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Xcel Energy Sr. IT Architect - Mobile Solutions Architect Job in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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 Senior IT Architect is a key role within the IT organization. They own and govern the use of architecture design patterns, data tools and principles that align to the overarching IT Strategy and optimally serve their respective domain. They consult and collaborate cross-organizationally to support delivery of end-to-end capabilities. They own, report, and consult on the overall health and corresponding risks of the Technical domain.

Essential Responsibilities

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Leadership: Lead work cross-organizationally 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.

  • Planning and Strategy: Participate in creation and renewal of an overarching IT strategy. Develop and enforce reference architecture standards that are aligned with IT strategies and principles. Contribute to architecture road maps and provide input to technology roadmaps. Ensure the domain IT Strategy align with Enterprise Architecture framework and standards.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Science, Business or related field, or 4 years of experience equivalent to the position.

  • Ten years of related functional experience.

  • Architecture acumen across multiple domains including network, infrastructure, software, hosting models, mobile platforms, and security.

  • Exposure to diverse systems, technologies and processing environments in a large Corporate setting.

  • Project solution architecture experience.

  • General knowledge of core aspects of enterprise 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.

  • Demonstrated leadership on technical aspects of large scale projects.

  • 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 developing native applications under an agile delivery methodology.

  • Documented experience leading 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)

  • Experience developing native applications in Flutter.

  • 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.


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 || 56720:IT-Application Delivery || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $94,500 to $134,166 per year

Click here (https://jobs.xcelenergy.com/content/Total-Rewards/?locale=en_US) to see our benefits

Requisition Number: 32405

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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