UNS Energy Corporation EBS Programmer Analyst I - Senior in Tucson, Arizona

UNS Energy Corporation, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., the largest investor-owned electric and gas distribution utility in Canada. UNS Energy Corporation’s public utility subsidiaries, Tucson Electric Power Company, UNS Electric, Inc. and UNS Gas, Inc., provide electric and gas service to customers in southern and northern Arizona. For more information about UNS Energy Corporation, visit http://www.uns.com.

Tucson Electric Power provides safe, reliable electric service to approximately 414,000 customers in Southern Arizona. Although our company has been in business for more than 120 years, we continue to look for innovative ways of providing value, comfort, convenience and security to our customers every day. We’re evaluating cutting-edge energy technologies, reshaping our energy portfolio and expanding our renewable power and energy-efficiency programs. While our line of work can be challenging, it can also be rewarding. Our team of dedicated professionals values engagement, enthusiasm, innovation and collaboration.

In return, TEP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes a 401k plan with a generous company match, a company-sponsored pension plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and much more.

We are currently seeking a talented individual for the position of Programmer Analyst, Business Applications in the Information Services Department. The successful candidate will deliver high quality service levels to the Business Areas, including but not limited to Finance, HR, Payroll, and Supply Chain. Primary responsibilities include support and monitoring of corporate applications including Oracle eBusiness Suite, PeopleSoft HCM and Hyperion in order to attain successful completion of company and department goals and strategies. The successful candidate will also create new custom solutions to integrate enterprise applications both internally and with vendors and partners that ensure on-time, cost-effective delivery with minimal system and business impact while maintaining compliance with IT and product architecture. Supports complex enterprise wide IT applications and SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) Middle Tier Interfaces used by multiple business units and external partners. Assists IS personnel and consults with business clients in the use of information technology and application systems. Works directly with application vendors, application service providers, SaaS, and cloud computing providers to meet UNS business needs. Works closely with the IT Enterprise Architecture team to ensure application architecture is consistent with overall IT architecture direction.

Position-Related Responsibilities

Programmer Analyst I – Senior:

  • Active member of the Business Applications team. The business functions supported by this team include, but are not limited to Oracle eBusiness, PeopleSoft HCM and Payroll, Hyperion EPM for the Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Payroll, Energy Settlements, and Audit Services which include interfaces both to internal systems and external vendors, and reporting.

  • Designs, develops, troubleshoots, supports, and configures information systems to support business processes across multiple departments and business units.

  • Develops designs, program specifications, data access, output reports, and input specifications. Assures that the design, programming, testing and documentation for assigned systems are correct, complete and up-to-date.

  • Designs, develops, troubleshoots, and maintains software interfaces to enterprise systems using approved SOA middle-tier tools as defined in the IT corporate standards.
  • Reviews work requests from clients and develops estimates for work to be performed based on industry standard estimation methodology.
  • Gathers business requirements and recommends solutions to clients for the improvement of existing or proposed systems to enhance the functionality being delivered.
  • Works with off shore partners under a global delivery model as required.
  • Collaborates with IS infrastructure, network and security teams to develop technical requirements necessary to implement a successful project with minimal risk.
  • Educates clients in understanding the operations and capabilities of their information systems.
  • Participates in a team environment and performs assignments as requested by the group or team lead. Executes multiple project assignments and coordinates priorities with team leads and clients.
  • Continually increases the understanding of utility business functions and processes and functionality in chosen technology track.
  • Efficiently utilizes Information Services standards, tools, equipment, and training.
  • Conforms to corporate procedures and Information Services guidelines.
  • Works with internal and external auditors to validate application controls and compliance.
  • Develops software testing, validation requirements, and use cases during the design process.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned by management.
  • This position may provide services to affiliates of the Company subject to the UNS Energy Code of Conduct and the related Policies and Procedures.

Programmer Analyst II – Senior

  • Performs feasibility evaluations, estimates system analysis and programming time, computer resources, and related costs.
  • Performs the project leader role for small projects, directing and reviewing the work of team members.
  • Serves as a mentor to other IS personnel to enhance their capabilities.
  • This position may provide services to affiliates of the Company subject to the UNS Energy Code of Conduct and the related Policies and Procedures.
  • Programmer Analyst III – Senior
  • Designs and writes complex functional specifications and programs.
  • Creates new custom solutions when supported applications don’t include required functionality.
  • Improves application proficiency.
  • Utilizes project management techniques to develop project plans and track progress to optimize project resources. Coordinates project priorities with team members, team leaders and other IS Department groups.
  • Performs the project leader and/or technical lead role for small to medium projects by assigning, directing and reviewing the work of team members.
  • Works closely with chosen technology track vendors to understand the vendor application roadmap and potential impact on UNS business.
  • This position may provide services to affiliates of the Company subject to the UNS Energy Code of Conduct and the related Policies and Procedures.

Programmer Analyst Senior

  • Identifies and recommends improvements to the software life cycle process itself.
  • Demonstrates expert knowledge of program design methodologies and techniques.
  • Evaluates and identifies new and emerging technologies for implementation.
  • Recognized as a technology expert and serves as a resource for solving complex problems.
  • Recognized as a functional expert that recommends solutions to evolving business processes.
  • Acts as a thought leader to influence the delivery of software solutions across the organization.
  • Works with IT leadership to define and create application technology roadmap.
  • Works with technology vendors to incorporate enterprise requirements into vendor-supplied product roadmaps.
  • Performs the project leader and/or technical lead role for medium to large projects by assigning, directing and reviewing the work of team members.
  • May serve in a temporary Team Lead capacity when the Team Lead is absent.
  • Performs software analysis, code analysis, requirements analysis, software review, identification of metrics, and system risk analysis.
  • This position may provide services to affiliates of the Company subject to the UNS Energy Code of Conduct and the related Policies and Procedures.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

(Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.)

Level I Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years programming experience in Oracle eBusiness Suite or a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related disciplines.

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Level I Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, or equivalent education and/or experience.
  • Experience with products and functionality in chosen technology track.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for programming skills.

Level II Minimum Qualifications

  • 5 years programming experience in Oracle eBusiness Suite, with some demonstrated abilities in project management and business requirements definition.

  • Ability to exercise flexibility, initiative, good judgment and discretion.

  • Good organizational, time management, customer service and problem-solving skills and the ability to work accurately and meet deadlines with frequent interruptions.

  • General understanding of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

Level II Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred qualifications of Level I
  • 2 years’ experience with products and functionality in chosen technology track.
  • Good understanding of systems integration principles.

Level III Minimum Qualifications

  • Typically has a minimum 8 years of experience in Information Technology with demonstrated experience in programming, project management, requirements definition, program development and systems design.
  • Demonstrated ability to envision new software solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to make presentations to customers or professional peers.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead small project teams consisting of 2-4 technical resources, or serve as a project Technical Lead.
  • Good understanding of the business processes supported.
  • Detailed understanding of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

Level III Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred qualifications of Level II
  • 5 years’ experience with products and functionality in chosen technology track.
  • 2 or more years of successful project management experience.
  • Good understanding of systems integration and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) principles.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for team leadership.

Senior Minimum Requirements

  • Typically has a minimum 12 years of experience in Information Technology with demonstrated experience and expertise in programming, project management, program development and systems design.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead project teams consisting of 4-8 technical resources, or serve as a project Technical Lead.
  • Detailed understanding of the business processes supported.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare reports that identify trends and make the appropriate recommendations or conclusions for improvement.
  • Expert understanding of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

Senior Preferred Qualifications

  • 8 years’ experience with products and functionality in chosen technology track.
  • 4 or more years of successful project management experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience using process improvement disciplines (for example, Six Sigma).
  • Excellent knowledge/understanding of systems integration and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) principles, including experience with SOA technologies used at TEP.

Company: Tucson Electric Power

Location: Tucson, AZ

Job Category: Information Technology

Position Type: Unclassified