DTE Energy IT Senior Software Developer in Detroit, Michigan

Job Description

IT Senior Software Developer-10327

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are the largest electric and gas utility in Michigan with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America. We are a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan with businesses in 26 different states.

DTE Energy’s utility and non-utility businesses are poised for significant growth. We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally.

We care for our employees and prioritize their health and safety first. Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

· Gallup Great Workplace Award for 3 consecutive Years! (2013, 2014 and 2015)

· Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For

· J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award

· Professional Women’s Magazine/Black EOE Journal “Best of the Best”

· Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT

· Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award

· Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award

DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.


Job Summary

Operations Engineering (OE) assists real-time operations on DTE Energy’s electric grid. OE ensures that DTE Energy’s SCADA and EMS provide accurate information through display and database maintenance. OE also provides customer restoration plans, approves the shutdowns of equipment, reviews major alterations to the bulk electric system, and provides ways to correct voltage violations. In general, Operation Engineering provides operating solutions for electric system so that customers have reliable power within standardized voltage parameters.

Provides guidance to the development staff on all aspects of application development and testing. This includes, but is not limited to, leading development teams, recommending programming languages and development tools and providing support in testing. Supports efforts to determine and document requirements and provides guidance to developers regarding application design. Provides level 2 & 3 support for application production environments. Participates on projects and provides support to clients and business analysts in translating, defining, designing, and documenting requirements. Creates application code in accordance with applicable DTE Development Standards and Guidelines. Provides technical direction to Associate Developer and Developer.

Key Accountabilities

  • Designs and develops application code, queries, scripts, web pages. Develops and executes unit tests; designs applications.

  • Responsible for technical design, technical development, and technical deployment of applications.

  • Provides planning and time estimate for own and others assignments.

  • Keeps abreast of technology trends and DTE Energy strategies, standards, and guidelines in order to select technologies that are appropriate and cost beneficial and applies each to ITS operating

procedures. Incorporates standards into ITS operating procedures, and ensures they are kept up-to-date.

  • Mentors Associate Developer and Developer. Performs code reviews, explains technical concepts, and pair programming.

  • Participates in system, unit, integration, and regression testing. Provides input on automated testing approaches and plans.

  • Develops and conducts formal and information presentations.

  • Works on multiple teams in a collaborative environment.

  • Creates and prepares design documentations [UML Diagrams, environmental configuration, deployment (physical and logical), and domain diagrams].

  • Conducts translation of business requirements into technical specifications.


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in an Information Technology discipline (other degrees may be considered) & 4 years of related job experience, OR an Associate Degree in an Information Technology discipline (other degrees may be considered) & 6 years of related job experience, OR a 2 year IT certificate from an accredited institution & 6 years of related job experience, OR a high school diploma or GED, & 8 years of experience in application development and design components.

  • Experience using most current program development technologies (i.e. Oracle, Java) preferred.

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to recommend and participate in solution implementation in area of responsibility.

  • Excellent organizational skills and excellent oral/written presentation skills.

  • Internal or contractor targeted – i.e. knowledge of SDP and other DTE IT methodologies

  • In depth understanding of IT industry, i.e. emerging technologies, industry standards, support services, architectures, systems design, systems integration, and an in-depth knowledge of accepted IT


  • Ability to be self-directed and provide technical direction to others.

  • Ability to work on multiple teams concurrently; occasionally assuming leadership roles.

  • Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities. Utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Job: Information Technology & Services

Title: IT Senior Software Developer

Primary Location: Michigan-Detroit

Requisition ID: 10327