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Sr Software Engineer

California ISO50 Outcropping Way, Folsom, CA 95630, USA, Remote
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California ISO is hiring a Remote Sr Software Engineer

Company Description

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) manages the flow of electricity across the high-voltage, long-distance power lines that make up 80 percent of California's power grid. We safeguard the economy and well-being of 30 million Californians by operating the grid reliably 24/7.

As the impartial grid operator, the California ISO opens access to the wholesale power market that is designed to diversify resources and lower prices. It also grants equal access to 25,865 circuit-miles of power lines and reduces barriers to diverse resources competing to bring power to customers.

The California ISO's function is often compared to that of air traffic controllers. It would be grossly unfair for air traffic controllers to represent one airline and profit from allowing that company's planes to go through before others. In the same way, the California ISO operates independently—managing the electron traffic on a power grid we do not own—making sure electricity is safely delivered to utilities and consumers on time and reliably.

Job Description

Under the general direction of a Manager, is responsible for activities related to design, development, maintenance and enhancements of supported business applications. Assignments typically include applications analysis, design, development, integration, unit testing, and implementation activities in compliance with established department and corporate policies, procedures and methods. Works with vendors and service providers to insure stability and reliability of associated systems.

What's In it for You

Our purpose is to lead the way to tomorrow's energy network. Make a difference and impact millions of people who depend on electricity in their everyday lives.

  • You get to work on interesting and challenging assignments that will help grow your skill set.
  • You will work in an extremely collaborative environment inside our LEED certified Folsom, California campus.
  • You will be challenged, be a part of a winning team, and your contributions will be rewarded and recognized.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Develops and maintains application systems to ensure timely access to accurate, real-time data.
  • Maintains enterprise application programs for internal and external ISO workflow and control functions.
  • Develops and implements unit tests and code review processes related to all supported applications.
  • Creates and maintains documentation and procedures related to the maintenance and operation of application systems.
  • Develops specifications and procures new applications that support ISO internal and external users.
  • Coordinates with various departments to support changes or additions to applications in accordance with ISO Change Management policies and procedures.
  • Interacts with vendor staff in the implementation of new systems and modifications to existing business applications.
  • Analyzes, supports, and resolves real-time computer hardware, software and database issues in a time sensitive environment.

Qualifications

Level of Education and Discipline

  • A Bachelor's degree (BA, BS) or equivalent education, training or experience in Computer Science, Engineering or related field.

Amount of Experience

  • Equivalent years of education and training, plus five (5) or more years related experience.

Type of Experience

  • Experienced in all areas of software engineering including design, development, analysis and data modeling. 
  • Expert level knowledge of SQL, PL/SQL and database performance tuning. 
  • Experience in implementing Java/J2EE Technologies. 
  • Experience with Source Control Systems ( bitbucket/Git), automated tests and continuous integration & Deployment (CI & CD)
  • Experience with Design Patterns.
  • Familiarity with waterfall, agile methodologies. 
  • Development and production implementation experience with spring, Kafka and/or Active MQ highly desired. 

Experience in any of the following development technologies is strongly desired: 

  • RBDMS (Oracle, PostgreSQL)
  • NoSQL (Casandra)
  • Java frameworks (Hibernate, Spring)
  • Web Application Servers (JBoss, Spring Boot)
  • Middleware technologies (MQ, Kafka)
  • SOA (ESB, Web Services) and Application/Web Services Security Design Patterns
  • Testing Tools (SOAP UI)
  • Testing Frameworks (JUnit, jMock, Selenium) 

Additional Information

**We will also consider a Lead Software Engineer level.  This position would require a Bachelor's degree or equivalent as stated above, plus six (6) or more years of related experience.**

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Regional Transmission Engineer

California ISO50 Outcropping Way, Folsom, CA 95630, USA, Remote

California ISO is hiring a Remote Regional Transmission Engineer

Company Description

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) manages the flow of electricity across the high-voltage, long-distance power lines that make up 80 percent of California's power grid. We safeguard the economy and well-being of 30 million Californians by operating the grid reliably 24/7.

As the impartial grid operator, the California ISO opens access to the wholesale power market that is designed to diversify resources and lower prices. It also grants equal access to 25,865 circuit-miles of power lines and reduces barriers to diverse resources competing to bring power to customers.

The California ISO's function is often compared to that of air traffic controllers. It would be grossly unfair for air traffic controllers to represent one airline and profit from allowing that company's planes to go through before others. In the same way, the California ISO operates independently—managing the electron traffic on a power grid we do not own—making sure electricity is safely delivered to utilities and consumers on time and reliably.

Job Description

Under the general direction of the Manager, you will work on highly complex engineering assignments and provide power systems expertise in support of transmission system planning policies and decisions.  You'll participate in WECC planning studies and collaborate with other Regional Transmission Engineering staff, Participating Transmission owners and stakeholders on planning studies and planning initiatives. 

What's In it for You

Be a part of our purpose in leading the way to tomorrow's energy network. Make a difference and impact millions of people who depend on electricity in their everyday lives.

  • You get to work on interesting and challenging assignments that will help grow your skill set.
  • You will work in an extremely collaborative environment inside our LEED certified Folsom, California campus.
  • You will be challenged, be a part of a winning team, and your contributions will be rewarded and recognized.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Performs and reviews technical analyses and provides support for economic assessments of the transmission grid. Studies may include but are not limited to: new generation interconnections, controlled grid analyses, independent power flow, transient stability and post-transient analyses, and local capacity requirements. Proposes projects and mitigation alternatives as appropriate.
  • Performs planning studies and produces annual transmission plans in coordination with transmission owners and stakeholders.
  • Implements Transmission Planning Process and Generation Interconnection Process Business Practice Manuals. Self certifies that all NERC Standards applicable to a Planning Coordinator are met.
  • Anticipates, identifies, and resolves engineering-related problems and potential problems. May propose solutions to issues and problems outside of assigned areas of responsibility. Participate in path rating studies and contingency analyses (including power flow, short circuit, stability, and post-transient analyses) to maintain reliable operation of the grid.
  • Provides ongoing active participation in, guidance to, and technical support related to transmission system, renewable integration, customer services group, market operations and operations engineering and other departments within the ISO as required.
  • Provides ISO management and other external entities with essential information relating to the ISO controlled grid and control area.
  • May compile, analyze, and submit data and reports in compliance with external standards and requirements.
  • Represents the ISO's interests in applicable WECC and related committees, work groups, and other public and industry forums.
  • May provide basic training and guidance to Associate Engineers.
  • Adheres to and supports the Core Values of the ISO.
  • Performs related duties and activities as appropriate.

 

Qualifications

Level of Education and Discipline:

  • A Bachelor's degree (BA, BS) or equivalent education, training or experience
  • Advanced Degree preferred.
  • Electrical Engineering or related field.

Amount of Experience:

  • Two or more years directly related experience.

Type of Experience:

  • Electric utility industry experience including emphasis in power system planning or operation. Familiarity with California Electric System or other portions of the WECC system. 
  • Ability to run power flow programs such as GE-PSLF.
  • Practical knowledge of PC hardware and software, general aptitude for computer programming language like python and the use of industry standard office tools, especially MS-Access and MS-Excel is required.
  • Knowledge of statistics, quantitative economics, energy management, resource planning and related fields is desirable. 

Special Certifications of Technical Skills:

  • Registered California Engineer-In-Training or Professional Engineering License preferred.

Additional Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to handle a dynamic and changing work environment, and work well independently.
  • Good analytical, verbal and written communication and documentation skills required.
  • Ability to set and meet self-imposed deadline and perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calmness.
  • Ability to provide timely professional assessments with limited information and/or assumptions, and to confidently act on decisions.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment as leader, facilitator, and team member.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Manager, Market Analysis

California ISO50 Outcropping Way, Folsom, CA 95630, USA, Remote

California ISO is hiring a Remote Manager, Market Analysis

Company Description

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) manages the flow of electricity across the high-voltage, long-distance power lines that make up 80 percent of California's power grid. We safeguard the economy and well-being of 30 million Californians by operating the grid reliably 24/7.

As the impartial grid operator, the California ISO opens access to the wholesale power market that is designed to diversify resources and lower prices. It also grants equal access to 25,865 circuit-miles of power lines and reduces barriers to diverse resources competing to bring power to customers.

The California ISO's function is often compared to that of air traffic controllers. It would be grossly unfair for air traffic controllers to represent one airline and profit from allowing that company's planes to go through before others. In the same way, the California ISO operates independently—managing the electron traffic on a power grid we do not own—making sure electricity is safely delivered to utilities and consumers on time and reliably.

Job Description

Under the general direction of the Director, manages the day-to-day operations and staff responsible for performing market analysis, reporting market performance and supporting production activities of commitment costs.  Reviews market results to ensure results are consistent with ISO Tariff, BPM and other protocols and procedures.    Ensures that appropriate analytical and engineering methods are used to assess the market performance.  Oversees default energy and indices calculations as well as the calculation of opportunity costs adders. Analyses and monitors the performance of congestion revenue rights and settlements.  Provides technical engineering expertise related to market clearing economic principles, cost optimization technologies, transmission system and resource operating characteristics, and price analysis in the design of market operations software, processes, and policies

What you will be doing:

  • Manages the day-to-day for the Market Analysis operations and staff.  Responsible for providing broad direction and guidance, identifies training needs, coaches and gives feedback on employee performance, develops staff performance plans, makes recommendations with respect to the hiring, firing, advancement, promotion or any other change in the status of direct reports, and performs related activities as appropriate.

  • Oversees, prioritizes, and escalates issue management related to the operation, quality and efficiency of the ISO electricity markets and settlements. Collaborates with other managers within the division to provide supporting analysis in the  development of market initiatives.

  • Develops reports and presentations regarding market analysis and development for stakeholders, senior management, staff, and other internal groups to facilitate understanding of ISO markets and the current health of the market. Responsible for providing analyses, reports, charts and presentations to support special studies, investigations, board meetings, and market performance results.

  • Coordinates with the managers involved in market analysis and related tasks in other business units to best leverage analysis efforts across the organization. Responsible for monitoring  metrics for measuring expected and actual benefits of new market initiatives.

  • Oversees the daily tasks and development of the default energy and index calculator used for the determination of commitment costs and market power mitigation. Responsible for ensuring the generation and maintenance of the opportunity costs adders and fuel regions, 

  • Provides engineering and technical leadership to staff on market analysis techniques, optimality of results, root cause analysis, impact assessments and corrective actions. Provides leadership and training to staff and other internal departments on data requirements and market performance analysis.

Qualifications

Level of Education 

  • A Bachelor's degree (BA, BS) or equivalent education, training or experience in Engineering or Economics.

  • Master’s Degree preferred.

Amount of Experience 

  • Equivalent years of education and training, plus ten (10) or more years related experience.

Certifications 

  • NERC certification preferred.

Type of Experience 

  • Experience in a combination of the following areas:  ISO markets, market design, power systems operations, market performance monitoring, utility operations and planning, energy trading, regulatory and policy analysis, operations research, data science, analysis of electric utility systems, production costs and/or competitive commodity markets. 
  • Regulatory, economic, and data analysis experience is required. 
  • Experience managing a highly technical staff is also required.  
  • Experience with economics, electric utility industry, deregulation, commodity market design, programming concepts and finance is desirable. 
  • Advanced power system operations and principles, optimization techniques, California power transmission networks, or network modeling experience is also desirable

Additional skills and abilities:

  • Ability to think strategically and devise solutions to problems in keeping with multiple considerations.

  • Excellent leadership and management abilities with experience coaching and developing others.

  • Must demonstrate sound judgment and critical thinking when making decisions. 

  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment as team leader, facilitator and team member. 

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills required. 

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills required, including the ability to effectively communicate complex materials and concepts.

  • Must be able to handle a dynamic and changing work environment, and work well independently. 

  • Programming skills in at least two languages such as R, Phyton, SAS, Matlab, GAMS and AMPL is preferred.

  • Must be able to adjust priorities and assignments in a fast-paced environment  as well as manage the rotation cycle of staff that provides daily validation for the day-ahead and real-time markets.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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California ISO is hiring a Remote Sr Business Solutions Manager - Corporate Systems

Company Description

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) manages the flow of electricity across the high-voltage, long-distance power lines that make up 80 percent of California's power grid. We safeguard the economy and well-being of 30 million Californians by operating the grid reliably 24/7.

As the impartial grid operator, the California ISO opens access to the wholesale power market that is designed to diversify resources and lower prices. It also grants equal access to 25,865 circuit-miles of power lines and reduces barriers to diverse resources competing to bring power to customers.

The California ISO's function is often compared to that of air traffic controllers. It would be grossly unfair for air traffic controllers to represent one airline and profit from allowing that company's planes to go through before others. In the same way, the California ISO operates independently—managing the electron traffic on a power grid we do not own—making sure electricity is safely delivered to utilities and consumers on time and reliably.

 

Job Description

Under the general direction of the Manager, works with customers to understand business needs, advance functionality, and provides subject matter expertise to support application portfolio.  Provides consultation to customers and internal stakeholders to drive innovation, document and solve issues, participates in product design, gathers and develops requirements, creates specifications for development staff, tests remediated defects, and estimates level of effort for enhancements. Creates product roadmaps, coordinates execution of functional and regression test plans and provides subject matter expertise for End-to-End and Market Simulation testing as necessary. 

What's in it for You

Our purpose is to lead the way to tomorrow's energy network. Make a difference and impact millions of people who depend on electricity in their everyday lives.

  • You get to work on interesting and challenging assignments that will help grow your skill set.
  • You will work in an extremely collaborative environment inside our LEED certified Folsom, California campus.
  • You will be challenged, be a part of a winning team, and your contributions will be rewarded and recognized.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Manage a portfolio of business systems and own the products in the portfolio.  Product ownership includes, in conjunction with key stakeholders, define the vision, prioritize needs, manage the backlog, oversee development stages and/or vendor roadmaps, anticipate customer needs, act as primary liaison, and evaluate product progress.
  • Elicit business requirements and translate them to system functional requirements and design for software engineers. Design and reviews requirements and technical details for various applications in collaboration with customers and development teams. Perform requirements gathering, analysis, and user story and use-case development. Create test plans and perform or coordinate functional and regression testing. Support defect remediation, including implementation and data migrations.
  • Serve as the primary contact and provide subject matter expertise to ISO customer inquiries related to product functionality, manages customer inquiries and problems, including support of incident, problem and change management for the assigned application portfolio.   
  • Develop roadmaps, development plans, estimates, and funding requests for multiple applications that support the ISO application portfolio. Elicit feedback from internal and external customers to advance the application roadmaps, and acts as a subject matter expert in Customer Partnership Groups with external stakeholders. Collaborates with Technology counterparts and internal customers to identify and evaluate new products and develop solution architecture.
  • Provides 3rd level application support. Support resolution of application issues and provides on-call support to major application deployments and high severity issues.
  • Respond to and assist internal customers with applications, and  provides application training as needed.

Qualifications

Level of Education and Discipline

  • A Bachelor's degree (BA, BS) or equivalent education, training or experience in Information Technology, Management of Information Systems, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related technical field.  
  • Master’s Degree preferred.

Amount of Experience

  • Equivalent years of education and training, plus five (5) or more years related experience.

Type of Experience

  • Experience managing software product portfolios and software product ownership.
  • Analyzing, documenting and translating business requirements into technical requirements.
  • Experience communicating requirements to technical staff and developing and executing test plans and cases to validate changes.
  • Experience in User Interface Design and User Experience improvements.
  • Experience with IT applications development and related lifecycle methodologies.

Additional Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment as facilitator and team member. 
  • Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication and documentation skills required, with a demonstrated attention to detail. 
  • Ability to use deductive reasoning and analytical thinking with sound judgment and decision-making skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills are also essential. 
  • Must be self-starting and willing and able to work independently in a dynamic corporate organization under pressure of tight deadlines and aggressive expectations. 
  • Self-motivated, problem solving skills and the ability to influence others without direct authority. 

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Sr SharePoint Application Engineer

California ISO50 Outcropping Way, Folsom, CA 95630, USA, Remote

California ISO is hiring a Remote Sr SharePoint Application Engineer

Company Description

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) manages the flow of electricity across the high-voltage, long-distance power lines that make up 80 percent of California's power grid. We safeguard the economy and well-being of 30 million Californians by operating the grid reliably 24/7.

As the impartial grid operator, the California ISO opens access to the wholesale power market that is designed to diversify resources and lower prices. It also grants equal access to 25,865 circuit-miles of power lines and reduces barriers to diverse resources competing to bring power to customers.

The California ISO's function is often compared to that of air traffic controllers. It would be grossly unfair for air traffic controllers to represent one airline and profit from allowing that company's planes to go through before others. In the same way, the California ISO operates independently—managing the electron traffic on a power grid we do not own—making sure electricity is safely delivered to utilities and consumers on time and reliably.

Job Description

In Corporate Systems, we strive to make the California ISO a better company to do business with and a better company to work for through our intuitive, responsive systems and excellent support.  We are seeking a motivated senior applications engineer to join our team and enhance our services.

Under the general direction of the Manager of Corporate Systems the Sr SharePoint Applications Engineer will design, implement, upgrade and support corporate applications including internal and external web sites; mobile applications; and Customer Affairs, Legal, HR, Finance and Compliance systems.  Leveraging SharePoint as a primary tool, design and implement new systems, upgrade existing systems, automate data flow between systems and other functions.  Elicit business requirements and recommend technical solutions.   Troubleshoot, resolve and support corporate systems during business hours and as part of a 7x24 on-call rotation.  Collaborate with IT counterparts, vendors and business customers (internal & external) to ensure reliable, performant systems and timely resolution to incidents and problems.

What's In it for You

Our purpose is to lead the way to tomorrow's energy network. Make a difference and impact millions of people who depend on electricity in their everyday lives.

  • You get to work on interesting and challenging assignments that will help grow your skill set.
  • You will work in an extremely collaborative environment inside our LEED Platinum certified Folsom, California campus.
  • You will be challenged, be a part of a winning team, and your contributions will be rewarded and recognized.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Understand business problems, design and recommend technical solutions.
  • Develop and maintain applications to ensure timely access to accurate, real-time data.
  • Provide daily maintenance and technical support activities associated with the operation of Corporate Systems applications.
  • Provide 24x7 production support of Corporate Systems applications ensuring SLA compliance as part of an on-call rotation. 
  • Coordinate IT response and resolution to systems failures and related issues including identification and communication of workarounds, root cause analysis, implementing problem fixes, etc.
  • Provide technical guidance, troubleshooting and perform corrective actions to ensure a high degree of systems availability, reliability and security
  • Prepare and maintain related systems support documentation in compliance with industry and corporate standards
  • Coordinate and deploy approved production-ready applications into production environment
  • Ensure successful transition of system solutions to ongoing operational maintenance and support including appropriate hand-off of intellectual and technical capital

Qualifications

Level of Education and Discipline

  • A Bachelor's degree (BA, BS) or equivalent education, training or experience in Computer Science, Engineering or related field. 
  • Master's Degree preferred.

Amount of Experience

  • Equivalent years of education and training, plus five (5) or more years related experience.

Type of Experience

  • Expert knowledge of .NET, PowerShell & Perl scripting
  • Solid understand of and experience supporting SharePoint required.
  • Computer and software systems support – Windows, UNIX
  • Experience with Identity management process.  Solid understanding of LDAP & CSDS desirable.
  • Experience with Salesforce Apex programming desirable
  • Experience with RS Archer GRC platform desirable
  • Experience with Atlassian development tools such as Nexus, Jenkins, BitBucket, Confluence, JIRA  desirable

A combination of the following experience is required:

  • .NET technologies (C#, Asp.Net)
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, Angular, XML, UI/UX
  • MVC & REST architecture
  • Development tools such as Visual Studio, ActiveState, Toad
  • UNIX shell programming and administration
  • Database technologies such as Oracle, SQL, PostGreSQL, SQL Lite.

Additional Information

**We will also consider applicants for a Lead SharePoint Applications Engineer position. This position requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent education, training or experience in Engineering, Computer Engineering or closely related field and six (6) years of experience. Master’s Degree (MBA, MS, or MA) preferred.**

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California ISO is hiring a Remote Operations Compliance and Analysis Technical Lead

Company Description

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) manages the flow of electricity across the high-voltage, long-distance power lines that make up 80 percent of California's power grid. We safeguard the economy and well-being of 30 million Californians by operating the grid reliabily 24/7.

As the impartial grid operator, the California ISO opens access to the wholesale power market that is designed to diversify resources and lower prices. It also grants equal access to 25,865 circuit-miles of power lines and reduces barriers to diverse resources competing to bring power to customers.

The California ISO's function is often compared to that of air traffic controllers. It would be grossly unfair for air traffic controllers to represent one airline and profit from allowing that company's planes to go through before others. In the same way, the California ISO operates independently—managing the electron traffic on a power grid we do not own—making sure electricity is safely delivered to utilities and consumers on time and reliably.

Job Description

Under the general direction of the Manager, Operations Compliance and Analysis this position will manage the collection and analysis of data for operational and compliance needs. Designs and develops data collection systems for Operational compliance of the mandatory reliability standards and Tariff requirements.  Leads data collection and analysis of data for NERC self-certifications and other regulatory audits. Designs and presents operational and engineering analysis of operational and market data. Develops mitigation and post event corrective action plans and reports.  

What's In it for You

Our purpose is to lead the way to tomorrow's energy network. Make a difference and impact millions of people who depend on electricity in their everyday lives.

  • You get to work on interesting and challenging assignments that will help grow your skill set.
  • You will work in an extremely collaborative environment inside our LEED certified Folsom, California campus.
  • You will be challenged, be a part of a winning team, and your contributions will be rewarded and recognized.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Through the development of automated systems, collects evidence and acts as a liaison to gather data from others and is able to lead others and provide guidance through evidence collection discussions. 
  • Act as liaison between System Operations and Operations Compliance in tracking real-time events on the floor that require further analysis for potential compliance reporting purposes or event analysis.  
  • Acts as a technical expert in proposing, designing, evaluating and presenting detailed operational and engineering analyses of operational and market data. Provides technical leadership and oversees the analysis of operational and market results to ensure operational objectives are being met. Develops reports and automation for analysis, as needed, to streamline the ongoing reports of important compliance, operational, and market metrics.   
  • Assist business units with internal controls development, specifically for automated control management. 

Qualifications

Level of Education and Discipline

  • A Bachelor's degree (BA, BS) or equivalent education, training or experience in Engineering, Economics, or related field.
  • Master’s Degree (MA, MS, MBA) or other advanced degrees are preferred.

Certifications

  • Professional Engineering preferred. Project Management (PMP) certification a plus.

Amount of Experience

  • Equivalent years of education and training, plus six (6) or more years related experience.

Type of Experience

  • Experience with Balancing Authority Area and Reliability Coordination operations, NERC standards, data metrics and data analysis. 
  • Background in Electrical System Operations or Electric Utility Operations helpful.
     

Additional skills and abilities

  • Demonstrates fundamental management and leadership skills with the ability to work effectively in a team environment as a leader, facilitator and team member.  
  • Ability to provide practical and feasible solutions to problems, keeping multiple conflicting considerations into account.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills required.
  • Excellent analytical skills are required, including the ability to effectively communicate complex technical materials and concepts in a non-technical manner.  
  • Must be able to handle a dynamic and changing work environment, and work independently.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Self-motivated, problem solving skills and the ability to influence others without direct authority.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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UNIX/LINUX Administrator

California ISO50 Outcropping Way, Folsom, CA 95630, USA, Remote

California ISO is hiring a Remote UNIX/LINUX Administrator

Company Description

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) manages the flow of electricity across the high-voltage, long-distance power lines that make up 80 percent of California's power grid. We safeguard the economy and well-being of 30 million Californians by "keeping the lights on" 24/7.

As the impartial grid operator, the California ISO opens access to the wholesale power market that is designed to diversify resources and lower prices. It also grants equal access to 25,865 circuit-miles of power lines and reduces barriers to diverse resources competing to bring power to customers.

The California ISO's function is often compared to that of air traffic controllers. It would be grossly unfair for air traffic controllers to represent one airline and profit from allowing that company's planes to go through before others. In the same way, the California ISO operates independently—managing the electron traffic on a power grid we do not own—making sure electricity is safely delivered to utilities and consumers on time and reliably.

Job Description

Under the general direction of the Manager, develops, integrates, customizes, tests and administers servers, databases and other supported systems across highly complex environments and redundant sites. Monitors, maintains and upgrades servers and other supported systems to ensure the highest level of availability. Provides system testing and may oversee test lab configuration and participate in vendor management tasks. Develops and manages automation of build and deployment tools.

What's In it for You

Our purpose is to lead the way to tomorrow's energy network. Make a difference and impact millions of people who depend on electricity in their everyday lives.

  • You get to work on interesting and challenging assignments that will help grow your skill set.
  • You will work in an extremely collaborative environment inside our LEED certified Folsom, California campus.
  • You will be challenged, be a part of a winning team, and your contributions will be rewarded and recognized.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Develops, customizes, integrates, installs, configures and administers UNIX servers, databases and infrastructure supporting systems to ensure highest level of availability, performance and security for specific project initiatives. In response to incidents, exercising their independent judgement to create an effective solution, workaround, and strategies to quickly resolve the issue to minimize the impact to the reliability to the power grid and market. With minimum supervision, participates and lead technical teams, acting on own authority, establishing the working groups, to establish the short and long term solutions and plans, to prevent impacts to services, needed to run power grid reliability
  • Develops and manages automation and deployment of source code from the development team.  Create documentation and procedures, coaches and mentors team members to develop/enhance their skills and growing their abilities. Maintains a release repository which includes build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists. Measures and monitors progress to ensure releases are delivered on time and meet the acceptance criteria.
  • Collects and distributes data for supported systems capacity planning and performance management. Proactively identify issues, create workable solutions and provide recommendation to management, Uses data replication and other appropriate systems to ensure data integrity and to provide for superior uptime and accurate data collection. Provides daily maintenance and technical support to project teams on the development of application systems and coordinates and deploys approved production-ready applications into multiple environments. Participates and provides UNIX administrative support, develop strategies and architecture artifacts to project teams for server/software installation and configuration, for both purchased and internally developed, during various phases of implementation or testing, to meet the requirements of new functionality which is vital to the success and growth of the organization Coordinates associated vendor activities and ensures compliance with contracts and with ISO standards.
  • Collaborates with team members to analyze and resolve complex technical issues related to integrated hardware, servers, software and other supported systems. Works with representatives from various ISO business units, project teams and Architectures to design technology solutions and strategies that meet business requirements.

Qualifications

Level of Education and Discipline

  • A Bachelor's degree (BA, BS) or equivalent education, training or experience in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management of Information Systems, Engineering or related technical field. 
  • Advanced degree preferred.

Amount of Experience

  • Equivalent years of education and training, plus five (5) or more years related experience.

Type of Experience

  • Experience working in a Corporate information technology, LINUX/UNIX engineering and administration environment.
  • IT LINUX/UNIX development, security and administration required.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot errors and determine their sources (OS, hardware, software, etc). Experience with UNIX/LINUX Operating System Server, Virtualized systems, LDAP, Networking, SPLUNK, Apache,F5 Enterprise Backup and hardware – RHEL .
  • Experience in Puppet, Ansible, Jenkins, Atlassian Bamboo, Apache Maven or other DevOps related tools.
  • Client server computer systems operations, functionality, backup & recovery to include coordination of disaster recovery preparedness planning required.
  • Experience in common build tools and integration tools. Experience in LAN protocols, Storage implementation and Security.

Additional skills and abilities

  • Extensive systems knowledge working in a highly advanced and highly complex environment so as to be able to make recommendations on the evolution of technology within a 1 to 3 year time horizon.
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant commonly-used concepts, best practices and procedures strongly desired.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment as facilitator and team member. 
  • Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication and documentation skills required, with a demonstrated attention to detail. 
  • Ability to use deductive reasoning and analytical thinking with sound judgment and decision-making skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills are also essential. 
  • Must be self-starting and willing and able to work independently in a dynamic corporate organization under pressure of tight deadlines and aggressive expectations. 
  • Self-motivated, problem solving skills and the ability to influence others without direct authority. 

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Associate Power Technology Engineer

California ISO50 Outcropping Way, Folsom, CA 95630, USA, Remote

California ISO is hiring a Remote Associate Power Technology Engineer

Company Description

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) manages the flow of electricity across the high-voltage, long-distance power lines that make up 80 percent of California's power grid. We safeguard the economy and well-being of 30 million Californians by operating the grid reliably 24/7.

As the impartial grid operator, the California ISO opens access to the wholesale power market that is designed to diversify resources and lower prices. It also grants equal access to 25,865 circuit-miles of power lines and reduces barriers to diverse resources competing to bring power to customers.

The California ISO's function is often compared to that of air traffic controllers. It would be grossly unfair for air traffic controllers to represent one airline and profit from allowing that company's planes to go through before others. In the same way, the California ISO operates independently—managing the electron traffic on a power grid we do not own—making sure electricity is safely delivered to utilities and consumers on time and reliably.

Job Description

Under the close supervision of the Manager, develops the skills, knowledge and ability to maintain the Network Model, performance, integrity, security and continuous improvement of the Energy Management System (EMS) applications, including the State Estimator (SE) and associated Network Applications (Real-Time Contingency Analysis (RTCA), Dispatcher Load Flow, Voltage Stability Analysis (VSA), Dynamic Stability Analysis (DSA) etc.).

What's In It for You

Our purpose is to lead the way to tomorrow's energy network. Make a difference and impact millions of people who depend on electricity in their everyday lives.

  • You get to work on interesting and challenging assignments that will help grow your skill set.
  • You will work in an extremely collaborative environment inside our LEED certified Folsom, California campus.
  • You will be challenged, be a part of a winning team, and your contributions will be rewarded and recognized.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Learns and assists with proactive enhancements, improvements and issue remediation for Real Time Power System Applications, including State Estimator, Contingency Analysis, and Dispatcher Load Flow for both Energy Management System (EMS) and Real Time Nodal (RTN) Market.
  • Learns and participates in proactive enhancements, process improvements and issue remediation as well as execution of the Full Network Model build and deployment processes.
  • Learns to maximize State Estimator, Real Time Contingency Analysis, Voltage Stability Analysis, Dynamic Stability Analysis uptime and mitigate system failures.
  • Assists and supports troubleshooting of technical problems that result from data communications, equipment, or systems failures.
  • Assists with providing 24x7 technical support for EMS-related issues including State Estimator (SE) and associated Network Applications (Real-Time Contingency Analysis (RTCA), Dispatcher Load Flow, etc.).

Qualifications

Level of Education and Discipline:

  • A Bachelor's degree (BS) in Electrical Engineering required. Power Systems focus preferred.

Amount of Experience:

  • This is an entry-level position, no experience required.

Certifications:

  • EIT certification desired.

Type of Experience:

  • Coursework in power systems modeling using software such as PSS\E or PSFL, EMS applications, or contingency/load flow analysis applications.  
  • Familiarity with EMS and associated network application systems is beneficial.

Additional Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment as a facilitator and team member.
  • Ability to provide practical and feasible solutions to problems, keeping multiple conflicting considerations into account.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills required.
  • Strong analytical skills are required, including the ability to effectively communicate complex technical materials and concepts in a non-technical manner.
  • Must be able to handle a dynamic and changing work environment, and work independently.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Self-motivated, problem solving skills and the ability to influence others without direct authority.

 

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California ISO is hiring a Remote Business Solutions Manager - Strategic Product & Quality Management

Company Description

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) manages the flow of electricity across the high-voltage, long-distance power lines that make up 80 percent of California's power grid. We safeguard the economy and well-being of 30 million Californians by operating the grid reliably 24/7.

As the impartial grid operator, the California ISO opens access to the wholesale power market that is designed to diversify resources and lower prices. It also grants equal access to 25,865 circuit-miles of power lines and reduces barriers to diverse resources competing to bring power to customers.

The California ISO's function is often compared to that of air traffic controllers. It would be grossly unfair for air traffic controllers to represent one airline and profit from allowing that company's planes to go through before others. In the same way, the California ISO operates independently—managing the electron traffic on a power grid we do not own—making sure electricity is safely delivered to utilities and consumers on time and reliably.

Job Description

Under the general direction of the Manager, initiates, oversees and participates in the execution of complex projects to ensure the achievement of the business’ evolving technology and automation requirements. Engages with internal and external business partners and IT constituents and provides innovation leadership in the delivery of the strategic business plan and mandates by changing industry conditions and governances, and to remediate system deficiencies and problems. Responsibilities include product management, customer relationship management, and vendor management as it relates to the department objectives, including product planning and innovation of the customer’s application portfolio to ensure a high-performing and cost-efficient organization. Performs requirements analysis, participates in product design, performs functional and regression testing and manages the end-to-end system lifecycle.

What's In it for You

Our purpose is to lead the way to tomorrow's energy network. Make a difference and impact millions of people who depend on electricity in their everyday lives.

  • You get to work on interesting and challenging assignments that will help grow your skill set.
  • You will work in an extremely collaborative environment inside our LEED certified Folsom, California campus.
  • You will be challenged, be a part of a winning team, and your contributions will be rewarded and recognized.

 What You Will Be Doing

  • Provides technical expertise and leadership in analyzing and translating business requirements into system functional requirements and designs for software systems and end-user training. Performs requirements gathering, analysis and user story and use-case development with internal and external customers for software delivery. Advocates and represent the business needs to IT constituents to ensure those needs are effectively translated into functional and technical specifications. May act as a scrum master during construction as required.
  • Responsible for creating, executing and coordinating functional and regression test plans, test cases and estimates time to complete test activities. May lead interdepartmental teams in the execution of test activities for all test phases. Provides guidance to others in the execution of security, integration, and performance and user acceptance testing as required. Creates and prepares test data, executes test cases, documents detailed results and provides regular and ad-hoc test reports. Ensures that system tests are successfully completed and documented and all issues are identified, tracked and resolved.
  • Manages business application portfolios through the development, communication and execution of application roadmaps based on product deficiencies, the business strategic plan, regulatory changes, innovation, and consolidation opportunities for internal and external business partners. Identifies innovation opportunities and alternatives to influence the strategic plans and roadmaps and leads key process improvements and conceptual designs of business solutions.
  • Establishes and maintains positive relationships with assigned business partners through continuous, collaborative communication and reporting of IT activities on their behalf. Manages IT service levels through the development, monitoring, and communication of Service Level Agreement metrics with business partners and IT staff.
  • Oversees software vendor interactions and delivery to ensure ISO needs and contractual obligations are met. Educates vendors on ISO processes to deliver new systems and modifications to existing systems and reports vendor performance to management.
  • Ensures assignments are completed accurately, with awareness of up-stream and down-stream impacts, and with value to internal and external customers. 
  • Responsible for the initiation and transition phases of internal product projects. Initiates software procurement, including vendor/product evaluation, negotiation, and selection. Collaborates with IT Projects to establish project scope, budget and schedule. Partners closely with IT Projects to ensure successful transition of new business solutions into operational maintenance and support, including oversight of knowledge transfer to Critical System Operations and business partner communications. Ensures that delivered solutions maintain the integrity of business processes, data, IT standards and tenets.

Qualifications

Level of Education and Discipline

  • A Bachelor's degree (BA, BS) or equivalent education, training or experience in Information Technology, Management of Information Systems, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • Master's Degree preferred 

Amount of Experience

  • Equivalent years of education and training, plus six (6) or more years related experience.

Certifications

  • Project management credentials (PMI CAMP, PMI PMP or equivalent), business process modeling, requirements management certification, and/or other relevant technical certifications such as CBAP, CSQE, CSQA are desirable.

Type of Experience

  • Experience executing traceable software testing, development, system analysis, and business requirements analysis. 

  • System architecture (application and/or data architecture) experience. 

  • Experience managing software vendors. 

  • Leadership, customer service and/or project management experience a plus. 

  • Energy industry experience and experience with Unix, Oracle, Java, and W3C standards is desired.

Additional skills and abilities

  • Demonstrates fundamental leadership skills with the ability to work effectively in a team environment as a leader, facilitator and team member.  
  • Ability to provide practical and feasible solutions to problems, keeping multiple conflicting considerations into account. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills required. 
  • Excellent analytical skills are required, including the ability to effectively communicate complex technical materials and concepts in a non-technical manner.  
  • Must be able to handle a dynamic and changing work environment, and work independently. 
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Self-motivated, problem solving skills and the ability to influence others without direct authority. 
  • Ability to envision and grasp big-picture concepts very quickly and break them down into subcomponents. 
  • Must be able to innovate and identify information technology opportunities for continual improvement or to meet changing business conditions.

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