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Tech Lead/Engineer
Ref No.: 18-02507
Location: Philadelphia,Houston, Pennsylvania
Start Date: 08/09/2018
Summary:
  • Designs, develops, tests, maintains and enhances application software programs for the retail energy industry. Mentors and shepherds younger developers in the best practices of software development.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills as you will interact directly with our customers to determine requirements and deliver quality software which exceeds their expectations.
  • Must have a strong desire to deliver defect-free, well-designed, and well-tested software.
 
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Follow the team's Scrum development life cycle practices.
  • Work independently for design, development and testing.
  • Collaborate with team members to identify and prioritize/reprioritize work when necessary
  • Facilitate requirements gathering efforts and clearly document system requirements.
  • Develop strong working relationships with individuals at all levels of the company
  • Anticipate and adjust for problems and roadblocks while eliminating roadblocks within control.
  • Use appropriate change control procedures for implementing software enhancements.
  • Remain abreast of current technologies and best practices as applicable to NRG.
  • Conduct unit, functional, and integration testing to ensure application reliability.
 
Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, software engineering or relevant business discipline from an
Accredited four-year College or university or equivalent work experience is preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years professional application development and operation experience in a production setting working on Corporate-enterprise applications.
 
Role Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Thorough understanding of Python Development. Experience with Python Metaclasses, Django, Flask and Celery
  • In-depth understanding of Relational Database Management software, preferably PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MS SQL Server.
  • Experienced in testing software all the way from unit testing to system testing to integration testing.
  • A strong desire to build well-tested software.
  • Strong knowledge of version control software, git preferred.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), in particular EC2, EBS, S3, and SQS is a big plus.
  • Understanding of batch oriented and event based systems is a plus.
 
Working Conditions & Requirements:
  • Team work environment in cube or open work area.
  • Duties are performed during standard business hours and overtime based on project requirements.
  • Must be willing to work longer hours as necessary, especially during critical issue resolution.
  • Will need to attend meetings and respond to application problems for short durations at other corporate sites when necessary.