Application Architect (Excel SME)
at SkillStorm

Date Posted: 5/26/2018

Job Description

SkillStorm is seeking an Application Architect (Excel SME) for one of our clients in Houston, TX.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Support multiple Excel-based Front Office applications to facilitate Client’s Commodities trading 
  • Participate in system design and implementation of new Excel applications.
  • Deploy and maintain systems as required by the business.
  • Provide Business facing support for AMRS Gas & Power Office teams

Skill Requirements:

  • Proven experience developing complex Excel applications along with VBA and Macros 
  • Experience of working in a first or second line support environment
  • Advanced Relational Database Design concepts and RDBMS performance tuning experience
  • Comfortable working in high pressure environment where turnaround time is critical
  • Works to deadlines
  • Self-motivated, proactive, organized, assertive, and has good communication skills (written/oral)

Desired Skills:

  • Experience w/ MS SQL
  • Familiarity with Excel’s Real Time Data API as well as COM and/or Excel Add-ins
  • Experience liaising w/ Front Office traders


  • Business Knowledge: Demonstrates an understanding of the issues relevant to energy trading; maintains an up-to-date perspective and knowledge of the business; applies technology and business knowledge to solve business problems and create new opportunities. 
  • Technical Expertise: Demonstrates in-depth technical expertise and knowledge of distributed system design and architecture, of data modelling and SQL; stays abreast with emerging technologies and trends; be able to present technical information in easily understood terms.
  • Executes/Results-Driven: Sets and conveys clear goals and monitors progress; is accessible and supports relevant others; obtains results and adds value to the organization by making timely and sound decisions and influencing others. 
  • Analytical Thinking: Intellectual capacity to break down a problem or situation into its component parts, identifying implications, timeframes and sequences. 
  • Attention to Detail: A concern for ensuring accuracy, clarity and quality of work reflecting an underlying drive to increase efficiency and track organizational measures. 
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: Creates commitment to common goals; identifies competing interests and finds ways to balance them; values contributions of all team members and other constituencies; values team accomplishments over individual accomplishments; leverages others' strengths and experiences to achieve team goals; co-operates with colleagues and shares resources.
  • Client/Relationship Management: Establishes and builds relationships with clients. Applies knowledge to the business and provides personalized, value-added service. Demonstrates willingness to meet needs of clients by pursuing improved courses of action; delivers products and services that best serve client needs; uses client feedback as a basis for improving service and performs necessary follow-up work. 

Job Snapshot

About Us

SkillStorm is one of the nation’s fastest-growing I.T. Services Company. We have been providing technology consulting, outsourcing and staffing solutions since 2002. SkillStorm can provide you with the right tools to ensure you have the best technology team in place to fuel your organization’s continued success. SkillStorm works with scores of fine companies, including many that rank among the elite Fortune 500 and has been setting the standard for customer service in the industry since inception.

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