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AES Senior Network Engineer in San Diego, California

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The Senior Operations Technology “O.T.” Network Engineer position directly supports all the AES Clean Energy Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards and requirements in line with AES Global Standards.

Specifically, this position will work in support of AES Clean Energy compliance requirements and company risk tolerance while ensuring that adequate and effective security processes and controls are implemented and deliver compliance with security policy and regulatory requirements. The O.T. Network Engineer serves as a key point of contact and technical expert supporting the AES Clean Energy Assets. They will manage Project Network documentation, remediation activities and communicate compliance results to O.T. Management Team.

This position is a NERC regulated position. As such, a background check in the form of a Transport Workers Identification Credential (TWIC), is required for this position.

The candidate must have a strong working knowledge of Cisco firewalls and switches. In addition a strong working knowledge of secure networking concepts is required. An understanding of the NERC CIP Standards is a definite plus.

The primary duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the design and development of network implementations

  • Implement standards and operating procedures

  • Maintain proper change management documentation for all hardware and software modifications

  • Conduct routine hardware and software audits of all supported security devices to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, procedures, and requirements

Lead and ensure the fulfillment of team responsibilities including:

  • Perform all required operational maintenance and troubleshooting of supported network assets

  • Participate in disaster recovery, exercises, and events

  • Evaluate and test software updates supplied by vendors, prior to installation

  • Work with vendors, application developers, database administrators, corporate IT, and other technology groups to resolve any problems

  • Participate in budgeting and purchasing processes

  • Other duties as assigned**

This position requires excellent problem solving and decision-making skills, the ability to work with minimal supervision, and the ability to perform duties effectively under emergency situations. The candidate must possess a competency in the following security related areas:

Strong knowledge of Cisco FTD, FMC w \ IPS and IDS, network switches, network routers, cisco Meraki and network design, Client and B2B VPN implementation, TCP/IP communication, performing network security assessments, patch evaluation, virtual environments, and network analysis. Strong LAN/WAN infrastructure knowledge and comprehension of technical manuals preferred. The incumbent must have excellent planning, organizational, verbal and written communication skills and must have the ability to express complex technical concepts effectively, both verbally and in writing. The incumbent must have the ability to work well with people from varying disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience. This position requires a thorough understanding of diverse system and network architectures.

Preferred: An ideal candidate would have experience in the Energy or Utility industry, experience supporting a secure network infrastructure, experience supporting networking systems subject to regulatory compliance requirements. Certification(s) from Cisco preferred

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

The expected salary for this position, at commencement of employment, is between $75.000 and $106.250/Annual; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements such as annual bonus, in addition to a full range of medical, dental, vision, life, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if a candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Safety comes first at AES. To protect the health and safety of our people, customers, communities and partners, and to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, AES requires all newly-hired people or current AES people applying for U.S.-based role(s), to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their date of hire. Except where prohibited by law or not specifically covered in a collective bargaining agreement, new hires and transfers will be required to provide proof of vaccination during onboarding and periodically thereafter. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.

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We are working in an industry that requires new thinking and ways of working together to create solutions that are both economically and environmentally viable, not just one or the other.

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