Application Developer Principal

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Date: May 15, 2023

Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Company: SRP

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.

Job Brief

SRP's Business Software Solutions team is looking for a Principal Application Developer supporting computer systems and services and participating in the emergence of Cloud applications and DevOps software development methodology at SRP. Business Software Solutions team is in corporate Information Technology Services where the team provides technology support including custom-built application using Microsoft technologies, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software packages and the integration between the two.


The position will provide thought leadership and perform duties related to the design, build, test, and deployment of packaged and custom software solutions.  The position will recommend solutions, promote adoption of development best practices, research and propose architectural improvements and provide fixes to daily operational issues encountered by the users of Business Unit Applications and Operational Business Applications.  Additionally, the Principal Application Developer position will spearhead critical and complicated projects, coordinate with external teams, and facilitate team skill building and knowledge sharing.

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs problem analysis, resolution, repair, recovery, new feature development and packaged application implementation in support of clients and other team members following the software development best practices and methodologies, especially around Cloud architecture and DevOps.
  • Provides mentorship to peers, recommends learning paths for the associate analysts, and provides leadership to peers and other developers via SRP forums such as Developer Leadership Team and Enterprise Architect meetings.
  • The ideal candidate will: 

    - Be a team player with a positive attitude, enthusiasm, initiative, self-motivation, and possess ability to organize work efforts of other team members.

    - Understand and reflect our relentless focus on customers. 

    - Recognize, recommend, and promote team adoption of best practices in software engineering: design, testing, version control, documentation, build, deployment, monitoring, and operations. 

    - Analyze and recommend solutions to complex business processes and problems.

    - Write high quality code that is robust and easy to maintain. 

    - Recommend and build flexible systems choosing simple, straightforward solutions over more complex ones. 

    - Have a clear and concise communication style that reduces ambiguity.

    - The position requires working in a collaborative environment to design, develop, deploy, and maintain supported applications. 


Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution plus an additional 18 graduate level college credits in an area of specialty.


10 years professional experience.

Additional Information

- 10+ years of experience in information systems design, development, and maintenance methodology.

- Complete understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle including familiarity with DevOps and Agile development methodologies.

- Complete understanding of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

- In-depth knowledge and multiple experiences in software development, computer/server hardware, operating systems, and operating environment.

- In-depth knowledge and multiple experiences in network configuration, database design, and application web services.

- Detailed knowledge and ability to instruct others on. NET programming languages, including strong experience with C#, ASP.NET, VB.NET, and WCF.

- Extensive experience using Entity Framework, MVC and MVVM principles.

- Knowledge and experience with Angular JS.

- Experience with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).

- Understanding and ability to instruct others on data models, logical databases, and their evolution to the physical database design.

- Extensive experience and ability to instruct others on Microsoft Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, and Azure DevOps.

- Experience with integrating disparate systems.

- Experience developing web services (WCF, restful services, Web API).


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 15800



Hybrid Workplace


SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement


Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement


In order to promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.



Why Work at SRP


SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:


• 401(k) plan with employer matching
• Retirement pension
• Paid vacation
• Parental leave
• Holiday pay
• Sick leave
• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
• Wellness programs
• Pre-tax benefits
• Short and long-term disability plans
• Tuition assistance


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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