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Senior Software Systems Engineer - SCADA

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 Energy seeks candidates for a Sr Software Systems Engineer position located in Richmond, Virginia. Position responsibilities include supporting a SCADA system used to operate and monitor the generation of electrical power systems 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 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 being 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.  

Additional responsibilities include: 

  • Support SCADA system across Dominions electrical system.  
  • Support various Server OS, Win 08 – 19, Linux systems and operations 
  • Support and create programs using C, C++, scripting (Python, PERL, etc.) 
  • Support security of technical data and systems to NERC, NIST, or other compliant standards. 
  • Supports business functions of the Generation Systems so knowledge of electrical systems and how generation works is a plus. 
  • Support of data centers spanning two primary sites operating as a single logical unit using Cisco, VMware, and F5 technologies.  
  • Support of data center and WAN network to support management of power generation stations running an OSI software solution. Integrated with network built around IP, analog, and ICCP connections compliant with NERC/CIP standards 
  • Support VLan creation and management.  
  • Design sets of complex secure networks supporting the electric system control centers. Unified systems included dedicated systems among other NERC/CIP regulated systems. 
  • Monitor and tune performance of SCADA system for Dominion’s generation fleet 
  • Connect modern technologies to existing SCADA system with a variety of protocols 
  • Support systems using NERC CIP standards 
  • Support various systems to get evidence out for Cyber Security awareness 
  • Participate in a 24x7 on-call rotation 
  • Plan, design, implement, enhance, and maintain complex systems  

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • 5+ years of directly related experience 
  • 3+ years of SCADA programming experience 
  • Experience in Windows Operating System and Linux/Unix system at proficient and real-world experience.  
  • Detailed analysis of Firewall security system rules management and creation 
  • Understand and analyze detailed logs of the OS and software systems to get to core of various software.  
  • Knowledgeable in C, CC++, Python, Java, etc. 
  • Knowledge of Electrical Operations and/or Power Generation a plus 
  • Knowledge of SCADA and the design principles of control system a plus.  
  • Knowledge of reporting systems that ensure electrical systems are running efficiently a plus.  

Additional attributes: 

  • Self-motivator: examines problems and investigates 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 does not 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 


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

  • 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 as outlined above.

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 , Other Education: Business, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics

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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Top 3 Reasons to Work at Dominion Energy

1. Great Work Life Balance
2. Generous Pay and Benefits
3. Collaborative & Inclusive Culture 

About Dominion Energy

I am your warm cup of coffee in the morning and I light your home at night. I am the cool breeze from your A/C on the hottest day in summer, and the red coil that heats your soup pot on a frigid winter’s day. I am sustainable, reliable and affordable.
I am not just any energy… I am Dominion Energy.
We're transforming the way we do business to build a more sustainable future for the planet, our customers, our team and our industry.  We're shaping the future of energy in America.
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·17,000 employees
·Headquarters: Richmond, VA
·16 states in the US
·$100 billion of assets
·Nearly $35 million in charitable contributions
·100,000+ volunteer hours recorded in the community

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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