Job Overview


Western Area Power Administration - Serving the West with Federal Hydropower. We offer career opportunities in a fast-paced, dynamic electric utility industry. We market federally produced hydropower from more than 50 powerplants across the central and western United States and operate and maintain over 17,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines. The Western Area Power Administration is one of four power marketing administrations within the Department of Energy .

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Where would I be working?

Western Area Power Administration, Corporate Services Office, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Enterprise Management (A2200).

12155 West Alameda Parkway

Lakewood, CO 80228

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Works independently and primarily as a programmer developer on Western project teams to support existing and new applications. Supports multiple programming projects and provides support to project manager while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction. 

Works as a business analyst with Western users to identify and prioritize new features, verify the need for automated solutions, and define system requirements. Analyzes requirements to determine the feasibility of using existing applications, the equipment and system software impacts, the cost benefits of automating, and alternate methods for accomplishing the requirement. Prepares system design documents based on these requirements. 

Performs Application Lifecycle Management duties to support applications. Follows Western’s standards for Application Lifecycle Management. Fosters a spirit of teamwork in pursuing solutions to meet organizational goals and project plans.

Supports the Power Repayment Studies (PRS) system. Modifies and develops applications as needed for Rate Managers and Public Utility Specialists. Develops software to process complex mathematical financial transactions.

Works with Database Administrators and System Administrators to develop and deploy applications. Follows Western standards and procedures for change and configuration management.

Follows Western Cyber Security policies and procedures to provide secure applications and protect Western assets. Identifies and mitigates cyber security risks for both internal and external applications.