Senior EPMS Controls Engineer
Business Group Description:
Microsoft's Cloud Operations & Innovation (CO+I) is the engine that powers our cloud services. CO+I is responsible for delivering over 200 Microsoft web portals, Live and Online Services around the world including infrastructure, security and compliance, operations, globalization, and manageability. Our focus is on smart growth, high efficiency, and delivering a trusted experience to customers and partners worldwide. We are looking for a passionate, high energy individual to help build the network that powers the world's largest online services.
This position will be working on the Electrical Power Monitoring Systems (EPMS) for new upcoming datacenter projects. This is a new program with potential to expand quickly. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to be one of the pioneers of this program.
The role involves setup and commissioning of new electrical equipment that will be appended to existing/new datacenters. Responsibilities include new device setup, additions/updates to EPMS software and commissioning support. The position will be the EPMS execution lead for the MS datacenters in the US West region.
Knowledge, experience and skills:
The ideal candidate will be an instrumentation and controls engineer with leadership experience in electrical power monitoring systems for Data Centers. A team player able to work in a multi-disciplined engineering team implementing EPMS in Microsoft Data Centers globally and possess the skills to work in a fast-paced multi-project environment. Ideal candidate is knowledgeable in the network topologies and communication protocols associated with EPMS systems and related networks and has a firm understanding of electrical power distribution and monitoring requirements for mission critical applications. Candidate must possess strong written and verbal communication skills, excel at project management, be able to multitask and be familiar with advanced engineering and energy efficient operational processes/procedures as they relate to large data center environments.
* 10+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas:
* Electrical Power Monitoring System (EPMS) implementation and support.
* SCADA implementation and instrumentation field setup.
* Expert in troubleshooting communication issues and setting up EPMS devices.
* Expert in HMI development in EPMS like Schneider SCADA PSO and PME, Eaton Foreseer, etc.
* Working experience in Datacenters.
* DCIM implementation and support.
* Mission Critical facility networking.
* Organizational and communication experience.
* Working knowledge of electrical power distribution equipment.
* Networking knowledge.
* Experience working independently and as a member of a cross-functional team.
* Willingness and ability to travel globally.
Preferred, not required:
* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering discipline.
* Expert in EPMS device setup and SCADA implementations.
* Working knowledge of EPMS and Building Management Systems.
* Experience with Modbus, BACnet, IEC61850, OPC UA, and/or SNMP communication protocols.
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Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud Background Check every two years thereafter.
Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
Roles and Responsibilities: The Senior EPMS Application Engineer will be responsible for hardware configuration, communication setup and testing of EPMS for additions to electrical power systems in MS datacenters. Projects include addition of new hardware within existing/new facilities, containerized datacenters and other datacenter modifications. Create new or update existing EPMS software configuration, database, graphics, alarming and notification for the new devices.
Design drawings, device lists and IP lists are provided by the EPMS design team, which will detail the equipment, network, devices and IP addresses needed to configure the system. The Sr. Application Engineer will coordinate with Contractors and Commissioning Agents in development of commissioning test scripts to ensure EPMS activities are accounted for. On site activities will be as described in commissioning test scripts and the Microsoft Datacenter Commissioning Plan of Record (CxPoR).
Multiple site visits to datacenters in the US and overseas will be required to survey existing site conditions, setup EPMS devices and software, perform start-up and support commissioning activities.
The Senior EPMS Application Engineer shall be required to attend coordination meetings on-site or remotely as necessary, and provide all start-up/testing and final closeout documents for each piece of equipment during closeout of the project and prior to turnover to operations.
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