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Senior Software Systems Engineer (SCADA)

Date: Jul 21, 2021

Location: RICHMOND, VA, US, 23219

Company: Dominion Energy

At Dominion Energy we love our jobs.  That’s right.  Love.  Every day we go to work filled with passion to be excellent, to creatively problem solve and to innovate.  These are exciting days for energy companies, and Dominion Energy aims to shape the future of energy in America. We are looking at all of our work with fresh eyes, retooling everything we do, in every part of the company, to operate more sustainably and to deliver energy more reliably than ever.  We are looking for interesting, independent thinkers and doers who can help shape the culture of a forward-looking company that’s proud of its rich legacy. Are you a change agent?  Do you think differently?  Do you want to fall in love with your job? If you answered “yes,” then read on!

At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 

Job Summary

Dominion Resource’s seeks candidates for a Senior Software Systems Engineer position located in Richmond, Virginia. Position responsibilities include supporting a SCADA 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. Works fairly independently, this role formulates or defines specifications for complex software programming applications or modifies/maintains complex existing code. Responsibilities include working with an application dealing with the overall operating system and complex in operation and activities. Candidate works at the highest technical level on all phases of software systems programming applications. Candidate is responsible for working with an individual business unit on multi-project assignments.  

  • Support SCADA system across Dominions electrical system.
  • Connect new technologies to existing SCADA 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 system

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in Windows server and Linux server application administration
  • 5+ years of experience in Windows desktop client support
  • 5+ years of experience with SCADA systems, preferably experience with OSI Monarch platform
  • 5+ years of experience developing code in each of the following programming languages:  C++, C#, C, Python, Perl, PowerShell, SQL, and Bash Shell Script
  • 5+ years of experience in Microsoft IIS and Apache HTTP web server administration
  • 5+ years of experience in web development, including, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, CGI, Typescript, Angular, JSON, REST, and .NET
  • Experience with interfacing and writing queries for a variety of databases, including MySQL, MariaDB, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle DB, and MongoDB. 
  • Experience with the entire Software Development Life Cycle for your code and the code of others: Planning, design, coding, testing, deployment, troubleshooting, maintenance, upgrades, and retirement.
  • Ability to troubleshoot software systems effectively in both Linux and Windows environments
  • Ability to peer review code of others, and to diagnose issues with legacy code written by others.
  • Knowledge of Electrical Operations

Additional attributes

  • Self motivator; examines problems and investigates for solutions; completes projects without direct supervision.
  • Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at first answers
  • Makes good decision (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most solutions or suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others or advice and solutions
  • Spends his/her time and the time of others on what is important; zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial aside
  • Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; a constant and consistent top performer; bottom line oriented; pushes self and others for results
  • 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

The company is actively seeking United States military veterans and service members who meet the qualifications outlined above.

  • Military service members and veterans with ranks from E5-E9, W1-CW5, or O3-O6, plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience are encouraged to apply.

Education Requirements

Education Level: Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education: Bachelor

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required


Export Control

Certain positions at Dominion Energy may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law.  Compliance with these export controls may result in Dominion Energy limiting its consideration of certain applicants.


Other Information

We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.   To learn more about our benefits, click here

Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.  

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