Philadelphia Gas Works

.NET Developer - Business Application Specialist

Information Services Department
Employment Status
Regular/Full Time
Information Technology
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Information Services Department [47]


Philadelphia Gas Works


Looking for a challenge and ready to light up your career?


Free Health Insurance – Free Dental Insurance – Pension Plan – Free Parking – Wellness Programs


The Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is the largest municipally-owned gas utility in the nation, supplying gas service in the City of Philadelphia to over 500,000 customers.  From its humble beginnings in 1836, PGW has grown into the large, modern facility that exists today.  As one of the nation's leading natural gas providers, PGW prides itself on stability and continual growth.  PGW is dedicated to becoming the Greenest Natural Gas Delivery Company in the region.


Make a difference in your future – Become part of the PGW Team!  Apply –


.NET Developer - Information Services Department -  Cutting Edge Technology!


The Business Application Specialist will have the opportunity to work on cutting edge technologies such as web application, web services, windows services, Microsoft Message queuing (MSMQ) etc. and a state of the art, premier Mobile Dispatch System.  The ability to render good business decisions, work with minimal supervision, and handle multiple assignments while meeting project deadlines is paramount for this position.


Business Applications Specialist I

The Business Applications Specialist I (BAS) is responsible for encoding programs preparing test data and tests, and debugging programs.  Incumbents will revise and update programs as required and provide necessary documentation for the department. Requires 1- 3 years experience.   


Business Applications Specialist II

The Business Applications Specialist II (BAS II) is responsible for developing, encoding, testing, debugging, documenting and installing programs to support general business applications and/or small to medium-scale transactions.  Incumbent will prepare program specifications and diagrams, develop coding logic flowcharts and will be recognized as the primary customer contact for at least one application developing programs on midrange/mainframe computers such as the UNIX based computers in languages such as COBOL, CICS, RPG or fourth-generation business-oriented languages. Requires 3- 5 years’ experience.


Senior Business Applications Specialist

The Senior Business Applications Specialist (Sr. BAS) is responsible for performing analysis and defining functionality for system improvements and new applications. Incumbent leads various phases of the development and maintenance of approved projects by developing, encoding, testing, debugging, documenting and installing programs to support general business applications and/or medium to large-scale transactions.  Incumbent prepares program specifications and diagrams, develop coding logic flowcharts and develop programs on midrange/mainframe computers such as the UNIX based computers in languages such as COBOL, CICS, RPG or fourth-generation business-oriented languages.  Sr. BAS acts as team leader multiple applications and assists manager in the development of level I & II BASs by providing input to application manager on reviews of programmers and programmer/analysts, and helps to identify training needs. Requires 5-7 years’ experience




§  Build and maintain strong alliances with customers by assisting in creating project plans, preparing status reports, conducting customer training sessions and properly documenting requirements.

§  Assist the Quality Assurance process by participating in defect review meetings and writing and executing simple test scripts for unit, system, regression and User Acceptance testing.

§  Assist programmers in the application design and delivery processes by writing technical specifications, determining cost estimates, writing and executing unit test scripts and performing entry level programming tasks.

§  Assist programmers with analysis of business system specifications and development of logic flow charts.

§  Create and manages small project plans for client tasks, integrates into overall project plan and determines cost estimates.

§  Conduct small training sessions and defect review meetings for small sized test plans, writes and executes moderately complex test scripts in conjunction with Quality Assurance team and properly documents requirements.

§  Write simple programs and specifications for small projects, defines simple database structures, and writes and executes unit test scripts as requested and determine appropriate solutions.

§  Assist clients in designing and executing User Acceptance test scripts; coordinates the creation of test data.

§  Create functional specifications and document requirements, determines overall impact of changes to other units and prepare status reports.

§  Maintain up-to-date knowledge of computer operating procedures and operating standards.

§  Use coding methods for specific programming language to enhance or initiate efficient program execution and performance and to reach optimum hardware utilization.

§  Maintain integrity of program logic and coding, and establishes required checks and balances for operational controls.

§  Perform other special projects and assignments as directed.





§  Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field of study.

§  3 to 10+ years relevant work experience developing and designing highly customized applications using Microsoft .Net and/or SharePoint technologies with strong knowledge of business process re-engineering.

§  Experience with SharePoint application services framework including implementation, configuration, and usage of search, managed metadata, and user profile services.

§  Solutions using various tools including Visio Pro, SharePoint Designer, Workflow Manager, InfoPath, InfoPath Forms Services, App Model, Visual Studio and SharePoint Reporting Services.

§  Experience with Web part application and configuration, InfoPath Designer, SharePoint Designer (2013 preferred), or online workflow development.

§  Must be proficient in building usable and immersive/responsive user interface using HTML5, CSS, JavaScript Bootstrap and .Net Web APIs.

§  Proven experience working with one or more object oriented programming languages. (.NET is Preferred)

§  Strong knowledge of web/mobile applications and web concepts, experience with Service oriented architecture, Test Driven Development, and Project/Time management skills with the ability to handle multiple projects.

§  Knowledge of Microsoft Office, .Net 2.0, Oracle 9I, 10G, PL/SQ,,, SQL Sequence development, Web development, JavaScript, VB Script, and UNIX.

§  Microsoft .Net MVC or ASP.NET, JavaScript and Client-side development, preferably experienced with Bootstrap and AngularJS or Angular 2 with Typescript.

§  Strong SQL, PL/SQL skills, Oracle is ideal, and experience with SSRS is a plus.

§  Good knowledge of common troubleshooting techniques (OS permissions, SQL tracing, Application performance tracing, network packet analysis etc.)

§  Familiarity with common web and application servers and related configurations: IIS (Preferred), Apache, and Tomcat.

§  Must have experience with source control management and defect tracking systems, such as Microsoft Team Foundation Server.

§  Must have creative problem solving, customer focus and strong troubleshooting skills. Project and resource management skills with the ability to handle multiple projects.

§  Must pay attention to detail. Must be meticulous about getting the solutions right with an aggressive approach in taking on work and solving problems in timely manner for our end users.

§  Must focus on the details of Service Delivery and stays in tune to the needs and expectations of end users.

§  Equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable in lieu of degree.


Residency RequirementAll employees of the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) must live in the City of Philadelphia for the duration of their employment. If a candidate does not live in the City of Philadelphia at the time of hire, he/she must move into the city within twelve (12) months of his/her hire date.


We offer a strong benefit package that includes free basic health and dental insurance.   PGW is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/VAAP/EEO. 


Location: 800 W Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19122


While we appreciate all responses, only those who are uniquely qualified will be contacted.   Local candidates will be given preference – interview expenses are not funded.


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