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CIP Applications Engineer/Specialist Job Family in Hammond, IN at NiSource

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

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Job Description


Job Summary:

  •  Software Applications Developer.  Perform on-going maintenance and enhancements to applications, utilizing applications and change-management methodology and architectural standards.
  • Complete and maintain overall application documentation including application design, functionality, architecture, and day-to-day application changes.
  • Formulate and define system scope and objectives for assigned projects, by working with end-users to understand business requirements.
  • Installs revised or new systems by proposing specifications and flowcharts; recommending optimum access techniques; coordinating installation requirements.
  • Prepares users by conducting training; providing information; resolving problems.
  • Provides information by answering questions and requests.
  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare cost estimates and project timelines for completing recommended solutions.   
  • Communicate application and project status, identifying potential opportunities or issues. 
  • Evaluate all software changes and updates that are supplied by vendors, before installation.
  • Participate and support change-management process as required. 
  • Develop and maintain application documentation and source code management. 
  • Provide post-implementation support for newly implemented systems. 
  • Provide end-user support for applications. 
  • Develop solid understanding of business area and/or functions for which assigned applications are designed. 
  • Evaluate and recommend technology opportunities; arrange and facilitate vendor demonstrations.
  • Evaluate vendor responses to RFP, RFQ, RFI and support vendor selection process.

This position will be filled as an Engineer or Specialist depending on education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Java Spring Framework
  • Demonstrated abilities in the area of applications development and support in web-based applications. 
  • General understanding of application maintenance, development, and change management methodologies. 
  • Must be proficient in the use of command line and GUI interfaces for personal computers. 
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, communicate and solve complex problems.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Full technical knowledge of all phases of applications systems analysis and programming.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 Education/Work Experience: 

  • Prefer BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent and two or more years of programming experience using Java, C++, HTML and ColdFusion etc. 

 Mental and Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional travel, including air travel.
  • The ability to perform duties effectively under emergency situations.
  • Must be available to participate in weekly 24x7 on-call rotation.
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends, when needed.
Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration.  Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at on or before March 28, 2018

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.