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Colorado Springs Utilities Enterprise Data Architect in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Enterprise Data Architect

Job Type: Information Technology

Pay Range $136,000 to $142,000

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 3/20/23

Enterprise Data Architect

Join the Colorado Springs Utilities team! We are seeking a driven Data Architecture Leader to strengthen the impact of our business information. Analyze the data needs of the company and uses skills in coding to maintain secure databases. They then collect and organize the data obtained. As a critical member of our team, you will lead our efforts to improve the availability and useability of the data that drives our organization's success.

We understand employees have competing priorities, and although this position is a non-remote, on-site role, we have created an environment that embraces teamwork, flexibility, and work-life balance.

*This job is eligible for relocation assistance to aid with the costs associated with moving to the Colorado Springs area.

Key Focus Areas:

  • Understand technology trends and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models

  • Help design the governance, assurance, and standards activities associated with ensuring enterprise technology architecture compliance of projects and products

  • Research and properly evaluate sources of information to determine possible limitations in reliability or usability

  • Guide implementations regarding adherence to standards and models

  • Oversee, or consult on, technology implementation and modification activities (for example, projects and products), particularly for new or shared technology solutions

  • Work closely with the domain managers, portfolio supervisors, and architecture peers (e.g., technology, business, information, infrastructure, network, security, and solutions architects) to enable solution agility, scalability, and resilience to support required product needs throughout the product lifecycle.

  • Lead the documentation of the necessary enterprise data architecture design and analysis work, possibly including project postmortem documentation and metric collection

  • Engage with the Business owner on the development and administration of Data Governance

  • Develop necessary conceptual designs for custom integrations while ensuring integrity between applications

  • Provide clarity and direction on data operations topics including archive, backup, and lifecycle

Who you are... The successful candidate will come with years of demonstrated related experience, in-depth skills in designing and implementing information solutions, and hands-on experience implementing data and analytics management programs. Additionally, a bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.

  • Experience as a database administrator

  • Experience in enterprise architecture frameworks like TOGAF

  • Modeling experience with modeling language ArchiMate

  • Strong math and analytical skills are essential to complete job requirements successfully

  • Able to compile and organize statistical information retrieved and present findings to management

  • Experience working with private and sensitive personal information

  • Confident in decision making and the ability to explain processes or choices as needed

  • Strong computer skills and ability to use necessary databases and software

  • Interpersonal and customer service skills are required when meeting with and interviewing potential clients

  • Excellent multitasking skills and task management strategies

  • Ability to complete milestones and work toward multiple deadlines simultaneously

Why Apply? You will join a dynamic team of IT professionals where your focus will be helping to ensure that our data is appropriately stored, governed, and used as the strategic asset that it is. Upcoming projects include AMI completion, CC&B Replacement, Database Platform Replacement, as well as Organizational initiatives around Data Governance, The Energy Roadmap, Machine Learning, Artificial Business, and Natural Intelligence; this role is at the nexus of all of these projects!

Who We are... In 1924, Colorado Springs voted to create a four-service public utility; electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater services. Since then, as a municipal utility, we have focused on the basics - providing exceptional customer service while keeping costs low. As a community-owned utility, we strive to protect our environment: We live here too, and want to keep our city clean and beautiful. Additionally, Colorado Springs Utilities gives back: Employees, their families, and friends volunteer more than 10,000 hours each year on community projects. Our city is a particularly popular place to live for professionals, millennials, and families – thanks to its beautiful parks and easy access to nature and adventure.

Our Commitment to Our Employees…

Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.

  • Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge

  • Vacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year

  • Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave

  • Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year

  • Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time

  • Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire

  • Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $10.00 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible

  • Spending Account (FSA)

  • Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network PPO preventive care covered at 100% and access to orthodontia coverage

  • Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery

  • Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans

  • Disability Coverage – Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more

  • Long-Term Care Insurance (LTC) – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones

  • Life Insurance – Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage available

  • Tuition Reimbursement – Employees are eligible to receive up to $5,250 annually for Tuition Reimbursement

  • Qualifying Public Service Employer – Payments made towards student loans may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness ProgramCurious about joining our team? Learn more at


  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined within the posted pay range based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate; if there is a single pay rate posted, the job starts at that rate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

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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Job Type: Information Technology