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Software Systems Engineer

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 Software Systems Engineer position located in Richmond, Virginia. This position's responsibilities include supporting a SCADA system used to operate and monitor the generation 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. This role works fairly independently, formulates or defines specifications for complex software programming applications or modifies/maintains complex existing code. 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:

  • Working with an application dealing with the overall operating system and complex in operation and activities.
  • Supporting SCADA system across Dominion Energy's electrical system OSIi and GE systems.
  • Monitoring and tuning performance of SCADA system
  • Connecting new technologies to existing SCADA system with a variety of protocols
  • Supporting OSI Soft Pi Server configuration, security and maintenance
  • Supporting systems using NERC CIP standards
  • Participating in a 24x7 on-call rotation
  • Planing, designing, implementing, enhancing and maintaining complex systems
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Minimum Requirements (Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications):

  • Master's degree with 2+ years related IT experience OR
  • Bachelor's degree with 3+ years related IT experience 


In addition to the above,

  • Experience in Windows Operating System is required
  • Knowledgeable in C and other programming languages is required
  • Proficiency in scripting is required


Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of Electrical Operations and/or Power Generation is a plus
  • 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
  • IT experience in business systems analysis, in a large-scale environment, across multiple hardware and software platforms, or business unit experience that includes working closely with IT in the development and implementation of large-scale systems.
  • Experience and understanding of the utility industry and/or power generation.
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to research and understand customer issues and requirements.
  • Experience working with IT group and service providers to apply technology solutions to businesses.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated organization and planning skills that include coordination of assigned projects, planning and scheduling, and time management.
  • Ability to work independently, in a support capacity, or a lead role on critical short-term and long-term projects.
  • Successfully coordinate activities and solutions with team members and teams from multiple areas of the company.
  • Solid analytical skills and demonstrated skills in analyzing and solving problems and issues of varying complexity and providing detailed documentation regarding issues and resolution.
  • Ability to manage multiple work efforts simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze business processes for both ‘as is’ and ‘to be’ states.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities for strengthening business processes and systems proactively.
  • Capability and willingness to learn rapidly, ask questions, and retain the information provided during the process.
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

Disciplines: Preferred: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems

Working Conditions
Office Work Environment 76 -100%
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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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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·21,000 employees
·Headquarters: Richmond, VA
·18 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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