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IT Architect (AMC 46929) Orange CT more...
Location:Orange, CT
First posted:May 26, 2017 (last updated 2 days 23 hours ago)

Publication date: 26.05.2017 REFERENCE: (see application details)

Company Company: AVANGRID Management Company (AMC) Department: INT Architecture Job Title: IT Architect Reports to: Manager, IT Architecture Location: Orange, CT Cross Company Responsibility: Yes

Business and Department UIL - 100 Orange Orange,CT

Description JOB SUMMARY:

The IT Architect will develop three main activities, working with the global architecture team:

  • Design of the enterprise information architecture, across multiple data types and sources.
  • Define and evolve technology strategy; contribute to develop the enterprise architecture model of the company in this space, as well as the road map of the evolution of the enterprise application portfolio from current to future state.
  • Application of the technology strategy; specify, design and select the technology solutions in this space to satisfy business requirements ensuring they are in line with the enterprise architecture model.

    MAJOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Scope of work - range of responsibilities):

    With a special focus on business intelligence, big data and analytics tools/systems, the IT Architect will be responsible for working within the global architecture team to:

  • Analyze business requirements and drivers to identify technology opportunities.
  • Analyze the IT environment to detect critical deficiencies, and recommend solutions for improvement.
  • Lead the evaluation and selection of technology approaches to reinforce and evolve the global enterprise architecture model.
  • Be accountable for defining, creating and socializing end-to-end design and development for business solutions.
  • Technology awareness: Research and analyze a wide array of industry, technology and business trends.
  • Document all solution architecture design and analysis work.
  • Within the agreed enterprise architecture model, define and design technology solutions to assist the business in meeting their business objectives.

  • Lead definition and socialization of end-to-end solutions.
  • Provide advisory help for projects in the business intelligence, big data and analytics space.
  • Participate in the definition of technical standards and guidelines that pertain to data and information use, security, access and governance (including defining accountabilities in support of data quality mandates).
  • Ensure a focus on information/data quality by developing and publishing enterprise data standards such as a common business vocabulary, naming conventions, data standards, transformation rules and related enterprise consistency specifications.
  • Construct, refine and maintain information models, as needed, to meet business requirements.
  • Ensure timely and appropriate information models exist to aid projects.
  • Develop a model management strategy in support of enterprise reuse and data-sharing objectives.
  • Coordinate new development activities and ensure they are consistent and well integrated with the established enterprise information architecture, using metadata management and/or a repository to promote reuse and standards adoption.
  • Assist in post-implementation continuous-improvement efforts to enhance performance and provide increased functionality.
  • Participate in key project design reviews as part of the methodology process to ensure application designs adhere to enterprise architecture guidelines.
  • Interface with the business community and provide ongoing status reports.

    Requirements Education & Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related study (such as Library Science), or equivalent related project experience.
  • Five to seven years of experience in IT, with a minimum of two years in information systems design.
  • In-depth experience designing and implementing information solutions.
  • Knowledgeable in the design and construction of information architectures that enable well-integrated transactional, collaborative and analytical systems.
  • Data/information modeling expertise at the enterprise level.
  • Experience with various information modeling techniques (such as data flow diagrams, entity-relationship diagrams or create, read, update, and/or delete matrices).


  • Working knowledge of: o BI tools (Business Objects, MicroStrategy) o Datamining languages (R, Python) and tools (RapidMiner, SAS, Notebooks) o SQL o Hadoop (MapReduce, Hive, Hbase) and Spark o NonSQL databases (MongoDB, Cassandra) o ETL/ELT tools (Informatica Power Center, Talend, IBM DataStage, Oracle ODI)
  • Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations.
  • Ability to translate business needs into architecture requirements.
  • Ability to estimate the financial impact of architecture alternatives.

  • Ability to apply multiple technical solutions to business problems.
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies.
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    This opportunity will offer AVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status. If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tool to search for or to apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting our Human Resources department at (see application details) or (see application details).

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