SCADA/Network Engineer

SCADA/Network Engineer

Company: Silicon Ranch Corporation


Location: Nashville, TN

Job Description: Silicon Ranch is a fully integrated provider of customized renewable energy, carbon, and battery storage solutions for a diverse set of partners across North America. We are known for putting community partnerships first, and are the only renewable energy company in the U.S. that owns and operates all of its solar ranches and has a 100% track record for successful delivery. We have the largest utility scale agrivoltaics portfolio in the country under Regenerative Energy®, our nationally recognized holistic approach to project design, construction, and land management. Our model incorporates regenerative ranching and other regenerative land management practices to restore livelihoods and soil health, biodiversity, and water quality. Through our subsidiary, Clearloop, we are able to help businesses of all sizes reclaim their carbon footprint with a direct investment in building new solar projects while also helping bring renewable energy and economic development to distressed communities. By joining Silicon Ranch, you will be joining a team of experienced and dedicated individuals who have proven time and again that it is indeed possible to not only “make solar do more”, but to make the promise of carbon-free, renewable energy that benefits people right where it comes from a tangible, measurable, and replicable reality. Silicon Ranch is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that is reflective of the communities in which we work and serve. We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. Job Description – SCADA/Network Engineer Location: Remote Overview: This role will primarily support the existing and upcoming renewable fleet at Silicon Ranch. This position can be fully remote and will be filled at a level and job classification to commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The successful candidate will be a member of the SCADA/Networking Support team. Main Responsibilities: Maintain the Ignition SCADA system including backups, AV updates, OS patching, and software updates. Work with business partners to support IC and SCADA systems to maintain reliable operations. Provide project oversight and support new projects. Provide support to remote/onsite IC and SCADA systems and solar field technicians. Assist in developing and maintaining company standards for SCADA and HMI. Assist with maintaining hardware and software lifecycle models for existing projects. Setup and configure desktop and Windows Server OS systems as required for project support. Setup and configure firewalls and site network switches as required for lifecycle upgrades. Setup and configure Microsoft SQL and MySQL databases as required for project support. Setup and configure SCADA software packages, such as Ignition as required for project support. Provide support and troubleshooting for Windows desktop/server systems and Microsoft SQL and MySQL database servers. Assist with server hardware troubleshooting and repairs. Participate in general and project meetings. Ensure change management processes are followed. Reporting: Position Reports to Senior SCADA Engineer Qualifications: Working knowledge of the following: Hypervisors SQL databases Industrial automation communication protocols (e.g. Modbus, OPC, DNP3) Programming; Python or other scripting language a plus Computer-aided drawing (CAD); AutoCAD or Microsoft Visio a plus Solid troubleshooting skills required Proficiency in the use of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, and other office applications Proven interpersonal and communication skills Proficiency with Windows Desktop and Server Administration High-level understanding of networking and firewalls, including concepts such as NATs and VLANs, and experience using tools such as Wireshar Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering (ABET accredited), Computer Science, Information Systems, or related technical degree Associate degree in Engineering Technology, Industrial Controls, Networking, or related technical degree Experience: Windows Desktop and Server operating systems administration experience strongly preferred. Experience programming firewalls, especially Palo Alto and Fortinet is desired. Experience with plant control systems, RTACs, Allen Bradley PLCs, etc. is a plus. Experience with SCADA system and/or HMI screen development is a plus. Ignition SCADA integration or configuration experience a plus. Troubleshooting communications and/or network issues associated with plant controls desired. Experience in organizing and managing multiple projects at the same time. Experience with data management techniques to access, integrate, and present data from multiple sources is desired. Experience with the following software platforms desired: Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL Server, VMware or Microsoft Hypervisors, and Windows Server Experience with the following enterprise systems: Active Directory, iSCSI, DNS and DHCP Experience with security practices and configuration of Windows servers. Knowledge of server and workstation grade hardware and iDRAC configuration preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

Company Description: Silicon Ranch Corporation is one of the nation’s leading developer, owner, operators of solar energy projects. Silicon Ranch works with utilities, military and defense facilities, small to large industrial facilities, and commercial businesses to develop tailored solar solutions to meet the unique needs of the client while generating positive economic and environmental outcomes. Silicon Ranch is a privately held, fast growing enterprise with significant growth potential.

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