IT - Platform & Data Analyst I, II, or III

  • Chelan County PUD
  • Wenatchee, WA, USA
  • May 26, 2023
Full-time Azure Computer Science Data Engineering Database Administration Linux Oracle Programming SQL Unix

Job Description

Chelan County PUD is located in the geographical center of Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers. A public power leader, the complex and progressive nature of PUD operations offer a unique mix of challenges and opportunities.

We rely on the mighty Columbia River for much of our hydropower generation and we're proud to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship as related to this great river system. Each year we dedicate millions of dollars and thousands of work hours to protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plant ecosystems. As part of hydropower operations, we've also built 14 parks that serve more than 3 million visitors each year.

Rated by Forbes in 2017 and 2019 as one of the top 25 places to retire, Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural scenic beauty of the Wenatchee Valley provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy, where the quality of life is high and the climate is moderate with four distinct seasons, including more than 200 days of sunshine!

We are a small town to some and big city to others. We invest in our children and believe that education is the key to our future success.

We live a life of abundant choices and enjoy water sports on the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers, hiking, biking, rock climbing and unlimited golfing. Downhill and cross-country skiing are just minutes away. The area is also known for producing quality wines.

Consider Chelan PUD as a career choice today! The community is waiting for you.

Applicants are required to submit a combined cover letter and resume in one PDF document.

Your cover letter should address your interest, education, and experience relative to this position to include specifics regarding your experience with designing, configuring, and implementing platform and data solutions with specific focus on application integration technologies. Incomplete materials will not be considered.

This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED and applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.  The first review date for application materials is scheduled for April 8, 2023.

Interested parties are also invited to contact Human Resources to discuss the position.

Platform & Data Engineer I: The starting salary range for this position is $70,560 - $88,200 (based on qualifications).  With tenure and strong performance in this role an employee may earn up to a maximum of $105,840, annualized.

Platform & Data Engineer II: The starting salary range for this position is $88,240 - $110,300 (based on qualifications).  With tenure and strong performance in this role an employee may earn up to a maximum of $132,360, annualized.

Platform & Data Engineer III: The starting salary range for this position is $103,680 - $129,600 (based on qualifications).  With tenure and strong performance in this role an employee may earn up to a maximum of $155,520, annualized.

Introductory Period: New employees holding regular positions must complete an introductory period of twelve months.

In addition to competitive wages Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include zero cost employer funded medical, dental, and vision healthcare benefits, access to the employee assistance program, a VEBA health reimbursement account, and long-term care.

Washington state retirement PERS participation and optional 457 plan participation with an employer matching 401(a) plan.

Leave, life & disability benefits including paid leave starting at 21 days per calendar year up to 35 with tenure, 11 paid holidays per calendar year, paid jury duty, short-term disability & long-term disability, and basic life, AD&D, and optional voluntary life.

The work life benefits include optional flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care, educational assistance, various rewards and recognition programs and position specific stipends.

For more explanation of the district benefits please visit our benefits website

Official Job Title on  IT - Platform & Data Engineer I, II or III

This position will be filled at the Platform & Data Engineer I, II or III level, contingent upon the experience of the selected candidate. 

Overview: The Platform & Data Engineer is responsible for designing, configuring and implementing platform and data solutions to support District needs. Support enterprise class web and application server infrastructure solutions; application integration platform and middleware infrastructure implementation, deployment, administration, maintenance and patching; database standards, administration, implementation, maintenance; access; and performance tuning; documentation across multiple environments on supported technologies; and providing continuous improvement ideas to reduce expenses and/or improve efficiency.

Platform & Data Engineer I – This is the first of four levels in this job series. Able to perform independently in one of the following functional areas while learning and growing in at least one other area: Platform Engineering, Data Engineering, Database Engineering

Platform & Data Engineer II - This is the intermediate level in this job series. Able to perform independently in two or more of the following functional areas while learning and growing in the third functional area: Platform Engineering, Data Engineering, Database Engineering

Platform & Data Engineer III - This is the career or fully skilled level in this job series. Is a subject matter expert and able to perform independently in all 3 areas: Platform Engineering, Data Engineering and Database Engineering.


  • Platform Engineering - Maintain, configure, and implement web and application server technologies and concepts (Oracle WebLogic, Apache, Tomcat). Configure and implement web and application server components. Operating system administration (Unix/Linux), shell scripting and problem determination skills. Application integration platform configuration and administration (Oracle SOA/OSB, MuleSoft, Boomi or similar), Configure and maintain virtualization and Oracle RAC systems.
  • Data Engineering - Implement solutions that help make data more useful to the enterprise. Build algorithms and integrations to provide easier access to raw data. Identify ways to improve data reliability, efficiency, and quality.
  • Database Administration - Maintain the performance of Oracle and MS SQL Server database servers. Diagnose and troubleshoot database errors. Optimize database performance and security. Administer database access. Performance tuning of database systems. Install, upgrade, and administer database applications.
  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance: Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Comply with District policies. Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC). Employees with access to confidential employee records and information are required to restrict access from any unauthorized person, except on a need-to-know basis.

Reports to: Director - IT Operations & Security



Equivalent experience (year for year) may substitute for required education.

Platform & Data Engineer I, II, III : Bachelor's Degree (B.S., B.A.) in a Computer Sciences field required.

Platform & Data Engineer I Experience:  

  • 1 year experience in platform or data engineering and/or database administration preferred.

Platform & Data Engineer II Experience:  

  • 2+ years Related experience performing platform or data engineering and/or database administration responsibilities or closely related experience required. 
  • Utility industry experience desired.

Platform & Data Engineer III Experience:  

  • 5+ years Related experience performing platform or data engineering and/or database administration in a lead role or closely related experience required. 
  • Utility industry experience desired.

Platform & Data Engineer I Licenses and Certifications

  • Oracle DBA Professional desired 
  • MTA DB Fundamentals desired 
  • Azure Data Engineer Fundamentals desired 
  • OCA Oracle Linux Admin desired 
  • OCA Oracle WebLogic desired

Platform & Data Engineer II Licenses and Certifications

  • Oracle DBA Expert preferred 
  • MCSA DB Administration preferred 
  • Azure Data Engineer Associate preferred 
  • Oracle Data Integrator preferred 
  • Oracle SOA Suite preferred 
  • MySQL Professional preferred 
  • Oracle Java and Web Services preferred 
  • OCP Oracle Linux Admin preferred 
  • OCP Oracle WebLogic preferred 
  • also see level 1 certifications desired

Platform & Data Engineer III Licenses and Certifications

  • Oracle DBA Master preferred 
  • MCSA DB Management and Analytics preferred 
  • See certifications for level I and II desired

Skills and Abilities

  • A fully skilled incumbent will have the following knowledge skills & abilities
  • Basic knowledge of relevant network technologies (TCP/IP, DNS, SSH, HTTP, FTP). 
  • Basic knowledge of operating system administration (Unix/Linux) and problem determination skills. 
  • Basic knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture 
  • Basic knowledge of database systems, concepts, and SQL (Oracle, MS SQL Server). 
  • Computer programming in 1 or more object-oriented or scripting languages 
  • Basic technical knowledge of computer hardware, networks, security, and support 
  • Basic knowledge of system analysis, and requirements gathering techniques for business solutions and related documentation standards 
  • Ability to communicate logically and clearly, both orally and in writing 
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. 
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. 
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. 
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. 
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. 
  •  Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. 
  • Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design. 
  • Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes. 
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it. 
  • Basic knowledge of application integration platforms (Oracle SOA/OSB, MuleSoft, Boomi or similar)
  • Must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.

Chelan PUD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). We value diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected classifications as defined by law.

EEO Law Posters can be found on the main Careers page in English and Spanish. 

Chelan PUD will not be offering any work visa sponsorship for this role.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-I.35(c)

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. This should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.


Minimum starting $70,560 per year - See more detail in the Job Description