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AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) System Analyst
MERIDIAN MS 39305
Category: Public Utilities, Telecommunications
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Job code: lhw-e0-88363242

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  Job posted:   Sun Apr 15, 2018
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AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) System Analyst

**AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) System Analyst**


**Description**



**AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) System Analyst**





This position is a highly-technical position that will assure the continuity of valid meter information and other required data from the AMI Headend system and ItronEE, is transferred expediently and accurately to all other systems, internally and externally, for processing billing and other uses. The AMI System Analyst will assure that servers, routers, operating systems, and databases are operating correctly and reporting data; analyze the daily performance of all meters, assure the continuity and high quality of data, monitor the billing success and other operational measures of success, and identify potential operational problem areas. The AMI System Analyst will assure the resolution of any meter exceptions caused by system performance, application or system failures to transmit meter data to post AMI systems or CSS. The AMI System Analyst will work with other team members to prepare daily analysis of AMI system performance, report problem areas to the summarize performance trends, and develop operational processes to improve data collection.





The AMI System Analyst will work with the Energy Sales and Services, Technology Organization (TO), Customer Services, Regulatory and Metering Services to assure data flows from the meter point through various AMI systems to successfully provide data to all required systems in a timely manner.









**JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES**




+ Assure continuous availability of high quality data from the AMI systems

+ Very detailed knowledge of the TO issues associated with transporting data from the meter

+ Ability to detect anomalies and exceptions to the quality standards for the data

+ Troubleshoot AMI headend systems, ItronEE, and CSS Data Exceptions

+ Understanding of the technical architecture of the AMI systems

+ Identify and troubleshoot hardware and software issues that interrupt data flow

+ Working with others, implement the corrective actions

+ Provide training as necessary

+ Assure the initiation of meter read and other data into the AMI Systems

+ Support and enforce the AMI Business process; meter troubleshooting, reading files troubleshooting,meter billing, monitor AMI Network performance (LAN/WAN) monitor integration of the Headend systems with subsequent AMI Systems

+ Working with the AMI provider, analyze and isolate problems associated with AMI network (network exceptions).

+ Identify Headend exceptions which cause meter data to not report into or out of the Headend Systems (includes troubleshooting the performance of the AMI Network, relays, APs, meter components or Headend system configurations)

+ Use, maintain, and refine the AMI performance management systems (AMI Dashboard and AMI Project Tracking System)

+ Assist in specifying requirements, designing, building, testing, and evaluating the various systems Review data several times during each working day to monitor AMI system performance

+ Refine the system requirements and develop recommendations for its enhancement and assist in implementing those recommendations

+ Provide for the correct systems interfaces, systems integration, and appropriate service levels from SCS/TO.

+ Define the functional and technical requirements of system interfaces (especially between the AMI headend systems and ItronEE)

+ Work with Metering Services/Meter Data Management andTO to define the appropriate architecture, design, develop, and test interfaces, provide for ongoing maintenance and problem fixes

+ Specify TO service level expectations and monitor and measure TO performance against this level

+ Write Scripts or software as required for data analysis

+ Prepare summaries of AMI operational activities and results for MPC management

+ Report and communicate AMI activities and results as appropriate



**JOB REQUIREMENTS**




+ A four year degree in computer systems or software engineering and/or development is highly preferred

+ Ability to work with and across the various departments management team

+ Knowledge of Customer Services billing processes and field services, communicationstechnologies and systems (particularly RF systems), metering technologies, management of multiple activities, and the TO systems necessary to monitor and measure the deployment of an AMI system is desirable

+ Ability to manage complex technology and business issues.

+ Occasional "on call" assignments/irregular hours when required.

+ Good interpersonal skills-ability to work with managers and peers, vendor and suppliers







**Mississippi Power** a subsidiary of Southern Company, serves southeast Mississippi. We have a history of customer and community service, economic development leadership, environmental stewardship and employee involvement.







**Southern Company** (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with **46,000 megawatts** of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving **9 million customers through its subsidiaries** . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through **electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications** . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual _World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility_ rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.




**Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.**






























**Job Field:** Information Technology


**Job Type:** Standard


**Primary Location:** Mississippi-Meridian Area-Meridian


**Operating Company:** Mississippi Power Company


**Job Type:** Standard


**Travel (Up to...):** Yes, 25 % of the Time


**Work Location(s):**

Meridian Service Center - 3118 Highway 45 North (3118MERIDIAN)

3118 Highway 45 North

Meridian, 39301
**Req ID:** MPC2001605

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