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Xcel Energy Process Automation Architect Job in Denver, Colorado

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis; TX - Amarillo; WI - Eau Claire

Do you want to start your career at a leading energy company with lots of room to grow? If you’re ready to work hard in an environment where you’ll be challenged, respected, and encouraged to develop your skills and talents, an entry-level job at Xcel Energy is your first step.

Position Summary

The Process Automation Architect defines and implements overarching strategy and roadmaps using robotic process automation (RPA) and other emerging digital technologies. Develops technical requirements, designs, standards and guidelines for end-to-end automated processes. Reviews and approves process definition documents and solution design documents. Works on multiple initiatives concurrently; identifies and implements productivity improvements; mitigates risks, resolves issues, and optimizes cost savings and efficiencies for business units.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Leadership: Lead work through coaching and feedback, and through significant interactions and influence with leaders. Govern work efforts to ensure alignment with reference architecture, IT strategy and policy. Collaborate cross-organizationally to influence alignment on and adoption of enterprise architecture standards.

  • Technical Expertise: Provide consultation and direction to delivery and operational teams on optimal architecture for respective solutions. Maintain state-of-the-art expertise of enterprise architecture technologies, frameworks, and industry innovations.

  • Architectural Operations: Review and approve projects and work efforts to ensure that they are compliant with architectural standards. Track and manage exceptions to standards. Continuously improve operational processes. Assess, report, and make recommendations to eliminate operational risk related to technology or architecture.

Minimum Requirements

  • Seven years of related functional experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Science, Business or related field, or 4 years of experience equivalent to the position.

  • Exposure to diverse systems, technologies and processing environments in a large Corporate setting.

  • Project solution architecture experience.

  • Knowledge of core aspects of architecture (Software, Hardware, Network, Integration, Data, hosting models, platform types, etc.).

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.

  • Extensive knowledge of future technology trends within area of expertise.

  • Excellent communication skills, effective with varying organizational levels and skill sets.

  • Excellent Relationship Management and collaboration skills, with a track record of working as one team cross-organizationally to drive innovation and business results.

Preferred Requirements

  • BluePrism accreditations.

  • Utility experience preferred.


As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Posting Notes: CO - Denver || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis; TX - Amarillo; WI - Eau Claire || United States (US) || Customer And Innovation || 55300:Innovation & Transformation Of || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $82,700 to $117,566 per year

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Requisition Number: 30865

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com

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