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Omaha Public Power District Infrastructure Engineer in Omaha, Nebraska


OPPDs Business Technology (BT) division is looking to add an Infrastrucutre Engineer to the BT Infrastrucutre team in support of its mission of providing reliable, affordable, and environmentally sensitive energy services. In this role, you will maintain operational aspects of OPPD’s infrastructure by responding to incidents, optimizing throughput, infrastructure availability, and utilization of enterprise resources. This role will coordinate work with other engineers and operating groups to facilitate participation of various organizational units.

Perform conventional, intermediate level engineering assignments that would take approximately three to six months to complete.

  • Perform testing of materials

  • Prepare specifications

  • Participate in completing process study tests

  • Collaborate with vendors to resolve issues when necessary

Perform incident request management for task by evaluating the request and determining the best path for resolution.

  • Provide support on an on-call rotation basis

  • Perform break/fix analysis and troubleshooting

  • Escalate incidents to the Sr Infrastructure Engineer as needed

Coordinate with other teams to identify proper thresholds and actions to maintain monitoring standards.

  • Identify appropriate monitoring levels prior to triggering thresholds

  • Draft procedural documentation defining and outlining thresholds and action plans to address

  • Train/facilitate discussions cross functionally to ensure new plans are understood and adhered to

  • Maintain infrastructure monitoring platform, trending, dashboards, and reporting

Implement and manage server operating systems lifecycles.

  • Monitor servers to ensure they are up to date on current operating systems

  • Perform analysis on what servers need updated and by when

  • Execute plans and timelines for maintenance/update activities

  • Performing patching activities as directed by Microsoft

Initiate and participate in internal and external security and vulnerability assessment remediation.

  • Automate patch management and software distribution solutions

  • Research and apply vulnerability patches obtained by vendors

Identify opportunities for automation and process improvement by collaborating with other areas to develop and deliver solutions that maintain standards from an operations and structural perspective.

  • Utilize configuration management tools to maintain consistency of systems, devices, and applications

  • Automatically deliver and make rapid changes across the infrastructure

The District is undertaking a massive technological transformation, and in order to pull it off, we need the best. You can expect to dig into a rewarding career with one of the most reputable employers in the entire state of Nebraska. We care about our employee’s well-being; not only are we committed to providing a fair salary, but will also load you up with one of the most competitive benefits packages in the region. Last but not least, you’ll be coming to work for a company where our mission, vision, and values are more than just a piece of paper. Because of our unique position, we get to live them out every day and leave every night knowing the work we put in is worth doing.



  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics or related field, and a minimum of three (3) years of experience in an equivalent role; OR 7+ years of experience in the design, configuration and operation of an enterprise infrastructure

  • Must be able to accommodate 24 hour on call schedule

  • General experience in a wide variety of technical areas including, but not limited to: application deployment, configuration management, workflow automation / orchestration, process automation

  • Ability to collaborate with resources across multiple disciplines

  • Experience installing, administering and monitoring Microsoft Windows and Unix/Linux systems

  • Experience installing, configuring, and supporting enterprise-class server hardware (Cisco UCS)

  • Experience with virtualization platforms such as VMWare vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenDesktop

  • Knowledge of storage/backup solutions (PURE, VNX, vPlex, Data Domain, Avamar)

  • Knowledge of SAN fabric switching (Brocade)

  • Experience with Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange

  • Experience scripting in Powershell, Python, or other languages

  • Knowledge of networking fundamentals (LAN, WAN, VLAN, Routing, Firewalls, etc.)

  • Experience with datacenter management/monitoring (power, space, cooling, rack elevations, cable plant)


  • Desired experience with Traffic Management (F5, Netscaler)

  • Desired experience with automation

Closing Statement

Salary Grade: S4

Minimum: $78,265

Midpoint: $97,831

At Omaha Public Power District, we’re passionate about three things: power, the people who make it, and the people who rely on it.

WE ARE: Where the Light Starts. OPPD is the 12th-largest public power utility in the U.S., serving over 850,000 people across 5,000 square miles and 13 counties.

WE’RE COMMITTED TO: Each other and the people we serve. This commitment drives us. We’re dedicated to providing our communities with affordable, reliable, and environmentally sensitive energy services today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

OUR JOB: To provide power with a purpose. We have real impact - on people’s lives, on the environment, and on the future of energy. We’re always looking for bright, capable people who want an opportunity to lead from where you are—wherever you are— and know that your ideas will be heard. If you want to be a source of real, positive change for the community and the people who live in this region, then working for a company acknowledged for caring about these same things is likely a priority for you as well.

Org Marketing Statement

EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply

Apply online at on or before December 4, 2020.

Recruiter: Laura Fritson - lmfritson@oppd.comPLEASE NOTE - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition. If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in 'DRAFT' form and will not be viewed by our Human Capital staff.

OPPD is very aware of the potential risks of COVID-19 and are evaluating all necessary precautions. With that, we are limiting travel and face to face interviews until further notice, so please expect some delays in processing of your application of interest.