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Eversource Energy Associate Domain Architect (Unix/Linux) in Westwood, Massachusetts

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Associate Domain Architect (Unix and Linux) designs, installs, and maintains the enterprise infrastructure to meet the functional objectives of the business. They will be responsible for the governance/standards of the Unix (AIX) and Linux environments, and participate in tuning, troubleshooting and maintenance activities related to these systems. This role will be a part of a larger team of domain architects, each focusing on their area of expertise.

The Associate Domain Architect is responsible for contributing to the domain roadmap, standards and practices into the overall Enterprise Architecture as well as supporting solution development efforts guided by Solutions Architects that involve their assigned domain. Efficient governance over the domain is necessary to ensure that the technologies are incorporated into solutions in compliant, standard, and supportable ways.

Essential Functions:

  • Understands how the domain supports Eversource needs and assesses current capabilities and future needs to identify necessary changes to the domain technologies or practices.
  • Develops guidance for incorporating the technology within their domain into solutions, including defined standards, reference architectures, solution guidelines and metrics. Define patterns and building blocks that leverage domain technologies in an optimal way.
  • Understands technology trends and the practical application of existing, new and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business needs, including those of IT.
  • Defines high-level migration plans to address the gaps between the current and future state, typically in sync with the IT budgeting or other capital planning processes.
  • Analyzes the current technology environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement. In addition, analyze the technology industry and market trends to determine their potential impact on the enterprise as well as on the enterprise technology architecture.
  • Mentors and collaborates with technical subject matter experts and EA to develop technology architecture that enables and drives new business capabilities and operating models.
  • Facilitates the research, evaluation, and selection of hardware and software technology and product standards, as well as the design of standard configurations and technology platforms.
  • Identifies the organizational impact (for example, on skills, processes, structures and culture) and financial impact of changes to the technology architecture.

  • Participates in Eversource Enterprise Architecture processes as the expert in their domain(s) and works with peers to align architects.

  • Incorporates domain standards, practices, guidance and roadmaps into the Eversource Architects and communicate them via architecture documents, meetings or other channels. Periodically review and maintain the accuracy of the information.
  • Develops standards, practices, roadmaps, for inclusion in the Eversource EA and for use in developing solutions leveraging the domain technology.
  • Provides technology consulting to solution architects and others who are using or modifying multiple domain technologies within a solution, ensuring the technology operates coherently to meet overall needs.
  • Effectively integrate knowledge from subject matter experts and peers from other technical areas.
  • Responsible for governance over solutions that leverage their domain technologies.

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

TechnicalKnowledge/Skill:

  • 3 or more years of computer systems implementation experience supporting large scale Unix (AIX) and Linux environments
  • Knowledge of operating systems (Unix (AIX), Linux: Red Hat, Centos and Solaris)
  • Understanding of automation using Bash, Python and Perl scripting
  • Experience with Linux clustering
  • Good understanding of network protocols such as DNS, DHCP and routing
  • Hands-on experience with server hardening and vulnerability remediation
  • Experience in disaster recovery and capacity planning
  • Experience in managing IaaS server resources in Azure
  • Exposure to multiple diverse technical configurations, technologies, and processing environments
  • Deep knowledge of one technical domain, or experience working with multiple technical domains. Demonstrate an understanding of how the domains relate and can be assembled into comprehensive solutions that meet business and IT needs
  • Knowledge of many, if not most, aspects of the technology domain architecture, including current technology and vendors, emerging capabilities, best practices and patterns, cost models, and management and operating model considerations
  • Ability to work effectively with business and technical roles
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, and the ability to manage smaller efforts
  • Knowledge of financial models and budgeting
  • Ability to balance the long-term (big picture) and short-term implications of individual decisions

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Advanced degree preferred.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years related experience working with technology or application solutions, including experience in architecture, design, implementation, support and management of the technologies appropriate for the specificposition.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be available to work emergency storm assignment as required.
  • Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary.

Worker Type:

Regular

Number of Openings:

1

EEO Statement

Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Vaccination Information:

Eversource requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Eversource’s HR department after you have been made a conditional offer of employment. Eversource does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws.

Emergency Response:

Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment. This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location.

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