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Colorado Springs Utilities Enterprise Data Architect in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Enterprise Data Architect

Job Type: Information Technology

Pay Range $108,035 to $135,054

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 8/3/21

Enterprise Data Architect

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.

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, our focus has been 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.

Colorado Springs is the fourth most desired place to live in the United States (according to U.S. News & World Report, 2020). 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.

Join the Colorado Springs Utilities team! We are seeking a driven data architecture leader to strengthen the impact of our business information. 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.

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

  • Lead and facilitates the development of data structures and canonical models

  • Guide implementations with regard to 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 6 or more years of demonstrated related experience, in-depth skill 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.

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 and Artificial, Business and Natural Intelligence; this role is at the nexus of all of these projects!

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • With just under 2000 employees and 6 divisions, Colorado Springs Utilities provides horizontal and vertical growth opportunities for our enterprising employees.

  • Additionally, we offer a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security.

  • Medical

  • Voluntary Wellness Program

  • Dental

  • Vision Insurance

  • Health Savings Account

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Disability Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Paid Time Off

  • Vacation

  • Personal leave

  • Sick Leave

  • Holiday

  • Jury Duty

  • Bereavement

  • Vacation Buy

  • Colorado PERA Pension

  • Retirement Saving Programs

  • PERA 401(k)

  • PERA Roth 401(k)

  • ICMA Roth IRA

  • ICMA 457

  • ICMA 457 Roth

  • Educational Assistance

  • Additional Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Long-Term Care Insurance


  • Colorado Springs Utilities is considered an essential business delivering critical services to our community. If selected for an interview, we may leverage remote technology solutions including the enhanced use of email, telephone, and video solutions as part of the hiring process where possible.

  • All postings will close at 11:59 pm 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 .

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • 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