Colorado Springs Utilities Application System / Domain Architect in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Application System / Domain Architect

Job Type: Information Technology

Pay Range $110,000 to $135,000

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date

Applications System / Domain Architect

This is an at-will, supplemental full-time position hired to staff a project for a limited or defined period typically not to exceed twenty-four (24) months.

Colorado Springs Utilities is widely seen as a treasured community asset, and our Information Technology team is comprised of a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.

We are looking for an outstanding Applications System / Domain Architect to help tackle the exciting & challenging technical opportunities ahead. Be a part of a multi-year, transformational strategic program to optimize our significant IT portfolio. In this position, he/she will work in a collaborative environment to achieve standardization, through review and documentation of component standards, and compliance across the technology stack and consistency of information assets across the enterprise application portfolio.

The Applications System / Domain Architect has deep expertise on the structure and behavior of application and integration technologies, the data that supports these technologies and the business functions that are supported by these technologies. The person filling this role will be a top level technical expert and visionary responsible for development of strategy, design and implementation of technology to support business strategy.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Define, document and maintain the enterprise architectural component standards for technical system(s) and solution development to ensure best functionality, possibly including but not limited to: security, performance, scalability, extensibility, interoperability, usability, maintenance and supportability

  • Facilitate architectural guidance and strategy advice to ensure all component standards meet architectural guidelines, minimize costs, align with the future technology strategy, and are adaptable to future technology solutions and changes.

  • Recommends alternatives for application portfolio migration that best align with business needs plus optimize maintainability and performance

  • Acts as a trusted advisor for designing application architecture and interfaces without preconceived solutions in mind

  • Ensures subsequent technical designs are compliant with the architecture

  • Produces documented frameworks, architectures and plans that describe how to manage the implementation and integration of technical environments that support business strategies

  • Provides SME guidance, influence, direction and support to application development, administration and solution leads

  • Possesses a strong understanding of the relationships and dependencies between architecture domains supporting an enterprise business strategy

  • Possesses a strong understanding of continuity and availability architecture in support of business continuity and disaster recovery

  • Ensures solutions can be integrated, deployed, operated and maintained in a cost effective and timely manner

  • Performs critical assessment of existing architecture to identify performance and security issues and consolidation and lifecycle replacement opportunities


  • Demonstrated expertise as an Application Systems / Domain role or similar

  • Expertise in reviewing and documenting component standards

  • Deep knowledge and experience implementing and supporting COTS enterprise applications, Oracle Applications experience a plus

  • Intrinsic ability to influence strategy to support business needs and go-forward plans

  • Broad knowledge and experience with multiple technologies such as Java, Microsoft .NET, application servers, integration hubs, n-tier applications, database management systems and open source trends

  • Clear understanding of object-oriented design principles

  • Experience with high-volume transactional systems

  • Strong understanding of database design and implementation

  • Adept at producing architectural diagrams and presentations for use in communications with various levels of management and staff

  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, determine appropriate actions and complete projects with little direction

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and thrive in a multi-project environment

Why should you apply? If you have demonstrated experience in an Applications / Domain Architect role or similar within the discipline of Enterprise Application System Domain Architecture, and are familiar with the principals of The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), we want to hear from you! This position will provide you the opportunity to work with a wide variety of stakeholders across organizational boundaries to manage, prioritize and execute projects and assignments.

What will it take to be successful in this position? The ideal candidate will come with a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems and seven years of experience in an Application Architect or similar role. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to solve problems, determine appropriate actions and complete projects with little direction and can meet tight deadlines and thrive in a multi-project environment.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you...

  • As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing a required service and commodity for our community.

  • We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.

  • We understand employees have competing priorities. That is why we have created an environment which embraces teamwork and flexibility.

Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is the perfect blend of mountain and city living. Colorado Springs boasts breath-taking scenery, abundant recreation activities, and diverse populations. With the recent spotlight on energy in our country, energy careers are on the fast track. At Colorado Springs Utilities, we continue to innovate by using state-of-the-art technology. Our employees enjoy the satisfaction of fulfilling work that impacts our citizen owners and community daily.

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community!

All postings will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled . Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas. All eligible applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Type: Information Technology