Colorado Springs Utilities IT Infrastructure Architect in Colorado Springs, Colorado
IT Infrastructure Architect
Job Type: Information Technology
Pay Range $108,035 to $135,054
Location Colorado Springs, CO
Posting Close Date 7/1/21
IT Infrastructure Architect
*This job is eligible for relocation assistance to aid with the costs associated with moving to the Colorado Springs area.
Who We Are...
Colorado Springs Utilities, a four-service utility provider with a 100-year reputation of integrity, gives you an experience unmatched by other utility companies. We continuously strive to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology and provide a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy. In fact, we were recently awarded the Diamond Designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA), recognizing our utility for having some of the highest ratings in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements among the more than 2,000 public utilities in the nation. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is the perfect blend of mountain and city living. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, you will enjoy nature at its finest while residing in the fourth most desired place to live in the United States (according to U.S. News & World Report, 2020).
Why should you apply to this role?
As an IT Infrastructure Architect , you will join our talented Network Transport Services Portfolio responsible for the safety, reliability, and performance of all of Colorado Springs Utilities’ fiber, microwave, and telecommunications infrastructure. You will be responsible for organization-wide initiatives that help create the vision and guide the evolution of our business, systems, and technologies. You will help to ensure that future state plans exist and that initiatives on roadmaps are aligned back to company goals. You will be at the forefront of influencing alignment on and adoption of enterprise telecommunications architecture standards and direction.
What will you be doing?
Educating telecommunications, operations, and engineering teams on the potential scope of architectural components and design configuration options to meet operational and business needs
Consulting with operations and engineering teams on architecture for enterprise architecture technologies, frameworks, and industry innovations
Developing and applying guidelines, architectural standards, and solution patterns to ensure alignment with the long-term strategy in collaboration with operational and engineering staff
Providing architectural guidance and consultative support across the organization related to technology needs
Participating in architecture review processes and ratification of technology system design
Conducting and supporting holistic cost-benefit analysis of alternative technologies
Who you are...
You are likely someone who comes with at least six years of relevant and progressively responsible experience in the telecommunications architecture space, and a Bachelor’s Degree in a technology or related discipline. Experience with and knowledge of SCADA, ADMS, DRM, DER, Microgrids, Smart Grids, and project solution architecture is highly beneficial. Understanding of distributed communications needs in a utilities context is valued, as is exposure to diverse systems, technologies, and processing environments. Knowledge of the core aspects of architecture (software, hardware, network, integration, data, hosting models, platform types) is highly beneficial. In addition to the technical aspects of this job, you excel at building and maintaining relationships and driving results through collaboration and clear, effective communication. You are also a critical and analytical thinker with the ability to navigate the evolving technology landscape and possess a willingness to research and review creative solutions, and navigate new and existing challenges in the communications architecture space.
Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security.
Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan
Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements
Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage
Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services
Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses
Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses
Disability Insurance – Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury
Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage
Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement
Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time
Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.
Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan
Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses
Additional Benefits – Employee Assistance Program, and 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