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Xcel Energy Inc.

Senior Microwave Engineer Job

Xcel Energy Inc. - Minneapolis, MN

in

Minneapolis

Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

Position Summary

Responsible for overseeing the design of complex infrastructure/network systems. Under general direction establishes infrastructure/networking standards, and designs standard system configurations. Oversee deployment of new systems/network infrastructure. Maximizes infrastructure/network performance by troubleshooting infrastructure network problems, major outages, and collaborating with architects on systems optimization.

Essential Responsibilities

Infrastructure/Network Design – Work with users and IT operations to define requirements for major new systems/network implementations. Evaluate and recommend new technologies to meet future systems/network requirements. Assist with development of technical design for critical components and newly approved technologies. Consult with enterprise architects and system/network administration when requested.

Infrastructure/Network Optimization – Identify new or emerging technologies that will provide significant increases in system/network performance. Using system/network performance data propose changes to improve availability and reliability. Using resource utilization data propose changes to increase system/network efficiency and capacity.

Operational Support – Provide technical review and approval of complex changes. Provide Level 4 technical support to resolve complex critical production incidents.

Project Support – Provide technical designs according to project requirements for complex enterprise-wide projects. Provide input to project planning and scheduling. Provide technical oversight and quality assurance for major technology deployments.

Professional Development - Increase job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree in information technology or related field or equivalent experience.

At least eight years of experience in system/network design and operations.

Broad in-depth knowledge and experience with all phases of operating systems, HW, SW, and concepts.

Has extensive knowledge of future technology trends within area of expertise.

Strong written and oral communications skills.

Substantial experience in microwave network planning, implementation and operations required.

Experience defining and managing a network technology roadmap, ideally involving microwave technology.

Solid understanding of microwave link budgets, high density modulation schemes, forward error correction, adaptive modulation and coding.

Experience in IP Networking including dynamic routing, TDM technologies such as SONET/DS0/DS1/DS3, MPLS

Preferred

Exposure to SCADA, substation data networks, protective relaying schemes is desirable.

Substantial experience in microwave network planning, implementation and operations required.

Experience defining and managing a network technology roadmap, ideally involving microwave technology.

Solid understanding of microwave link budgets, high density modulation schemes, forward error correction, adaptive modulation and coding.

Experience in IP Networking including dynamic routing, TDM technologies such as SONET/DS0/DS1/DS3, MPLS.

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Posting Notes: MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Utilities and Corporate Servic || 56110:CO Infrastructure || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 13923

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com

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Location: Minneapolis, MN

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Our name reflects our core value — excellence in energy products and services. We are committed to customer satisfaction by continuously improving our operations to be a low-cost, reliable, environmentally sound energy provider. We have been successfully proving this to our customers for more than 130 years and will work hard to continue with this commitment in the future.