Sr. SCADA Automation Technical Specialist
WPX Energy - Denver, CO

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Position Summary:
Provide critical advanced technical training, support and maintenance of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system to insure uninterrupted production and well automation operations. Support and provide information to SCADA Leadership and SCADA Engineer for proper design, develop, document, coordination and implementation of changes to the SCADA system to support production and wellhead automation changes and engineering projects. Wellhead automation solutions include instrumentation, RTUs, PLCs, and communication network. Responsible for building the SCADA databases to acquire data from remote wellhead and production facility sites and work with Operation, Engineering and Applied Technology personnel to design and implement an Enterprise SCADA system that will support dynamic data consolidation. Create scripts, reports and troubleshooting tools using database tools like VB.Net and SQL queries. Must work closely with field operations technical leadership personnel in support of SCADA systems needs. Investigate, evaluate and recommend hardware, software, or service required to repair, replace, enhance, update or improve the SCADA environment. Work with software vendors and internal information technology personal to resolve software and data communication problems during outages. Assist with periodic software updates and software configurations as needed to maintain system integrity. Coordinate with vendors for product support. Responsible for writing documentation as needed to support job functions.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field desired. Successful candidate must have a minimum of 6 to 10 years working with SCADA or process control systems, and working knowledge of the CygNet SCADA system. This position requires proficiency in Microsoft Windows operating systems. Knowledge of Visual Basic and Visual Basic.Net is beneficial. Must be proficient with MS SQL database structure, stored procedures, triggers and query language. Good understanding of SCADA communication platform and protocols. Must adhere to good programming practices and strict testing standards.

Skills Desired:
Information Technology - > SCADA, SQL, VB (Visual Basic)
Operating Systems = Server 2003, Server 2008
Client Operating System = Window XP Professional, Window 7 32-bit and 64-bit
Virtual Environments = VMware Virtualization
Server Applications = Terminal Services, Citrix, Internet Information Services (IIS), IBM Tivoli Storage manager (TSM or ITSM)
PLC programming languages

Preferred Skills, Education, and Experience:
Experience with CygNet is highly desirable. Experience with PLC protocols, including Modbus, , is preferred. Experience with networking and communications concepts in a real-time environment is desired.

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WPX Energy is an oil and gas E&P company based in Tulsa. It has Piceance Basin, Three Forks, San Juan Basin, Powder River Basin and...