Gas & Electric Solution Architect - Berlin, Connecticut United States - 22407

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Job #: 22407
Title: Gas & Electric Solution Architect
Job Location: Berlin, Connecticut - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $100.00 - $110.00 - US Dollars - Hourly
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: NO


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Our client is seeking a G&E Solution Architect for two projects - Relay Data Settings & Gas Supply Automation projects.  This role is in Berlin CT and weekly travel (to be reimbursed by the client) is required.  Other locations may also be required on occasion, such as Manchester NH and Boston MA.

This role is to start asap and end in Q1 2020.  

The Solution Architect (SA) will work closely with the lead Portfolio Architect, the IT Product Center Manager, and the Project Manager of this project to organize the development effort and deliver technical solutions that satisfy the projects business objectives.The SA ensures that IT solutions meet current and proposed Eversource 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.

The Relay Settings Data Management project will implement across the customer's Protections & Controls (P&C) Engineering common business processes, procedures, and an Enterprise IT solution for managing configuration files for relay settings to ensure compliance with the NERC PRC-027-1 standard. In conjunction with implementing common business processes & procedures, the existing Doble / Enoserv PowerBase software/hardware platform will be upgraded and expanded to the enterprise to provide a technically current, enterprise solution that is vendor supported.This application is currently already used in-house.  Additionally, the project will implement a common business process for deploying, updating and testing of P&C device settings by field engineers. This will be accomplished by updating the Doble Universal Controllers (DUCs) devices currently in place to leverage the Doble / EnoservPowerBase software functionality.The Solution Architect will assist in developing those common business processes.

The Gas Supply and End User Transmission (EUT) business area currently depends heavily on several processes that are manually intensive, often relying on manual extraction, data scrubbing, and calculations performed largely in Excel spreadsheets. These manual processes are a critical part of both the day-to-day and longer-term processes that the Gas Supply/EUT team must carry out to support the Gas Retail Choice program and its suppliers, with impacts to customer and financial data accuracy, regulatory/compliance requirements, reliability, maintainability, and cash flow.   The purpose of this project is to create automated, systematic solutions to replace or supplement some of those manual processes, reducing the risks that result from the manual nature of these processes while increasing overall efficiency.  The development work will be performed in-house by two vendors.

Primary Job Functions for the SA:

  • Provide architectural leadership on the design and development of a solution for the enterprise
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Coordinates and develops systems integration designs for the project, including high-level and detailed system, application and technology diagrams.
  • Aligns the selected technology solutions with the technical architecture, operational processes and lifecycle processes.
  • Ensures that the IT solution fits with the current and planned enterprise architecture and standards as well as IT strategies and IT product roadmaps.
  • Creates solution architecture documentation and deliverables throughout the project lifecycle of the solutions.
  • Ensure that the project infrastructure is supportable and can be transitioned smoothly into production support organizations.
  • Works with 3rd party vendors to ensure that deliverables are completed on-time and under budget.

Additional job functions expected for this project:

  • Work with the Program team to complete Integration Agreements and Technical Requirement documents for services being designed and developed as part of this solution
  • Collaborate with data architects, infrastructure architects, and other portfolio/program architects across the organization to ensure the proposed solution aligns closely with the portfolio/enterprise level architecture
  • Be an IT liaison between various vendors engaged with and business staff for the project.
  • Manage that IT tasks are being completed on a timely basis per project timeline.This may include tasks such as procuring and configuration of servers, attending Change Control management meetings, developing implementation plans, etc.



Required experience and skills:

  • Must be a GC holder or US Citizen.

  • Must be able to accept W2 employment

  • Electric and/or gas utility experience
  • General knowledge of IT Application, Security, and Infrastructure architecture and design is required
  • Application development and programming knowledge is required
  • Previous experience with Doble / Enoserv PowerBase is desirable
  • Knowledge of any of the software products mentioned is desirable, but not required
  • This position requires an extensive background in information technology along with excellent interpersonal, research, analysis, and communication skills.
  • The individual must be comfortable working across business and IT product center domains and can demonstrate the ability to easily shift between technical analysis and business value discussions.
  • Requires knowledge of systems development methodologies and systems integration methodologies.
  • Requires knowledge of business application technical design and implementation

University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree