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IT Architect - Data Integration/AWS Architect Job

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

 

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

 

 

Position Summary
The Data Integration/AWS Architect will own and govern the use of architecture design patterns, data tools and principles that align to the overarching IT Strategy and optimally serve Xcel Energy’s native mobile application development domain. They consult and collaborate cross-organizationally to support delivery of capabilities. They own, report, and consult on the overall health and corresponding risks of the Technical domain. Project activities include collaborating with Product Owners and Requirements Analyst on business requirements, design, documentation of data integration and AWS architecture, and coordinating with the Enterprise and Solution Architects to provide tactical direction to development teams under an agile delivery methodology.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Leadership: Lead work through coaching and feedback, and through significant interactions and influence with leaders. Govern work efforts to ensure alignment with reference architecture, IT strategy and policy. Collaborate cross-organizationally to influence alignment on and adoption of enterprise architecture standards.
  • Technical Expertise: Provide consultation and direction to delivery and operational teams on optimal architecture for respective solutions. Maintain state-of-the-art expertise of enterprise architecture technologies, frameworks, and industry innovations.
  • Architectural Operations: Review and approve projects and work efforts to ensure that they are compliant with architectural standards. Track and manage exceptions to standards. Continuously improve operational processes. Assess, report, and make recommendations to eliminate operational risk related to technology or architecture.


Minimum Requirements

  • Seven years of related functional experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Science, Business or related field, or 4 years of experience equivalent to the position.
  • Exposure to diverse systems, technologies and processing environments in a large Corporate setting.
  • Project solution architecture experience.
  • Knowledge of core aspects of architecture (Software, Hardware, Network, Integration, Data, hosting models, platform types, etc.).
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of future technology trends within area of expertise.
  • Excellent communication skills, effective with varying organizational levels and skill sets.
  • Excellent Relationship Management and collaboration skills, with a track record of working as one team cross-organizationally to drive innovation and business results.

 

 

Job Specific Skillset Requirements

  • Experience in development under an agile delivery methodology.
  • Experience in Python/node, graphql/APIs, lambdas/serverless, event driven architectures, good sense of data handling.
  • Documented experience of working with a team of developers to deliver mobile applications to a large organization.
  • Proven experience with management of AWS technology capabilities (RDS, Aurora, EC2, S3, Lambda, etc.)
  • Experience with complimentary automation, container, scripting, orchestration, and testing capabilities (Terraform, Docker, Selenium, Postman).
  • Integration development experience (IBM MQ, Oracle, Amazon RDS, SQL, MySQL)
  • Ability to deploy and manage a DevOps CI/CD pipeline (GitLab, Jenkins, Puppet, Chef, etc.).
  • API development skills (JSON RESTful, XML, SOAP, MVC)
  • Familiarity with security considerations. Ability to coordinate with a dedicated security team.
  • Experience working within the utility industry. Familiarity with Gas and Electric Distribution Design, Work Management, SAP or GIS preferred.

 

 

 

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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:  MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis; CO - Denver || United States (US) || Customer And Innovation || 56745:IT-Enterprise Services || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
 

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $82,700 to $117,566 per year

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Requisition Number: 32801

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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

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