Application Development Lead

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Date: May 23, 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

The Application Team Lead for Supply and Trading Support manages an embedded support team serving the IT needs of SRP’s Supply, Trading and Fuels Organization and processes. In this role, the lead drives strategy and approach for all operational and project activities. With a focus on customer service and the stakeholder experience, this lead position guides their team to provide services supporting various Supply and Trading applications in addition to a suite of tools and processes. This position enforces policies, standards and procedures regarding IT practices, procurement, cyber security, information management and regulatory requirements. This lead position also evaluates new technologies, products, and services to better aid stakeholders, and makes decisions on personnel matters. In addition, they are responsible for reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating technology and operations, as well as facilitating end user support services for Supply and Trading and Fuels employees.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing staff and activities of the Supply and Trading Applications Team.
  • Leads team’s operational and strategic planning, including fostering innovation, planning projects, and organizing and negotiating allocation of resources.
  • Works with stakeholders to define business and system requirements for new technology implementations, upgrades, enhancements, and other technology improvements.
  • Provides 24x7 request and incident management support based on SLA benchmarks and customer service best practices.
  • Initiates and oversees project demands.
  • Manages all requirements of ongoing corporate audit activity (discovery, response and remediation) as it relates to the IT portion of Supply and Trading business functions.
  • Establishes and maintains communication with stakeholders regarding status of projects and other activities.
  • Monitors service levels and corrects performance issues as needed.
  • Develops and maintains Disaster Recovery and Business Process Continuity documentation to support critical systems.
  • Defines and implements continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Works closely with ITS staff and user community to resolve problems and provide assistance with problem resolution.
  • Works with the Business Area Representative to maintain technology roadmap for Supply, Trading and Fuels, and to communicate future needs to the stakeholders.
  • Directs personnel, administers performance feedback, and levels workload across team.
  • Manages and facilitates employee development.


Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.


Minimum of 7 years cumulative and progressive exempt level professional experience.

Additional Information

  • Prior experience leading teams and enabling others to be successful in their jobs.
  • Demonstrated Customer service skills.
  • Focused on providing a positive stakeholder experience.
  • Understand how embedded teams supports SRP’s goals and enables business success.
  • Knowledge of ITIL including Incident Management, Request Fulfilment, Knowledge Management, Change Management, Problem Management, Release Management and Continuous Service Improvement.
  • Experience in leading software support function.
  • Experience leading projects – project management.
  • Knowledge of SDLC.
  • Ability to lead the effort to develop strategy and approach relating to technology roadmaps and project direction.
  • Proactively communicates and maintains client relationships including meeting with leadership.
  • Ability to analyze project needs and determine resources to meet objectives and solve problems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present ideas and concepts in a clear, concise manner to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to successfully deliver technical solutions to business problems.
  • Understanding of audit requirements and ability to support the audit process.
  • Project planning, organizational, and time management skills
  • Demonstrates leadership, teamwork, customer service and negotiation skills are essential.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key vendors and service providers.
  • Ability to evaluate business needs and IT trends and advocate changes to standards and strategy as a result.
  • Ability to translate IT strategy to directives and plans to guide decisions and activities of their team.
  • Ability to monitor IT service delivery results including performance against service level agreements.
  • Ability to work with business users and IT technical staff in a team environment.


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 15637



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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