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Application Solution Architect

Omaha Public Power District Omaha, NE

Job Description



The Application Architect is an expert within the software domain, focused on development frameworks, enterprise system integration, and collaboration.   This role must also have reasonable depth in peripheral technical domains such as identity, data, and middleware.   Partnering to establish technical direction, create associated roadmaps, and the ability to translate at an engineering and business level is key.   The ability to provide technical leadership and guide outcomes is also key.   From a business perspective, the role will  evaluate and optimize various IT services, licensing models, and internal processes.

  1. Shapes the architecture based on business need and technology efficiency.
  • Ensures standards and directional adherence across the various technical domains.
  • Develops and maintain technology roadmaps within specific domains. Applies deep knowledge of specific domains and associated business context.
  • Provide cross project architectural governance that includes identifying relevant strategy, policy, and roadmaps adherence.
  • Provides strategic consultation specific to: innovation, concept development, emerging technology, and best practices.
  • Partners with IT engineers to develop solutions and design standards


  1. Leads the development of long-term capabilities from conception to implementation.
  • Model and assess the domains baseline architecture and associated services
  • Work with internal and external technology experts to ascertain system functional capacity, constraints and support lifecycles. Evaluate and make recommendations to ensure technology investments are optimized.
  • Proactively identify unnecessary complexity and potential failure points, assist with creating plans to reduce or eliminate where appropriate. 
  1. Responsible for participating in the Architectural Governance/Review Boards 
  • Ensuring projects, procurement, and methods remain compliant with the approved direction.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with technology teams and business partners to facilitate improved alignment of technology initiatives to business strategies




  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Business Administration, Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of technical experience in at least two IT disciplines.  Examples:  client/server or service-oriented architecture (SOA) environment, software development, data networking, middleware, cloud, storage, virtualization, data management, or infrastructure.
  • Ability to effectively partner with cyber security management to ensure the application of best practices to all designs and solutions.
  • Ability to produce, enhance, and drive architecture roadmaps and associated principles
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and present at technical and management levels
  • Ability to participate in innovation activities such as ideation, prototype development, and real world application evaluations
  • Maintain an open and candid working relationship with team and immediate supervisor
  • Ability to  œtranslate between business and technology
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation with strong leadership skills.
  • Able to produce clear documentation at a technical and business level
  • Results oriented, self-motivated, resourceful team player


  • Understanding and experience with either TOGAF and/or Zachman framework.
  • Broad knowledge of business continuity including high availability, disaster recovery, and risk management.
  • Basic knowledge of financial models and budgeting.

Closing Statement


Salary Grade: S6

Minimum: $92,949

Center Point: $116,186

VisionLeading the way we power the future.
MissionTo provide affordable, reliable and environmentally sensitive energy services to our customers.
ValuesWe have a PASSION to serve We HONOR our community We CARE about each other.

Org Marketing Statement


EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply


Apply online at on or before July 17, 2019.

**PLEASE NOTE** - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition.  If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in DRAFT form and will not be viewed by our Human Capital staff.

Job Details

Date Posted July 11, 2019
Date Closes September 9, 2019
Requisition 295710
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00