Southern California Edison Senior Systems Engineer in Alhambra, California

Job Description


Are you looking to make a difference in your career? We’re working on smarter grids, cleaner energy and tools to help people manage energy more efficiently.

About Information Technology

The role of IT goes beyond the traditional Information Technology “service provider.” Many of the innovative ideas and projects that shape the company’s future and move SCE forward are dependent on technology. IT employees are at the heart of these projects, collaborating, designing and executing technology solutions that are transforming our industry.

Position Overview

The resource is responsible for supporting NERC regulated infrastructure, including supporting components, and applications for Power System Controls (PSC) environment to ensure availability, reliability, and security, with a focus on generation management and Corporate Security’s systems/applications. The infrastructure includes HP, Cisco, and Dell server hardware, virtualization technologies, server and workstation OSes (2008/2012/2016/Win7/Win10), supporting components/applications, and a variety of applications. The specialist/engineer performs a variety of tasks including (but not limited to) hardware and software evaluation, infrastructure monitoring and maintenance (i.e., OS/Firmware/ Software installs/upgrades/patches), incident management, change management, problem management, and compliance. The resource participates in on-call duties. Instrumental in supporting complex technical solutions.

Typical Responsibilities

  • Working with business clients and IT partners to maximize the value of the PSC managed applications.

  • Ensuring maintenance and support activities are in compliance with NERC CIP.

  • Coordinating activities involving clients, IT teams, and vendors in the day-to-day operations and maintenance of our systems.

  • Supporting mission critical applications, including after-hours and tier-2 support.

  • Performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher, in Computer Science, Engineering, Computer Information Systems, or similar technical major/ discipline.

  • Eight (8) or more years of experience maintaining and supporting enterprise software systems.

  • Available for on-call duties including scheduled and unscheduled evening and weekend work, and able to travel throughout the SCE Service Territory as needed.

  • Experience coordinating maintenance and support activities and overseeing the delivery of software solutions / enhancements, performing patch management, regression testing, functional testing and configuration and release management of enterprise or other complex applications.

  • Experience collaborating with Application Solution Architects, Business Analysts and other technical resources on the delivery of application functionality, including experience working on issues involving and impacting leading edge and/or future technologies and business issues to accomplish short-term & long-term business objectives.

  • Experience providing continuity with other IT teams and the vendor to ensure coordinated maintenance, support and compliance for applications.

  • Experience working with application vendors and managing all escalated system issues to proper closure.

  • Effective, decision making, results delivery, team building, and the ability to stay current with relevant technology and innovation.

  • NERC/CIP experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree, in related technical major/ discipline, preferred

  • Eight (8) or more years’ experience in the field performing complex analysis, consulting, and providing recommendations.

  • Ability to create and execute database queries using SQL and database tools.

  • Experience modifying, developing, testing, and debugging software using C or C++, JAVA.

  • Experience developing tools using various scripting languages e.g. Pearl, SQL.

  • Microsoft Systems Engineer (MCSE/ MCSA), VMWare, Citrix and/or ITIL Foundation certifications.


  • Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

  • Relocation does not apply to this position.

  • This position will require on call/after hours support.

  • 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.

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of approximately 15 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years.

SCE is 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.