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IT Systems Engineer Specialist / SCADA Developer - Richmond, VA 23219
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Pay Rate: $76 / hr
Preferred Years of Experience: At least 5 years of experience.
Snapshot of Position: Manages and supports all aspects of the generation fleet Dominion uses to supply customers electrical power from an IT perspective.
Top Required Skills:
1) Experience with working under the guidance of standards like NERC, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), TSA (Transportation Security Administration), or other standards organizations.
2) Complete system understanding of Windows Servers and Linux Servers. Someone that has vast understanding of not one specific technology but from detailed OS (Operating System) understanding and experience to cyber security of those systems and the ability to manage those systems with systematic programs to ensure they work constantly. The ability to find improvements that automate infrastructure in a very safe and secure manner.
3) Critical mission systems, systems that cannot fail and every technology and cyber system to make this possible. This could be everything from SFTP hourly flat files to data updating at 30 times per second by various protocols. The ability to understand when a patch is needed for security vs just an enhancement and how to appropriately document testing to ensure everything goes well in the production push of the patch.
4) Very good documentation of processes, how to training aids, trouble reporting and analysis to document long-term mitigation of issues, clarity of written material, ability to speak clearly and concisely to upper management on a variety of issues and resolutions.
5) Must have programing in C, experience with Windows Servers and Linux Servers, DNP3 and ICCP.
Nice to Have Skills:
Broad range of all kinds of systems that make a huge IT (Information Technology) system work, i.e., SFTP, Communications Protocols like DNP3, ICCP (Inter Control Center Protocol), etc.
Dominion Energy seeks candidates for a Software Systems Engineer Specialist position located in Richmond, Virginia. Position responsibilities include supporting a SCADA system used to operate and monitor the generation electrical power system and other assets. A broad knowledge and/or willingness to learn a variety of skills from configuration, programming, automation, business operations etc. will be required.
It is essential the successful applicant be a highly motivated self-starter that can and will be responsible for their work with minimal direction and supervision. Works independently, this role formulates or defines specifications for complex software programming applications or modifies/maintains complex existing code. Responsibilities include working with an application dealing with the overall operating system and complex in operation and activities. Candidate works at the highest technical level on all phases of software systems programming applications. Candidate is responsible for working with an individual business unit on multi-project assignments.
Support SCADA system across Dominions electrical system.
Expert knowledge of data centers spanning two primary sites operating as a single logical unit through the use of Cisco, VMware, and F5 technologies. Worked
Expert in network systems and moving circuits through various vendors.
Expert in data center and WAN network to support management of power generation stations running an OSI software solution. Integrated with network built around IP, analog, and ICCP connections compliant with NERC/CI
Expert in VLan creation and management.
Design sets of complex secure networks supporting the electric system control centers. Unified systems included dedicated systems among other NERC/CIP regulated systems.
Monitor and tune performance of SCADA system
Connect new technologies to existing SCADA system with a variety of protocols
Support systems using NERC CIP standards
Support various systems to get evidence out for Cyber Security awareness
Participate in a 24x7 on-call rotation
Plan, design, implement, enhance, and maintain complex system
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Experience in Windows Operating System and Linux system at a Very High Proficient experience.
Detailed analysis of firewall rules management and creation
Understand and analyze detailed logs of the OS and software systems to get to core of various software.
Knowledgeable in C, CC++, Python, Unix Shell, Assembly, Verilog, etc.
Knowledge of Electrical Operations and/or Power Generation a plus
Bachelor, Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Engineering major with 1 2 years experience with SCADA system programming.
**Military SCADA PLC experience may be considered in lieu of degree (especially Navy Sub experience)***
Self-motivator: examines problems and investigates for solutions; completes projects without direct supervision.
Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesnt stop at first answers
Makes good decision (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most solutions or suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others or advice and solutions
Spends his/her time and the time of others on what is important; zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial aside
Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; a constant and consistent top performer; bottom line oriented; pushes self and others for results
A relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything
IT experience in business systems analysis, in a large-scale environment, across multiple hardware and software platforms, or business unit experience that includes working closely with IT in the development and implementation of large-scale systems.
Experience and understanding of the utility industry and/or power generation.
Strong documentation skills.
Demonstrated ability to research and understand customer issues and requirements.
Experience working with IT group and service providers to apply technology solutions to businesses.
Solid written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated organization and planning skills that include coordination of assigned projects, planning and scheduling, and time management.
Ability to work independently, in a support capacity, or a lead role on critical short-term and long-term projects.
Successfully coordinate activities and solutions with team members and teams from multiple areas of the company.
Solid analytical skills and demonstrated skills in analyzing and solving problems and issues of varying complexity and providing detailed documentation regarding issues and resolution.
Ability to manage multiple work efforts simultaneously.
Demonstrated ability to analyze business processes for both as is and to be states.
Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities for strengthening business processes and systems proactively.
Capability and willingness to learn rapidly, ask questions, and retain the information provided during the process.
What makes this position unique or exciting? SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) for Utility scale generation including Solar, Wind, Battery, Bio-Mass, and traditional fuels. This group supports the transition to new renewable fuels in a very real manner.
Interested parties that meet or exceed the requested qualifications, please send a detailed resume and rate expectation to Laurie Beggs at LNB@BCPEngineers.com; ENR@BCPEngineers.com
**Members of the BCP Team have access to Group Health Insurance and 401k**