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Web Application Developer
CA - Foster City

Opportunity Snapshot

This position offers you the opportunity to take on intriguing engineering challenges where green technology meets software. As a member of a small, agile team, you will support the ongoing development of our customer-facing web portal, where utility companies and others can monitor and optimize energy usage. Quick question for you - click here Our success depends upon our staying on the leading edge, so you will keep your skills and knowledge sharp and up-to-date. We encourage people to exercise their "creative courage" and try new things, and your success in this role could set you up to advance in our organization. In fact, if you have the aptitude and desire, you could take on a lead role or grow into it.

Every single electric, gas and water meter in the world is being replaced by a smart meter, all linked into a Smart Grid that allows unprecedented visibility and control. Siemens eMeter is the nerve center of that Smart Grid, providing the leading software platform and applications on which modern energy companies run their businesses and engage their consumers to drive efficiency, cost reduction, and environmental benefits. With the most large-scale deployments in the industry and strategic partnerships with Accenture, IBM, Oracle, and SAP, eMeter has built a reputation for unparalleled expertise that ensures customer success.

Video: eMeter helped launch the world's largest interval-driven meter data management system in partnership with Canadian energy regulator Ontario IESO.

The Requirements

We're looking for a smart engineer who is interested in doing UI development, learning new technologies and processes, and who has a track record of delivering clean, maintainable code on a consistent basis. To meet the basic qualifications for this role you will have:
  • A bachelor's degree
  • At least three years of JavaScript development experience
To be a good fit for this opportunity you also will have:
  • Proven technical design expertise taking functional specifications and transforming to long-lived technical design
  • A demonstrated ability to deliver a coherent product on time and beyond expectations
  • Strong experience in developing robust, high-volume, commercial enterprise applications
  • Expertise using relational databases, SQL, and JDBC
  • Working experience in REST and web services
Just as important as your experience and skills will be the following characteristics and competencies:
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, including the ability to contribute effectively to teams
  • A passion for user experience design and improving usability.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to define, own and drive projects and tasks to completion
  • Experience developing RESTful web services is preferred but not required

The Role

You will join a Development team of six, led by the Manager; we are a product development team and our key deliverable is the UI framework, which is used by other IT teams. We use the agile method, including daily scrums, and you will work closely with others team members.

You'll tap into your REST service development skills in core Java and do some backend development, although you'll focus on designing and developing leading-edge web UI, for both desktop and mobile, using the latest technologies and patterns, including HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery Mobile, Sencha ExtJS, and REST. You also will be exposed to multi-tier enterprise architecture.

You will invest the larger portion of your time in new development, although there is also maintenance to be done. To give you an example, the most recent release of the framework involved a complete re-write. That means there are still plenty of new development projects and tasks in the queue, along with ongoing maintenance and fine-tuning.

Pictured: you will help develop software that quickly turns customers' advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) data into actionable information that can be leveraged across the utility. Use cases include Revenue Protection, AMI Health, Event Analysis, Load Monitoring and Outage Analysis.

Why eMeter

Cutting-edge technology and innovation -- eMeter encourages new ideas because we know the work we do will impact the world. Our software helps utilities manage the data they collect from electric, gas and water meters, and turns that data into information that can be used to make better choices about how to use resources and money. As a Web Application Developer, you'll work with the latest systems and gain valuable exposure to cutting-edge technology in your daily activities.

Career options -- the skills you enhance and acquire in this role could serve to help you pursue other opportunities within eMeter or even into other areas of Siemens.

Support and resources -- you'll have the support of a full team of talented professionals throughout the organization. We promote a collaborative environment and have created a culture that fosters open communication, collaboration, and innovation. Your direct peer group is smart, energetic and talented, and we enjoy bouncing ideas off of one another.

Work/life balance -- both eMeter and your manager believe in a trust-based environment where employees have the freedom to operate independently as long as they are meeting their goals. We believe our employees are our greatest asset and also offer work from home options and telecommuting options.

Stability and growth -- eMeter's acquisition by Siemens, in January 2012, means that we have the global resources and financial backing to continue pushing forward our innovative ideas and solutions to new frontiers. Siemens has ignited revolutions in energy, healthcare, industry and infrastructure -- all because of 360,000 people worldwide who dare to ask big questions every day. You'll enjoy the best of both worlds: the entrepreneurial energy of eMeter combined with the resources and support of Siemens.

Excellent compensation -- in addition to a competitive salary, we offer comprehensive benefits including all you would expect plus some pleasant surprises such as an Employee Assistance Program and Financial Planning Program.

Pictured: the Energy Engage Customer Portal, which you'll support, fosters utility-customer collaboration to help save energy and resources. Clients can custom tailor programs to drive customer satisfaction, improve communications, encourage conservation and reduce peak demand.

Keys to Success

Your technical savvy will be essential, of course, but just important will be your interpersonal skills, including your ability to contribute to UT team work and to interact with others in IT and beyond. To excel in this role you will share our passion for enhancing and optimizing the user experience. In addition, the Development team takes a service-oriented approach to delivering a framework that enhances and supports the efforts of other development teams. The environment is fast paced and you'll need to be flexible when requirements change or deadlines are tight.

In addition, in order to be an outstanding Web Application Developer, you will develop clean, straightforward code that is easy for others to maintain. You'll need to pay close attention to the details but also grasp the bigger picture and how those details fit into it. Most of our clients are regulated by utilities commissions and eMeter complies with all relevant guidelines. That means we need to mind our Ps and Qs in some situations. At the same time, we place great value on creativity and innovation, so you shouldn't hold back on your good ideas.

About Siemens eMeter

eMeter, a Siemens Business, provides essential software that enables electric, gas and water utilities to realize the full benefits of Smart Grid. Leading utilities worldwide depend on eMeter Smart Grid management software to reduce operational costs, improve customer service, and drive energy efficiency.

eMeter Corporation was founded in 1999 by Cree Edwards and Larsh Johnson after having worked together to found CellNet Data Systems. Their idea was to build a company that would be able to manage all of the data that was be generated by the meters and turn it into information that could be used across the utility. Their solution -- eMeter EnergyIP -- is a robust, intelligent, and comprehensive product that eases the challenges utilities face when deploying and managing these complex Smart Grid systems.

In the last decade, the eMeter team has worked with forward-thinking gas, water, and electric utilities worldwide to enable them to unleash the full benefits of the Smart Grid with eMeter's market-leading technology. They have built a reputation for innovation, unparalleled experience, and domain expertise in the energy industry with customers who range from large investor-owned utilities to tiny municipalities.

Siemens Smart Grid acquired eMeter in January 2012 after working together in a very successful, strategic partnership for several years. eMeter, A Siemens Business is one of Siemens' Smart Grid strategic cornerstones and acts as the Software powerhouse being responsible end-to-end for the Siemens Grid Application Platform.

Pictured: eMeter is thriving and we are actively recruiting high-caliber talent to join our team.
eMeter, a Siemens Company is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled
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