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Senior Principal Application Developer


Scottsdale, AZ, US

Date:  Feb 8, 2024

Requisition ID: 16816


Join us in building a better future for Arizona!

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 and named one of Arizona's best employers by Forbes. 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.


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:

  • Pension Plan (at no cost to the employee)
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Available your first day: Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Over 200+ hours of PTO (includes vacation days, holidays, floating holidays, and sick leave)
  • Parental leave (up to 4 weeks) and adoption assistance
  • Wellness programs (including access to a recreation and fitness facility)
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance for both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking



The Distributions Operations Technology Services team is looking for a Sr. Principal Application developer to support distribution operations technology including the architecture, development, and support of the ADMS system including OSI Monarch ADMS dSCADA, DERMS, and VVMS as well as other .NET applications and integrations.   

This position will provide thought leadership and perform duties related to the architecture, design, build, test and deployment of 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.  Additionally, the Principal App Developer position will spearhead critical and complicated projects, coordinate with external teams, and facilitate team skill building and knowledge sharing as well as provide mentorship to other members of the team. 

The team provides 24/7 operational support for applications used by the Distribution Operations department including the outage Management System and Distribution SCADA, being on call is a requirement. 

What You'll Do

  • Provide advanced architectural guidance and oversight for the development of complex applications. 
  • Leverage extensive experience to design scalable, high-performance, and resilient application solutions. 
  • Lead discussions and collaborate with various stakeholders, gathering requirements and providing expert insights. 
  • Mentor and guide junior developers contributing to their skill development. 
  • Offer high-level technical leadership in areas such as software development, database architecture, and system integration. 
  • Act as a subject matter expert in application architecture, influencing strategic decisions. 
  • In-depth knowledge of .NET technologies, including C#, ASP.NET, and others.  Performs as a staff consultant for SRP in an IT specialty type of software or hardware or a program function in the application of advanced concepts, principles, and processes. 
  • Acts as a solution architect for information and operational technology solutions serving distribution operations. 
  • Maintains liaison with individuals and units within or outside ITS with responsibility for acting independently on technical matters.  
  • Provide expertise on OSI Monarch ADMS systems and subsystem architecture and integration.
  • Software Development, Database Administration, Data Warehouse Analysis, Systems Programming, Network Engineering, Data Storage, or Unified Communications & Messaging require a significant knowledge of multiple IT functions. 


What It Takes To Succeed

- Proven expertise in designing and implementing complex application architectures. 

- Strong leadership and mentorship skills, with experience guiding development teams. 

- In-depth knowledge of software development, database administration, and system integration. 

- Excellent communication and collaboration skills. 


A minimum of 14 years professional experience in related field plus professional recognition.


Completion of a Bachelor's Degree plus an additional 36 graduate level college semester hours from an accredited institution in an area of specialty.


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).


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

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.


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.


Work Authorization

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


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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