements.
  • Must be willing to work longer hours as necessary, especially during critical issue resolution.
  • Will need to attend meetings and respond to application problems for short durations at other corporate sites when necessary. These locations are in Philadelphia, PA and Houston, TX.


Minimum Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years professional quality assurance or development experience is required.
  • Experience with Relational Databases, preferably PostgreSQL, MySQL, or MS SQL Server.
  • Familiar with using JIRA in a Scrum process.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering or relevant business discipline from an accredited four-year college or university or equivalent work experience is preferred.
  • Experienced in testing software all the way from unit testing to system testing to integration testing. A strong desire to build well-tested software, preferably through test automation.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understands Python Development and the Django Framework and/or Ruby Development
  • Familiarity with Selenium browser automation software
  • Experience with version control software, preferably git
  • Experience with build and release management
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), in particular EC2, EBS, S3, and SQS



NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability
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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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