Architect IT Solutions:
Experience: Bachelor’s Degree: 6-9 years’ experience:
The selected candidate will work as a member of the Information Technology (IT) Architecture Group as a Solution Architect and is responsible for the technology design and deliverables of the DER (Distributed Energy Resources) Customer Portal and Management System”. The Distributed Energy group is looking to deploy a DER (Distributed Energy Resources) Customer Portal and Management System that will provide an interactive, two-way communication platform for customers and developers that are proposing to connect DERs onto the electric distribution system. The ability to manage these DER resources from development, construction, and operation is critical to the goal of integrating DER into a modern electrical distribution system. The DER Customer Portal and Management System proposal is also critical in being able to provide and manage an accurate DER Hosting Capacity map, as the system proposed is expected to actively manage proposed DERs in the interconnection queue as well as DERs already online. The selected solution will need to integrate with the Connecticut Customer Service System, Geographic Information System, Payments, and process e-signatures. This external facing solution must adhere to the Digital Strategy standards to ensure a consistent User experience. Project Specific Role: The Solution Architect (SA) will work closely with the Project Manager, Product Center Manager, and the others on the Project team (business and technical) to organize the delivery effort and deliver technical solutions that satisfy the projects business objectives. The SA ensures that IT solutions meet current and proposed architecture standards, develops conceptual, preliminary, and detailed cross-functional design solutions and determines the application and technology requirements. The designs are reviewed with the lead SA and other SA peers in the architecture group and presented to both the project steering committee and IT management at large. The SA collaborates with the Business Solutions Analyst (BSA) to determine the non-functional requirements of the solution, including availability and scalability. The SA assists with all phases of the track including design, build, test, and implementation. Primary Job Functions for the SA: (1) Provide architectural leadership on the design and development of the solution to meet business requirements, technology standards, and other identified needs. (2) Drive the translation of the business client's complex business problems into the selected technology solutions by designing complete solutions that leverage various IT services components. (3) Researches possible solutions and alternatives for implementation of the project technology applications, business process and technical problems, problems, performs an analysis of alternatives, and leads the recommendation to a solution. (4) Coordinates and develops systems integration designs for the project, including high-level and detailed system, application and technology diagrams. (5) Aligns the selected technology solutions with the technical architecture, operational processes and lifecycle processes. (6) Ensures that the IT solution fits with the current and planned enterprise architecture and standards as well as IT strategies and IT product roadmaps. (7) Creates solution architecture documentation and deliverables throughout the project lifecycle of the solutions. (8) Ensure that the project infrastructure is supportable and can be transitioned smoothly into production support organizations. (9) Works with 3rd party vendors to ensure that deliverables are completed on-time and under budget. In Addition: (1) Candidate should have experience in integrating back office applications (mix of custom applications and packages) and software as a service based software solutions. (2) Experience with deployment and implementation of Software as a Service solutions. (3) This position requires an extensive background in information technology along with excellent interpersonal, research, analysis, and communication skills. (4) The individual must be comfortable working across business and IT product center domains and be able to demonstrate the ability to easily shift between technical analysis and business value discussions. (5) Requires knowledge of systems development methodologies and systems integration methodologies. (6) Requires knowledge of business application technical design and implementation.