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Colorado Springs Utilities Information Technology Data Manager in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Information Technology Data Manager

Job Type: Supervisor/Manager

Pay Range $169,000 to $176,000

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 1/17/23

Information Technology Data Manager

Colorado Springs Utilities is looking to hire an Information Technology Data Manager to join our team. In this job, you will be responsible for the data section, which includes data engineering, database management, and data analytics functions. You will manage one or more supervisors or leads and will help grow the section to accommodate Utilities expanding data and analytics needs while leading the team in the planning, design, implementation, organization, and operation of the organization’s data systems and needs. This includes the lifecycle, maintenance, and enhancements of related systems. Compliance with all Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) regulatory requirements is also a component of the position. Development and leadership of a new data governance structure and related policies, in conjunction with IT leadership, including recruiting, retaining, and mentoring staff, is an immediate requirement. Additional related functions may be incorporated.


  • Create and enforce policies for effective data management

  • Formulate techniques for quality data collection to ensure the adequacy, accuracy, and legitimacy of data

  • Devise and implement efficient and secure procedures for data handling and analysis with attention to all technical aspects

  • Establish rules and procedures for data sharing with upper management, external stakeholders, etc.

  • Support others in the daily use of data systems and ensure adherence to legal and company standards

  • Assist with reports and data extraction when needed

  • Monitor and analyze information and data systems and evaluate their performance to discover ways of enhancing them (new technologies, upgrades, etc.)

  • Ensure digital databases and archives are protected from security breaches and data losses

  • Troubleshoot data-related problems and authorize maintenance or modifications

  • Discover and oversee the integration of new technologies and initiatives into data standards, structures, and analytics

  • Recruit, retain, and develop staff for succession purposes

  • Establish clear expectations and measure delivery to ensure desired outcomes are achieved at both the project and individual personnel level

  • Conduct typical work associated with staff leadership (training plans, performance evaluations, and correction action, when necessary, etc.)

Who you are... The ideal candidate is well-organized, detail-oriented, and possesses good interpersonal skills. You will need to be effective at communicating with both technical and non-technical staff, Operational Technology leaders, as well as executives, translating business needs into technical solutions. This position includes a combination of operational activities, hands-on projects, strategic projects, team leadership, and infrastructure lifecycle projects (KTLO). This position will be expected to advocate data services and strategy throughout the organization.

We are also looking for the following skills so please make sure to highlight them on your resume/application:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, and mathematics is preferred and a Master’s degree is a plus

  • 5+ years of experience managing multiple teams (Managing remote teams is a plus)

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in database administration managing structured and unstructured data systems

  • Experience with AI (artificial intelligence) and preferably ML (machine learning) applications, and the ability to effectively engage these tools for the betterment of our organization

  • Excellent understanding of data administration and management functions (collection, analysis, distribution, etc.)

  • Familiarity with modern database and information system technologies

  • Experience with advanced data management solutions such as Informatica

  • Experience in data modeling and integration

  • Experience in cloud single and multi-tenet implementations

  • Track record in building strong, effective, high-performing teams

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.

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 leavePaid 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 $5.00 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 are available

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  • 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: Supervisor/Manager