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Senior Software Systems Engineer

Company: Omaha Public Power District
Location: Omaha
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:


OPPDs Enterprise Information Technology team is looking to add a Sr Software Systems Engineer in support of its mission of providing reliable, affordable, and environmentally sensitive energy services. In this position, you will be looked upon for full stack development of existing systems (integrations for onsite and cloud) using a variety of technologies.

Solutions Design:

  • Apply and manage standard practices and techniques to design, administer and maintain applications.
  • Manage solutions following the Software Development Lifecycle.
  • Create detailed technical specifications and design documents through discussion with business analysts and clients.
  • Anticipate problems and adjust designs to solve them.
  • Provide guidance to software system engineers to when requirements are complex.
  • Provide high level and detailed estimates and designs.
  • Responsible for taking requirements and breaking them into deliverable work packages.
  • Lead and partner with vendors to ensure delivery if quality products and services

    Technology Lifecycle Maintenance:
    • Responsible for on-going maintenance of off the shelf and not off the shelf software applications and integrations.
    • Collaborate with vendors and stakeholders to turn delivered patches into applied updates with appropriate coordination of impacted systems.
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to define maintenance needs for internally built software.

      Project Delivery:
      • As part of a project team, upgrade or implement new systems (primarily off the shelf).
      • Develop system integrations following established application integration architecture framework and standards.
      • Work with Business Analysts and Quality Assurance (QA) to ensure requirements are deliverable and testable.

        Problem and Incident Management:
        • Provide knowledge transfer to peers, QA and support teams to ensure open issues are resolved in alignment with design requirements and OPPD technology standards.
        • Engage in or lead research and/or troubleshooting activities on applications for development or support and outage escalations.
        • Research and apply solutions to open problems through application patching or code fix.

          Project Technical Leadership
          • Ensure project team is correctly aligned regarding the architectural direction, scope, quality, and timelines.
          • Communicate all concepts and guidelines successfully to the project team.
          • Oversee progress of the team to ensure consistency with the initial design.
          • Provide technical guidance, mentoring, and coaching to developers and engineers.


            • Bachelor's degree, preferably in computer science or related field, or a combination of education and work experience that provides the necessary skills to perform the essential job functions.
            • Five (5) years of experience in a similar position.
            • Experience in installation, configuring, and integrating systems.
            • Experience in software development and coding.
            • Strong knowledge of multiple development languages.
            • Strong knowledge of personal computer software and hardware, particularly Windows 10, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office product suite, Active Directory, and Exchange.
            • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills are required, including the ability to communicate clearly and professionally, both verbally and in writing.
            • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively with minimum supervision. Requires exceptional organizational skills, problem solving skills, and flexibility in changing priorities.
            • Be a team player with the ability to share knowledge and develop colleagues for the overall benefit of the team and organization.

              • Familiar with tools and platforms such as Jira GIT, Jenkins, Ansible.
              • Familiar with C#, C++, Java, Groovy, PLSQL, PowerShell, PeopleCode, JavaScript, Python, HTML, CSS.
              • Familiar with Middleware (ex. Mulesoft, NextAxiom, Weblogic).
              • Familiar with Linux or Windows servers.

                Closing Statement

                Salary Grade: S5

                Minimum: $88,710

                Maximum: $133,064

                At Omaha Public Power District , we're passionate about three things: power, the people who make it, and the people who rely on it.

                WE ARE: Where the Light Starts. OPPD is the 12 th -largest public power utility in the U.S., serving over 850,000 people across 5,000 square miles and 13 counties.

                WE'RE COMMITTED TO: Each other and the people we serve. This commitment drives us. We're dedicated to providing our communities with affordable, reliable, and environmentally sensitive energy services today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

                OUR JOB: To provide power with a purpose. We have real impact - on people's lives, on the environment, and on the future of energy. We're always looking for bright, capable people who want an opportunity to lead from where you are-wherever you are- and know that your ideas will be heard. If you want to be a source of real, positive change for the community and the people who live in this region, then working for a company acknowledged for caring about these same things is likely a priority for you as well.

                Org Marketing Statement

                EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

                How To Apply

                Apply online at on or before August 4, 2022.

                Recruiter: Laura Fritson -

Keywords: Omaha Public Power District, Omaha , Senior Software Systems Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Omaha, Nebraska

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