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Portland General Electric Cloud Application Developer in Portland, Oregon

At PGE, our work involves dreaming about, planning for, and realizing a smarter, cleaner, more enduring Oregon neighborhood. Its core to our DNA and we haven’t stopped since we started in 1888. We energize lives, strengthen communities and drive advancements in energy that promote social, economic and environmental progress. We’re always on the lookout for people passionate about leading and being a part of teams that are advancing innovative clean energy solutions that are also affordable and accessible to all.

In this role, you will have the unique opportunity to bring a new area of expertise to our organization. In this role, you will develop program logic and achieve business outcomes for new applications or analyze and modify logic in existing applications in AWS. You will code, test, debug and documents software applications and analyze requirements, test and integrate application components. You will ensure that the requirements specified, tie to the strategic outcomes and that system improvements are successfully implemented in AWS. You will monitor the implemented solutions and ensure that they are cost-effective and are being utilized. You will develop the cloud decision matrix (eligibility criteria) and ensure that the services developed are fully automated.

Key Responsibilities

  • Programming/Software Development - Sets local or team-based standards for programming tools and techniques, including security guidelines and the selection of appropriate development methods. Advises on application of standards and methods and ensures compliance. Takes technical responsibility for all stages and/or iterations in a software development project, providing method-specific technical advice and guidance to project stakeholders. Assigns work packages, monitors performance and manages change control dynamically to optimize productivity. Provides advice, guidance and assistance to less experienced colleagues as required.

  • Application Support - Drafts and maintains procedures and documentation for applications support. Manages application enhancements to improve business performance. Advises on application security, licensing, upgrades, backups and disaster-recovery needs. Ensures that all requests for support are dealt with according to set standards and procedures.

  • Incident Management - Ensures that incidents are handled according to agreed procedures. Investigates escalated incidents to responsible service owners and seeks resolution. Facilitates recovery following resolution of incidents. Ensures that resolved incidents are properly documented and closed. Analyzes causes of incidents and informs service owners in order to minimize probability of recurrence and contribute to service improvement. Analyzes metrics and reports on performance of incident-management process.

  • Problem Management - Ensures that appropriate action is taken to anticipate, investigate and resolve problems in systems and services. Ensures that such problems are fully documented within the relevant reporting system(s). Enables development of problem solutions. Coordinates the implementation of agreed remedies and preventative measures. Analyzes patterns and trends.

  • Systems Design - Specifies and designs large or complex systems. Selects appropriate design standards, methods and tools consistent with agreed enterprise and solution architectures and ensures they are applied effectively. Reviews others' systems designs to ensure selection of appropriate technology, efficient use of resources and integration of multiple systems and technology. Contributes to policy for selection of architecture components. Evaluates and undertakes impact analysis on major design options and assesses and manages associated risks. Ensures that the system design balances functional, service quality, security and systems management requirements.

  • Systems Integration - Designs and builds integration components and interfaces. Leads practical integration work under the technical direction of the system/service designer. May contribute to the overall design of the service. May define the technical criteria for product/component selection. Contributes to decisions about tools, methods and approaches.


  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in business, computer science, engineering, management or other related field or equivalent experience.

  • 4 + years of large-scale software development or application engineering with recent coding experience in three or more of the following languages: Python, Java, JavaScript, C/C++, C#, Node.js, SQL. Preference placed on Python.

  • Demonstrated experience in designing APIs and creating serverless RESTful micro-services in Cloud (AWS preferred).

  • Demonstrated experience in developing solutions using AWS resources/services including S3, Lambda, EC2, EMR, API Gateway, Glue, Snowflake, RDS, DynamoDB.

  • Experience in Data Modeling, ETL development, and Data warehousing in Cloud.

  • Experience in developing end-to-end solutions for large structured and unstructured data sets that spans across AWS cloud, on-premise, and SaaS environments is desired.

  • Demonstrated experience in Agile software development and DevOps practices such as continuous Integration tools (e.g. Jenkins), code repository, creating CI/CD pipelines is required.

  • Knowledge of AWS cloud architecture best practices such as VPC Peering, VPN Tunnel, Security (NACL/ACL) and AWS cloud services such as ALB/ELB, VPC, KMS EC2, CloudTrail, CloudWatch is desired.

  • Strong practical application development experience on Linux and Windows-based systems.

  • Presenting at public events such as technology conferences, hackathons, etc.

  • Experience driving projects and being a leader within a team.

  • Experience working on multiple simultaneous projects.

  • Experience with working on projects in highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary development teams.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

Functional Competencies

  • Advanced knowledge of business goals and scope of change initiatives

  • Advanced knowledge of user experience design frameworks

  • Advanced knowledge of change management processes

  • Advanced knowledge of software configuration

  • Advanced knowledge of database concepts

  • Advanced knowledge of service continuity planning and support

General Competencies

  • Advanced customer-focus skills

  • Advanced accuracy skills

  • Advanced risk-management skills

  • Advanced oral and written communication skills

  • Advanced interpersonal skills

  • Advanced decision-making skills

  • Advanced organization and prioritization skills

  • Advanced meeting facilitation skills

  • Advanced team-building skills

PGE supports hybrid flexible work arrangements; and will have a combination of in-the-office and working offsite. However, these arrangements may change due to business needs or changes in responsibility.

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Compensation Range:

$92,550.00 - $154,250.00

In addition, this position is eligible for a performance-based incentive bonus. Actual total compensation is commensurate with experience, skills, and education

PGE believes in rewarding dedicated performance. We provide a total rewards package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future. To find out more, click here ( .

Join us today and power your potential!

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PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

PGE does not discriminate on the basis of disability. We recognize individuals have a variety of abilities to offer and we believe there is much to value and celebrate by incorporating different abilities into the work we do. One very important way we live this out is in our application and interview process. We work hard to support individuals who may need an accommodation to fully participate in these processes. If you feel you may need an accommodation, or would like to request one, please notify the Talent Acquisition Specialist (Recruiter) associated with the job posting. You may also make this request by contacting or by calling 503-464-7250. The Recruiter will provide information and next steps for the accommodation process. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) team is also available for support. You can contact them at .

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At Portland General Electric, we’re innovators, builders, and achievers. We’re committed to powering our customers’ potential and making a difference for our community and the planet. Today, that commitment includes developing an intelligent and resilient electric grid, electrifying transportation and de-carbonizing the energy sector.

We’re proud to deliver an exceptional experience to help our customers thrive. Our mission is to make clean, reliable and affordable energy services available to all. We obsess over serving customers and are committed to growing employee career paths with purpose. Equity and inclusion are core business values; we celebrate our differences and are committed to developing teams that reflect the communities we serve.