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Category: Engineer Job Type: Contract
Job ID Number: 10599 City/State: Richmond    VA
Job Title: Software Systems Engineer (SCADA)
Job Description: Location: Richmond, VA / 12+ Months Contract

Client is seeks candidates for a Software Systems Engineer position located in Richmond, Virginia. Responsibilities include supporting a SCADA EMS system used to operate and monitor the Electric Transmission electrical power system and other assets. A broad knowledge and/or willingness to learn a variety of skills from configuration, programming, automation, business operations etc. will be required. It is essential the successful applicant be a highly motivated self starter that can and will be responsible for their work with minimal direction and supervision.

Local candidates strongly preferred.
Only Green Card and US Citizen required, No C2C.

  • Knows and applies the fundamental concepts, principles, practices, and procedures to carry out all aspects of the job Proficiently performs assignments having the knowledge, skills, abilities, and Experience needed to carry out all aspects of the job Exercises independent judgment and decision-making in planning, organizing and conducting work assignments.

  • May receive instructions and guidance on unusual or complex problems and knows when to get others involved Effectively utilizes the proper resources to develop solutions and devise new approaches to problems encountered in work assignments Identifies and eliminates unnecessary work and non-value added activities Related experience desired.

Knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as experience desired in operating systems include:
  • i. Experience in Windows and Linux Operating Systems

  • ii. C++ or similar object-oriented programming languages

  • iii. Proficient in one or more of the following scripting languages (Perl, Python, JavaScript, PowerShell, Linux shell)

  • iv. Basic knowledge of electrical operations

Desired attributes.
  • i. Self motivator; examines problems and investigates for solutions; completes projects without direct supervision.

  • ii. Uses logic to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; proficient at analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at first answers.

  • iii. Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.

  • iv. Spends his/her time and the time of others on what is important; zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial aside.

  • v. Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; a constant and consistent top performer; bottom line oriented; pushes self and others for results.

  • vi. A relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything

  • Works independently and as part of the team, this role works with senior engineers to formulates and define specifications for complex software programming applications and to modify/maintain complex existing code.

  • Responsibilities include working with an application dealing with the overall operating system and complex in operation and activities.

  • Candidate is responsible for working with an individual business unit on multi-project assignments.
  • Support SCADA EMS system across clients electrical system.

  • Connect new technologies to existing SCADA EMS system with a variety of protocols.

  • Participate in a 24x7 on-call rotation.

  • Plan, design, implement, enhance and maintain complex system.

  • Monitor and tune performance of SCADA EMS system

For expedited response, please contact Karan at 804-673-5100 x 35
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