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Technology Architect

Date: Nov 26, 2020

Location: South Plainfied, NJ, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition ID:  65030 

Job Function/Category:  Information Technology 

Employment Type:  Exempt Full Time 

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey.  PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy.

 

Job Summary

This position is a direct report to the Group Product Manager and has sound knowledge of business processes in the specific area of technology enablement.  This position is responsible for managing one or more products to meet business outcomes, spanning multiple technologies including associated impact, cost and complexity. In that capacity, this position is responsible for the following: 

Job Responsibilities

Technology Architects are the primary facilitators for product.  Technology Architects are responsible for optimizing the value proposition. They anticipate issues and/or complications, and respond well to time pressures.

  • Leads the effort to select IT Vendors to execute projects and manages on-boarding and collaborative working relationship with selected Vendors.
  • Serves as domain specific subject matter expert for their assigned product line.
  • Allocates staff and budget resources to meet changing business needs.
  • Keeps informed of technical and managerial advances in IT, including leading the introduction of best practice.
  • Leading products teams to deliver business solutions:
    • Manages and directs one or more product teams to meet business objectives
    • Works with Clients to deliver business outcomes by executing projects through the Product Development Life Cycle (PDLC) inclusive of identifying, specifying and analyzing business requirements and processes and managing progress throughout the design, test and implementation process (work is technically difficult, requiring innovative and creative solutions and frequently involves multiple platforms, software, hardware, technologies and tools including public and private cloud-related resources and storage). 
    • Develops reviews, evaluates and formulates project plans, schedules and budgets
    • Ensures alignment with Clients on scope, value proposition and overall project goals throughout the SDLC. Works with client departments to coordinate systems testing, installation, training and support
    • Manages product life-cycle based events
    • Identifies and negotiates schedules, milestones and resources required to meet product objectives, primarily through coordinating the activities with other IT departments and Vendors (e.g., database, telecommunications, operations, technical support, etc.).
  • Designing and building solutions:
    • Design and build system solutions
    • Utilize domain specific knowledge to work with client management to: identify, specify and analyze business requirements and processes, and monitors progress throughout the design, testing and implementation process. 
    • Applies Agile concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Responsible for vendor solutions i.e. end to end accountability:
    • Ensures quality through the use of company-approved methodologies. 
    • Leads the effort to select IT Vendors to execute projects and manages on-boarding and collaborative working relationship with selected Vendors.
    • Ensures required change management activities to drive solution adoption take place as necessary.
    • Ensures quality through the use of PSEG IT company-approved methodologies such as 2 Pizza Team, agile, etc. Applies applicable concepts, practices, and procedures

 

In addition to the required skills and knowledge below, this position needs the following:

  • Working knowledge of specific technology areas including business process configuration and execution for assigned domains such as System development using .NET, Oracle, SQL Server, BI analytical platform, System Implementation, System Support.
  • This is a multi-level position in PSE&G's Utility Technologies department. The title and level assigned to the successful candidate will be determined by assessing skills, knowledge, related experience, scope and number of projects managed learned through the interview process.
  • For Technology Architect must have at least 4 years of technology solution engineering. For Sr. Technology Architect must have at least 6 years of technology solution engineering
Job Specific Qualifications
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities through architecture ownership and adoption, projects or other work experiences.
  • Demonstrated track record of translating business outcomes, business requirements and technical requirements into architectures, frameworks, standards and roadmaps
  • Demonstrated track record of evangelizing architecture standards and reusability that results in improved delivery of technology solutions, cost optimization and/or operational efficiencies
  • Understanding of and experience in technology solicitation of requirements.
  • Requires broad knowledge of the business area's functions and applications, and of system and technology alternatives.

Core Required Competencies:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills,
  • Good facilitation skills,
  • Strong judgment and management skills,
  • Strong analytical ability,
  • Leadership, technical teamwork and interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to foster working relationships with the team, IT Management and Client departments,
  • Strong understanding of technology architecture, technology platforms and ability to explain technical concepts to the business users in the context of business requirements.
  • Knowledgeable about techniques to effectively document, communicate and promote adoption of architecture, architecture principles and standards
  • Ability to define metrics that measure success of architecture in addressing business and technical requirements as well as achieving the desired outcomes.
     
Minimum Years of Experience
4 years of experience
Education
Bachelors in Computer Science or Information Technology
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