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PSEG Sr Network Architect in Newark, New Jersey

Requisition : 79054

PSEG Company: PSEG Services Corp.

Salary Range : $ 101,600 - $ 160,900

Incentive : PIP 15%

Work Location Category : Remote Local

PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.

We want you to be healthy, balanced, and feel secure. That’s why you’ll enjoy a comprehensive range of benefits, with a focus on supporting your whole health. Starting on day one of your employment, you’ll be offered several health-related benefits including medical, vision, dental, and well-being and behavioral health programs. We also offer a retirement program, 401(k) with company match, company paid life insurance, tuition reimbursement and a minimum of 18 days of paid time off per year.

PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG.

Job Summary

We are looking for an individual with extensive hands-on experience with architecting, configuring, automating, and supporting complete network systems.

The Network Architect for the Network Infrastructure team is responsible for the design of network solutions in support of business functions by evaluating end user needs, business goals, budgets, and existing applications to define system requirements and technical standards. This position continually strives to improve our existing processes and results through automation and innovative strategies.

Job Responsibilities

  • Application of concepts, best practices, and functions to architect, design and implement complex and secure network designs.

  • Advances network automation capabilities through Identification, architecture, design, configuration, building, documentation, and maintenance of solutions to meet business or technology requirements. Provides training on such tools and solutions to team members.

  • Serves as technical mentor to team members and non-technical super users.

  • Evaluates existing network technology solutions to determine fit for the new requirements. Researches and recommends innovative solutions, alternatives in collaboration with other stakeholders to ensure proper integration of the new technology solution(s) with the existing solution(s) and processes.

  • Creates network solutions based on a disciplined process, including meeting all change management, security requirements, quality standards, product, and service operating requirements.

  • Works with stakeholders to deliver business outcomes by executing projects through the Product Development Life Cycle (PDLC) inclusive of identifying, specifying, and analyzing business requirements and processes.

  • Performs related duties as assigned or requested.

Job Specific Qualifications

Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related discipline, at least 6 years of experience in IT networking, with at least three years experience in doing some of the following developing, implementing, operating & managing multiple network projects and or large-scale IT systems. Without a degree, at least 10 years of IT networking experience or an equivalent combination of education & experience.

  • Demonstrated scripting skills in Python, Ansible or other scripting language to automate improvements in the network infrastructure.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining various WAN and LAN technologies and tools such as Cisco switches, firewalls, wireless controllers, access points, F5 load balancers, Cisco's Identity Services Engine (ISE), Cisco's Network Access Control (NAC), Security Manager, and other network technologies that may emerge over time.

  • Knowledge of system monitoring tools (e.g., SolarWinds, ServiceNow, Cisco’s Digital Network Automation Center (DNAC), Firepower Monitoring Center (FMC), etc.) and commands to ensure quick and efficient resolution of issues.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and multi-task effectively with strong analytical ability, problem solving skills, and attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication and facilitation skills; demonstrated ability to develop business cases and sell network investment concepts and foster working relationships with key stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated experience defining metrics that measure success of the technology solution in addressing business and technical requirements as well as achieving the desired outcomes.

  • Current Cisco certification.

  • Exposure to Cybersecurity concepts and best practices.

Minimum Years of Experience

6 years of experience

Education

Bachelors

Certifications

None Noted

Disclaimer

Certain positions at the Company may require you to have access to Part 810-Controlled Information. Under the law, the Company is limited in who it can share this information with and in certain circumstances it is necessary to obtain specific authorization before the Company can share this information. Accordingly, if the position does require access to this information, you must complete a 10 CFR Part 810 Export Control Compliance Nationality Request Form, a copy of which will be provided to you by Talent Acquisition if an offer is made. If there is a need for specific authorization, due to the time it takes to obtain authorization from the government, we will likely not be able to further proceed with an offer.

PSEG is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legally protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics include race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

As an employee of PSEG you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

For all roles, PSEG’s drug and alcohol testing program includes pre-employment testing, testing for cause, and post-incident/accident testing. For employees in federally regulated roles (including positions covered by USDOT, PHMSA, or NRC regulations), this also includes random testing. Although numerous states throughout the country have legalized marijuana/cannabis products recreationally and/or medically, it is prohibited for employees in federally regulated roles. Employees who are hired or transfer into a federally regulated role are subject to drug and alcohol testing, inclusive of marijuana. Please note that the use of CBD products may result in a positive drug test for THC/Marijuana and such use is not a legitimate medical explanation for such a positive result.

PSEG employees must apply for jobs internally through emPower which can be accessed through sharepoint.pseg.com (https://sharepoint.pseg.com/Pages/Home.aspx) by clicking on the emPower icon, then selecting careers. This site is strictly for candidates who are not currently PSEG employees, with the exception of PSEG employees who do not have company email addresses.

PSEG is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability and need assistance applying for a position, please call 973-430-3845 or email accommodations@pseg.com.

If you need to request a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job, email accommodations@pseg.com . Any information provided regarding a disability will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone involved in making a hiring decision.

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PSEG is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. PSEG's policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations.

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If you have a disability and need assistance submitting your resume, applying for a position or registering for a test, please call 973-430-3845. Any information provided regarding a disability will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone involved in making a hiring decision.

PSEG is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

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