OT Systems Administrator

ENSTAR Natural Gas Company   Anchorage, AK   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on November 6, 2022
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JOB SUMMARY:
The OT Systems Administrator, under minimal supervision, ensures safe and reliable operation of ENSTAR’s Alaska SCADA/OT network routing and switching equipment and maintenance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Recommend, design, and implement OT routing and switching solutions to meet business requirements.
Work with key stakeholders, various vendors, and management to understand business and systems requirements.
Assist and cross-train with System Administrators and other business resources that support OT technologies.
Monitor performance of technical infrastructure (software and hardware) and provide recommendations for technology upgrades and replacements.
Design, implement, and monitor security controls that strictly follow company policies and industry best practices.
Determine appropriateness of system changes or modifications.
Supervise the activities of on-site vendors or technicians.
Conduct daily security monitoring activities, escalating incidents as necessary.
Review vulnerability assessments and threat intelligence for continuous improvement and directed response.
Prepare technical reports and instructional manuals.
Keep up to date on new emerging technologies.
Coordinate small to medium size projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, or any Engineering field preferred. Experience of an advanced level in relevant areas may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the Bachelor’s Degree.
Four years directly relevant experience.
Detailed knowledge and experience with LAN and WAN protocols including static and dynamic routing
Working knowledge of Industrial Control and/or SCADA systems and related protocols
Strong security aptitude including Firewall administration, IDS/IPS
LDAP and/or Active Directory administration
Proficient in Operating systems including Windows, some Linux experience
Professional or expert experience in managing IP networks and related protocols
Expert in troubleshooting and problem solving
Must possess a valid driver’s license and be qualified to operate a vehicle under the conditions of the Safe Driving Policy.
Ability to pass a background, past employment, credit, drug, and driving record screening.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Strong technical expertise in Routing and Switching is required
In-depth knowledge of designing complex Routing and Switching networks
Ability to troubleshoot large enterprise networks
Experience in consulting, leading, and driving network designs
Experience working with network security devices (IPS/IDS, Firewalls) and Encryption devices
Time management, analytical, project management, and organizational skills.
Ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet strict deadlines.
Ability to work independently, self-starter required
Good working knowledge of various infrastructure technologies, communication protocols, and networking operating systems presently used by ENSTAR. Ability to learn new applications.
Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as listening skills.
Ability to professionally and effectively: perform the job functions, communicate with the public, contractors, governmental agencies and representatives, and work with other departments and personnel to accomplish ENSTAR’s objectives.
Proven organizational and analytical skills, with the ability to evaluate data, compile statistics and prepare reports, graphs, tables and charts.
Proven ability to develop and follow procedures/ documentation and comply with regulations and audits/inspections.
Ability to effectively communicate in verbal and written form.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and ability to use/learn other technologies.
Excellent organizational skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively and cooperatively with all levels of management, staff and contractors; exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others.
Possess superior information management and follow-up skills.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Must maintain a positive work atmosphere through effective interactions and communications with co-workers, customers and management.
Must maintain a safe environment for co-workers, customers and the public through adherence to established safety standards and timely reporting of potential hazards.
Must adhere to ENSTAR’s policies and procedures related to the code of business ethics, compliance, responsible use of assets, and all applicable state and federal laws.

The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general content and requirements for performance of this job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities and requirements.  Others duties may be assigned.