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SQL Server Solution Lead Job

Job Grade: R
Hierarchy:  No - We can only hire at the posted level 
Union Position: Non-Bargaining

 

 

Position Summary

The Solution Lead is responsible for leading work within or across end-to-end solution lifecycle. They hold accountability for meeting business needs, supporting business strategy, and ensuring IT solutions have sound operation. They provide in-depth knowledge of the business needs, business processes, and corresponding solutions. They provide technical guidance in partnership with cross-organizational team members to ensure solutions align with architecture and IT strategy. They are a key contact to business, customer and stakeholder groups for their respective domain, helping ensure business needs and corresponding value and risk are well represented.


Essential Responsibilities

 

  • Relationship Management: Partner with business areas, customers and other stakeholders to understand business needs and opportunities. Represent business partners/stakeholders in input to strategic planning and investment prioritization. Establish and maintain collaborative partnership with internal partners. Provide coaching and direction to less experienced team members.
  • Solution Delivery: Participate in Demand Management preparation, lead and support delivery lifecycle activities, and ensure solutions are designed for great user experience and operational performance. Facilitate delivery meetings and ceremonies. Lead analysis and design. Provide needed plans, demo's, artifacts, and procedural documentation.
  • Operations Management: Ensure solutions are designed for stable operation. Review solution performance, and continually assess health of systems and processes, driving action to avoid service disruption and minimize impacts. Drive alignment with stakeholders on maintenance activities and schedules.
  • Subject Matter Expertise: Stay abreast of industry and technology trends to continuously improve solution delivery practices and customer satisfaction.


Minimum Requirements

 

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Science, Business or related field, or 4 years of experience equivalent to the position.
  • Seven years of related functional experience.
  • Experience with Project or Product delivery practices, including SDLC, Agile, and Waterfall.
  • Demonstrated ability to recommend innovative solutions to meet business needs.
  • Ability to drive continuous improvement through lean and agile practices.
  • Demonstrated in depth knowledge of end-to-end process and system capabilities, as well as industry standards and emerging technologies and methods.
  • Strong understand of technical, functional, and operational details of respective solutions.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build functional and technical subject matter expertise, process and tools expertise, and drive consistency in processes.
  • In-depth knowledge or the ability to quickly attain expertise on core IT components within the respective domain.
  • Excellent communication skills, effective with varying organizational levels and skill set, and able to translate between technical and non-technical concepts.
  • Excellent Relationship Management and collaboration skills, with a track record of working as one team cross-organizationally to drive innovation and business results.

 

Preferred Requirements

 

  • Experience in managing the support and project teams and directs staff on application/database architecture, support, maintenance, security, best practices, auditing, and implementations. 
  • Experience in managing SQL Server DBAs, Data Architects and database security resources supporting the following areas: SQL Server, Database Security, Application Life Cycle management.  
  • Demonstrated the ability to provide technology directions, and best practices for SQL Server architecture and database technologies. 
  • Perform a key role in architecting large, consolidated database solutions to optimize application and database performance while simplifying maintenance activities for the life cycle management of existing technology and solutions. 
  • Experience in resolving various application, database, and infrastructure issues impacting availability and performance of enterprise applications. 
  • Experience in collaborating with the enterprise architecture team to produce enterprise-wide solutions to reduce total cost of ownership and maximize return on investment. 
  • Experience in agile delivery methodology. 

 

 

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Competency Band:

  • Accountability
  • Customer and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Job and Business Expertise
  • Operational Excellence
  • Relationship Focused

 

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis
Organization: Technology Services
Department:  56745:IT-Enterprise Services
Schedule: Full-Time

 
Non-Union jobs will be posted internally for a minimum of 5 business days, after 5 days the job may be unposted at any time.

Union jobs will be posted based on the union agreement.

 
The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $87,000 to $123,666 per year

 
This position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave

 

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Recruiter: Elizabeth A Robinson
Hiring Manager: Robin B Younkman

 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com

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