Real-Time Data Consultant

InCentrik is seeking mid- and senior-level technical resources to join our real-time data practice who enjoy interacting and working with clients and strive to exceed client expectations.


Four-year degree in Engineering or Computer Science or ISDS or equivalent work experience

Work Experience

Relevant experience includes having worked with data historians, such as OSIsoft PI, Yokogawa Exaquantum, Honeywell PHD, AspenTech IP.21, CanaryLabs, and GE Proficy Historian.


For the mid-level role, a successful first year will typically involve:

  • Meeting clients for discussions on projects
  • Providing input on project plans, architecture, and schedules
  • Installation and configuration of historian servers and interfaces, along with system administration and monitoring tasks, for both new installations and upgrades
  • Creating, maintaining, and monitoring historian data points along with system health monitoring
  • Troubleshooting system health issues, from small, localized problems to system-wide problems involving other related systems
  • Creating data visualization displays and reports using vendor tools or programming
  • Creating sections of standard procedure documentation

For the senior-level role, a successful first year will involve some of the above tasks as well as:

  • Providing clients and our internal business development team with industry knowledge, common client trends, and concerns, as well as vendor road map knowledge for various historians
  • Meeting with multiple clients for introductory discussions and working on both short- and long-term projects
  • Providing scoping, scheduling, and planning for projects, such as engineering studies, upgrades of existing systems, implementations of new historians, and application development involving historians and integration of multiple types of related systems
  • Creation and oversight of standard operating procedure and best practice documentation
  • Providing technical oversight to more junior resources on real-time data projects as well as across the company when needed on various SCADA, cybersecurity, and IT Integration work
  • Designing system architecture, installation, and configuration of servers, interfaces, and user tools for both new installations and upgrades for both software and hardware
  • Staying abreast of the latest network security practices and their impact on historians and related systems
  • Communicating proactively and clearly with clients, colleagues, and management regarding progress, risks, and proposed solutions and improvements

For the mid-level role, the following experience is required:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with installing, configuring, and monitoring historian servers and interfaces

For the senior-level role, the following experience is required:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with installing, configuring, and monitoring historian servers and interfaces

For either role, the following experience and traits are preferred:

  • Historian consulting and support experience, both at client sites and remotely
  • Experience designing and implementing asset-based data structures, such as PI AF
  • Experience working in the oil and gas and pharmaceutical industries
  • Experience with hardware and software replacements and upgrades
  • Strong knowledge of networks, including network security and communication protocols
  • Server and interface maintenance, such as the implementation of security patches
  • Programming experience with the historian APIs and/or SDKs using .NET (C# and VB) or Java
  • Strong technical, analytical, and problem-solving ability

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location: In Office with potential Virtual Workplace

InCentrik Company Benefits

  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Insurance
  • 401k with Company Match

InCentrik is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.