NextEra Energy Senior IT Architect in Juno Beach, Florida

Senior IT Architect

Date:Sep 26, 2018

Primary Location:Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company:NextEra Energy Requisition ID: 27677

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Position Specific Description Reports to:Director, IT Enterprise Finance

General Responsibilities:

This role serves a critical function in supporting the enterprise financial, property, depreciation, property and power tax groups through the oversight and business logic support of the PowerPlan suite of applications (Cost Repository, Project Management/CWIP, CPR/Asset, PRUC, Depreciation, Power Tax, Property Tax, Asset Shell, Lease/Lessor, and AMP). This role requires an individual with a strong working knowledge of the PowerPlan footprint (functional/technical) and the ability to identify areas for simplification and improvement. This role will be expected to work efficiently and independently to perform support activities, improve the platform and develop necessary enhancements to the different modules.

PowerPlan Oversight and Business Logic Support:

  • Ensure all necessary data, tables and controls are managed appropriately to ensure the validity of the data. Make necessary updates, including logic changes to the modules (Cost Repository, Project Management/CWIP, CPR/Asset, PRUC, Depreciation, Power Tax, Property Tax, Asset Shell, Lease/Lessor, and AMP) to accommodate new transactions or changes in the business.
  • Provide PowerPlan maintenance support to all the PowerPlan modules which includes report writing, queries and financial changes.
  • Ensure the PowerPlan modules conform to all accounting rules GAAP and regulatory bodies, including Federal Energy and Regulatory Commission and the Florida Public Service Commission.
  • Maintain and improve the monthly financial processes, reconciliations and interfaces between PowerPlan and SAP, UI and WMS – Work Management Systems.
  • Support business initiatives from a financial and regulatory standpoint, including unique transactions or changes in the underlying business. Ensure any needed changes are made to the PowerPlan footprint.
  • Maintain and optimize the PowerPlan Suites of modules by ensuring the appropriate level of controls, user and admin security, including compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
  • Establish data governance policies and procedures enterprise wide and ensure adherence.
  • Act as the PowerPlan functional/technical expert; and ensure an optimized approach to data management.
  • Provide formal training support for users by module which includes best practices, improvements, report/query writing and trick and tips.
  • Prepare and provide management reporting and analysis as needed.
  • Provide on-call support for PowerPlan modules including minor changes to logic.
  • Work with IT Business Solutions support to resolve and close- out Remedy tickets for PowerPlan system logic or setting issues.
  • Work with IT Business Solutions support to plan and implement system upgrades and adjustments in a way that maximizes system availability.
  • Work with Finance and Property, Depreciation and Tax business units to develop PowerPlan Statements of Work, plan PowerPlan capital projects, and assist PowerPlan consultants during projects. Serve as liaison between PowerPlan consultants and business unit personnel to ensure optimal utilization of both NextEra and PowerPlan resources.

Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Superior analytical skills, including ability to think and plan strategically
  • Ability to multitask, work under pressure and ensure deliverables are completed timely with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of Financial, Fixed Asset, Tax and Depreciation concepts
  • Excellent project management skills required
  • Prefer Working knowledge of US GAAP, FPSC and/or FERC accounting rules
  • Prefer Working knowledge of assets, depreciation and tax concepts and FPSC regulations
  • Focus on simplifying processes while still delivering accurate results
  • Proficient in collaboration type applications and strong desire to learn NextEra’s Enterprise PowePlan footprint. Knowledge of SAP, WMS and UI a plus.
  • Requires working knowledge of PowerPlan software
  • Technical skills and experience include configuring, modelling, scripting and developing in PowerBuilder 11 and greater for PowerPlan Suite Product.
  • Knowledge of Oracle 11g and above, C++ and UNIX is a must with ability to create and update stored procedures.
  • Manage batch and real time (PI) interfaces to other applications like SAP, UI and work management systems. Maintain scheduling system.
  • Proficient with translation of business requirements into technical solution and hands-on configuration, Financial Systems experience, system stored procedures, calculations and report writing
  • Ability to implement creative solutions, drive to innovate and automate.
  • Ability to use agile, fast paced, dynamic project environments.
  • Proficient with translation of business requirements into technical solution and hands-on configuration, data modelling, Financial Systems experience, system stored procedures, calculations and report writing
  • Prefer a minimum of five years utility or energy experience, with some experience in forecasting or regulatory reporting.

Job Overview This position develops and maintains high-level designs for overall logical and technical IT architecture. Employees in this role provide strategic decision-making and guidance within technical disciplines, responding to disruptive technologies and solving unique and complex problems. Individuals facilitate and orchestrate the delivery of targeted business outcomes through technical decisions. Employees in this job serve as experts and visionaries in the development of roadmaps, strategy, and design for assigned technology areas.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works with business partners to analyze strategy and trends to define the requirements, principles, and models that guide technology decisions
  • Communicates and enforces technology standards with business partners
  • Understands industry trends and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies
  • Drives digital innovation and develops roadmaps through new technologies and approaches to fulfill strategic business plans
  • Defines high-level migration plans to address gaps in current state
  • Coaches, mentors, and leads technical subject matters experts to enable and drive consistency across technology architectures
  • Designs and owns governance, assurance, and standards activities for enterprise technology architecture compliance
  • Oversees and facilitates the evaluation, risk assessment, selection, and design of hardware and software technology and product standards
  • Delivers technology architecture artifacts, possibly including reference architectures or concepts of operation
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad / GED

  • Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience
  • Experience: 5+ years Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree

Employee Group: Exempt Employee Type: Full Time Job Category: Information Technology Organization: Florida Power & Light Company Location: Juno Beach, Florida Other Work Locations: Florida Relocation Provided: Yes, if applicable

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