IT Business Systems Analyst (Distributed Energy Resources)
Job Requisition Number
Electric Service Delivery (115)
Graduation with a Bachelor s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to the job Experience may substitute for education for up to (4) yearsLicenses or Certifications:None
Notes to Applicants
IT Business Systems Analyst
This position will report to the Program Manager, Distributed Energy Resources in the Advanced Technology workgroup under Smart Grid and System Operations. This role is suited to an effective business systems analyst with demonstrated success in software acceptance testing, software application support, data analytics, project coordination, stakeholder relationship management, vendor coordination, business analysis, and process development. This position seeks a candidate who has utility experience working with energy control system applications, with a preference for distributed energy resource management system (DERMS) experience.
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GOOD STANDING COA EMPLOYEES:
Employees, in Good Standing, who are candidates within the department/division that the position resides in and who meet the minimum and preferred qualifications (if any) of the position will be included in the initial interview. Department/division employee must remain in Good Standing through the Top Candidate Selection phase at which time the Good Standing status will be re-verified.
VETERAN INTERVIEW PREFERENCE:
Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 verifying honorable discharge, at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.
This position must travel between various locations to meet with vendors as part of the regular job duties.
Shift may change according to departmental needs.
Work hours may include after hours, and weekends.
Additional hours may be required to work outside of regular schedule.
CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK:
The top candidate will be subject to a minimum 10 year criminal history background check.
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT:
This position is considered FLSA Non-Exempt.
Non-exempt employees will be compensated for any additional hours worked when such compensation is required by law.
CLOSING OF REQUISITION:
Please note that Austin Energy may close the job posting at any time after 7 days from the date of the initial advertisement.
8:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M.
Job Close Date
Type of Posting
Grant Funded or Pooled Position
One year of experience with Distributed Energy Resource (DER) technologies.
Experience with Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS).
Knowledge of principles of power systems engineering.
Experience with energy control system applications.
Experience coordinating System Acceptance Testing and User Acceptance Testing.
Experience in business process development and redesign.
Experience in change management.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.1. Meet with decision makers, system owners and end users to define business, financial and operations requirements and systems goals.2. Assist with requirements gathering sessions to elicit requirements, specifications, business processes and recommendations related to potential IT solutions.3. Create models, use cases, process flows, specifications, diagrams and charts to provide direction to developers, designers, and vendors.4. Assist with converting requirements into developing a statement of work for use in requests for proposals.5. Evaluate compatibility and interoperability of commercial off-the-shelf or in-house technology systems.6. Review and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems and assist with developing strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems.7. Perform cost-benefit and return-on-investment analyses to aid in making IT business decisions.8. Conduct research on software and hardware products and technology services to justify recommendations and to support purchasing efforts.9. Write and deliver reports, recommendations, or alternatives that address existing and potential trouble areas in IT applications across the organization.10. Coordinate and perform tests, including end-user reviews, for modified and new systems, training and other post-implementation support. Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:None.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed. Knowledge of concepts and principles of application programming, database and system design including Internet, and network architectures Knowledge of legacy, and web-based systems interfaces Knowledge of importing data for use in report software, spreadsheets, graphs, and flow charts Knowledge of cost-benefit analysis and total cost of ownership modeling Skill in performing requirements development, process modeling, reporting and project management tools Skill in developing process models and data flow diagrams using industry-standard modeling techniques Skill in selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new concepts Ability to accurately identify/determine customer needs and take appropriate actions and/or steps to address identified needs Ability to recognize, value, and include different perspectives, experiences, approaches, and cultures in achieving organizational goals Ability to gain and maintain the trust and confidence of others and the organization through consistency and reliability Ability to give, receive, or share thoughts, ideas, perspective, and data to create shared understanding Ability to define, analyze, and find solutions for difficult or complex problems Ability to view the big picture Ability to quickly become familiar with emerging technologies Ability to identify trends as well as isolated events
Criminal Background Investigation
This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
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