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Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Technology Architect in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Senior Technology Architect

Job Type: Information Technology

Pay Range $108,035 to $135,054

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 8/3/21

Senior Technology 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 is a community owned, four service utility serving our friends and neighbors for over 130 years! As Colorado Springs Utilities is growing quickly and adding many new users, your team will be essential to the continued support of our internal customers and, ultimately, the services that we provide to our community.

We strive daily to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to continually update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology and endeavor to provide a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy.

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 unique neighborhoods, easy access to nature and adventure, and our beautiful parks. Want to know more about Colorado Springs? Look here:Choose Colorado Springs (

Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking a senior architect whose core responsibility is to facilitate cohesive technology solutions across the enterprise, in alignment with our strategic business objectives and serves as a liaison between Information Technology, Cyber Security and Business technology owners/stakeholders, as needed to facilitate desired outcomes. Additionally, function as the subject matter expert and advocate for the middleware architecture team.

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Act as a leader among peers as part of a team of architects across IT that develops and supports architecturally driven approaches

  • Support the definition of policies for business attainment of patch levels (n-x) using architectural standards

  • Educate IT solution engineering staff of the potential scope of architectural components and design configuration options to meet operational and business needs

  • Architectural oversight of key major programs pertaining to the domain or potentially all technology domains

  • Maintain strong current knowledge to stay abreast of general disruptive IT technology and middleware/platform capabilities

  • Employ and support Lean and Agile methods of operating

  • Collaborate, define and publish standards (components) related to the platform/middleware functions using technology that integrates with adjacent OSI Layers/functions that generates the reference model/architecture

  • Lead/Chair the Architectural Review Board ARB

  • Participate in architecture review processes and ratification of technology system design

  • Develop and apply guidelines, architectural standards, and solution patterns to ensure alignment with the long-term technology strategy in collaboration with operational and engineering staff

  • Work with stakeholders to develop architectural documentation fully elaborating design, inclusive of components provided by Business IT and central IT Service

  • Conduct or support holistic cost benefit analysis of alternatives, inclusive of IT implications – End to end business case

  • Provide architectural guidance and consultative support across the organization related to technology needs

Who You Are: A critical thinker who can navigate the evolving and everchanging technology landscape with the willingness to research and review creative solutions, new and existing challenges, with expertise to handle our most complex processes, issues and perform the highest-level technical responsibilities in the broad technology architecture space. This role requires you to have the ability to soar above the scenes and see the big picture, while also diving into the details as needed.

Key Qualifications:

  • Understand information technology and operational technology concepts and designs

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • A deep understanding of the OSI model, and technology componentry at each layer of the model

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

  • Possess 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, Enterprise integration patterns, and Composable Architecture concepts

  • Experience in software and system modeling, e.g. UML, Sparx EA and / or ArchiMate a plus

  • Understanding of Utilities related technology needs is preferred

  • TOGAF (or Zachman or EAF) educated

What does this opportunity offer? You will be working with a diverse group of people and have the opportunity to be a leader among your peer architects, as you lead the Architecture Review Board, collaborate with functional managers, supervisors, and individual contributors. This is an exceptional opportunity to join an organization as it moves up the technology maturity model, and is embracing the need for architecture standards, modeling and all that surround such elements.

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.stability vital for growth-oriented careers.

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

  • A work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities offers 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