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Avangrid Lead Applications Architect - OSG in Vestal, New York

Lead Applications Architect - OSG



Vestal, NY, USAugusta, ME, USRochester, NY, US



Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the number one producer of wind power, and one of the world's biggest electricity utilities in terms of market capitalisation. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries including Spain, the United Kingdom (ScottishPower), the United States (AVANGRID), Brazil (Neoenergia), Mexico, Germany, Portugal, Italy and France, with a workforce of more than 35,000 people.

Iberdrola is leading the transition towards a sustainable energy model through its investments in renewable energy, smart grids, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation, to offer its customers the most advanced products and services. Thanks to its commitment to clean energy, Iberdrola is one of the companies with the lowest emissions and an international benchmark for its contribution to sustainability and the fight against climate change.


Collection (MDC) and Meter Data Management (MDM) in AMI projects. Liaisewith Global Smart Grids (hierarchical dependency) and Operational SmartGrids (functional dependency) on application of global practices will bea fundamental part of its role.

MAJOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Scope of work - range ofresponsibilities):

  1. Bring a global technical view to the different on-going projectswith specific focus on CMP project, OMS Evolution & Enhancements and NYAMI.2. Active participation with country project managers covering thefull Project life, from technical specifications to project deployment,go live and maintenance in order to align project with globalrequirements and needs.3. Define, document and confirm the contribution of the Real TimeApplications to the business through coordination with the ElectricOperations, Customer Service and Planning Managers and Supervisors forapplication development and enhancements, assuring coordinatedapplication development within Global Smart Grid organization.4. Develop business specifications aligned with operationprocedures. Active participation with the networks business areasinvolved in the deployment of the smartgrid, identification ofrequirements and future needs.5. Define and document Application Development, working withAvangrid’s existing software contractors to integrate the new versions.Draft design and software management policies if required.6. Develop country roadmap in Real Time application (OMS systems ,MDC central systems for AMI architectures…) and related businessapplications interfaces.7. Align Avangrid and global SG requirements and roadmap throughactive participation in global meetings.8. Coordinate training activities for application users and theTrainers in the Electric Operations Group and coordinate with GlobalTechnical Leaders.

Skills and Requirements

• Associate’s degree in Computer Science or Electrical Technology or arelated field required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Equivalent workexperience may be substituted.• At least five to six years of related experience in a technicalenvironment.• Knowledge of electrical theory• Good knowledge of trouble/outage management systems• Working knowledge of computer applications and communicationsequipment• Knowledge of relevant regulations and policies.• Experience in projects dealing with people and responsibilitiesfrom different countries


• Strong analytical, complex problem solving and successful negotiationskills• Experience with Information/Operations Technology design andimplementation• Experience in building technical specifications and business processesprocedures.• Experience and proactive mind and capacity to lead discussions withmanagers and senior technicians within the organization to meetpriorities and resolve issues• Familiarity with software repository programs• Experience with Real Time systems such as Electric and Gas SCADA andinfrastructure subject to regulation• Experience with network, server and desktop hardware and softwaretechnologies Experience with remote access and wireless communications andtechnologies• Understands scripts and task scheduling mechanisms (triggers,automatisms, crontabs, validation rules, etc..).• Results oriented and proactive• Full availability to travel as it is a global position.• Social capacities to understand requirements and interact withpeople from the countries where Iberdrola Networks operates, trainingskills 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.

Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

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