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Manager IT-Engineering and Architecture 

Req Number INF-19-00007  
Salary $90,355.20-$158,121.60  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Ephrata Headquarters  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Number of Openings 1  
Description

Position Summary

Responsible for the direction and management of the Software Engineering and Enterprise Architecture teams which includes Software Development, Quality Assurance, Enterprise Architecture, Data Integration, Solution Engineering and Business Intelligence functions at Grant County PUD. Manages, implements and enforces the architecture standards for Grant PUD’s enterprise technology. The position is responsible for workload and capacity management in planning and achieving roadmap target outcomes through effective staff capability development, project oversight and resource management.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Define and prioritize project and resource schedules that align with Enterprise Technology Roadmaps and District Strategy. Provide realistic capacity estimates and manage staff workload to commitments, removing obstacles for staff. Manage staff amongst the technology department, guide ET supervisors, project managers and internal stakeholders to ensure proper project hand off, scheduling and communication.

Manage and lead the technology architecture and software engineering practices. Provide overall guidance and direction for solution architecture, systems design and implementation. Provides technology architecture direction that informs and aligns the enterprise technology roadmap. Ensure long term viability of core technologies to support ongoing modernization of utility operations and expansion of business capabilities.

Responsible for the development, advancement and enforcement of technology standards. Responsible for ensuring a high level of stakeholder satisfaction is attained while providing technological development and architectural services. Actively promote teamwork approach in conducting business.

Mentor and coach staff, fostering goal-oriented thinking. Provides leadership and direct feedback to employees regarding performance, career goals, risk management, project goals and stakeholder interactions.

Coordinate and lead meetings and communication with business partners and other IT groups to remove impediments, plan and coordinate activities, manage relationships, and resolve conflicts. Work with the leaders in the department to develop the IT strategy, business plan, and tactical initiatives. Oversee the execution of the strategic plan, IT goals, roadmaps and various initiatives.

Develop and manage technology and project budgets, approve expenditures, manage contract compliance and vendors. Understands and projects the needs of the department and manages the resources via a multi-year plan. Allocate staff where needed and fill potential capability gaps.

Assess the value of emerging technologies by conducting opportunity assessments and delivering proof-of-concepts. Stay abreast of current industry trends and leads enterprise technology teams in developing solution architecture to deliver new and improved capabilities.

Identify, recommend and implement improvement initiatives for the organizational function and practice area(s). Lead, organize and proactively engage in larger department transformation initiatives to improve quality and professionalism of work. Hold staff accountable to operating procedures, standards and practices.

Demonstrate commitment to Grant PUD’s mission, vision, values, strategic plan and Vision 2021. The incumbent should be familiar with these organizational priorities and behave in a way that aligns with these expectations.

Understand and adhere to compliance requirements for this position that may include laws, regulations, security guidelines, Grant PUD policies & procedures.

Actively participate in all aspects of our safety program, including but not limited to:

  • Following all safety policies and procedures;
  • Alerting supervisors and coworkers to unsafe or hazardous working conditions;
  • Reporting any safety incidents or close calls within 24 hours to your supervisor; and
  • Accepting feedback from supervisors and coworkers regarding your own safety performance.

Accept responsibility for safety of all team members and model safe behaviors by:

  • Clearly defining and completing performance-focused safety activities required of you and your team.
  • Supporting work stoppages by employees when they identify unsafe/hazardous working conditions.
  • Acknowledging compliant safety behaviors and good safety performance from members of your team(s).
 
Position Requirements

Job Requirements

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, MIS, or BIS. Five years’ supervisory or team lead experience and 10+ years’ experience in Information Technology. Certification in Business Systems Analysis, Cyber Security, IT Service Management and Technology Architecture are desirable but not required.

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of

  • District’s computer environment and policies
  • Technology architecture concepts, patterns and practices
  • Solution Architecture
  • Project Portfolio Management (PPM)
  • Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
  • Waterfall and Agile project management methodologies
  • Business analysis practices and BPM
  • Software engineering and solution delivery practices as they relate to the SDLC
  • Application testing and quality assurance practices
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Data modelling and data architecture
  • IT best practices and internal controls
  • Federal and State rules and guidelines.

Skill in

  • Leadership
  • Team development
  • Budgeting
  • Project management
  • Software engineering practices
  • Resource management
  • Development of roadmaps and alignment to business and IT strategy
  • Business to Business application integration
  • Solution and Data Architecture
  • Distributed, Micro services and Service Oriented architectures
  • Domain Driven Design
  • Agile development
  • Business Analysis
  • Context, Domain and Integration Mapping
  • Analyzing and solving problems logically and conceptually
  • Interpersonal skills including clear and concise communication both in writing and verbally

Special Requirements

A valid State driver’s license is required. Occasional travel to other District locations required.

Physical Requirements

Majority of work is performed in a standard office setting.

*applicant/incumbent should refer to the Physical Capacity Evaluation (PCE).

Closing Date to Apply: Open Until Filled

Excellent Compensation and Benefits Package

Equal Opportunity Employer

References and Background Checks are done as part of our employment process.

PR734

 
About the Organization Employees are our greatest assets at Grant PUD. Our dynamic team of skilled individuals define this utility. We welcome your unique experiences, skills and passion

As an equal opportunity employer, we strive for an environment of mutual respect that values diversity. We recruit, hire, train and promote all job classifications. A variety of exciting challenges and growth opportunities exist at Grant PUD. We offer training, benefits and multiple opportunities to serve the diverse needs of our regional community.



Our Mission:
To efficiently and reliably generate and deliver energy to our customers.

Our Vision:
Excellence in service and leadership
We continually ask how our performance aids in improving service quality, reliability and care for the environment in the most cost-effective manner.

Values
Safety: We believe that employee and public safety is paramount

Innovation: We make decisions that best serve present and future generations

Service: We are committed to excellent customer service

Teamwork: We are one team with the same mission

Respect: We honor the rights and beliefs of those we work with and serve

Integrity: We hold ourselves and others accountable to professionalism in our actions and words

Heritage: We protect, preserve and perpetuate the spirit of the PUD and the Wanapum relationship  

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