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Developer I/II/III


Akron, OH, US, 44320

Job Function:  Information Technology
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  60445

FirstEnergy at a Glance

We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to integrity, safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 3,500 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.


Location:  Akron, Reading, Greensburg (or remote)

This position can be filled in Akron, OH, Greensburg, PA, or Reading, PA. The ability to work remotely within the US may be available based on business need.


A developer on the IT Transmission Construction Management Systems team works on systems that support the project management process for our Transmission department. These systems support close to 1 billion dollars of new construction annually.   


Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Developing application interfaces, maintaining reports, and vendor package applications
  • Analyzing, designing, configuring, developing, maintaining, testing, troubleshooting, and implementing changes to the various custom developed and package applications supported 
  • Learning and understanding the business processes associated with supported applications
  • Developing technical designs that meet business needs and support the company’s IT direction.
  • Properly leveraging the correct technology for the defined requirements.
  • Creating and executing comprehensive unit test plans, developing test cases, assisting with integration, and completing system test plans.
  • Developing clear documentation for completed products.
  • Investigating and resolving problems with supported applications in a production support environment.
  • Solving complex problems and troubleshooting functionality for issue identification
  • Learning electric utility transmission related business processes
  • Becoming proficient software developer on the supported software applications and related tools
  • Consistently delivering high quality results.
  • Managing source code repositories, builds, and deploys
  • Active participating in a collaborative work environment
  • Availability to work flexible hours to support our application portfolio
  • Frequent interaction with business owners/stakeholders to gather requirements for new development projects, assist in defect resolution, etc.


Summary of Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or similar technical discipline required with 0 – 2 years related experience. In lieu of a degree, 2 – 4 years of related experience required.
  • Experience with relational databases required.  Strong SQL skills a must.  
  • Analytical skills to resolve problems and think creatively.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide software solutions and supporting entire software development life cycle
  • Willingness to undertake assignments involving unfamiliar subjects, with the aptitude to learn quickly.
  • Ability to learn new concepts in information technology, learn the characteristics of new systems and update skills to adapt to changing technology.
  • Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Highly motivated to work independently and productively but also able to work in a virtual environment (working with remote co-workers using virtual technologies).
  • Ability to meet established priorities and schedules, and willing to undertake assignments involving multiple tasks.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and solve problems in a production support environment.  Analytical skills to effectively resolve technical problems, identify, and implement process improvements, and think creatively
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and plan work, work on multiple concurrent tasks, and meet deadlines.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Oracle products such as OPPM, Unifier, P6 and PIF (Project Integration Framework), a strong plus
  • Integration experience, a strong plus

Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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