Southern California Edison Operational Service Bus Technical Lead in Alhambra, California

Job Description


Are you looking to make a difference in your career? We’re working on smarter grids, cleaner energy and tools to help people manage energy more efficiently.

About Information Technology at SCE

The role of IT goes beyond the traditional Information Technology “service provider.” Many of the innovative ideas and projects that shape the company’s future and move SCE forward are dependent on technology. IT employees are at the heart of these projects, collaborating, designing and executing technology solutions that are transforming our industry.

Position Overview

We’re building the Electrical Grid of the Future to support one of the largest Metropolitan areas in the United States, and we need you!

We are seeking a Technical Lead for our Enterprise Service Bus solution. This position will lead the architecture, design, testing and deployment of an operational service bus for SCE’s Grid Control environment. This role requires advanced technical architecture and systems integration experience with the ability to conceptualize future business challenges, analyze highly complex issues, architect and implement a viable solution.

The successful candidate will be responsible for standing up a new, leading-edge capability that will provide an interoperable and flexible architecture for SCE to be able to readily adapt to changing business and regulatory requirements. The Technical Lead will be responsible for leading project teams and application SMEs while working closely with our vendors to enable the integration between different components and sub-systems of the future Grid Management System (GMS) solution. Responsible for the Design and implementation strategy to integrate SCE's Grid Operations and Enterprise systems.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical thought leadership when working with other IT teams and partners.

  • Works with business and IT senior leadership to establish projects to support related Business and IT goals.

  • Represents Grid Services in project architecture, design, and planning.

  • Provides an understanding to others of the strategy, 3-5 year goals, and high-level projects and programs to meet our clients’ needs.

  • Works with vendors and senior leadership directly as well as engineers, IT specialists, architects, and analysts from various disciplines to achieve desired business outcomes.

  • Provides mentoring, guidance, and training to other senior technical team members.

  • Provides application and system subject matter expertise for the GMS Operational Service Bus.

  • Provides technical leadership for highly complex projects as needed.

  • Leads architecture, design and implementation efforts.

  • Works with application vendors and manages all escalated design and implementation issues to proper closure.

  • Fosters technical innovation within the team and leads by example when developing solutions.

  • Represents SCE to the vendor and communicate learned best practices, vendor product roadmap, and communicate SCE business vision to vendors for future product planning.

  • Provides consultation to peers, Grid Services Management team, IT support teams, IT leadership, and SCE executives regarding short-term and long-term system goals and technology roadmap.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, science/technology.

  • Experience leading and overseeing system-wide deployments and changes to large scale, mission-critical applications and platforms.

  • 12 years' experience in technical development of IT applications, including: Systems integration in a complex technical and business environment.

  • Experience providing leadership in working with external partners / vendors.

  • Experience implementing the following technologies, processes, and tools: Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web Services, Database Architecture (e.g., SQL Server, DB2, Oracle).

  • Java/JEE development experience, with working knowledge of development tools and methodologies.

Desired Qualifications

  • Thorough understanding of Open API Specifications and Java Messaging Specifications.

  • Implementing cloud based or COTS application solutions and integrating with external systems using an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) technology.

  • Understanding of Utility standards such as Common Information Model (CIM) and Multispeak.

  • Hands-on experience in a Rules Engine platform implementing complex business rules that spans multiple applications.

  • Object Oriented Development (e.g., Java, C++, .Net).

  • Experience in Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment tools such as Maven and Jenkins.

  • Experience in troubleshooting message transactions spanning multiple applications across different security trust zones.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Transmission and Distribution networks and/or experience with Distribution Management Systems (DMS) is a plus.

  • Strong management skills including effective resource and project planning, decision making, results delivery, team building, and staying current with relevant technology and innovation.


  • Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

  • Relocation does not apply to this position.

  • The primary work location for this position is Alhambra, Ca; however, the successful candidate may also be asked to work for an extended amount of time at Santa Ana, Pomona, and Rosemead.

  • This position has been identified as a NERC/CIP impacted position - Prior to being hired, the successful candidate must pass a Personnel Risk Assessment (PRA) or Background Investigation. Once hired, the candidate must complete specified training prior to gaining un-escorted access to assigned work location and performing necessary job duties.

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of nearly 14 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years.

SCE is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.