Enterprise Architect 2-Enterprise Network & Communications Architect

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Date: Jul 14, 2024

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

We are engineers, high line workers, power plant managers, accountants, electricians, project coordinators, risk analysts, customer service operators, community representatives, safety and security specialists, communicators, human resources partners, information technology technicians and much, much more. We are 3,300 people committed to enhancing the lives of the communities we serve.  Together, we are powering the growth and success of our community progress every day!

Position Summary

This is a combined practical and strategic position that involves establishing technical strategy, defining enterprise communication / network architectures and leading solution implementations from a technology perspective.  The position provides technical guidance and training to the implementation teams, serves as technology and best practices evangelist and ensures that implementations follow the finest of implementation standards and principles.
This position advises technical management and business areas on key architectural decisions regarding platforms and supporting technologies.
This position produces technical architectures (documented by deliverables) that are scalable, maintainable, dependable, secure, and meet performance requirements. This position represents the Enterprise Information Technology (EIT) organization across CPS Energy and works across the company to deliver technical solutions, including providing continuity on major solution decisions, communicating technology solution value across all levels of the company and ensuring solutions are implemented according to the defined solution architecture and technical standards.

Grade 18

Deadline to apply: Open until filled

Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level.

Tasks and Responsibilities

•    Responsible for enterprise communicating / network architectural design and planning of complex interactions of IT systems.
•    Should have a solid understanding of general IT application structures, the supporting components to the network, and general overall wholistic IT functions, operations, security solutions, and general dataflows of an enterprise network.
•    Must be knowledgeable of past, present, and upcoming network technologies, standards, and best practices to properly plan and integrate solutions in the most effective way.
•    Develop enterprise networking architectural patterns, approaches and design solutions, research new technologies and approaches. 
•    Create standards and roadmaps, develop recommendations for migrating to future standards.
•    Responsible for the design, architecture and automation designs of on premise, wide area and Cloud networking solutions. Design and architecture of a multi-site, multi-cloud network infrastructure.
•    Partner with vendors to select appropriate technical solutions. 
•    Collaborate with stakeholders to develop consensus, drive results, and execute projects across the organization on time and within budget. 
•    Manage several simultaneous initiatives from conception through implementation. 
•    Contribute to standards and design patterns. Deliver solutions tailored to internal business requirements. 
•    Articulate design rationale flexibly adapts solutions and iterate designs when required. 
•    Provide 3rd level support and input as required to teams diagnosing reported issues, providing root cause analysis to management and the business teams. 
•    Work closely with Senior management, Architecture, Application managers and IT operations teams. 
•    Enhances efficiency via automation when and wherever possible. Cross train other team members on projects, and network technologies.
•    Address security requirements across the enterprise through the application of appropriate people, process, and technology.

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Strong interpersonal skills essential and ability to handle competing priorities.
Experience in IT, with experience in system design.
Understanding of common information architecture frameworks and information modeling methods.
Knowledge of problem analysis, structured analysis and design, and statistical programming languages, and database query language (SQL and NO SQL based).
Familiarity with enterprise level business intelligence and data warehousing platforms.
Understanding of basic statistics, machine learning algorithms, multivariate calculus and linear algebra.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as a data analyst or data scientist is highly desirable.
  • In-depth experience designing and implementing enterprise information solutions.
  • Experience with data visualization methods and design principles.
  • Enterprise or Application Architecture certification preferred (Open Group, CM-ISRI, ESAI, IEAD, ITAC, TOGAF, etc.…) 
  • Process or Project management certification such as PMI PMP certification, ITIL or Six Sigma. 


Delegating Responsibility
Driving Projects to Completion
Navigating Organizations
Communicates Effectively
Developing Plans
Managing Time

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or a related study, or equivalent project-related technical experience.

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Indoor work, operating computer, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, repetitive motion. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer and calculator.
Ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other business related events.

Physical Demands

Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

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