Job Identification : 21000FTR
Job Category : Product Development
Job Locations :
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Position: Power System Engineer Network Management System Product Description
The Oracle Utilities Network Management System (NMS) is an integrated and flexible software system that helps utilities reduce outage restoration time, improve operational efficiency, provide better service to customers and safeguard workers and the public.
The Oracle Utilities Network Management System supports trouble management, outage analysis, operations dispatch, crew management, switching management, reliability reporting and other critical operations functions. In addition to application software, the Oracle Utilities Network Management System integrates multiple business information systems- GIS, SCADA, CIS, AMR, and WMS to name a few - so operators have an accurate and real-time view of the electrical model's current conditions. It also maintains a complete and accurate history of all outage events for management and regulatory reporting.
The Oracle Utilities Network Management System also includes advanced distribution management system (ADMS) functionality such as power flow simulation, automatic switch plan generation, fault location, isolation, and service restoration, volt/var optimization, and an optimal power flow. These applications monitor and assess the characteristic of energy delivery in the distribution system and enables distribution operations to make better operational decisions to improve reliability and operational efficiency.
Oracle is looking for a Power System Engineer to join the NMS product development team. The Power System Engineer should have a background in electrical/power engineering, experience with power engineering applications, and an understanding of Real-Time Distribution Operations Expertise should include an understanding of power system analysis algorithms including unbalanced 3 phase power flow, optimal power flow, economic dispatch, state estimation, generation control and load forecasting. The Power System Engineer should be proficient in C++ & Java and have an understanding of GIS. The Oracle Power System Engineer will be working with a team of developers through the full development life cycle to design, develop and test new product and customer feature enhancements.
The distribution companies that use the Oracle Utilities Network Management System are facing a changing landscape. The adoption of distributed generation, both large scale (Commercial/Utility) and small scale (residential behind the meter) leads to significant challenges for the utility. The successful candidate will play a significant role in helping our customers meet these challenges as we expand our ADMS functionality in areas like Distributed Energy Resource Management (DERMS), Network Capacity Allocation and Market Operations.
Focused on the Powerflow and Optimization engines that are core to ADMS and DERMS functionality.
Analysis of business requirements
Writing external and internal design documents and conducting reviews with Product Architecture
Design/code walkthroughs with Product Development and Quality Assurance
Coding, testing and debugging
System Integration and performance/scalability testing
Review of Quality Assurance Test plans
Work leadership in resolving problems and work assignments
Customer support and problem solving
Preferred skills and experience
Good written and oral communication skills
Ability to deliver on-time and achieve customer satisfaction
Multitasking capabilities to enable effective performance on multiple projects
Self-motivated and able to work well with globally distributed teams
Good troubleshooting skills
Familiarity with Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and their management (DERMs)
Working knowledge of power systems algorithms including unbalanced 3 phase power flow, optimal power flow, state estimation, and load forecasting
Working knowledge of linear programming and mixed integer problems and their applications to Volt/Var and unit commitment optimization.
Working knowledge of object oriented design concepts
Working knowledge of relational databases and SQL
Knowledge of distributed and/or client server application architecture
Familiarity with Distribution System Operation & GIS
Familiarity with SCADA
Familiarity with Agile development methodologies
Analyze, design develop, troubleshoot and debug software programs for commercial or end user applications. Writes code, completes programming and performs testing and debugging of applications.
As a member of the software engineering division, you will analyze and integrate external customer specifications. Specify, design and implement modest changes to existing software architecture. Build new products and development tools. Build and execute unit tests and unit test plans. Review integration and regression test plans created by QA. Communicate with QA and porting engineering to discuss major changes to functionality.
Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in area of specialization. Leading contributor individually and as a team member, providing direction and mentoring to others. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 7 years of software engineering or related experience.
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