Lead Data Developer

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Vistra Corp
sql, etl, python, business intelligence, data analytics, reporting
Full Time
$120,000 - $160,000
Work from home available Travel not required

Job Description

The Lead Developer will be responsible for supporting multiple platforms and utilizing a broad range of software development approaches to ensure the timeliness, quality, and accuracy of the data and platforms. The role is expected to develop and utilize relationships with business and technology users to learn the business processes the applications support. They will also play a pivotal role in delivering data needs, identifying and driving documentation and process improvements, performing support activities for Technology Services, and engaging technology and business users for ideas to improve the user experience.

Key Accountabilities

  • Drive the maintenance of systems, creation of technical designs, development and deployment of front-end and/or back-end systems, integration of the data warehouse with enterprise applications, and/or implementation of user access controls and data security measures, where appropriate.
  • Lead daily operational activities and measure process quality and compliance. 
    Identify, evaluate, and implement automation and continuous improvement ideas supporting ITIL-aligned processes to address technical debt. 
  • Manage the creation and implementation of solutions or enhancements to improve overall Vistra data architecture; conduct research and make recommendations on new data management processes and innovations.
  • Engage business users, process owners, architecture, and application teams to define and understand data needs to achieve key performance indicators and service level agreements that benefit Vistra and its objectives. 
  • Drive creation of policies, standards, guidelines and procedures that mitigate risk and optimize performance in order to ensure data is available, responsive, and achieving business outcomes and objectives.
  • Approach development with a test-driven mindset, utilizing well structured unit tests. 
  • Analyze code for non-standard practices, errors, and security vulnerabilities and present detailed plans to improve and transform the code to optimize performance and ease of use. 
  • Manage cross-team initiatives related to the platforms supported by the team. 
  • Apply the value drivers for Vistra to deliver innovative value creation ideas. 
  • Identify opportunities to increase the adoption and communication of TS processes through training and engagement. 
  • Participate in agile ceremonies. 
  • Provide domain guidance to less experienced team members.
  • Apply understanding of financial principles impacting the applications supported by the team and contribute to the business case development for new ideas.

Education, Experience, & Skill Requirements

  • 10-12 years professional experience in a technology or business field
  • Professional certifications a plus (e.g., ITIL, CSM, AWS)
  • Proven experience analyzing code for non-standard practices, errors, and security vulnerabilities and presenting detailed remediation plans.
  • Experience managing and delivering departmental initiatives related to the platforms supported by the team. 
  • Experience driving the maintenance of systems, creation of technical designs, and development and deployment of front-end and/or back-end systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to be trustworthy and dependable 
  • Ability to learn quickly, be self motivated to improve knowledge and tackle new challenges 
  • Superior organizational skills, communication skills, and attention to detail required
  • Skilled at creating executive-level communications and presenting to and interacting with leaders
  • Must demonstrate an energetic, hands-on, enthusiastic, results-oriented approach as a team player, capable of adding significant value to the existing team.
  • Must be comfortable sharing ideas and finding innovative ways to resolve challenges. 
  • Proven ability to build support among peers and create relationships with peers and stakeholders

Key Metrics

  • System availability
  • Process compliance
  • Data availability
  • Data quality 
  • Agile delivery proficiency
  • Ticket volumes and trending 

Additional Job Description

  • Design and implement data models for various kinds of data and business requirements adhering to standards
  • Identify and resolve impact from data changes
  • Develop solutions for extraction and transformation of data from different types of sources and formats
  • Build new and maintain existing ETL solutions 
  • Identify and resolve performance issues
  • Adhere to best practices and organizational standards in the areas of security and availability
  • Define, monitor and resolve data quality issues
  • Participate in cross-functional project teams to meet business needs
  • Contribute to the definition and maintenance of documentation
  • Provide guidance, training and mentoring of team members
  • Keep up with advancements in technology and identify opportunities for improvement


Company Information

Vistra (NYSE: VST) is a leading Fortune 500 integrated retail electricity and power generation company based in Irving, Texas, providing essential resources for customers, commerce, and communities. Vistra combines an innovative, customer-centric approach to retail with safe, reliable, diverse, and efficient power generation.

The company brings its products and services to market in 20 states and the District of Columbia, including six of the seven competitive wholesale markets in the U.S. Serving nearly 4.3 million residential, commercial, and industrial retail customers with electricity and natural gas, Vistra is one of the largest competitive electricity providers in the country and offers over 50 renewable energy plans. The company is also the largest competitive power generator in the U.S. with a capacity of approximately 37,000 megawatts powered by a diverse portfolio, including natural gas, nuclear, solar, and battery energy storage facilities. In addition, Vistra is a large purchaser of wind power. Vistra owns and operates the 750-MW/1,600-MWh battery energy storage system in Moss Landing, California, the largest of its kind in the world.

Vistra is guided by four core principles: we do business the right way, we work as a team, we compete to win, and we care about our stakeholders, including our customers, our communities where we work and live, our employees, and our investors. Learn more about our environmental, social, and governance efforts and read the company’s sustainability report on our site!

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Position Id : 40008760
Originally Posted : 2 months ago