Job Description

Infrastructure Engineer
One Year Contract
Vancouver, WA

This position is in the Operational Infrastructure (TTOI) Group in the Transmission Services (T) business line. This position is for an Infrastructure Engineer 3 for a team to design and implement mission critical Control Computer Systems as well as local and wide area networks (LAN/WAN) distributed across the Pacific Northwest, and the monitoring and management of systems required for ongoing support.
Operational Infrastructure provides 24 X 7 hardware maintenance lifecycle support for the client's Control Center systems. Functions performed include providing General Support System (GSS) infrastructure maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, emergency response, client support, system energization/acceptance testing, and performance analysis and trending. Responsibilities include supporting clients that use Control Center systems for both mission critical and business critical services. Operational Infrastructure provides agency expert level (Tier 3) support for the GSS infrastructure in the control centers. Services in these support systems include authentication and access, storage and virtualization, malicious code protection, dispatch and scheduling display infrastructure, operating system platforms, vulnerability detection, patch management, network security and configuration management, cabling infrastructure, facilities management systems, and critical area security. Included in these responsibilities are the documentation and compliance activities required to perform these functions.
  • Support the organization and Control Center with the integrations and monitoring of existing and new technological project devices.
  • Work with CLIENT's program manager and group project managers to identify necessary and potential network administrative tasks by assisting with project coordination and helping to execute tasks for assigned projects (i.e. timelines, device integration, running reports, generating step plans, etc.).
  • Work with Planning, Design, Construction, and field maintenance organizations to understand their needs in developing and completing technology infrastructure and related projects.
  • Represent TTOI in internal CLIENT technical work groups, related to equipment specifications, maintenance standards & procedures, and recommendation and technical evaluation input into the acquisition of new systems, equipment, integration components, upgrades, enhancements, etc., as requested.
  • Facilitate and assist with technical infrastructure project efforts, such as developing, documenting and recommending project plans, requirements, equipment specifications, scoping, resource estimates, test plans, milestones, and deliverables; and, may include regular status reports, drafting project communication, and maintenance / update of databases and required documentation for project equipment.
  • Assist with documenting / drafting Statements of Work (SOWs), creating Bills or Lists of Materials (BOM's), entering Material Requests for review and approval by appropriate federal personnel.
  • Conduct market research on project equipment needs; recommend vendor options for Contracting Officer / Contracting Officer's Representative (CO/COR); provide technical input and recommendations as a non-voting member of source selection teams.
  • Collaborate with and assist CLIENT manager, group COR, assigned CO or other appropriate federal personnel to prepare / draft requirements, specifications, and equipment evaluation documents for review, edit and approval by federal personnel.
  • Engage in and support the integration of new equipment and procedures into a secure, 24/7 availability and reliability ControlCenter environment and assist with Operations & Maintenance standards development.
  • Support Transmission and Facilities teams in configurations and integrations of local and wide area data networks, and the required support systems, with mission critical reliability requirements. This work also includes creation/draft of new or revision of existing associated compliance documentation.
  • Interpret functional and non-functional requirements of projects and recommend overall system configurations.
  • Partition system configurations and integration tasks and provide recommendations to CLIENT Manager/federal personnel regarding team member assignments.
  • As requested by CLIENT Manager/federal personnel, review team work for completeness and accuracy before integration into overall system.
  • Provide coordination and assist with configuration and integration efforts for the implementation of projects for CLIENT's field sites and Control Center locations as assigned.
  • Inspect and evaluate deliverables to validate proper working order; take receipt of equipment as requested; develop / draft, validate and recommend Operations & Maintenance technology infrastructure test procedures to be published for compliance; execute CLIENT management-approved test plans and procedures.
  • Follow established processes to document design and configuration specifications, installation instructions, and other system or network related information.
  • Provide clear technical documentation for training purposes, after projects are completed. This may also include conducting formal and informal training as requested.
  • Attend internal technical working group sessions at CLIENT manager request; communicate information gathered to team members.
    Bachelor's degree in Electronics, Computer Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering or a directly-related field is preferred.
10+ years of experience and knowledge in computer network and systems concepts, principals, and practices applicable to components and facilities found on a regional transmission system is required.
5+ years' experience on project teams developing computer and / or network systems.

Desired Skills:
  • Experience working in an Enterprise Data Center with high availability requirements.
  • Familiarity and experience with the following systems:
  • Server virtualization best practices and requirements
  • SAN/NAS storage infrastructure implementation
  • Managing and deploying AAA (Access, Authentication, & Authorization) services for infrastructure equipment
  • Cabling and fiber management systems
  • Knowledge of vulnerability research methodologies and sources
  • Best practice data center physical infrastructure requirements
  • Software defined networking (SDN) and network virtualization
  • NERC CIP and Reliability standards
  • Experience in the following:
  • Virtual Private Networks and router encryption
Fiber optic communication system design

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