Application Developer III - Hybrid at Direct Energy (Houston, TX)

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This individual will be responsible for day-to-day production support issue monitoring and resolution. Additionally, this individual will ensure the completion of system maintenance, upgrades, and testing as required.


  • Lead significant portions of critical and complex application work and projects
  • Work on multiple projects, systems, issues as a developer providing technical direction
  • Lead the planning, analysis, design, development, testing, maintenance, enhancements, integration, and/or maintenance support activities while efficiently and effectively coordinating and working with local and offshore team members as required
  • Provide 24 x 7 operational monitoring and production support of the Middleware application environments
  • Participating in an on-call support rotation is required
  • Primary responsibility for system change management and deployment in the Middleware environments
  • Ability to work independently for monitoring, installation, configuration, design, development, testing, and deployment
  • Interaction with local and offshore application developer resources
  • May develop conversion and migration designs and test plans
  • Complies with architecture and quality processes, principals, policies, and standards
  • Participates in software inspections and quality reviews
  • Remain abreast of current technologies and best practices that may be applicable to the company
  • Develop software specifications
  • Participates in short- and long-term planning sessions with application owners to identify and implement process and application improvements within an assigned client area
  • Documents discussion and agreements
  • Interfaces between the application owners and the IT organization in order to provide technical solutions to meet user needs
  • Escalates or resolves conflicts, as needed
  • Helps prioritize business needs and recommend options, risk, and costs vs. benefits
  • Helps develop detailed project plans and schedules or assist in the development of work plan timelines
  • Provides work direction and leadership to assigned programs, including scheduling, assignment of work, and review of individual project efforts
  • Identifies system technical requirements
  • Devises or modifies procedures to solve problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, the form of desired results, and integration of components


  • Hybrid work schedule; a combination of working remotely from home and 3-4 days a week in the office


  • Five (5) years of current experience with IBM Transformation Extender v 9.0.0.x, v10.0.x (Design Studio, Partner Manager)


  • Five (5) years of experience with SQL / PLSQL
  • Five (5) years of experience with Unix Scripting


  • Understanding of EDI ANSI X12 Standards
  • Experience with PGP encryption & Transmission Protocols (FTP,SSH,SFTP,FTPS)
  • Proven understanding of Unix and Windows operating systems
  • Familiarity with Utility industry Retail EDI interfaces
  • Understanding and experience with Sarbanes Oxley controls as it applies to development including the necessary checks and validations required to ensure security, data quality, and reliability
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a strong focus on customer-facing interaction, customer service, and presentation
  • A motivated self-starter that can work independently and in teams on tasks and projects with limited supervision
  • Skill and proficiency in many technical functions and ability to integrate across disciplines
  • Knowledge of the full project life cycle including defining requirements, evaluating alternatives, designing, developing, and implementing solutions
  • Ability to use appropriate change control procedures for implementing software enhancements


NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability

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Nearest Major Market: Houston
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Direct Energy operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Houston, TX. Direct Energy was founded in 2022. It has 2900 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K), Remote Work Program, Paid Holidays and Paid Sick Days. To see all 2 open jobs at Direct Energy, click here.
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