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Southern California Edison Senior System Engineer, Technical Lead in Alhambra, California

Job Description

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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).

As a SeniorSystemEngineer , 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!

  • Provide operational support (tier 3) involving complex, technical issues that cannot be resolved by tier 1 or 2 support teams. Identifies and implements actions 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.

  • 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.


The essentials

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

  • Ten (10) years of experience in technical development of IT applications, including:

  • Troubleshooting and resolving critical system technical issues

  • Software development (C, C++, .NET, Java) of critical system (preferably in Linux and Windows platforms) components and add-ons

  • Solution and technical architectures for complex business solutions

  • Systems integration in a complex technical and business environment

  • Experience providing leadership in working with external partners / vendors.

The preferred

  • Engineering knowledge of Transmission and Distribution networks and control systems is a plus.

  • Strong Linux scripting language skills, including shell scripting, text editing, 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 Configuration Management and version control tools (i.e. Clearcase, Git)

  • Working knowledge of RDBMS (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.

  • Understanding of Utility standards such as Common Information Model (CIM) and Multispeak.

  • Experience in Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment tools such as Maven and Jenkins.

  • Knowledge on best practices on version control, build and deployment processes, including DevOps.

  • Experience in troubleshooting message transactions spanning multiple applications across different security trust zones.

You should know…

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  • Relocation does not apply to this position.

  • 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. #L1-WT1