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Senior System Administrator

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Virginia
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/09/2018
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Role:
Notes: A contract opportunity currently exists for a systems administrator in the Real-Time Systems (RTS) support team reporting to the Manager of Engineering in the RTS and SCADA Engineering department and Manager of US Gas Field telecom upgrade project responsible for supporting client's US Gas Operations. The individual in this role will be responsible and accountable for various software applications, system administration, and support functions necessary to ensure a stable and reliable real-time application environment for client US Natural Gas. The application environment encompasses mission critical systems such as Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and Electronic Measurement (EM) systems.

The successful candidate will work as a RTS and SCADA Engineering team member responsible for analysis and development of real-time applications, analytics solutions, web dashboards, system interfaces, and other duties related to the support of the application environment.

Specific duties include:

* Perform application system development, maintenance, and production support under the direction of the RTS & SCADA Engineering Manager.
* Work collaboratively with other RTS and SCADA Engineering staff in proposing and evaluating strategic improvements to both the technical and functional application environments.
* Design, develop and test delivered solutions working with RTS and SCADA Engineering team members.
* Exhibit proficient knowledge in TCP/IP fundamentals and design of IP-based network infrastructure.
* Understand various serial and TCP/IP-based SCADA communications protocols used in an industrial environment.
* Solid understanding of troubleshooting problems involved with SCADA polling systems from IP to legacy serial endpoints.
* Demonstrate ability to utilize network tools to assist in troubleshooting SCADA communication problems.
* Demonstrate proficient knowledge in a telecommunications/network design.
* Exhibit good communications skills.
* General working knowledge of central SCADA host systems.
* Responsible for the accuracy and quality of the delivered solution working with internal stakeholders and project members.
* Participate in developing, reviewing, and maintaining technical documentation.
* Ensure compliance with all departmental, corporate and regulatory policies and requirements including a focus on management of change.
* Commit to be a strong, competent, proactive and engaged team member.
* Work to continuously expand one's knowledge of company business, strategy, goals and objectives.

Selection Criteria
Qualifications and Education
* Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
* Strong business aptitude plus the ability to be innovative and capable of critical analysis and problem solving.
* Good interpersonal and communication skills combined with the ability to utilize those skills during interactions with peers, employees, and internal & external customers.
* Proven team player with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams and to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships.
* Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis, with a high degree of accuracy.
* Capability and flexibility to respond to critical deadlines by adjusting work hours to meet deadlines.
* A general understanding of the pipeline and gas storage businesses will be an asset.
* Strong working knowledge of change management processes.

* Experience with Windows 2012/2016, SQL Server and IIS.
* Experience delivering system analysis & design documentation.
* Preferred, but not required: working knowledge of Aveva (Schneider Electric) OASyS DNA SCADA system.
* Preferred, but not required: SCADA networks including network connectivity to serial and IP based RTU's as well as legacy X.25 RTU's utilizing XOT encapsulation methods.

* Four-year Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline OR equivalent work experience

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