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Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. Platforms Analyst in Springfield, Missouri

Discover a POWERful career at Associated Electric! Our organization offers challenging and rewarding work with career development and internal mobility opportunities - all within a family friendly and community centric culture. Our purpose is simple - to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy for our member-owners. At Associated Electric, one of the largest electric cooperatives in the nation, opportunities to gain valuable experience and contribute new ideas in an ever-changing industry are endless.

We are currently seeking applicants for a Platforms Analyst in our Information Services Division located in Springfield, MO. This is an opportunity to j oin the forefront of security innovatio n . Here, you're not just a part of the team; you're a key player in revolutionizing how corporate security integrates with cutting-edge technology. In this role you will be instrumental in shaping a safer tomorrow, leveraging advanced security applications and IoT technologies to protect and enhance our facilities. If you're driven to merge tech savvy with meaningful impact, this is your arena to excel and lead in an environment where your work directly contributes to our collective security and success.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Innovate and Manage Security Technology: Lead the implementation, management, and optimization of a diverse array of security applications and IoT devices, including advanced camera systems, badge readers, sensors, and intercoms.

  • User Engagement: Engage directly with users to gauge their needs and feedback, ensuring our security solutions are intuitive and precisely tailored. This involves understanding user experiences, eliciting feedback, and integrating these insights into continuous application improvements.

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work collaboratively with various teams across the organization to customize security applications, ensuring they meet unique operational needs while maintaining seamless integration and user adoption.

  • Agile Management of Product Evolution : Oversee the entire product lifecycle within an agile framework, from ideation and deployment to continuous enhancement, maintaining a focus on adaptability and innovation.

  • Roadmap Design and Refinement: Contribute significantly to the development and ongoing refinement of our security applications' roadmap, ensuring alignment with industry advancements and organizational objectives .

  • Trend Analysis and Integration: Constantly monitor and assimilate the latest security technology trends, leveraging this knowledge to inform and enhance our product strategy.

  • Enhance User Experience: Provide exceptional user-centric design, training, and support, ensuring our security applications are intuitive and maximally effective for end users .

  • Continuous Improvement: Actively participate in continuous improvement initiatives, adapting and advancing our security application ecosystem to effectively counter emerging security challenges.

    Job Requirements:

  • Relevant Experience: Proven experience in roles such as platform analysis, application analysis, network engineering, software engineering. Candidates with similar or transferable experience in managing and optimizing technological platforms are encouraged to apply.

  • Technical Expertise: Strong background in security applications or similar technological platforms is ideal . Familiarity with agile methodologies and product management frameworks is essential.

  • Adaptability and Eagerness to Learn: Even if you don’t have all the skills listed, a willingness and self-motivated drive to constantly learn and adapt, especially in areas like SQL, Python, low code environments, automation tooling and scripting, ServiceNow, C#, and IoT Device Management, is highly valued.

  • Soft Skills: Excellent collaboration and communication skills are crucial, along with the ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholder groups. We value problem-solving abilities, initiative, and a proactive approach.

  • Educational Background: A bachelor’s degree in computer science , Information Technology, or a related field is preferred but not mandatory.

  • Passion for Technology and Security: A keen interest in emerging technologies and their application in enhancing security and operational efficiency.

As an employer of choice and a certified Great Place to Work, Associated provides employees competitive compensation, 401k with an employer match, health, paid leave for family planning (including adoption), paid disability leave and other benefits. We support employees in their journey to physical, financial, emotional and social well-being and we encourage employees to enjoy time away with Paid Time Off, paid holidays and volunteerism in community events. Associated’s culture includes workforce flexibility options with opportunities for personal and professional growth including tuition reimbursement and development planning resources. Come join a team where your talents are appreciated, your voice is heard, and your work has an impact!

To learn more and apply for a position, please visit You will be able to upload additional applicant documents (i.e. resume, cover letter). AECI is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment. Please contact us if you require assistance in filling out an application. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to an appointment.

Internal/External Posting Date: 12/08/2023

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Discover a POWERful opportunity at Associated Electric Cooperative.About 910,000 homes, farms and businesses count on their rural electric cooperatives to deliver electricity 24/7. And they do with power from Associated Electric, the wholesale power supplier to six regional generation and transmission cooperatives (G&Ts) that serve 51 local electric cooperatives in Missouri, southeast Iowa and northeast Oklahoma. Each employee at Associated Electric plays a part in providing economic and reliable power to member-owners. Associated employs about 700 people full time at one Arkansas and three Missouri locations, offering employment opportunities across a wide spectrum of technical, operational and professional disciplines. The cooperative is committed to employees and provides a competitive compensation and benefit package, as well as opportunities for personal and professional development. Associated Electric has many strengths: tremendous generation and transmission assets; a strong balance sheet; and a dedicated, talented workforce. If you are ready to work with a company whose financial position and credit ratings continue to be among the best in the country and in a work environment where leaders truly care about the well-being of the workforce, you have come to the right place.