NiSource IT Architect - Job Family in Columbus, Ohio

The Architects / Lead Architects primary responsibility and accountability is to provide architecture leadership for the current and future NiSource technology environment within a technology domain. This includes working with business leaders and service providers to develop and implement enterprise architecture strategies, as well as developing methodologies and processes to ensure compliance to those strategies. The Lead Architect is also responsible to develop and maintain Technology Roadmaps aligned with approved IT Investments and approved by IT Leadership.

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.

Bachelors Degree in a technical (Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline) or business field required

Total years experience: Lead Architect: 7+; Architect: 5+

Years experience as an Enterprise Architect: Lead Architect: 3+; Architect: 2+

1+ years of experience in project management

Ability to work effectively in an outsourced IT environment

Experience with and knowledge of legacy and new computing architectures

Experience with managing long term technology costs

Experience working with a variety of technologies within a domain

Ability to identify group conflict and facilitate resolution

Experience with managing Service Providers

Ability to prioritize work effectively

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

Familiarity with the Energy Industry is preferred

Key outcomes for success include:

Effective Technology portfolio management processes and tools used as a key input into IT investment decisions and in developing solution alternatives to meet business needs

Proactive technology roadmaps and plans for future needs, based on anticipated business goals and industry direction

Project architecture reviews conducted in a timely manner with appropriate level of quality (Lead Architect)

Published up-to-date and adhered to architecture standards, frameworks, patterns and procedures

Reduced cost of IT via effective reuse, processes and adherence to standards

Essential Responsibilities:

Analyze enterprise business drivers to develop enterprise architecture strategies and plans

Research technology industry and market trends for a domain

Develop strategies and roadmaps to consolidate and protect IT assets

Identify opportunities to invest in emerging technologies

Collaborate closely with peer Architects and IT staff to drive NiSource objectives

Develop standards and reference architectures for the domain

Review design artifacts for compliance with architecture direction

Develop and maintain product standards in assigned domains

Drive technology portfolio management discipline

Identify, champion and direct technology roadmap initiatives

Establish best practices and standards and track adoption of standards

Establish processes for ongoing identification and management of technology risks

Provide enterprise architecture consulting as needed on all major initiatives as assigned

Recommend proactive courses of action to maintain cost effectiveness and competitiveness

Communicate clearly and effectively with business and IT management

Remain continuously aware of technology trends and best practices, and incorporate this knowledge into architecture strategy and plans

Use influence and negotiation skills to gain consensus for recommendations

Key Activities / Deliverables:

Domain Strategy

Domain Roadmap

Domain Standards

Domain Patterns

Product Selection

Portfolio Management

Service Catalog Mgmt

Domain Policies

Solution Development

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.

Job Family: Information Technology