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Operational Technology - Applications Systems Analyst

at Central Hudson

Posted: 10/5/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 701

Job Description

Poughkeepsie, NY

Employment Duration:
Full Time


Central Hudson Gas & Electric is a regulated transmission and distribution utility serving approximately 372,000 residential and business customer locations in eight counties of New York State's Mid-Hudson River Valley, and delivering electricity and natural gas in a 2,600 square-mile service territory that extends from the suburbs of metropolitan New York City north to the capital district at Albany.

Operational Technology - Applications Systems Analyst 


  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with substantial company match
  • Life and Travel Insurance
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Wellness Reimbursement Program
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation

The Operational Technology team provides technical and application support for Industrial Control Systems and supporting technology used to communicate with and secure these systems.  Industrial Control Systems are used to monitor, control and optimize the Gas and Electric Transmission and Distribution systems. Design and support of internal communication networks are also managed by the OT team.

What does an OT Applications Systems Analyst do?

  • Responsibilities include configuration, testing, analysis and operational support for all facets of the system, including but not limited to:
  • Onelines and database point mapping
  • Application specific troubleshooting
  • Custom programs and scripting
  • Vendor fixes and upgrades
  • Interfaces including ICCP and internal IT and OT systems
  • Application alarming and alerting
  • End-user support
  • Advanced application support (e.g. state estimation, FLISR and VVO, sequential controls, operator training simulators)
  • Tasks also include implementation of policies and procedures in asset tracking, information protection, change management, security monitoring, and controls and recovery to support compliance with internal cyber security standards and NERC CIP.

What does it take to be an OT Applications Systems Analyst?


  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering or related STEM field. In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, an Associate’s degree in the aforementioned fields and at least 5 years of related work experience. 
  • Experience supporting large scale software application projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with internal customers in an interactive team environment
  • Ability to multitask, pay close attention to detail, and adapt to a variety of support environments and assignments
  • Well-developed written/verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills
  • Strong analytic, problem solving, and decision-making skills
  • A valid driver’s license


  • Experience with system integration, including development of strategies and implementation of best practices
  • Technical understanding and/or working knowledge of Windows Server (including Active Directory and SQL Server) and Linux RHEL
  • Programming and scripting experience
  • Prior Gas and/or Electric utility experience

Please go to www.centralhudson.com/employment. Click the “Search Career Opportunities” button. Follow the directions to submit an application and upload your resume for the desired position. Applications sent via e-mail and US Mail will not be accepted.  No phone calls or agencies, please.  All replies will be held in strict confidence.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status.  Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.