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Job Category: Information Technology
Job Class: Full time
Area of Town for the Job: Houston, Texas (West Belt I10 Area)
Position Title: Energy Software Analyst

Job Description

SoftSmiths is a leading provider of enterprise-wide software solutions for the energy industry. We are seeking a detail-oriented, enthusiastic, energetic team player to work with our clients, consultants, and software engineers to analyze, document, and design additional functionality for our Gas product suite. In this role, you will work both as a team member and as an individual analyst on product implementation, enhancement, and integration projects with our clients in utilities and energy delivery businesses.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Analyze and document clients’ business requirements and application objectives
Define modifications and work with client team to ensure needs are met and solutions are delivered
Consult with clients to demonstrate how system functionality can satisfy their business requirements
Assist in coordinating and prioritizing development requests
Document and create test plans for major enhancements to the product suite
Provide internal and external training classes on the product suite, and customized training to meet specific customer needs
Provide assistance to the Sales team (product demonstrations, presentations, and proposal development)

REQUIRED SKILLS:
Strong math or quantitative background and BS in business, finance, economics, engineering, math or computers is required. An advanced degree in a secondary field or the same field is desirable.

You must have a minimum of 5 years of experience gathering and analyzing end-user requirements in gas trading, scheduling and risk management systems, and having knowledge in more than one of the following markets is a plus: Coal, Refined Products, Power.

You must be customer-focused, have good people skills, and have excellent written and oral communication skills.
You must be proficient in Microsoft Office and understanding of relational databases
Some knowledge of Java, C/C++/VB and exposure to Oracle/SQLServer or SQL, is a plus.
You must be able to travel as much as 25% to 50%.

SoftSmiths thanks all applicants for their interest, but advises that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please submit your resume only once, and your resume will be reviewed for all positions that we have available.

Principals only please. SoftSmiths has a no-fee hiring policy and does not accept resumes from third party agencies or individual recruiters. Qualified candidates should send a resume including salary requirements and salary history to employment@softsmiths.com. Submissions that do not include salary requirements and salary history will not be considered.

We offer a business-casual work environment, competitive salary levels, a health care plan, a profit-sharing plan, a 401(k) plan, 12 days of vacation each year, a stock option plan, and excellent opportunity for growth. Qualified candidates should send a resume including salary requirements to employment@softsmiths.com. Submissions that do not include salary requirements and salary history will not be considered.

Contact Information
SoftSmiths, Inc.
10696 Haddington Suite 102
Houston, TX 77043-2847

Contact Fax: 713.626.0186
Contact Email: employment@softsmiths.com

Web Site: www.softmiths.com



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