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Lead Applications Architect - OSG


Rochester, NY, US



The organization of Global Smart Grid (GSG) under the Networks Business

is responsible for the coordination and leadership of the technology

evolution within the Smartgrids.


As a core piece of GSG, the organization of digital technologies is

focused on systems, telecommunications and technologies. The position to

cover is part of the control system applications within this



Responsible for Smart Grids Control Systems architecture design,

functional specifications, technical requirements, and associated

project implementation oversight.  The Smart Grid control system

portfolio includes, but is not limited to the following applications:

Energy Management System (EMS), Transmission Network Applications (TNA),

SCADA, Distribution Management Systems (DMS), Geographical Information

Systems (GIS), etc.


Specifically will support the Real Time Control Systems technical and

engineering elements associated with AVANGRID Control Systems as well as

actively participate in the definition of requirements for EMS, SCADA

and ADMS projects. Liaise with Global Smart Grids (hierarchical

dependency) and Operational Smart Grids (functional dependency) on

application of global practices will be a fundamental part of its role.

Responsible for the design, implementation support, maintenance, and

continual development of Operation Smart Grid’s EMS/SCADA tools.




1. Bring a global technical view to the different on-going projects

with specific focus on CMP project, SCADA Evolution & Enhancements.

2. Active participation with country project managers covering the

full Project life, from technical specifications to project deployment,

go live and maintenance in order to align project with global

requirements and needs.

3. Define, document and confirm the contribution of the Real Time

SCADA to the business through coordination with the Electric Operations,

Customer Service and Planning Managers and Supervisors for application

development and enhancements, assuring coordinated application

development within Global Smart Grid organization.

4. Develop business specifications aligned with operation

procedures. Active participation with the networks business areas

involved in the deployment of the smartgrid, identification of

requirements and future needs

5. Define and document SCADA development, working with Avangrid’s

existing software contractors to integrate the new versions. Draft

design and software management policies if required.

6. Develop country roadmap in SCADA and electric applications (TNA

and DNA) and related business applications interfaces.

7. Align Avangrid and global SG requirements and roadmap through

active participation in global meetings.

8. Coordinate Training activities for application users and the

Trainers in the Electric Operations Group and coordinate with Global

Technical Leaders.

Skills and Requirements



• Strong analytical, complex problem solving and successful negotiation


• Experience with Information/Operations Technology design and


• Experience in building technical specifications and business processes


• Experience and proactive mind and capacity to lead discussions with

managers and senior technicians within the organization to meet

priorities and resolve issues

• Familiarity with software repository programs

• Experience with Real Time systems such as Electric and Gas SCADA and

infrastructure subject to regulation

• Experience with network, server and desktop hardware and software


• Experience with remote access and wireless communications and


• Understands scripts and task scheduling mechanisms (triggers,

automatisms, crontabs, validation rules, etc..).

• Experience with Telecontrol protocols; DNP3, ICCP, etc.

• Results oriented and proactive

• Full availability to travel as it is a global position.

• Social capacities to understand requirements and interact with

people from the countries where Iberdrola Networks operates, training

skills to teach the use of the technology and the best practices,

flexibility to adapt to project pace, capacity to motivate.

• Fluent in Spanish will be highly valuable for this position.



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