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Southern California Edison Senior System Engineer, EMS/SCADA Technical Lead [HYBRID] in Alhambra, California

Job Description

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Senior System Engineer, EMS/SCADA Technical Lead at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Hands-on technical leadership, projects (50%)

  • Hands-on technical, operational maintenance & support (50%)

As a Senior System Engineer, Technical lead , your work will help power our planet, reduce carbon emissions and create cleaner air for everyone. Are you ready to take on the challenge to help us build the future?

A day in the life – Get ready to think big, work hard and shine bright!

  • For Projects:

  • Working with the business clients to understand their requirements and ongoing strategy in order to provide or develop technical solutions for meeting their short-term and long-term business goals.

  • Provide technical thought leadership for highly complex projects as needed. Leads architecture, design and implementation efforts including hands-on software development. Works with application vendors and manages all escalated design and implementation issues to proper closure.

  • Foster technical innovation within the team and leads by example when developing solutions. Representing SCE to the vendor and communicate learned best practices, vendor product roadmap, and communicate SCE business vision to vendors for future product planning.

  • Provide mentoring, guidance, and training to other senior technical team members. Through breadth and depth of advanced technical knowledge, provides application and system subject matter expertise for the EMS and related systems.

  • Provide consultation to peers, PSC Management team, IT support teams, IT leadership, and SCE executives regarding short-term and long-term system goals and technology roadmap.

  • Work with vendors and senior leadership directly as well as engineers, IT specialists, architects, and analysts from various disciplines to achieve desired business outcomes.

  • For Operational Maintenance and Support:

  • Providing technical leadership in day-to-day technical activities to support the mission-critical Energy Management System (EMS) as well as related transmission and SCADA applications.

  • Driving resolution to the most technical and complex problems occurring within the supported systems.

  • Leading activities involving clients, IT teams, and vendors in the day-to-day operations and maintenance of our systems (including after-hours tier 3 support) and critical project efforts.

  • Ensuring maintenance and support activities are in compliance with IT processes and adhere to our Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

  • Identifyand implementactions plans to prevent future system issues.

  • Perform complex analysis, consulting, and providing recommendations to address complex technical issues as they relate to the operation and control of an electric utility as well as lead the implementation and deployment of replacement, upgrade, or enhanced versions of the applications and platforms.


The essentials

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science/technology, or related field.

  • Five (5) years of experience with architecting/designing technology solutions for mission critical systems.

  • Ten (10) years of experience with software development with C, C++, .NET, or Java.

  • Technical knowledge of Transmission and Distribution networks, SCADA and control systems.

  • Experience troubleshooting and resolving complex system technical issues.

  • Leadership experience working with cross-functional teams, clients and vendors.

  • Systems integration experience with large complex business environments.

The preferred

  • Strong Linux scripting language skills, including shell scripting, Perl, sed, and awk.

  • Working knowledge of Linux OS tools, including filesystem manipulation, subsystem configuration (i.e. NTP, NAS), and performance monitoring.

  • Working knowledge of databases (i.e. Oracle), and SQL.

  • Strong understanding of Cybersecurity standards and trust zones to implement a defense in depth application security.

  • Good understanding of infrastructure and networking capabilities to design resilient systems.

  • Experience in troubleshooting message transactions spanning multiple applications.

You should know…

  • Effective January 2022, this position’s work mode is Hybrid. The employee will report to an SCE facility for a set number of days with the option to work remotely on the remaining days. Unless otherwise noted, employees are required to reside in the state of California. Further details of this work mode will be discussed at the interview stage.

  • Visit our Candidate Resource page ( to get meaningful information related to benefits, perks, resources, testing information, and hiring process, and more!

  • This position requires testing and applicants who are identified to continue through the selection process will be invited to test via email. We invite you to visit our Testing Information ( page for further information and to access information guides. For information guides, please reference test 8203. Candidates who have previously passed this assessment, in some cases, may not need to retest again for this position.

  • Relocation assistance is available for thisposition.

  • This position has been identified as a NERC/CIP impacted position - Prior to being hired, the successful candidate must pass a Personnel Risk Assessment (PRA) or Background Investigation. Once hired, the candidate must complete specified training prior to gaining un-escorted access to assigned work location and performing necessary job duties.

About Southern California Edison

The people at SCE don't just keep the lights on. Our mission is so much bigger. We’re fueling the kind of innovation that’s changing an entire industry, and quite possibly the planet. Join us and create a future with cleaner energy, while providing our customers with the safety and reliability they demand. At SCE, you’ll have a chance to grow personally and professionally, making a real impact in Southern California and around the world.

At SCE, we celebrate our differences. We are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.

We are committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations at (833) 343-0727.