Software Engineer (Developer)

Date: Jul 2, 2024

Location: JACKSON, MI, US

Company: Consumers Energy

Join the diverse and dynamic team that powers Michigan's largest energy provider and one of the nation's largest gas and electric combination utilities.  Consumers Energy services 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents - caring for our friends and neighbors in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.  We embrace a cleaner and leaner utility vision focused on eliminating energy waste and adding renewable energy from sources such as wind and solar.



The successful candidate will be expected to work in a hybrid status of reporting to One Energy Plaza in Jackson, Michigan every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday with home office flexibility on Wednesday and Friday.

  • Must be located in Michigan within a commutable distance (less than 60 miles) of Jackson, Michigan. (Relocation package available)


We are looking for: Software Engineer (Developer)

The Software Engineer will provide software development and support activities for the IT Grid Management Product Line, which is a part of the IT Electric Product family. The flagship product of this product line is Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS), a state-of-the-art grid management solution. The product line also includes a number of in-house developed Applications that enable the Electric Service (Outage) Restoration processes for the Company. The team works under a DevOps Agile model to ensure electric operations teams at Consumers Energy, as well as customers, have access to outage information, maps, and restoration information. The team supports real-time critical systems including a rotating 24x7x365 on-call support.

The Software Engineer performs complex analysis, design, configuration, development, testing, and debugging of computer software ranging from operating system architecture integration and software design to selection of computer systems, language, and/or equipment. Designs, configures, codes, tests, develops, and documents critical and complex application programs for computer systems. Works with users to define system scope and objectives and establish baselines. Establishes project standards and processes. Breaks down business and software requirements to create highly complex systems.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work with all levels of the organization
  • Proficient in establishing and maintaining good working relationships (business and IT teams)
  • Knowledge of project planning/full lifecycle delivery using Agile framework
  • Understanding of software test methodologies, test scripting and testing tools
  • Ability to work effectively with contract employees and vendors
  • Understanding of database management principles and methodologies, including data structures, data modeling, data warehousing, and transaction processing
  • Knowledge of software design principles, methods, and approaches applying systems engineering concepts such as: structured design, supportability, survivability, reliability, scalability, and maintainability
  • Knowledge of change and release tools and processes utilized to implement solutions


We encourage you to apply if you have:

  • Associate’s degree in computer, engineering, or related field with two (2) or more years of applicable experience
  • [OR] High School Diploma with six (6) or more years of applicable experience
  • Experience in software configuration management, software architecture/design, user requirements definition, software specification development, software development, coding and compilation, testing aptitude, and experience with software deployment processes and best practices
  • Software developer experience required
  • Prepared to provide 24x7 on call support (on a rotation basis) for critical systems, starting in about 6 months of the hiring date. 
  • Technical skills
    • C# with ASP.Net Core, Entity Framework, RestFul APIs
    • SQL Server, Oracle, Windows & IIS
    • Javascript, Typescript, RxJs, React, Redux, Angular
    • Swagger, Entra, OAuth, JWT
    • Visual Studio, VS code, Git, npm, Docker


Preferred skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 4+ years applicable experience
  • Agile Practitioner Certification
  • Python, JMeter, PowerShell
  • Azure DevOps, CI/CD, Scheduling (Redwood, Windows Task scheduler)
  • Prior experience developing software in the Electric Utility Industry


In this role, you will:

  • Provide incident management and direct technical consulting to support specific applications/solutions within the business functional area
  • Capture/evaluate requirements, consider alternatives, and establish timelines
  • Create designs involving systems or components contained within one functional area that comply with regulatory requirements and are consistent with the current/planned infrastructure and data environments
  • Prepare solution delivery artifacts such as: solution designs, test plans, security diagrams, etc. to support solutions and documents activities
  • Perform prototyping, design, development, testing, debugging, documentation and implementation of software applications in an agile environment
  • Provide technical expertise for enhancements and IT Projects in the areas of solution alternatives, design, configuration, testing and documentation
  • Find/create test data, write test plans/scenarios and utilizes testing tools to execute testing including automated test configuration
  • Utilize change and release tools and processes to coordinate and implement solutions across multiple teams and technologies
  • Collaborate with other business and technical teams to ensure solutions meet requirements from various governance teams with support and guidance from senior software engineers or above
  • Provide recommendations to introduce new technology including reasoning and integration with the systems landscape at the company
  • Other duties as assigned or may be necessary

Why should you join our team?

At Consumers Energy, we offer more than just a place to work. We foster a culture that supports career development, growth, and stability, and we take pride in offering our co-workers excellent benefits and compensation packages. We are deliberately creating an inclusive culture that makes our diverse team of co-workers feel valued, supported, and empowered every day. We're a company made up of thousands of people, all with different stories to share and work to do, but we stand united in our company purpose: world class performance delivering hometown service.

What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401k with company match
  • Paid parental leave
  • Up to 13 paid Holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance Program

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: 

We, at CMS Energy, value Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. It is part of our DNA. We treat our employees with respect, we treat each other fairly and we value the opinions of others. We are passionate about building and nurturing an environment where everyone feels included. We don’t discriminate. We seek to learn about each other and better understand our unique differences. Our uniqueness makes us authentic. We create safe spaces where everyone can be who they truly are. We invite difficult conversations and uncomfortable topics. We value diverse perspectives; this is what makes us great together. We harbor an inclusive environment where employees feel empowered to share their backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. Our Employee Resource Groups, Women’s Advisory Panel (WAP), Women’s Engineering Network (WEN), Minority Advisory Panel (MAP), Pride Alliance of Consumers Energy (PACE), GENERGY, capable, Interfaith and Veterans Advisory Panel (VAP) are key enablers to living the values of our company culture: Caring, Empowered, Deliberate, Agility, and Ownership.

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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