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Energy Northwest Applications Systems Analyst IV / III / II / I in Richland, Washington

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GENERAL SUMMARY

Independently formulates/defines system scope and objectives. Acts as technical expert in one or more highly specialized areas of applications systems analysis and programming. Acts independently under general direction. Provides technical leadership on medium to large projects. May act as an expert in business or functional area. Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time and form of desired results. Prepares detailed specifications from which programs will be purchased or written. Has full technical knowledge of all phases of applications systems analysis and programming.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

Leads efforts to ensure successful implementation, application, maintenance, upgrade and documentation of assigned applications. Act as the primary point of contact when users experience difficulty and/or need other assistance. Determine solution for process failure and /or integrity issues. Interface with other application analysts as needed to resolve programming or data problems. Design, code, test, and debug programs/ applications of varying complexity. Interface with contractors or junior persons on these activities. Participate in the program or system software upgrade effort, including assisting customers in their testing. Develop and maintain applicable procedures associated with assigned applications. Ensure business processes and rules are captured within software application features.

Write functional specifications and develop validation and verification plans. Approve final test results and receive signoff from data stakeholder. Assist in implementing changes and coordinate with end users and technical resources as needed; point person for reviewing changes with IS Leadership/Work Management team for authorization for production change and scheduling. Document any required work flow changes associated with upgrades. Develop, maintain, and communicate change management plans.

Provide general and application specific technical support to customers to ensure the availability and continuity of business applications or programs in the production environment, from workstations to network servers, drawing on support from other IS staff if needed.

Maintain a solid understanding of the customer's business; including goals, objectives, work processes, and their end product or service.

Interface with vendor's technical support center, search the vendor's website, research the software architecture of application functionality, and learn to use the application tools to assist/coach customers in the implementation of new functions or in troubleshooting process and data problems.

Evaluate work requests; to determine feasibility; develop work plans, cost and schedule estimates, or recommendations by interviewing customers to identify and interpret their requirements and objectives. Interface with customers and team leader to agree on task priorities and to maintain open communications with them on work status, issues, and concerns.

Lead or assist in the preparation of formal system or cross-systems proposals by interviewing customers, peers, and vendors on business and technical requirements to interpret needs and objectives, forecast proposal costs and benefits, and make recommendations as to proposal continuance.

Coordinate the implementation of application changes into production with customers and peers, ensuring changes and/or customizations to program / application objects and processes are clearly identified and packaged for migration and documented in adherence to standards.

Must participate on the Emergency Response team (ERO) when designated.

Must support the biennial refueling outage.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Analyst IV: Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a computer discipline and eight years of directly related IT experience in application programming and analysis. Additional experience in lieu of degree may be considered on a one to one basis. A high school diploma or GED is required.

Analyst III: Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a computer discipline and five years of directly related IT experience in application programming and analysis. Additional experience in lieu of degree may be considered on a one to one basis. A high school diploma or GED is required.

Analyst II: Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a computer discipline and three years of directly related IT experience in application programming and analysis. Additional experience in lieu of degree may be considered on a one to one basis. A high school diploma or GED is required.

Analyst I: Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a computer discipline. Additional experience in lieu of degree may be considered on a one to one basis. A high school diploma or GED is required.

Pay Range:

Analyst IV Salary

$108,279 - $162,419

Midpoint: $135,349

Analyst III Salary

$94,148 – $141,222

Midpoint: $117,685

Analyst II Salary

$81,862 – $122,792

Midpoint: $102,327

Analyst I Salary

$71,230 – $106,846

Midpoint: $89,038

Typically, selected candidates are hired between the minimum and midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience and qualifications, market rate, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

Offers will be negotiated based on each candidate's qualifications.

Incentive Compensation

This role is eligible to participate in our annual incentive plan. Incentives are earned based on employee performance against defined metrics and company goals.

Benefits

Energy Northwest (EN) offers a highly competitive and substantial benefits package which allows qualifying employees (and their families) to enroll in medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits may include flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, supplemental life insurances, credit monitoring, and identity theft insurance. EN offers three retirement programs to qualifying employees including a matching 401(k) deferred compensation plan, the Washington State Pension Plan (PERS), and a 457(b) savings plan. Qualifying employees will also accrue 160 hours of personal time per year and nine paid holidays throughout the calendar year.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate due to race, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.

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As a regional leader in clean energy generation and public power solutions, Energy Northwest develops, owns and operates a diverse mix of electricity generating resources, including hydro, solar, battery storage and wind projects – and the Northwest’s only nuclear power facility. Energy Northwest is a Washington state joint operating agency comprised of 27 public power member utilities, serving more than 1.5 million customers. The agency continually explores new generation projects and solutions to meet its members’ needs.

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