Staff Application Developer

This is an exciting time to join Portland General Electric. As Oregon’s largest electric utility, Portland General Electric is leading an energy transformation that will harness the power of clean and renewable resources. Our vision for a clean energy future relies on three interrelated and overarching strategies: de-carbonize through investing in clean and reliable energy; modernize through a smarter more resilient grid; and empower our customers in their energy technology choices.


We’re searching for innovative, customer and results-obsessed leaders to help power our mission and lead the way in championing the world’s clean energy future!


Job Function Summary

Application Development Provides application software development services. Develops program logic for new applications or analyzes and modifies logic in existing applications. Codes, tests, debugs and documents software applications. Analyzes requirements and tests and integrates application components. Ensures that system improvements are successfully implemented.

Intermediate Professional Requires expanded professional-level knowledge and experience in own area; incumbents continue to acquire higher-level knowledge and skills. Expands on high-level knowledge of the company, processes and customers. Solves a range of more complex problems. Analyzes possible solutions using advanced knowledge and applying protocols. Operates independently and receives only a moderate level of guidance and direction.

Key Responsibilities

Programming/Software Development (PROG) Designs, codes, tests, corrects and documents moderately complex programs and scripts from agreed specifications and subsequent iterations using agreed standards and tools. Collaborates with others in reviews of specifications as appropriate.

Application Support (ASUP) Identifies and resolves issues with applications, following agreed procedures. Uses application management software and tools to collect agreed performance statistics. Carries out agreed applications maintenance tasks.

Incident Management (USUP) Following agreed procedures, identifies, registers and categorizes incidents. Gathers information to enable incident resolution and promptly allocates incidents as appropriate. Maintains records and advises relevant persons of actions taken.

Problem Management (PBMG) Investigates problems in systems, processes, and services. Assists with the implementation of agreed remedies and preventative measures.

Systems Design (DESN) Specifies user/system interfaces and translates logical designs into physical designs, taking account of target environment, performance security requirements and existing systems. Produces detailed designs and documents all work using required standards, methods and tools, including prototyping tools where appropriate.

Systems Integration (SINT) Defines the integration build and produces a build definition for generation of the software. Accepts software modules from software developers and produces software builds for loading onto the target hardware from software source code. Configures the hardware environment, produces integration test specifications, conducts tests and records the details of any failures. Carries out and reports fault diagnosis relating to moderately complex problems.


Education Requires a bachelor’s degree in business, computer science, engineering, management or other related field or equivalent experience.

Experience Typically two or more years in related field.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

Functional Competencies

  • Working knowledge of business goals and scope of change initiatives
  • Working knowledge of user experience design frameworks
  • Working knowledge of change management processes
  • Working knowledge of software configuration
  • Working knowledge of operating system concepts
  • Working knowledge of database concepts
  • Working knowledge of infrastructure concepts

General Competencies

  • Working customer-focus skills
  • Working accuracy skills
  • Working risk-management skills
  • Working oral and written communication skills
  • Working interpersonal skills
  • Working decision-making skills

Physical and Cognitive Demands

Cognitive Level

Intermediate: Consistent use of relevant principles to solve practical problems and to deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.


  • Ability to adhere to set response times, deadlines and time-sensitive tasks
  • Ability to follow accuracy standards
  • Ability to follow through on decision-making tasks
  • Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively within a team environment
  • Ability to communicate and problem solve when under stress
  • Ability to respond and adapt to frequent change
  • Ability to accept and demonstrate self-awareness when provided constructive feedback
  • Ability to discern feedback and acknowledge ownership of areas of improvement
  • Ability to avoid future mistakes by applying reasonable skills to new but similar work situations or tasks
  • Ability to successfully collaborate with peers, managers and others within the organization
  • Demonstrates sound memory
  • Ability to process new information to be applied consistently to work tasks


  • Ability to adhere to pre-established schedule, including start/stop time and break/lunch schedule
  • Ability to work long hours
  • Ability to work a variable schedule
  • Ability to report to work and perform work during periods of severe inclement weather
  • Ability to consistently meet attendance standards for regular, reliable, predictable, full-time attendance
  • Ability to work shift schedule
  • Ability to work on-call schedule

Environment – Indoor/Outdoor

Office – WFH / Hybrid Schedule



Join us today and power your potential!

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the posting close date. A cover letter may be needed with your application to be considered for this position.

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PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.


PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.


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