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24 Sep 2020

Full-Time Software Developer

San Diego Gas & Electric – Posted by bwalker3 San Diego, California, United States

Job Description

Software Developer  #20-50085

At SDG&E, we are committed to the community we call home, delivering clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people we serve in San Diego and southern Orange counties. Our commitment means we are creating a sustainable future by providing almost 45 percent of its electricity from renewable sources; modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure safe and reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come.

Our highly trained and responsive employees with their diverse skills, talents and ideas are the reason we can deliver on our commitment and are building America’s best energy company. They are also the reason why we have been recognized with the industry’s most coveted awards. Our employees undertake challenging work and receive highly competitive compensation and benefits. As one of the region’s largest employers, we’re always searching for talented and bright people to join our team. After all, it takes the best to build the best.

Primary Purpose

Software Developers are responsible for participating in the development, maintenance, and enhancement of business applications. Inhabitants of this position are assigned to project teams within an assigned business unit or corporate department and utilize a variety of platforms. Under the leadership and tactical supervision of a Lead Software Developer, incumbents collaborate with company customers, staff, IT colleagues, and other stakeholders to identify user requirements, assess available technologies, and recommend solution options. Individuals in this job position are competent to perform work at the highest technical level within this job family. They are familiar with project management techniques, may have project leadership responsibility for small projects or regularly coach other team members, and may plan work for others to meet project deadlines. The main challenge to Software Developers is to assess objectives for the assigned project phases and recommend technical strategies and tactics to achieve business needs. They also apply a broad knowledge of various technical functions to accurately anticipate organizational impacts. Incumbents must understand the procedures and expected system performance associated with the introduction of new information technologies, while seeking ways to collaborate with other IT members (the Technology/Business Consultant Group, in particular) to facilitate transitions. They share responsibility with other team members to ensure on-time product delivery, which requires a clear understanding of expectations and capabilities and the ability to act effectively as a team member.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide business analysis and programming expertise within an assigned business unit/area, usually as a member of a project team, in the analysis, design, and development of business applications.
  • Formulate and define application scope and objectives and devise/modify procedures to solve business problems.
  • Prepare detailed specifications from which programs will be written, and design, code, test, debug, and document programs.
  • Write programs from detailed specifications including program design, code, test, debug, and documentation.
  • Develop business knowledge and relationships to integrate activities with other IT departments to ensure successful implementation and support project efforts.
  • Monitor and report to management on the status of project efforts, anticipating and identifying issues that inhibit the attainment of project goals and implementing corrective actions.
  • Foster and maintain good relationships with customers and IT colleagues to expected customer service levels.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related field with equivalent technical training and experience required.


  • 3+ years directly related experience in business application design, development, installation, and modification in an online environment.
  • Conceptual knowledge of information technologies and methodologies in mainframe, midrange, and PC computing environments desirable, but in-depth experience in one or more is critical.
  • Experience in the industry or in a production/service environment similar to that of the employer is preferred.
  • Knowledge of project management techniques is required (cross-functional experience is highly desirable).
  • Experience with structured design, development, and implementation of new computing architectures.

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong technical knowledge, with hands-on experience managing systems development in new computing architectures and environments (e.g., client/server Web); knowledge of relevant technology, tools, and middleware is critical, including Agile, Scrum, PWA, React Native, Native iOS/Android, Google Cloud Platform (Firebase), various RDBMSs, and others.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, with an ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills.
  • Good project management skills, operating as part of a team organizing, planning, and executing large-scale projects from the envisioning stage through implementation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well on cross-functional project teams and foster team commitment to tasks.

SDG&E is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap or disability, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with state and federal law. EEO is the Law.

How to Apply

Please use the link below to apply online on the SDG&E Career Site and search the position by Software Developer  #20-50085:

We endeavor to make the job application process accessible to any and all users. If you have a disability that impacts your ability to complete the job application process and would like to request assistance or a reasonable accommodation, please contact us at 858-654-0302 or opens an email client application.This contact information is for accommodation requests only, not to inquire about the status of applications.

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 12 days.

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