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FirstEnergy Corp. IT Developer Intern - Summer 2023 in Akron, Ohio

IT Developer Intern - Summer 2023

Location:

Akron, OH, US, 44320

Job Function: Information Technology

Employee Type: Student Full Time

Requisition ID: 50705

FirstEnergy at a Glance

We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to integrity, safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 3,500 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [SC00]

The ability to work remotely within the United States may be available based on business need. This option is not available in the states of California, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Oregon or Washington at this time.

As a participant in the Co-op/Intern Professional Development Program, you will be cultivating professional skills and performing professional level work at FirstEnergy. Each participant will receive on-the-job training, and challenging assignments to refine skills and round out competencies. Summer Internships with FirstEnergy are full-time opportunities spanning 13 weeks. FirstEnergy offers paid internships to qualified students actively enrolled in accredited university or college.

As an IT Software Development intern at FirstEnergy, you will have hands on experience with the technology used to support our business units at FirstEnergy. You will be given challenging assignments that will have a direct impact on the team’s and business’ success.

Responsibilities of a Software Developer

The tools, databases and technologies supported by Software Development interns vary across teams. The following are some of possible technologies and roles an intern could have as an IT Software Developer at FirstEnergy:

  • Working with the following technologies: Microsoft .NET, Java, C#, Angular, HTML, XML, SQL, Oracle, ABAP, UNIX Shell Scripting, Power Apps, Power BI, Power Automate, Microsoft Teams, and SharePoint.

  • Working on a team that develops and supports custom built applications leveraged by various business units.

  • Managing work items in Azure DevOps & managing resources in Microsoft Azure.

  • Accessing data structures like Oracle or SQL Server

  • Learning and customizing the interface or data structures of our SAP system.

  • Assisting with SAP security and release management activities

  • Completing process, integration and system testing for application projects or upgrades

  • Working on our internal/external websites, developing applications with responsive design and mobile technologies

  • Learning the tools, databases, and technologies needed to report on large volumes of data

All IT programming and development interns will have the opportunity to:

  • Work closely with IT developers, IT business analysts, and FirstEnergy business employees to deliver IT solutions that help achieve business goals

  • Receive training in the skill sets needed to meet individualized objectives and development needs

Applicant Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled, full time, in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited university/college with a major in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Technology, Information Science or related major

  • Class Standing – Junior (graduating in Fall 2024 or Spring 2025) or Sophomore (graduating in Fall 2025 or Spring 2026).

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

  • Must have the ability to work without sponsorship (now or in the future)

  • Basic computer programming skills, as well as completed coursework in one or more robust coding languages (i.e., Java, , C#, JavaScript, TypeScript)

  • Interest and aptitude in software development

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Declaration of a software development-related track within one of the academic programs listed above highly preferred

  • Familiarity with the use of common code and re-usability concepts

  • Knowledge of principles surrounding web-based technology and user interfaces

  • Basic understanding of the software development life cycle from requirements gathering to implementation

  • Knowledge of database management systems and SQL

  • General awareness of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software concepts (e.g. SAP)

Ideal Candidate:

  • Highly motivated to work independently and productively and learn quickly

  • Must be organized and work well with constant priority changes

  • Proven team player, contributes to team goals, encourages and supports team members

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Willingness to undertake assignments involving unfamiliar subjects

  • Organizational skills to prioritize and plan work, multi-task and meet schedules

  • Ability to work remotely, utilizing virtual technologies

  • Sound understanding of Microsoft Office line of products, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Demonstrate strong communication skills, both verbal and written, to effectively participate on a team and in remote meetings and conference calls

Resume Requirements:  

Please include your Major/Minor/Degree, GPA, and anticipated graduation date on your resume.

Resume Suggestions:

We encourage you to include on your resume courses completed relevant to the position you are applying. Additionally, tell us about school projects where you may have utilized the skills needed for the position. Technology enthusiasts: be sure to describe your tech hobbies and use of technology outside of the classroom on your resume.

To Apply:

All applicants must create an account on FirstEnergy’s Career Opportunities website in order to be eligible and to apply for this position.

Safety

Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

Position Classification

Co-Op/Intern-Hourly

FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

Nearest Major Market: Akron

Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Developer, ERP, Testing, Summer Internship, Computer Science, Technology, Entry Level

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