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NiSource Director Enterprise Architecture in Columbus, Ohio

Director of Enterprise Architecture

Full Time Perm

Shift : Hybrid - 2 days on-site 3 days remote

Salary Range: $150,900 - $226,300, plus annual bonus and equity

Location: Columbus, OH

Relocation assistance provided

The Director Enterprise Architecture is a senior leader in the IT department and is accountable for defining, designing and delivering the enterprise architecture vision, strategy and roadmap for the organization. This includes collaboration with IT leaders, business leaders, and IT service providers to align the enterprise architecture strategies with business strategies and ensure the integration, interoperability and scalability of IT systems, applications, infrastructure, security and cloud solutions.

Key outcomes for success include:

  • Proactive plans for future architecture needs, innovative solutions, and projects, based on anticipated NiSource business needs and IT industry future directions

  • Defined future state solution/applications, information/data, technical/infrastructure architectures, and is some instances the business/process architecture for major areas of development

  • Defined, reusable standards and processes to ensure compliance to the technical standards and procedures by service providers and NiSource

  • A strategic enterprise architecture that enables efficient and effective application and infrastructure deployment

  • A high-performing organization that fosters a culture of excellence, innovation and continuous learning

Your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the development and execution of enterprise and architecture domain-specific strategies, reusable standards, and guidelines to define the Enterprise Architecture target state, blueprints and roadmaps

  • Participate directly in high visibility, high impact business transformation programs and provide architectural leadership in the resolutions of inter-program and inter-project issues

  • Engage with Industry Peers, Partners and Vendors to stay up to date with emerging technologies and industry trends. Evaluate their potential impact on the organization and recommend innovative solutions to improve efficiency and competitiveness

  • Recommend proactive courses of action to maintain cost effectiveness and competitiveness, and use influence and negotiation skills to implement them effectively

  • Coach, mentor and develop the enterprise architecture staff, fostering a culture of excellence, grit, innovation and continuous learning

  • Provide architectural consulting and guidance for all technology projects at NiSource

  • Design and direct the governance activities associated with ensuring EA compliance

  • Enable rapid prototyping and proof-of-concept work to validate proposed architectures

  • Sought out as a systems architecture expert

You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 12+ years total experience in enterprise-wide domain architecture, such as IT systems architecture / systems design and implementation of large-scale systems, preferably across multiple hardware and software platforms

  • 9+ years experience in Enterprise Architecture management role, and managing and developing a high performing team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Computer Sciences, Engineering or related discipline

  • Expert knowledge of IT systems, applications, infrastructure, security and cloud technologies, and their integration, interoperability and scalability

  • Excellent communication, leadership, strategic thinking, decision-making, and stakeholder management skills

  • Ability to evangelize and influence peers, senior leaders and others at an Organizational level

  • Experience in creating and defining new architectural models and explaining complex problems or situations in easy to understand language

  • Familiarity with architecture frameworks and standards such as TOGAF

  • Familiarity with the standards and best practices bodies i.e. The Open Group, IEEE, OMG, ITIL, CoBIT, CMMi/Six Sigma/LEAN

  • Familiarity with the Energy Industry i.e. FERC and PUC


The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position

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Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.

Safety Statement

Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program. Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries. Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers. Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Salary Range:

$150,900.00 - $226,300.00

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Please note that the job posting will close on the day before the posting end date.

At NiSource, you'll be part of the team serving nearly four million customers throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, who count on us to energize their homes and businesses. Whether speaking with customers by phone, analyzing financial data or installing new gas lines in a neighborhood, you’ll meet exciting challenges each day and make the most of your skills and talents. And you’ll be part of a company that was named by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Large Employers.

We're looking for talent from all backgrounds. We invite candidates of all abilities to come as they are and do what they love. Through our years of successful growth, we’ve stayed true to our roots by making a difference in the lives of millions of our customers. If you’re interested in joining an inclusive, innovative company that fosters opportunity for growth, NiSource might be the place for you.