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Enterprise Security Architect Job

Date: Jul 18, 2019

Location: CO - Denver, US, 55401

Company: Xcel Energy

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis; TX - Amarillo


Are you ready to take your leadership potential to the next level with a growing Fortune 500 company?  Xcel Energy is at the leading edge of an industry that is changing quickly. We’re seeking dynamic, proven leaders to help guide us into this exciting energy future. If you’re looking to lead at a company that is committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship, with plenty of room to grow, consider a position at Xcel Energy.



Position Summary

Design and develop Information Security architecture solutions (integrated process, applications, data and technology). Position is essential to the alignment of business needs and capabilities to ensure security architecture direction and standards are set, communicated and maintained. Develop security specifications for both critical electric grid and corporate systems. Assess compatibility and integration of products/services proposed in order to ensure an integrated architecture across technologies and business portfolios.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Planning & Strategy: Provide and manage Information Security architecture direction to major programs in the areas of applications, information, infrastructure and integration. Work with program managers to plan work streams and identify risks and issues. Responsible for critical technology decisions.
  • Architecture Framework: Develop enterprise-level Information Security strategic architectures. Defines controls and integration standards and governs project adherence to standards, frameworks and industry-specific requirements.
  • Architectural Governance: Participate in the Architecture, Engineering, and/or Design Communities of Practice. Assist in the development of reference architectures and security best practices. Governs project adherence to standards.
  • Communication & Relationship Building: Communicate with stakeholders and leadership on key technical decisions, program status, and risks. Prepare and deliver effective documentation and presentations on projects, overall program architecture and design. Communicate security risks and technical information to executives, peers and other stakeholders.
  • Trend Analysis / Technology Investment: Ensure that security architecture areas are integrated with major programs from a domain and enterprise architecture perspective. Perform technology watch functions and keeps abreast of latest developments. Set direction and provide Information Security Roadmap updates relative to key technology direction regarding long-term capabilities required and project impacts.
  • Technology Leadership: Provide technical leadership to other architects and project engineers. Act as a mentor and role model to other IT architects and engineers. Assists management with development of plans to acquire, train and retain high performing technical talent in critical areas.
  • Lead and manage the development of Information Security Architecture, standards and design patterns through the management of a matrixed team for each of the technology areas. Manage and provide architectural and design direction for other architects, engineers and consultants.

Minimum Requirements
  • 5 years experience of systems architecture or systems engineering
  • 10 years experience in Information Security
  • 3 years experience designing complex systems
  • 3 years experience with systems integration and engineering
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with internal employees, third parties, and management to develop
  • Ability to influence without direct authority
Preferred Requirements
  • Information Security experience in the electric utility industry
  • Experience with technology implementation projects for enterprise-scale organizations





As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes:  CO - Denver || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis; TX - Amarillo || United States (US) || Customer And Innovation || 56130:Cyber Security || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 18407

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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