MidAmerican Energy Company Analyst I, II or III - Energy Management Systems (EMS) in Des Moines, Iowa
*Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)
This is a multi-level posting. This position provides support for software and hardware development, implementation and maintenance for all Electric EMS and Gas SCADA computer systems. Performs studies and carries out projects involving application and system software and hardware design, development, implementation, testing, training, operation and maintenance.
Provides support for software and hardware development, implementation and maintenance for all control center computer systems. Participates in the development and/or implementation of margin-improving software to meet the needs of market dispatch conditions. (25%)
Configuration of the EMS/SCADA systems to provide an interface between remote terminal units (RTUs) located within substations and the EMS. This includes a functional checkout of RTU communications. (15%)
Performs studies and carries out projects involving application and system software and hardware design, development, implementation, testing, training, operation and maintenance. (10%)
Develops and implements new concepts in electric control system software, while maintaining the integrity of the bulk electric system. (10%)
Develops and modifies software required to integrate computer peripheral devices and other hardware into the system. (10%)
Participates in formulating, evaluating, selecting, developing and implementing new or revised systems and procedures. (5%)
Participates in highly complex projects related to the development of new systems, architecture, applications or technology capabilities in support of business goals. (10%)
Assists with project planning, system analysis, software design and coding, testing, documentation, implementation and research activities as necessary for software engineering projects. (0-10%)
May guide Analyst I/II - EMS in the completion of assigned projects. (0-5%)
Participates in establishing documentation procedures and uses those procedures to document all actions necessary to install and maintain system and application software. (5%)
Performs additional duties as requested or assigned. (5%)
Subject to standby duty 24-hours per day on a rotating schedule.
Bachelor's degree in engineering (electrical preferred), computer science or a related field or equivalent work experience. (Typically six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor's degree.)
The Analyst I position requires eighteen months of work and/or intern experience in a related field.
The Analyst II position requires a minimum of four years of experience in EMS operations.
The Analyst III position requires a minimum of six years of experience in EMS or related operations.
Information systems skills to modify and produce software under the supervision of others and to perform hardware maintenance.
Excellent knowledge of real-time systems and control software and computer operating system software.
Effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills to recognize patterns in data, information or events, to draw logical conclusions and to make recommendations.
Effective oral and written communication skills to transmit information accurately and understandably.
Coordination skills to meet deadlines and to organize/maintain system drawings and software version control.
Understanding of electric and gas system operation, metering, communications, remote terminal unit equipment, data transmission equipment and related devices.
Teamwork skills to work with others in the department and with external customers to benefit the department and the organization as a whole.
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Job: *Systems Analyst
Organization: *Information Technology
Title: Analyst I, II or III - Energy Management Systems (EMS)
Location: IA-Des Moines
Requisition ID: 1901087