The Enterprise Business Information Services (EBIS) Division is a part of JPL's Business Operations Directorate. We maintain stewardship over the ever-evolving Business IT portfolio of applications and systems required to support the Laboratory's business function and processes. We handle the full systems lifecycle across all major business processes, provide analytical and technical services, as well as strategically partner with Laboratory community to ensure continuous delivery of business IT services. Some key initiatives embraced by our Division includes a business intelligence program, Robotic Process Automation, data analytics, and adopting agile methodologies and tools.
Do you live to code or analyze data? Love technical challenges? Enjoy interacting with business partners and domain specialists to understand their business needs, then redefining those needs from requirements to technical solutions that deliver value? We are looking for technical talent to do just that!
We are seeking a software engineer to join our dedicated team of IT professionals in EBIS' Project and Institutional Finance Information Services Section. You will have opportunities to innovate and apply technologies across a spectrum of industry standard methodologies in financials, project controls and contracts business domains. In this highly impactful, far-reaching role, we look for the candidate to demonstrate highly driven, collaborative and results-oriented behavior. Someone who is analytical, applies excellent judgement, and can multi-task.
In this position, you will be an accountable team member providing support to our Oracle Financials and Project Costing applications as well as to other custom applications and processes that we have built.
You will be responsible for the following:
Elicit and capture relevant requirements and help users discover their real business needs. Conduct or participate in software feasibility and trade studies.
Build use cases, generate user stories, test scripts and test plans.
Design, setup, develop and test business software applications and interface solutions that will be delivered into JPL’s enterprise computing system environment according to JPL/EBIS software development standards.
Coordinate and communicate system upgrades, new features and changes to users and business process owners.
Keep our products up-to-date and relevant by proposing improvements as business needs evolve, or as new features become available.
Participate in technologies evaluation and recommend solutions to optimize IT and business processes.
Analyze and resolve technical/functional production issues.
Provide direction and mentoring to others within the organization.
This position requires the following qualifications:
Typically have a Bachelor degree in Computer Information systems, Computer Science, Business Information Systems or related field with a minimum of 9 years or a Master degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 7 years of related experience.
Experience with system design, configuration/module setup with Oracle R12.x Financials and/or Project Costing.
Ability to communicate ideas, instructions, and requirements clearly and concisely; ability to tell a story.
Experience building APIs and services using REST, etc.
Is familiar with Oracle development toolsets such as jDeveloper, Report Developer, SQL*Loader, Alerts, XML/BI Publisher.
Analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to translate requirements into business system solutions.
Ability to build prototypes and mockups.
Understanding of software development methodologies including waterfall and agile/scrum.
A self-starter with the ability to think creatively and to work well as part of a diverse team and as an individual contributor.
Experience with JIRA or similar issue-tracking systems.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Power Point, Visio, and Word.
Experience with SaaS ERP applications like Oracle Cloud, Workday etc.
Familiarity with data security methods and safe guarding different classification of information, both in place and in transit.
Familiarity with basic toolsets that support development, such as Jira and GitHub.
Familiarity of continuous integration, continuous delivery (CI/CD).
Experience with search technologies like Elastic or Oracle Text etc.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: JPL offers a generous benefits packages.
Internal Number: 2021-12897
About NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a division of the California Institute of Technology, and a leading research and development center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). JPL has a wide-ranging charter for robotic space exploration, Earth observation, astrophysical research, and technology development. JPL also manages and operates NASA’s Deep Space Network, a worldwide system of antennas that communicate with spacecraft and conduct radar and radio astronomy studies. JPL is based in Pasadena, CA, and employs approximately 6,000 Scientists, Engineers, and support personnel.
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