Entergy Solution Architect-Solution Architect, Sr in New Orleans, Louisiana

Date: Sep 16, 2017

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Company: Entergy

Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans

Job Function :Information Technology

MRV Minimum Salary :$82,000.00

MRV Maximum Salary :$142,000.00

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: Not approved

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1.00

Req ID: 73632

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE

Responsible for leading the innovative development of business solutions supporting the Corporate function, including the Source to Pay and Acquire to Retire processes, implemented through IT, to enable the business to meet its objectives. The role requires an in-depth understanding of available IT technologies, the business unit's operations, its operating model, capability needs, and business challenges. The role, together with support from Entergy's Enterprise Architect (EA) function, is responsible for creating a fully integrated, effective business solution. The role is an active thought leader and application visionary who shapes the technology demand among the business unit.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide overall design guidelines for software and hardware integration, performance, reliability, operating, and security designs. Support business units in the creation of project business cases (e.g., success criteria).

Capture business capability requirements, functional requirements, and expected service levels from business unit and stated EA solutions to create an actionable Business-IT roadmap (a long range plan for the business that identifies specific IT investments in applications and infrastructure to support business objectives).

Support BU leadership in identifying opportunities for emerging technologies, through collaboration with the EA function, to enable business strategies. Provide an advisory role with the client on the impact of new technologies on their existing technical and information system environment.

Work with BA, PM, and QA teams to review test strategies and requirements traceability. Ensure business and functional requirements are maintained throughout the development/configuration process (requirements traceability matrix). Review and analyze user acceptance testing results to validate the functions of the delivered solution.

Maintain strong understanding of technology needs and solutions for the business unit. Regularly visit business units to assess satisfaction and identify follow-up education opportunities. Consider alternate delivery models for meeting business needs.

Liaise between the client, vendors, project management and the technical team on questions, issues, and revisions to the solution architecture.

The team member will also serve on the Enterprise Architecture Committee (EAC) Applications Architecture Sub-Committee (AAC) as a Corporate Systems, including Source to Pay and Acquire to Retire, technology Subject Matter Expert (SME) responsible for the definition, review, and approval of application standards.

This position will report directly to the IT Manager – Corporate Applications, who is principally focused on business application solution delivery.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum education required of the position

Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required

Minimum experience required of the position

Solution Architect: 4 years of experience working with technology and how it supports the business.

Solution Architect, Sr: At least 7+ years of experience working with technology and how it supports the business.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

Entry-level understanding of Energy industry application solutions. Entry-level experience in developing customer-centric solutions. Working knowledge in most areas of technology (infrastructure, commercial applications, software development, end-user platforms, IT operations). Planning experience, especially the design of longer term strategies. Ability to communicate and present effectively with all levels in the organization. Good interpersonal communications skills. Excellent writing and presentation skills. Working knowledge of architecture concepts and the ability to integrate business needs and technology capabilities.

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position

None

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Office environment with minimal physical requirements. As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf.

Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Pre-employment Testing: One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test. The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and number of questions. Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests , Logon ID: entergy, password: practice test (2 words).

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

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