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Job Description: Bearskin Services has a contract opportunity for a Senior SCADA System Administrator at Southwestern Power Administration for their Information Technology Support Services in Springfield, Missouri.
Responsibilities include:
• Maintain critical SCADA systems in strict compliance with
applicable policies and standards (NERC, FISMA)
• Learns and supports business, technical, and functional
requirements of SCADA software systems.
• Assists in the development of strategic technology plans.
• Makes recommendations for computer software and hardware
• Anticipates and analyzes complex problems and offers unique
solutions and/or alternatives.
• Tests, maintains, upgrades, documents and monitors systems,
including coordinating installation of computer applications and
• Reviews, documents and deploys vendor-supplied patches, service
packs, firmware, hot fixes and system updates according to
industry best practices and applicable standards.
• Trains staff and users to work with computer applications.
• Audits network and server activity to ensure integrity and
performance of applications and compliance with applicable
• Maintains documentation of processes and procedures to ensure
compliance with applicable standards.
• Ensures successful integration of third party and other in-house
developed applications.
• Communicates with persons having non-technical backgrounds to
develop a detailed understanding of their needs and implements
changes as needed.
• Performs periodic testing of disaster recovery plans and incident
response plans.
• Maintains and advances knowledge through study, training, and/or
industry certifications.
• Strong attention to detail, and ability to follow company policy
and compliance standards always.
• Performs related duties as required.

Required Education & Experience:
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology,
Engineering, Electronics, or similar technical field of study plus
a minimum of 8 years of work experience involving radio
communications, network administration and SCADA systems; or a
Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of experience as listed
• Must possess experience with Windows server operating systems,
VMware, and Linux Operating Systems.

Prefer experience with the following:
• SCADA systems.
• Relational databases such as Oracle or MS SQL Server
• Linux - CentOS
• VMware ESXi 5.1 and above
• Cisco routers, switches, firewalls and VOIP systems
• Genetec Security Center - Certified
• Splunk Enterprise Solutions
• Serially-connected devices
Job Requirements:
• Some work may include evening and/or weekend hours
• Some travel may be required
• U.S. Citizenship required
• No relocation

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