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(AMS) Application Specialist
Ref No.: 19-08885
Category: Experienced Professional
Location: Dallas, Texas
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 10/28/2019
Genesis10 is seeking an (AMS) Application Specialist. This is for a long-term contract  position in Dallas, TX with our client a leader in the Power and Utilities industry.
The IT Smart Grid Communications Advanced Metering System (AMS) Application Specialist will be responsible for generating, compiling, dispersing, and analyzing our Smart Grid system performance data associated with various communications networks such as the Gridstream RF Mesh.  This individual will need to have a basic understanding of Data Management policies and processes. This individual will work closely with stakeholders and 3rd party service providers to define identify and obtain essential data needed to assess and improve network health and performance. This position will require the ability to read and understand data models and have the knowledge to verify the impact of application upgrades, network upgrades, and infrastructure issues.
  • Develop and maintain responsibility of the enterprise-architecture technology roadmap that defines the architecture and execution strategy for AMS and supporting or interfacing systems.
  • Coordinate with various teams (Mesh Network, Applications, and Integration) and analyze requirements.
  • Develop solutions for various components (Managed Networks, Advanced Security Technology) and recommend changes for company applications.
  • Design architecture for various different components and validate tools associated to AMS.
  • Participate in architectural meetings and analyze all technical requirements for AMS applications.
  • Review infrastructure for any issues or new projects and recommend solutions.
  • Establish an architectural methodology and apply it to all deliverables.
  • Monitor application performance and health metrics and ensure an agile and devops focused implementation of solutions where applicable.
  • Develop architectural principles and standards for various IT groups, with a focus on AMS applications and tools.
  • Evaluate and assist with drafting requirements, design, test, and as-built documentation and record observations.
  • Coordinate with architects and analysts and maintain technical knowledge.
  • Ensure compliance with IT Smart Grid Communications architecture, policies, and processes including change and incident management procedures.
  • Perform data analysis as well as aggregate and generate reports as needed to serve as an overall network health report and identify correlations between independent issues.
  • Interact with business partners, peers, vendors, and service providers for both routine maintenance, troubleshooting, and project related activities.
  • Apply critical thinking skills in order to develop custom and cost-efficient solutions for the AMS platform.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Education – Bachelor's degree or two to four years of application support with a focus on data analytics in the utilities industry
  • Extensive knowledge of RF Mesh Networks, AMS Headend and MDM Applications
  • Extensive knowledge of products/technologies such as Oracle databases, SQL, programming languages (C, C++, Visual Basic, HTML, JAVA, COGNOS), Microsoft Project, MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint, MS Access, Google Earth and Tableau
Desired Skills:
  • Preferred experience with customer information systems, meter management systems, integration technologies, distribution/transmission information systems, and other applications used in the utility industry
Measures of Success
  • Requires minimal supervision
  • Ability to lead others and achieve desired results
  • Tracking and forecasting the company's IT capacity position
  • Demonstrated ability to interface with external and internal partners in a professional manner
  • Demonstrated skills in prioritization and multi-tasking, and success in adapting to change in a fast-paced environment
  • Strives for accuracy. Identify, manage and minimize risks
W2 Status:
Only W2 candidates will be considered for this position.
Benefits of Working with Genesis10:
As a Genesis10 consultant, we are proud to offer access to the following benefits:
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Bi-weekly payroll
  • 401k plan
  • Successful re-marketing program
  • Referral program with the opportunity to earn additional income
If you have the described qualifications and are interested in this exciting opportunity, please apply!
About Genesis10:
Genesis10 is a leading U.S. business and technology consulting firm with hundreds of clients needing proven talent and solutions to power their strategic initiatives.  If you are a high performing business or IT professional with solid, referenced experience, we want to meet you.  Genesis10 recruiters and delivery professionals are highly accomplished career advocates, who get to know you beyond your resume to position you with the opportunities that fit your skills, experience and aspirations.  We have benefit options to fit your needs and a support staff that works with you from placement throughout your engagement – project after project.   To learn more about Genesis10 and to view all our available career opportunities, please visit us at 
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