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Date: Jan 4, 2022

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

We are engineers, high line workers, power plant managers, accountants, electricians, project coordinators, risk analysts, customer service operators, community representatives, safety and security specialists, communicators, human resources partners, information technology technicians and much, much more. We are 3,300 people committed to enhancing the lives of the communities we serve.  Together, we are powering the growth and success of our community progress every day!


Deadline to apply: Open until filled 

Pay Grade


Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level.

Position Summary

The Power Generation Programmer / Systems Analyst is responsible for ensuring availability, integrity and security of information contained within the OSI PI system. This role will include architecture recommendations for gathering data; design of  solution; and execution of designed plan. Daily responsibilities include security analysis, event correlation, health monitoring and system maintenance.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Maintain and enhance existing OSI PI systems;
  • Perform administrative duties and system hardening on OSI PI systems;
  • Evaluate system security, system performance and data integrity of OSI PI systems;
  • Interpret complex regulatory verbiage in order to contribute to internal dialogue regarding practical applications that will satisfy compliance and CPS Energy policies;
  • Develop coursework and conduct training sessions for groups or individuals as required to maintain business continuity;
  • Assess end user challenges and implement resolutions while adhering to established change control procedures;
  • Document system changes in accordance with Change Control Procedures;
  • Identify and work to resolve performance and integrity related issues;
  • Lead and participate in projects with focus on data organization and integrity. Identify and make recommendations for enhancements where applicable;
  • Perform proactive analysis using OSI PI reporting and notifications for overall system health;
  • Assist in data gathering as needed for data analytics;
  • Seek innovative ways to integrate PI data with “Big Data” tools to allow end users to correlate with external data sources;
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Skills

Personal Computer Usage

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Programmer/analyst experience in a field supporting and providing technical and analytical solutions.
Extensive knowledge of programmer/analyst experience in a field supporting and providing financial and operational solutions.
Experience working with moderately complex data.
Understands processes and procedures in specialized field.
Exceptionally strong analytical and problem solving abilities
Demonstrated ability to multi-task various critical work assignments proactively and independently in a fast paced environment and in a professional manner.
Ability to effectively manage sensitive and confidential information
Initiative to work independently or as a member of a team, coordinating with others to achieve desired results
Demonstrated well-developed written and verbal communications skills for interaction within the section, across departmental lines to all levels of personnel, and vertically with management.
Ability to handle complex assignments, be a self-starter, be able to meet goals and deadlines on own initiative with minimum supervision
Demonstrated positive interpersonal behaviors toward CPS Energy, associates, and customers consistent with company core values.
Ability to make independent decisions and often makes recommendations which affect the section, department and/or division
Ability to maintain and possess a high degree of accuracy and accountability of work
Works with minimum supervision, conferring with superior on unusual matters. Incumbents have considerable freedom to decide on work priorities and procedures to be followed.
Ability to work at any location at any time with extensive time in the field working with business areas
Ability to articulate the business problem to be analyzed, quickly identify the critical elements of the problem, achieve a high quality answer in a timely fashion, and synthesize answers to resonate with decision makers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands-on” experience in OSI PI system administration;
  • Proficiency in implementing solutions using OSI PI, such as implementing AF models, Analytics, PI Vision, and data collection;
  • Understanding of Industrial Controls Systems and various forms of communication used within those systems;
  • Scripting capabilities such as PowerShell;
  • PI High Availability and PI server replications;
  • Microsoft Integrated Security/Kerberos;
  • Understanding of AZURE Cloud;
  • Experience with Transactional-SQL;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Familiarity with NERC CIP requirements and challenges;


Demonstrating Initiative
Working with Ambiguity
Driving for Results
Evaluating and Implementing Ideas
Driving Continuous Improvement
Communicates Effectively

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Math, the Natural Sciences, or other quantitative field from an accredited university or related area; proven working experience may be used in lieu of degree

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Indoor work, operating computer, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, repetitive motion. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer and calculator. Ability to travel between business related events. Work hours may be extended.
Work is performed indoors & outdoors. Manual dexterity, talking, hearing, and repetitive motion. Use of computing equipment, telephone, & printer/copier. Ability to travel to and from business related events. After hours work may be required.

Physical Demands

Indoor/Outdoor Environment

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

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