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Southern California Edison DERMS Operations and Maintenance Engineer 3 [HYBRID] in Westminster, California

Job Description

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a DERMS Operations and Maintenance Engineer 3 at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you’ll provide hands-on technical support and platform maintenance for the DERMS (Distributed Energy Resource Management System) module of our Grid Management System (GMS).

You will focus on resolving the highly technical and complex problems occurring within the DERMS / Distribution SCADA / GMS portfolio. You will interface with the operations and maintenance staff and work with business clients and IT partners to maximize the value of our managed control platforms. Serving in this role, you will provide technical leadership and guidance to other specialists in the day-to-day operations of our systems. You will support mission critical applications, including tier-3 support and occasional rotating after-hours responsibility. You’ll also provide input on projects where a high level of DERMS and control system expertise is required to effectively integrate new systems, new functions, and processes. We’re looking for a team member that is comfortable in operating in a fast-paced environment, that embraces diverse team dynamics. and will know how to handle changes to priorities. Our team has our vision on the pulse of the latest technology trends, that will impact and shape our business. You are committed to continuous learning, to ensure that you remain current with the latest industry DER and SCADA technologies and trends.

As a DERMS Operations and Maintenance Engineer 3 , your work will help power our planet, reduce carbon emissions, and create cleaner air for everyone. Are you ready to take on the challenge to help us build the future?

A day in the life - Get ready to think big, work smart and shine bright!

  • Leading and providing operational support, troubleshooting and modifications to the Grid Management System’s DERMS module that supports SCE’s management of Distributed Energy Resources on the Electrical Grid.

  • Perform software development and maintenance support for the SCE Grid Management System (GMS) as they relate to the operation and control of the Electrical Grid.

  • Troubleshoot controls hardware issues and/or equipment performance/response issues related to all field devices connected to the GMS. Assist Grid Operations and infrastructure engineers/technicians with troubleshooting.

  • Provides recommendations to senior management on high-level technical issues pertaining to the DERMS system and related Grid Control applications.


The essentials

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or scientific/ technical/ math related field.

  • Five (5) or more years of experience in Application Development or Support & Maintenance of large enterprise grade applications.

  • Two (2) or more years of experience in Application Development or Support & Maintenance of microservices based applications in a Kubernetes platform.

  • Strong understanding of Cybersecurity concepts and experience with PKI, X.509, OAuth 2, Web Application Firewalls, etcetc.

The preferred

  • Knowledge of IEEE 2030.5 protocol to support Distribution Energy Resource (DER) integration

  • Experience in Kubernetes ecosystem including Ingress, Prometheus, Grafana and EFK

  • DevOps tools experience

  • Experience with SCADA, Distributed Control Systems (DCS), or Process Control Systems.

  • Experience with one or more of the following: DNP 3.0, Modbus, IEC61850, Inter Control Center Protocol (TASE2/ICCP), 2030.5, and OPC automation protocols.

  • Experience in designing Highly Available and redundant systems and understanding of Global Traffic Manager, Local Traffic Manager and Load balancing systems.

You should know …

  • When a return-to-office date has been determined, this position’s work mode is hybrid . The employee will report to an SCE facility for a set number of days with the option to work remotely on the remaining days. Unless otherwise noted, employees are required to reside in the state of California. Further details of this work mode will be discussed at the interview stage. 

  • Visit our Candidate Resource page ( to get meaningful information related to benefits, perks, resources, testing information, and hiring process, and more!  

  • Relocation does not apply to this position. 

  • 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 an assigned work location and performing necessary job duties.  

  • The primary work location for this position is Santa Ana, CA; however, the successful candidate must also be able to be work out of a Westminster, CA SCE location from time to time. 

  • This position requires testing and applicants who are identified to continue through the selection process will be invited to test via email. For Information Guides ( , please reference test Edison Individual Contributor Workstyles (#8203). Candidates who have previously passed this assessment, in some cases, may not need to retest again for this position. 

About Southern California Edison

The people at SCE don't just keep the lights on. Our mission is so much bigger. We’re fueling the kind of innovation that’s changing an entire industry, and quite possibly the planet. Join us and create a future with cleaner energy, while providing our customers with the safety and reliability they demand. At SCE, you’ll have a chance to grow personally and professionally, making a real impact in Southern California and around the world.

At SCE, we celebrate our differences. We are 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.

We are committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations at (833) 343-0727.