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Consumers Energy Company GIS Analyst in Jackson, Michigan

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas. At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us! Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.Performs the most complex analytical tasks associated with IT Infrastructure design and deployment and/or business application development. Tasks are performed in an independent manner with some direction as to the general results expected. This level possesses and applies an in-depth knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures within an IT technology infrastructure or business applications specialization to achieve the completion of more difficult assignments. Tasks may include: Tasks associated with the identification, deployment, and support of infrastructure technologies to support the company's business requirements. Proactively consults with clients. Understands client requirements, articulates business drivers and organizational goals, and understands how their responsibilities support these goals. Identifies technology options and defines detailed specifications of technology solutions. Performs prototyping, design, development, complex configuration testing, debugging, documentation and implementation of mission-critical business systems. Provides technical expertise and/or leadership on complex projects, including designing application architecture, creating procedures, supporting client training, data conversion and deployment activities, and directing and checking the work of others.Applies analytical skills to research, study, design, implement, and support complex, large sized projects. Often handles multiple assignments concurrently, leveraging experience and advanced skill in handling complex assignments with little supervision necessary. Coordinates with project managers and team leaders. May represent the journey-level for specific skill areas. Examples of knowledge areas: Specialized server administration, network, software distribution, and data base technologies, capacity and performance techniques, voice and wireless technologies, internet infrastructure, disaster recovery, and security. Full technical knowledge of the systems development life cycle. Is often the journey level position in the department.Requirementsand#8226;Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experienceand#8226;3+ years of exempt working experience in enterprise sized IT organizationThe following skills will set you apart:and#8226;Knowledge and/or experience in utility operationsand#8226;Application of utility business modeland#8226;Knowledge and application of utility trendsand#8226;Skill in supervisory practices/applicationand#8226;Ability to understand and help shape process improvement within the mobile mapping and graphics lifecycle.and#8226;Experience with mobile applications and the unique needs of field operations employeesand#8226;Knowledge of Field operations workflows and processesand#8226;Knowledge of work order design and redline process and lifecycleand#8226;Experience with GIS and electric/gas asset dataand#8226;Ability to maintain and update application configuration filesand#8226;Understand, troubleshoot, and compile code (VB6, VB.NET, C#)and#8226;Ability to independently evaluate, select apply information technology theoryand#8226;Ability to design, build, test and troubleshoot complex software applications within integrated systems.and#8226;Ability to work closely with field technicians, vendors, project managers and business partners to deliver in-scope, on-time and within budget.and#8226;Ability to support servers, databases and mobile platforms