Sr. Systems Engineer - UComm at Exelon (Baltimore, MD)

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Be a part of something powerful at America's premier energy provider!

At Exelon, we are united by our values and shared vision for a cleaner and brighter future. We encourage curiosity, value diverse perspectives and we never stop looking for ways to be, work and do better. We know the future is in our hands. That's why we're looking for people like you, who have the power to make a difference.

As the nation's largest utility company, we serve more than 10 million customers through six fully regulated transmission and distribution utilities: Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Delmarva Power & Light (DPL), PECO Energy Company (PECO), and Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco). All 18,000 of us are committed to delivering safe, reliable and affordable energy to our customers, strengthening our communities, supporting a clean energy future and reducing our impact on the changing climate.

Our people are the heart and soul of our business. Whether it's powering lives, supporting communities or collaborating with colleagues, an Exelon employee is talented, compassionate, forward-thinking and inspired. We are empowered to evolve and advance our careers in an open and inclusive environment. We pride ourselves on being the kind of place where people want to come and stay. We know that investing in our employees' futures strengthens ours, which is why we offer competitive compensation, incentives and health and retirement benefits.

Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.


Sr. Systems Engineer will possess the experience and skills to design and support in an advanced role within the Exelon IT organization by providing expert technical guidance, direction and insight to project managers and stakeholders regarding IT system solutions and improvements being deployed within the UComm (Utility Communications) network environments. Must possess expert and skillful abilities to design and drive high priority and complex IT system initiatives and project design solutions.

The Sr. Systems Engineer will be expected to provide technical leadership to support delivery and maintenance of IT solutions supporting Exelon UComm networks, in one or more engineering network systems, such as: Battery, MPLS, DWDM, Fiber & Sonet, Remote LANs, Automation & Galaxy LANs, EUN Core LANs, Electric Real-Time LANs, Gas Real-Time LANs, Towers & Infrastructure, FAN/DER (Field Area Network/Distributed Energy Resource), Private LTE & Wireless Systems.

Must have the ability to evaluate IT infrastructure and application solutions and make recommendations for supporting and improving networks and network application design. Demonstrate expertise for design, configuration and deployment, of current hosting services to support physical & virtual datacenter technologies, substation technologies, field area network technologies, and transport technologies.

This role will work in collaboration with other IT teams, leadership, enterprise business partners, vendors and project/design teams, in all aspects of the secure & reliable hosting of applications and network communications throughout Exelon's large & complex enterprise and real time operational environments.

  • Establish direction and determine need for IT assessments, designs, connectivity, validating the connectivity of various hosting vendors and deployment of associated technologies. Provide consulting, guidance and recommendations to senior leadership within these areas. Conduct technical discovery sessions with vendors and customers. Lead and coordinate business projects, planning, maintenance, and network connectivity for one or more major Business Units. Establish the design, configuration, deployment and operation of network systems and assist with the migration of existing applications to new real-time and enterprise hosting platforms. Provide expert-level IT systems engineering, design and operation consultation with leadership, project teams and end users to identify system requirements and establish feasibility analysis on potential changes related to security and technical architecture.
  • Collaborate with leadership and others to develop future technology road maps, resource requirements, migration strategies, and project schedules. Develop and provide input into presentations and/or Engineering and Architecture Review Boards (EDRB and AEF). Participate in potential refactoring, refresh, or redesign required during network migrations. Create documentation to install, replace, and upgrade network components and other application hosting solutions. Comprehend technologies and service offerings within the industry. Create requirement documents, SOW, logical & physical architecture diagrams, and implementation plans to integrate in business environments.
  • Determine need and initiate product & service evaluation, testing, lab and mockup solutions as needed. Serve as a senior resource (Subject Matter Expert) encompassing ongoing architecture, design, planning, configuration, implementation, testing and documentation of the real-time IT systems hosting environment. Contribute to assigned IT projects and deployments to ensure solutions are delivered to meet business requirements. Accountable for engineering, implementing and supporting solutions at the component level, including hands-on configuration, troubleshooting and optimization and supporting metrics for the same.
  • Provide and formalize feedback to leadership and peers to risks identified during business impact analysis, site risk assessments and disaster recovery planning. Assess, develop, design & support custom system integration with platforms, specific to the needs of the customers. Maintain relevancy and knowledge in current and evolving emerging application, hosting, and network technologies.
  • Continuous improvement with technical knowledge, industry trends and business acumen within all IT disciplines or functions.

  • Position interacts with all levels of employees, including executives, vendors, involved in the design, connectivity, maintenance, review, approval, testing and communication of business plans.
  • Position has senior level expertise and design competency with deep technical knowledge and broad understanding of utility network systems as they tie together to form a cohesive communications architecture including related networking technologies across Exelon.
  • Promotes knowledge via seminars, presentations, and publications within IT and Exelon, specifically EDRB (Engineering Design Review Board) and AEF (Architectural Engagement Forum) where applicable.
  • Participates in technological innovation to drive new business opportunities and solve complex business problems.
  • Work under minimal supervision.
  • Mentors team members and others.

  • Bachelor's Degree (Computer Science or related field) and 5 - 8 years' experience (IT infrastructure design, application design, [cloud computing], disaster/recovery, etc.) or 9 - 12 years equivalent job experience.
  • Demonstrated consulting, presentation, and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated expert proficiency in at least two engineering domains such as storage, compute, database, collaboration, application design, [cloud hosting and related technologies]
  • Ability to travel domestically.
  • Master's Degree
  • Certification in area of expertise
  • Technical certification and or knowledge in Technical Area of Specialty, where applicable, (fiber/wireless/networking) CCNA, CCNP, CCIE
  • Extensive Cisco, Nokia, Checkpoint Firewall device management and configuration.
  • Detailed understanding of NERC/CIP security requirements.
  • Drawing management programs such as Auto-Cad, MapInfo, Visio.
More Information on Exelon
Exelon operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Chicago, IL, Baltimore, MD, Kennett Square, PA, Chicago, IL, Baltimore, MD and Philadelphia, PA. Exelon was founded in 2000. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 54 open jobs at Exelon, click here.
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