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Date Posted: Oct 2, 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: 

  • Designs, develops, tests, maintains and enhances application software programs for the retail energy industry.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills as you will interact directly with our customers to determine requirements and deliver quality software which exceeds their expectations.
  • Must have a strong desire to deliver defect-free, well-designed, and well-tested software.
  • As a member of a deliver team, the ideal candidate will be willing to assist in the completion of projects in any way they can. 
  • Develop a thorough understanding of business processes for the purpose of creating software solutions, and automating regression testing of those systems to ensure a quality product.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Follow the team's Scrum development life cycle practices.
  • Work independently for design, development and testing.
  • Collaborate with team members to identify and prioritize/reprioritize work when necessary
  • Facilitate requirements gathering efforts and clearly document system requirements.
  • Develop strong working relationships with individuals at all levels of the company
  • Anticipate and adjust for problems and roadblocks while eliminating roadblocks within control.
  • Use appropriate change control procedures for implementing software enhancements.
  • Remain abreast of current technologies and best practices as applicable to NRG.
  • Conduct unit, functional, and integration testing to ensure application reliability.


Working Conditions:

  • Team work environment in modern, open floor plan.
  • 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:

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering or relevant business discipline from an accredited four-year college or university or equivalent work experience.
  • 3 months of professional application development experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have solid experience developing web applications using open source technologies.
  • A desire to learn from, and share knowledge with, team members is a must-have quality.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong understanding of Python Development and the Django Framework.
  • Experience with PHP development or a similar style such as Microsoft ASP.
  • In-depth understanding of Relational Database Management software, preferably PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MS SQL Server.
  • Experienced in testing software all the way from unit testing to system testing to integration testing. A strong desire to build well-tested software.
  • Working knowledge of version control software, git preferred.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), in particular EC2, EBS, S3, and SQS is a plus.
  • Experience with .Net development, particularly C# .Net Core, is a plus.


Physical Requirements:

  • Minimal.  Ability to carry the provided laptop to and from your work space.



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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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