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Requisition Number 17-0326
Title IS Analyst II – eDNA Data Historian
City Houston
State TX
Job Family IS
Employee Type Regular
Subject to DOT Regulations No
Percent of Travel Required 0
Relocation Provided No
Location Houston Office
Description Job Description:
Provide Level 2 and 3 support for internal customers including managing and resolving outages of supported applications. Provide 24x7 support of installed applications. Provide support to internal client sale of service obligations, including site assessment, application demonstrations, application implementation, and application training. Assist in the definition of system scope and objectives through research and fact-finding to develop or modify moderately complex information systems. Prepare detailed specifications from which application solutions will be developed. Analyzes and revises existing system logic difficulties and document as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist in the definition of application scope and objective via client meetings and research.
1. Prepares detailed specification from which application solutions will be developed.
2. Modifies moderately complex information systems like Plant Balance of Plant Systems, Plant HMIs, Plant Historians, RTUs, Communication Interfaces and related applications and tools.
3. Designs, implements, tests, trouble shoots, and maintain Plant and field data acquisition systems.
4. Assist in managing the technology support needs of various business units as they relate to Plant BOP and HMI systems and data acquisition and related applications.
5. Collaborates as required to support department and corporate goals.
6. Interact with Plant staff and IT Client Services staff where appropriate ensuring that supported applications services are provided at appropriate service levels.
7. Perform other related duties as required.
Requirements Qualifications:
1. Associates degree in Electronic Technology and at least three (3) years directly related experience, or in lieu of education, minimum seven (7) years related experience in installation and support of data acquisition devices
2. At least two (2) years of related experience with support and installation of plant historians. PI and/or eDNA are a plus.
3. At least two (2) years of related experience in support of Plant BOP and HMI systems
4. Conceptual domain knowledge of various industry protocols and standards like DNP, MODBUS, RS-232, Ethernet and fiber optic communication are a plus.
5. Domain knowledge in the area of plant DCS and meter interface technologies are a plus.

Special Skills/Knowledge:
1. Possesses a good conceptual knowledge of various data acquisition technologies, including but not limited to: Plant BOP Systems, plant HMI systems, DNP protocol, Remote Terminal Units (RTU), Plant Historians and wireless communications.
2. Is familiar with the function and operation of Market Information Systems and related subsystems like SCADA, ICCP and AGC.
3. Design and deploy data acquisitions technology solutions in support of various business units, including any third party customers where appropriate.
4. Possess a good conceptual knowledge of electrical meters and meter interfaces. Good to have experience with installation and support of meter interfaces.
5. Working knowledge of InStep Software’s eDNA Historian would be favorably considered.
6. Experience with PI Administration is a plus.
7. Good trouble shooting and problem solving skills.
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