Software Development Specialist, Oklahoma City, OK, US

Date: Nov 3, 2018

Location: Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73118

Our core values — integrity and trust, respect, transparency and open communication, commercial focus and change leadership — are the lens through which we evaluate every business decision. As a dynamic, growing company that offers extremely competitive compensation and benefits, our employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of Chesapeake’s performance among our E&P competitors.

Job Summary

The IT Applications IV is a senior-level position and is considered a team lead. This position is responsible for defining advanced systems scope and objectives, preparing detailed specifications, coding, debugging, documenting, and maintaining software applications. Work is completed through thoughtful analysis, research and fact-finding combined with an understanding of business processes and industry practices. Acts as a consultant to users and IT project teams. Participates in effective communication forums with business customers as well as cross-functional IT staff, helping guide strategic direction. Demonstrates excellence in mentoring and leading other team members in process, technique, and effectively achieving business results.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plans and leads the analysis of business and user needs by gathering requirements through observation, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Updates and maintains software applications using technical focused development.
  • Writes documentation of software applications following established methods to define system scope, as well as help others understand the program.
  • Conducts trial runs of applications utilizing approved testing procedures to ensure they produce the desired results.
  • Provides innovative and practical solutions to improve performance, expand services, serve new purposes, or improve workflows.
  • Writes instructions or manuals following documentation standards to guide end users.
  • Considers business implications of the application technology to the current business environment.
  • Interacts with various IT project teams to clarify program intent, identify problems and suggest changes.
  • Reports status, issues, and timelines to management staff and project teams.
  • Facilitates user acceptance testing.
  • Consults with management and makes recommendations for new technologies based on business requirements.
  • Recommends policy, procedures and changes to technology solutions.
  • Provides work leadership and training to less experienced staff.
  • Leads the planning and technical aspects of projects.
  • Leads multi-functional teams in problem resolution, evaluation and implementation of solutions.
  • Leads the monitoring and continuity of licensing and maintenance agreements, if applicable.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Specific Skills

  • Expect high degree of competency in these CHK competencies: Integrity & Trust, Customer Focus, Drive for Results and Peer Relationships.
  • Functional & Technical – Demonstrate expert understanding of systems applications, hardware, software, and company specific applications / processes.
  • Problem Solving – Expert troubleshooting and ability to use logic to find hidden problems and look beyond the obvious.
  • Listening/ Informing – Expert ability using English to communicate written and verbally with all levels of co-workers, customers and external contacts. Expert phone skills and presence.
  • Priority Setting – Expert ability to manage time and prioritize projects to meet established deadlines.
  • Organizational Agility – Expert ability to get things done across organizational boundaries and culture.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity – Expert ability to make good decisions and take action with incomplete information.
  • Advanced knowledge of software development tools and concepts, database management software, development environment software, graphical user interface development software, object or component oriented development software, program testing software and web platform development software.
  • Advanced knowledge of systems design and project management concepts.
  • Advanced knowledge of design, implementation, maintenance, control, monitoring and administration of databases in applicable computing environments.


  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree – from accredited university
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree – from accredited university – IT, MIS, Computer Science or related field


  • Minimum: 8 – 12 years related work experience

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience in some of the following technologies and interest in learning the others:
    • Big Data /Open source technologies: Hadoop, HDFS,  Oozie, Impala,  Kudu, Sqoop, Hive, Hue, Cloudera platform, Spark, Kafka, Python, Scala
    • Big data ingestion: Streamsets
    • Microsoft Azure: Azure Data Lake Store (ADLS), Azure portal
    • Scheduling tools: UC4, Ctrl-M
    • Database: Oracle, SQL Server
    • DevOps methodology: Microsoft VSTS, Git
    • Operating systems: Linux, Windows
    • Scripting languages: Unix Shell script, Microsoft Powershell script
    • Reporting/BI tools: SAP Analysis for Office (AO), PowerBI
    • Architecture: Familiar with Data Warehouse architecture, database concepts, Big data architecture

Chesapeake Energy takes necessary action to ensure that all applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

Job Segment: Developer, ERP, Oracle, Database, Computer Science, Technology

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Chesapeake Energy Corporation is the second-largest producer of natural gas, the 11th largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids and the most active driller of onshore wells in the U.S. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company's operations are focused on discovering and developing unconventional natural gas and oil fields onshore in the U.S. Chesapeake owns leading positions in the Eagle Ford, Utica, Granite Wash, Cleveland, Tonkawa, Mississippi Lime and Niobrara unconventional liquids plays and in the Marcellus, Haynesville/Bossier and Barnett unconventional natural gas shale plays. The company also owns substantial marketing and oilfield services businesses through its subsidiaries Chesapeake Energy Marketing, Inc. and Chesapeake Oilfield Services, L.L.C.
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