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Colorado Springs Utilities Information Technology Solutions Architect in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Information Technology Solutions Architect

Job Type: Information Technology

Pay Range $103,542 to $129,417

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 11/25/19

Information Technology Solutions Architect

Colorado Springs Utilities is looking for an IT Solutions Architect to help tackle the exciting & challenging opportunities ahead as we seek to transform our digital business capabilities. We are embarking on a dramatic technological journey toward smart utility capabilities and grid modernization and we will need an innovative, forward thinking Solutions Architect to help ensure the success of many large-scale enterprise initiatives. The person selected for this job will provide the necessary leadership, direction and support for developing standards and ensuring architectural principles are understood and appropriately leveraged for Enterprise Technology.

What you will do:

  • Develop and manage solution architecture and systems design for individual projects and for a broader scope of initiatives at the enterprise level

  • Ensure solution architecture is supportive of business strategy and achieves required business capabilities

  • Define guidelines, architectural standards, and solution patterns to ensure alignment with the long-term technology strategy

  • Support the evolution of the application portfolio from current to future state

  • Facilitate the evaluation and selection of software product standards and services, as well as the design of standard and custom software configurations

  • Participate in architecture review processes and ratification of designs

  • Perform critical assessment of existing architecture to identify performance improvements, enhanced security posture, application rationalization and lifecycle replacement opportunities

Key Qualifications:

  • Deep knowledge and experience in designing robust, high volume cloud based solutions (PaaS, SaaS and IaaS) and on-premise enterprise systems

  • Working knowledge of structure and behavior of standard programming languages and deep understanding of the systems development life cycle

  • Possesses a strong understanding of disaster recovery and high availability architecture and systems design

  • 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 in software and system modeling, e.g. UML and ArchiMate is a plus

Why should you apply?

Driven by energy technology consumerization and innovation at the edge of the grid, the Solutions Architect will help lead our digital utility transformation. Be a part of a multi-year, transformational strategic program to optimize our significant IT portfolio!

What will it take to be successful in this position?

The ideal candidate will come with a Bachelor's degree in an IT discipline and significant demonstrated experience as a Solutions, Applications, and/or Domain Architect and familiar with the principals of The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF). Deep expertise on the structure and behavior of application and integration technologies, the data supporting these technologies and the supported business functions. 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.

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

  • The ability to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to continually update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology.

  • The opportunity to work for a pioneer in providing four utility services in one enterprise with a 100-year reputation for integrity.

  • 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 and tap into the power of your potential!

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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Job Type: Information Technology