Enterprise Architect-Enterprise Network & Communications Architect

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Date: May 17, 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 leadership skills; coaching and mentoring skills. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills - including negotiation, facilitation, and consensus building skills; ability to influence and persuade, without direct control.
High degree of flexibility and ability to work with employees at all levels of the organization with diverse backgrounds.
Strong desire to drive change, and ability to adapt to change quickly. Recognized as a thought leader.
Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
Excellent leadership and management skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and understanding of types of business and operating models (existing, new, emerging and hybrid) 
  • Knowledge of existing, new, and emerging technologies and being able to practically incorporate them into new business designs and business models 
  • In-depth experience applying existing, new, and emerging technologies to new and evolving business and operating models  
  • In-depth experience with business transformation and process redesign methods 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of facilitation and organization change management 
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills; ability to create original concepts and theories for a variety of projects 
  • Experience developing and monitoring delivery of efficient and effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems 
  • Statistical and information analysis skills (a plus) 
  • Organizationally savvy, understanding of the political climate of the enterprise and how to navigate obstacles
  • Ability to communicate, influence and persuade — both business and IT leaders as well as peers 
  • Use the language of business leaders and join the conversation that is taking place 
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing technology and apply it to business needs
  • Ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence
  • Understand business process management, workflow and integration methods and tools
  • Experience with business capability modeling
  • Knowledge of cloud computing
  • TOGAF Certification or equivalent


Interacting with People at Different Levels
Displaying Technical Expertise
Delivering High Quality Work
Communicates Effectively
Developing Plans
Driving Continuous Improvement

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree from accredited university in technology or related field

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Work is performed both indoors and outdoors. Operating computer, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, and 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. After hours and call duty rotation work may be required.

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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