Portland General Electric Senior Application Administrator, IT Power Digital in Tualatin, Oregon
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Senior Application Administrator, IT Power Digital
Job Function Summary
Application Administration Maintains, integrates and implements software applications within the organization. Performs software application testing, quality assurance, configuration, installation and support to ensure smooth, stable and timely implementation of new software and updates to applications. Ensures proper controls are established and maintained over test and production systems and software source code.
Key Job Information
Specialist Professional Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise. Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices. Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. May lead functional teams or projects.
Application Support (ASUP) 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.
Configuration Management (CFMG) Manages configuration items and related information. Investigates and implements tools, techniques and processes for managing CIs and verifies that related information is complete, current and accurate.
Problem Management (PBMG) 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.
Incident Management (USUP) 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 incident, 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. Includes managing vendors and providing solutions and services to Power Operations.
Porting/Software Configuration (PORT) Ensures the availability of hardware, software and resources for the systems testing of platform-specific versions of one or more software products. Defines configurations required for testing with reference to agreed testing standards. Evaluates new developments in the organization and the industry and advises senior management on potential growth, problem areas and resourcing needs. Ensures adherence to agreed standards and good practice.
Systems Design (DESN) 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.
Education Requires a bachelor’s degree in business, computer science, engineering, management or other related field or equivalent experience.
Experience Typically eight or more years in related field.
Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)
Advanced knowledge of change-management processes
Advanced knowledge of lifecycle planning of configuration items (CI)
Advanced knowledge of operating systems (e.g., Unix, Windows)
Advanced knowledge of database concepts
Advanced knowledge of certificate management
Intermediate knowledge of infrastructure concepts
Advanced knowledge of service continuity planning and support
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
Physical and Cognitive Demands
Substantial: Consistent use of logic or scientific thinking to define problems, collect information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions (for example, engineer, HR director, plant manager, etc.).
Ability to adhere to set response times, deadlines and time-sensitive tasks
Ability to follow accuracy standards
Ability to follow through on decision-making tasks
Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively within a team environment
Ability to communicate and problem solve when under stress
Ability to respond and adapt to frequent change
Ability to accept and demonstrate self-awareness when provided constructive feedback
Ability to discern feedback and acknowledge ownership of areas of improvement
Ability to avoid future mistakes by applying reasonable skills to new but similar work situations or tasks
Ability to successfully collaborate with peers, managers and others within the organization
Demonstrates sound memory
Ability to process new information to be applied consistently to work tasks
Ability to adhere to pre-established schedule, including start/stop time and break/lunch schedule [typically for nonexempt positions, although some exempt positions may have an established start/stop time]
Ability to work long hours
Ability to work a variable schedule
Ability to report to work and perform work during periods of severe inclement weather
Ability to consistently meet attendance standards for regular, reliable, predictable, full-time attendance [for part- time positions, change to part-time attendance]
Ability to work shift schedule
Ability to work on-call schedule
Driving/travel: Daily within service territory - Occasionally (one to two times a month or less)
Computer use (use computer regularly for entire work shift)
Lifting/pushing/pulling: Up to 10 lbs.
Carrying: Up to 10 lbs.
Environment - Indoor/Outdoor
Office/Hybrid. 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.
$109,800.00 - $183,000.00
In addition, this position is eligible for a performance-based incentive bonus. Actual total compensation is commensurate with experience, skills, and education
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November 27, 2023
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