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Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Applications Developer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Senior Applications Developer

Job Type: Information Technology

Pay Range $97,000 to $108,000

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 11/16/22

Senior Applications Developer

A hybrid telework schedule will be considered for this position; hybrid is defined as a pre-determined blend of working from home and in the office. This position offers two (2) days in the office and three (3) days at home per week.

Who We Are

  • One of the largest four-service public utilities in the nation (over 500,000 customers)

  • A national leader in reliability (power on an average of 99.991% of the time)

  • Diamond Designation recipient from the American Public Power Association – a utility leader in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements

  • Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the most desired city to live in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)

How Will You Make an Impact?

Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking a Senior Applications Developer to play a critical role in the operations of our Customer Applications Portfolio! Our Customer Applications team maintains software systems that impact the core of our customer experience, including Meter-to-Cash (M2C) and Customer Self-Service (CSS) platforms, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Mobile Workforce Management (MWM), and develops custom applications in partnership with internal stakeholders to enhance the services we provide to our community. In this role, you will solve problems collaboratively with stakeholders by providing consistent, high-quality implementation, analysis, and development services. Some of the ways in which you will make an impact include:

  • Designing, developing, enhancing, debugging, and packaging for release software solutions designed to support new or existing business initiatives in accordance with technical development standards and best practices

  • Consulting with analysts, project teams, and end users to validate requirements and perform feasibility analyses on potential future projects

  • Translating functional designs and/or requirements into working code

  • Participating in design work sessions and conducting peer code reviews

  • Ensuring compliance with our enterprise ITIL framework including change and release management processes

  • Preparing technical documents including solution designs, test plans, processes, and standards

Who You Are

Please note that the following knowledge, skills, and expertise are valued and highly desired for this position:

  • Relevant and progressively responsible experience in an Information Technology capacity, preferably in an applications development capacity

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Technology, Information Technology, or a related field

  • Experience managing and maintaining UNIX or Linux-based application infrastructure using command-line interfaces (CLI)

  • Experience using Eclipse and/or Visual Studio IDE tools

  • Ability to refactor code for reusability, readability, and maintainability in an object-oriented codebase

  • Experience in solution design, analysis, or software development lifecycle (SDLC)

  • Knowledge of software development processes and principles

  • Knowledge of and experience with industry best practices, including CI/CD principles, concepts, architecture, and operations

  • Experience with any of Unix/Linux shell scripting, Java, Groovy, Spring, Python, HQL, SQL/PLSQL, React.js, Microservices, SOAP, JSON/RESTful Web Services

  • Knowledge of relational database concepts, design, and data extraction using SQL

  • Knowledge of Git SCM and GitHub source control tools, including advanced version control concepts (e.g., branching and merging)

  • Experience with any of Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing (CC&B), Meter Data Management (MDM), Customer To Meter (C2M0, SOA Suite, Fusion Middleware, and/or BI Publisher

Our Commitment to Our Employees

Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.

  • Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge

  • Vacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year

  • Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave

  • Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year

  • Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time

  • Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire

  • Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $10.30 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network preventive care covered at 100%

  • Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery

  • Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans.

  • Disability Coverage –Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more

  • Long-Term Care Insurance – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones

  • Life Insurance –Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage are available

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  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Information Technology