Sr. Telecom Engineer - UComm Field Area Network Operations

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Location: BALTIMORE, MD, United States
Organization: Exelon Business Servcs Co, LLC
Job ID: 230701
Date Posted: Apr 13, 2021

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At Exelon, we've got a place for you!

Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits.

Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune 100 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon!

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION
 
This position reports into the Utility Communication (UComm) Department in the Digital Grid Organization to provide technical expertise to support delivery and maintenance of IT solutions related to Cyber Security, Fiber Optics, Firewall, Real Time Networks, Smart Grid, Transport (SONET/DWDM) and Wireless (RF) Communication technologies supporting Exelon. Position will provide deep technical expertise to support operations and maintenance of IT solutions related to wireless Smart Grid communications. Specifically, provide technical leadership supporting the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Distribution Automation (DA) networks deployed throughout the Exelon Utility companies in accordance with established strategy, architecture, security, and process requirements. Act as a primary technical interface with Utility business customers and wireless technology vendors to resolve network issues, promote standardization across utilities, and improve network performance. This role will work in collaboration with the network team, their leadership, enterprise business partners, vendors and project/design teams, in all aspects of the secure & reliable transport of IP networks throughout Exelon’s large & complex enterprise and real time operational environments.


PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES 

- Provide technical expertise and operational support for the wireless Field Area Network technologies deployed for AMI and DA throughout Exelon Utilities.  Skill must include thorough working knowledge of wireless networking, including routing and associated protocols which enable the individual to independently perform Field Area Network support and lead small networking initiatives. 

- Lead and develop junior staff members.  Supervise day-to-day work, provide meaningful coaching, and promote the Exelon values of a highly diverse and inclusive work environment.

- Assist IT Architecture and Engineering community in planning the introduction of new technologies and/or identifying the most appropriate technology choices to accomplish goals based on the Management Model. Ensure appropriate implementation and optimization of resources aligned with approved standards and architecture to meet the Utility Smart Grid application requirements.

- Maintain strong working relationships with the Utility business and our vendor partners to maintain the Field Area Network infrastructure. 

- Identify and provide Business and IT metrics on network health.  Actively participate in process improvement activities to increase standardization across utilities and improve operational effectiveness.

- Maintain technical knowledge and business acumen within own discipline or function

- Provide performance evaluations, career development feedback, and recognition as required.

POSITION SCOPE
This position will serve as the technical lead engineer within the Mid-Atlantic Exelon Utilities.  Maintains deep technical knowledge and broad understanding of utility telecommunications devices tie together to form a cohesive communications architecture including related networking technologies across Exelon.
Promotes knowledge via seminars, presentations and publications within IT and Exelon
Participates in technological innovation to drive new business opportunities and solve complex business problems.
Supports Exelon policy, standards and governance while designing solutions or solving issues.
Works under minimal supervision.

 

Qualifications

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS 

Minimum:

- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline and typically 5 to 8 years’ experience in various network routing and switching communication technologies, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

- Experience working in a substation environment including detailed understanding of specific requirements and standards for SCADA and system protection communications.

- Working knowledge of IP networking and cyber security protocols

- Thorough understanding of OSI layers 1, 2 and 3 with emphasis on layer 3 routing and addressing structure including BGP and ISIS routing protocols.

- Experience in network management platforms and underlying protocols.

- Understanding of ITIL processes for IT service management

- Excellent business communication skills - Able to effectively communicate highly technical information in non-technical terminology (written and verbal).

- Strong organizational, time management, and supervisory skills
Preferred:

- Technical certification in network technologies (CompTIA A+ / Network+, Cisco CCNA, etc.)

- Wireless mesh and cellular network experience

- Experience working with SCADA protocols (DNP3) and multi-tier communications

- Experience working in an electric or gas utility environment


 


Exelon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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