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PSEG Principal Solutions Architect -Linux Systems in Newark, New Jersey

Requisition : 75446

PSEG Company: PSEG Services Corp.

Salary Range : $ 109,100 - $ 181,500

Incentive : PIP 15%

Work Location Category : Remote Local

PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.

PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG.

Job Summary

This position is a direct report to the Technology Group Product Manager accountable for IT hosting infrastructure (servers, storage, email, cloud etc.) and possesses understanding of business goals business processes and technology expertise in one or more domains, technology solution design and technology implementation. The Technology Engineer is involved in the full technology life cycle, end user needs, budgets and responsible for designing, coding (Infrastructure As Code), configuring, testing, implementing and supporting software, hardware and systems. Technology Engineers work closely with Analysts and Product Managers to understand the business requirements that drive the analysis and physical design of technical solutions. Technology Engineers may be assigned to either implementation or support functions. Implementation involves creating new technology based solutions whereas support involves upgrades, maintenance or issue resolution to existing technology solutions.

Job Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:

•Create standards, design, configuration, development (Infrastructure as Code), documentation, and testing of hosting infrastructure (server, storage, cloud, automation, etc.) technology solutions to meet business or technology requirements. Evaluation of existing technology solutions to determine fit for purpose for the new business or technology requirements. Recommendation of technology alternatives. Collaboration with other individuals (key stakeholders including application teams, cyber security, operations etc.) to ensure proper integration of the new technology solution with the existing technology.

•Analysis of end user’s needs, business, and technology requirements. Translation of these requirements into technology solution capabilities and design. Alternatively, using the user needs, business and technology knowledge to peer review designs, implementation plans, software code, configuration settings or other artifacts to ensure technology solution being created by others meets the user needs, business and technology requirements.

•Provides support toward resolution of escalated support tickets. May perform the needed analysis to identify root cause of reported incidents, identify the short and long term remediation for the identified incidents

•Utilizes automation and Infrastructure as Code, through own development, as primary methods of enforcing technology standards, technology implementation and incident resolution

Specific responsibilities:

•Create and maintain Lifecycle Plan and Long Range Planning for Linux/Unix servers, storage solutions, virtualization platforms, cloud IaaS, Identity Management (IAM/LDAP), DNS/DHCP, automation and infrastructure management tools.

•Partners with business analysts to translate business requirements into technology solution requirements (technology and hosting options considering Cloud, On-Premise, Licensing, storage, and hardware costs, regulatory requirements, risks and value-added, Total Cost of Ownership etc. etc.).

•Create process flowcharts, diagrams, drawings and other related documentation. Create technical workflows using different modeling techniques.

•Collaborates with all stakeholders such as enterprise architects, software development, operations, cybersecurity and infrastructure to integrate applications and hardware.

•Ensures that the design and technology solution implementation meets security and QA standards. Analyzes various reports to ensure that the functionality and performance meets all product and service level requirements.

•Creates technology solutions based on a disciplined process. Works on tasks that require skills in multiple technical environments and knowledge of a specific business area.

•Conducts design and change record peer reviews in support of upcoming changes. Peer reviews may be required as part of contractual obligation in cases when the content subject to peer review is completed and submitted by an outside party.

•Documents capabilities and any changes to new or existing components and associated test activities and test results.

•Makes solutions and solution parts production-ready by following the standard change management processes, completing required forms, following procedures, completing version control documents, etc.

•Responsible for establishing strong partnerships with vendors with clear expectations. This includes negotiating agreements, establishing service level agreements, and ensuring contracts are in place to support the product needs.

•Facilitate and coordinate external benchmarking/best practice efforts for hosting infrastructure.

Job Specific Qualifications


•Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or Math

•8-15 years of professional technology solution engineering

•Excellent leadership capabilities through technology solution ownership and adoption, projects or other work experiences.

•Superior track record of translating business outcomes, business requirements and technical requirements into technical designs for new technology solutions or enhancements to existing technology solutions, while following architectural standards and organizational policies

•Excellent track record of implementing technology solutions using structured methodologies such as agile (SCRUM, Kanban etc.) and waterfall.

Required Competencies:

•Demonstrated experience designing solutions for Linux/Unix Server both on-premise and in the cloud

•Demonstrated experience designing solutions for Storage both on-premise and in the cloud

•Demonstrated experience designing and implementing virtualization and/or Windows Server solutions

•Demonstrated experience identifying opportunities for automation, developing and implementing infrastructure automation capabilities and tools

•Experience documenting technical solutions or business and system process flow techniques using applicable methods such as engineering drawings, UML (e.g. Use Case Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, Entity Relationship Diagrams) etc.

•Ability to create both technical and non-technical end-user documentation.

•Ability to work independently and multi-task effectively.

•Demonstrated understanding of projects from the perspective of client/user, business, cyber security and technology day to day operations.

•Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary.

•Strong analytical ability and attention to detail.

•Excellent problem solving skills.

•Experience with Financial Cost/Benefit and Total Cost of Ownership analysis,

•Ability to learn new business and technical concepts.

•Strong oral and written communication skills,

•Good facilitation skills,

•Strong judgment and management skills,

•Leadership, technical teamwork and interpersonal skills,

•Ability to foster working relationships with the team, IT Management and Client departments,

•Understanding of technology architecture, technology platforms and ability to explain technical concepts to the business users in the context of business requirements.

•Ability to define metrics that measure success of the technology solution in addressing business and technical requirements as well as achieving the desired outcomes.

•Working knowledge of specific area including business process configuration and execution for assigned domains.

Desired Qualifications:

•Graduate degree or MBA

•Experience with public cloud providers

•Experience scoping, designing, and implementing DNS/DHCP, LDAP, IAM, and MFA solutions

•Experience with mission critical technology solutions

•Understanding financial principles as they apply to technology investments such as cost to achieve, cost to operate, depreciation, maintenance etc.

Minimum Years of Experience

8 years of experience


Bachelor in Computer Science


None Noted


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