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Date: Aug 26, 2021

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

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Position Summary

The Manager of Infrastructure Solutions develops strategy, identifies IT changes that impact business process and unifies merging technologies in the enterprise. This would include Cloud, storage, operating systems, virtualization, ERP, SCADA, email infrastructure, data analytics, server configuration, and compliance to NERC & CIP. In addition, the Manager of Infrastructure Solutions will manage Tier 3 & 4 support team.  

The Manager of Infrastructure Solutions proactively supports EA activities that guide the development and management of a portfolio of solutions. Solutions include projects, products, systems (including applications, technologies, processes and information), shared infrastructure services and shared application services. 

The Manager of Infrastructure Solutions provides the necessary leadership, analysis and design tasks related to support the development of technology solutions to ensure that solutions meet business needs and align with architectural governance and standards. The Manager of Infrastructure Solutions creates deliverables for managing the organization's portfolio of "to be" and "as is" solutions — including systems (applications, processes and information), shared infrastructure services, and shared application services and components to enable and drive targeted business outcomes.

Grade: 17

Deadline to Apply:  Open Until Filled

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Understands business drivers and business capabilities (future and current state) and determines corresponding enterprise system designs and change requirements to drive the organization's targeted business outcomes.
  • Understands emerging technology trends and disruptions and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models.
  • Translates business and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint to achieve business objectives and documents all solution architecture design and analysis work.
  • Analyzes the technology industry, competitors and market trends, and determines their potential impact on the enterprise.
  • Provides deliverables like standard definitions, reference models and architecture designs to help the architecture review board (ARB) assess the impact of new and ongoing technology investment on the business and IT estate.
  • Acts as a consultant on a broad range of technologies, platforms and vendor offerings to drive targeted business outcomes.
  • Designs and directs the governance activities associated with ensuring solutions architecture assurance and compliance. 
  • Defines the principles, guidelines, standards and solution patterns to ensure solution decisions are aligned with the enterprise's future-state architecture vision.
  • Facilitates the evaluation and selection of software product standards and services, as well as the design of standard and custom software configurations.
  • Supports product managers in EOL (end of life) product decisions to maintain, refresh or retire products, services or systems (including applications, technologies, processes and information).
  • Develops a roadmap for the evolution of the enterprise application portfolio from future to current state (as defined by the solutions architecture).
  • Monitors the current-state solution portfolio to identify deficiencies through aging of the technologies used by the application, or misalignment with business requirements.
  • Identifies the organizational impact (for example, on skills, processes, structures or culture) and financial impact of the solutions architecture.
  • Leads evaluation, design and analysis for the implementation of a solutions architecture across a group of specific business applications or technologies based on enterprise business strategy, business capabilities, value-streams, business requirements and enterprise standards.
  • Creates architectural designs to guide and contextualize solution development across products, services, projects and systems (including applications, technologies, processes and information).
  • Creates reference architectures focused on detailed design principles, decision points, detailed APIs, major systems and dependencies between business and IT. 
  • Manages and develops the architecture for a broader scope of projects or products, working closely with application architects that manage and design architecture for a single project or product or initiative.
  • Analyzes the business-IT environment (run, grow and transform the business) to detect critical deficiencies, legacy and technical debt, and recommends solutions for improvement (systems of record, differentiation and innovation).
     

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of various aspects of an enterprise technology architecture like business, information, data, network and security
Knowledge of financial models and budgeting
Knowledge of infrastructure and operations
Understanding and knowledge of system development life cycle methodologies (such as waterfall, spiral, agile software development, rapid prototyping, incremental, synchronize and stabilize, and DevOps)
Knowledge of various backend development languages like Java, Go and Python
Knowledge of various database technologies like MySQL, MongoDB and Oracle
Knowledge of various frontend web development languages like JavaScript, HTML and CSS

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in at least two IT solution development disciplines, including technical or infrastructure architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or cloud development
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies, platforms and processing environments
  • Good understanding of strategic and new and emerging technology trends, and the practical application of existing, new and emerging technologies to new and evolving business and operating models
  • Good understanding of product management, agile principles and development methodologies and capability of supporting agile teams by providing advice and guidance on opportunities, impact and risks, taking account of technical and architectural debt
  • Experience working in a relevant industry is helpful, but not required.
  • Experience developing architecture blueprints, strategies and roadmaps
  • Experience delivering presentations to senior-level executives and technical audiences
     

Competencies

Coordinating Project Activities
Accepting Responsibility
Navigating Organizations
Making Accurate Judgments and Decisions
Managing Performance
Championing Customer Needs

Minimum Education

Bachelor's degree in computer science, information-technology, engineering, system analysis or a related study, or equivalent 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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