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Software Systems Engineer Specialist (Hybrid)

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!


We offer a hybrid 3-2 work schedule (three days in the office, two days of teleworking) to accommodate the need for flexibility.

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


Job Summary

Dominion is currently seeking a Software Systems Engineer Specialist to join our team of IT professionals supporting the Nuclear Business Unit. This position will be located at Millstone Power Station in Waterford, CT. 
This role serves as a technical expert in one or more areas of information technology. Participates in major projects and resolves highly complex application or infrastructure issues. May serve as team leader for infrastructure or technical projects. Maintains expertise in one or more specialized areas, including application packages, testing, risk management, change management, or other IT products/tools. Participates in the establishment of technical standards for IT, and implements them within a workgroup or team. Leads quality assurance reviews to improve the quality of IT deliverables and to ensure adherence to applicable standards. Serves as the communications channel between an ITBA group and the other infrastructure and enterprise groups within IT, or may be the primary communications link with an outside provider of IT applications, products, or services. Resolves operational or performance problems by collaborating with required experts or teams within and outside of Dominion.
1. Knows and applies the fundamental concepts, principles, practices, and procedures to carry out all aspects of the job.
2. Exercises independent judgment and decision-making in planning, organizing and conducting work assignments.
3. May receive instructions and guidance on unusual or complex problems and knows when to get others involved.
4. Effectively utilizes the proper resources to develop solutions and devise new approaches encountered in work assignments.
 Additional information:

Limited overnight travel.
Overtime and alternate work schedules during planned refueling outages.
Infrequent overtime to address emergent station issues.
Position may be filled at a lower grade based on experience and qualifications.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

The knowledge, skills, abilities and experience required for entry into this job include the following:

The knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences that are required for entry into this job include the following:
•    7+ years of related IT experience
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•    Systems programming experience.
•    The candidate should be very experienced reading and understanding source code.
•    Capable of reviewing a functional specification and interpret requirements into C/C+ computer language.
•    Prepare and/or update documentation detailing software function and test plan.
•    Able to develop and test in a controlled lab environment prior to implementing on production equipment and maintain code history and disaster recovery plan.
•    Desired operating system experience include: Windows, Unix and/or Linux.
•    The individual should be able to develop, maintain and support database, archive and system interfaces between various applications.
•    Also the candidate should have knowledge or experience with networks, firewalls, and interfaces such as ODBC, PI, OPC, eDNA, MODBUS, and data acquisition equipment.  
•    Work ethic: Demonstrates the ability to perform the assigned duties within the realm of responsibility. Must possess skills to interface with various departments, internal and external customer groups to perform necessary work
•    Customer Service: Possesses an awareness of customer requirements with emphasis on major initiatives. Must be able to set priorities and demonstrate timely and effective response to customer and team member needs.
•    Methodology: Must have an understanding of methods and processes of the business units within the realm of responsibility. Able to respond effectively to diverse demands. Ability to respond effectively and timely to the needs and requirements of the business units. Must provide personal availability and maintain rotation on call status.
•    Knowledge of Access, Oracle, or SQL is a plus.
•    Any experience with General Electric, Ovation or another distributed control system or PLC is a strong plus.


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

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


Preferred Discipline(s): Business, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics

Other disciplines may be substituted for the preferred discipline(s) listed above.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%
Travel Up to 25%

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

There are many reasons to work at Dominion Energy, but below are the top three employees have shared with us. Click on each of the links to learn more!

1. Safety Centric Work Environment
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.
Join us!

·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

Our Commitment to NetZero by 2050

We’ve cut carbon emissions from our electric generation business by approximately 46% (since 2005) and methane emissions from our natural gas business by 38% (since 2010) — and we're just getting started . By growing wind, solar, and renewable natural gas and pursuing innovative technologies, we expect to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. We’ve also committed to reducing the emissions of our suppliers and customers — so we can all move forward together.

Nearest Major Market: Hanover
Nearest Secondary Market: Chesterfield

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