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IT Systems Specialist

Posted 9 months ago

Our client is seeking an IT Systems Specialist for a direct-hire opportunity in Scottsdale, AZ!

Reporting to the Director of Operations IT, the IT Systems Specialist designs, implements, administers, and supports the client's Operational IT systems. Responsibilities include collaborating with business stakeholders to enhance existing systems, and contribute to the team and organization’s continuous improvement objectives.

  • Participate in the implementation of technical solutions for Business Operations.
  • Coordinate to identify, prioritize, and manage Operations IT projects and technology tasks.
  • Develop procedures, processes, and applications necessary to provide safe and secure operations systems that meet reliability regulatory standards.
  • Proactively recognize and document business process gaps, propose and implement improvements.
  • Provide “real-time” support for System Operators and Generation Dispatch and Power Marketing personnel.
  • Effectively apply appropriate project and development methodology and follows project and development standards.
  • Minimize and manage exposure and risk on project and production tasks.
  • Maintain appropriate status reports, meeting minutes, and follow-up with business partners, vendors and internal resources.
  • Participate in 24x7 weekly on-call rotation for production support up to one week per month.
Required Skills
  • Must have knowledge of interfaces, integrations and process flows.
  • Solid understanding of SDLC and experience in adopting and working in multiple project management methodologies.
  • Intermediate level skills in implementing, supporting, enhancing and maintaining complex large-scale production critical applications in Cloud and data center hosted environments.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication/presentation skills with a strong focus on customer interaction, customer service, and presentation.
  • A motivated self-starter with capability to operate on their own with little direction and/or monitoring.
  • Capability to help deliver quality business solutions within restricted timelines while appropriately communicating/escalating risks, issues, or constraints as necessary to business and/or IT management.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, business partners, and other departments.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize with organizational skills to execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.
  • Ability to read communication styles of team members, business partners, and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines and be able to change delivery of communication accordingly.
Required Education and Experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or equivalent experience (minimum 5 years)
  • 1+ year of systems and applications development, configuration, implementation and support experience preferred.
  • 1+ year experience with array of technologies including Microsoft technology stack, .NET Framework, ASP.NET, C#, MS SQL Server, T-SQL preferred.
  • Experience with RDBMS Databases (MS SQL Server, Oracle or Postgre SQL) and programming in multiple languages is preferred.
  • Experience with OSI Soft PI is preferred.