Principal Engineer - EMS
|Title:||Principal Engineer - EMS|
|Employment Duration:||Full time|
|Location:||GSOC Headquarters: Tucker, GA|
This position has overall responsibility for the security and operational readiness of GSOC's Operational Applications used by the Control Center Operators, FOC users and Members. The Operational Applications comprises all of the software and hardware in the primary and backup control centers, which make up the required operating tools used by GSOC's Transmission, Generation, Interchange and Scheduling Member Operations.
This position responds to any and all problems that affect or may affect the Operational Applications regardless of the time of day or the day of the week. This position directs others during emergency times, when the Operational Applications are threatened or some portion of the system(s) are not functioning. This position mentors, advises, and directs others in matters of security and system performance. This position advises the Manager, Operational Application Support in matters related to the performance, backup and maintainability of the Data Historian, the Scheduling Member System, and other crucial subsystems that comprise the Operational Suite of Applications.
Education: Bachelors of Science in Electrical, Mechanical, or Computer Engineering, Computer Science or similar related field of study as a minimum.
Experience: Twelve (12) years of professional experience in a software and hardware support role, with (5) years experience supporting real-time operational systems and applications in an Electric Utility is strongly desired. Individual should have six (6) years experience in software development with increasing degrees of responsibility for the continuous operation of the software developed. Additional experience in a related computer system support and development environment is preferred. Experience in Project Management, System Security, Application and System Design, Programming, Testing, Deployment and Support is desirable. Four (4) years of experience preferred in System Administration and System Support including systems using Unix, Linux, Windows and/or IP-based Network environments is desirable.
Equivalent Experience: Eighteen (18) years of direct electric utility application development, support and system administration with direct and significant responsibilities related to industry specific applications and operations. Should have at least eight (8) years of significant utility related real-time or near real-time project management experience and eight (8) years of Unix, Linux or Windows administration.
Licenses, Certifications, Registrations: Must be able to obtain and maintain Bulk Electric System Cyber Authorized Status as defined in GSOC's CIP Cyber Security Policy 301 and NERC Reliability Standard CIP 004 - Personnel Risk Assessment.
Specialized Skills: Solid experience in providing 24x7 support for the EMS, Data Historian, Scheduling Member Application, Tesla, as well as other operational applications that support the Control Centers. Knowledge and experience leading application development in one of the following environments: real-time control systems, relational database / transaction based applications, or web based development.
Experience in the four of the following is required: Object Oriented Design and Analysis, Software & Database modeling tools (e.g.: Rational Rose, System Architect) Linux, UML, AIX administration, Windows operating environment, SQL administration or programming, Oracle administration or programming, Data Historical Archive Server, XML, HTML, COM/DCOM, Data Communications protocols and/or TCP/IP computer network communications.
Experience in project management in application development related projects and knowledge of MS Project is expected. Excellent organizational skills and customer/ team communications skills are needed to be successful.
Due to the critical nature and continuous operation of the Control Center this position will be on call every other week. While on call, this individual must be able to report to the office within one hour. This position is required to assist with the economic resolution of problems whenever contacted. At all times the individual will carry a company-issued cell phone. Whenever business travel requires being out of the area, the individual is required to carry their PC. The on-call support staff is responsible for correcting the problem, implementing a work around or devising a work around. This individual is empowered to take whatever appropriate actions required to correct the problem/issue impacting operations, properly weighing the potential cost to the business of taking no action in correcting the problem/issue against the cost of restoring the impacted operational application(s).
We are an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.
Georgia System Operations Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, including veterans and disabled. We are a drug-free workplace. All applicants are subject to substance abuse testing.
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