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Sacramento Municipal Utility District SR Enterprise Architect in Sacramento, California


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SR Enterprise Architect


Information Technology

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As a subject matter expert, leads enterprise architecture analysis and design efforts, proactively directing solutions toward desired business outcomes. The Sr. Enterprise Architect leads, manages and facilitates architecture activities to develop plans which map to business goals and IT standards. This includes working with various roles in the organization to clarify business needs, analyze and review solution architectures, develop target architectures, and define innovative standards.

This is the senior/subject matter expert level within the Enterprise Architect series. This level is distinguished from the lower level by the need to be a subject matter expert that handles the largest and most complex assignments. This role may serve as a lead to lower level staff in guiding, directing, selecting & training staff. Promotion to the senior level is not through a progression and will happen through SMUD’s standard civil service hiring process.

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Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with enterprise architecture frameworks and practices, such as TOGAF and ArchiMate.

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Minimum Qualifications:

Education: BA/BS in information systems or other related discipline, or equivalent experience. If no degree, nine (9+) years of experience required.

Experience: Five (5+) or more years progressively responsible experience in technology, including three or more (3+) year's experience designing and documenting business solutions or IT/IS architecture.

Knowledge Of: All technology layers: applications, data, infrastructure, security; Architecture frameworks principles, procedures, and best practices; Graphical modeling approaches, for analysis and design of target architectures; IT operational environments, to ensure plans can be practically applied; Financial and budgeting practices, and cost-benefit analysis; Emerging technology trends, without vendor bias

Skill To: Facilitate cross-organization teams and manage tasks, to develop plans for architecture development; Effectively communicate verbally, written, and visually with different audiences clearly and concisely; Analyze and translate business needs and IT strategies into architecture requirements; Comprehend new/disruptive technologies, to evaluate for practical solutions for business problems; Support standards definition, review, and oversight; Facilitate and negotiate decisions between stakeholders; Support agile iterative approaches to drive results and innovation

Position Type:

Regular - Full Time

Physical Requirements:

Applicants must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.

The health and wellbeing of our employees and our community is our top priority. SMUD follows CDC guidance and adheres to all local, county and state orders. To this end, if you are scheduled to come on a SMUD campus, you will need to monitor your health (ensuring your temperature is below 100.4° and you’re free of COVID-19 symptoms), wear a face covering, and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Position Location:

Sacramento - S Street

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Leads in development of target architectures and road maps

  • Facilitate regular activities and engagements between EA roles, and documents decisions

  • Oversee the development and organization of visual models and documentation

  • Partner with appropriate business roles, to translate goals into architecture priorities and requirements

  • Work with solution leads to review architecture changes and gaps, to assess opportunities

  • Facilitate development and management of innovative technology standards with IT stakeholders

  • Serves as an enterprise level consultant to business and IT leaders

  • Coordinate with project and planning leads, to ensure EA engagement and guidance

  • Other related duties as assigned

Additional Posting Info for Candidate:

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) - Who We Are

As the nation's sixth-largest community-owned electric service provider, we're proud of our reputation as one of the best places to work in Sacramento. Our employees tell us in our engagement surveys they're "Happy, satisfied and engaged" which helps create a workplace that best serves our customers.

Sacramento was named as the 2nd happiest place to work in America by Forbes Magazine. Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and the world-renowned Napa Valley are within easy driving distance of our locations.

California Equal Pay Act

SMUD is committed to ensuring we're a workplace where diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), are part of who we are and how we do things. Supporting efforts that promote pay equality is part of that. Salary placement for the selected candidate will be determined in alignment with the California Equal Pay Act.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

SMUD respects, values and celebrates the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. Diversity and inclusion are guiding principles to deliver a culture that reflects the broader values of the community and our customers. Our Board's policy for Employee Relation sets our commitment to developing and maintaining a high quality, inclusive workplace that engages and inspires employees to commit to SMUD's purpose, vision and values.

Why Sacramento, California?

The capitol of California, Sacramento is the state's sixth-largest city, and the 35th largest in the U.S. Local universities include California State University, University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law, and the University of California, Davis and several competitive community colleges. The UC Davis Medical Center, a world-renowned research hospital, is one of more than a dozen hospitals and shared services centers in the Sacramento region. Part of the agriculturally-rich Central Valley, Sacramento is at the forefront of the farm-to-fork food movement. Northern California is home to some of the country's top technology companies, including Google and LinkedIn, and a multitude of startups in many industries. Sacramento is home to the NBA Kings, the River Cats (AAA baseball), the Republic FC (soccer) and the San Francisco Giants, NBA Warriors and NFL 49er's aren't far away. Sacramento offers an affluent liberal arts community with Broadway, Mondavi Center, Crocker Museum and summer musical theater to name a few.