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IT Enterprise Architect

Omaha Public Power District Omaha, NE



IT Enterprise Architect

OPPD is hiring a Enterprise Architect! We are seeking an experienced Enterprise Architect with an application focus to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will play a key role in defining and implementing our enterprise application architecture strategy and principals, ensuring alignment with business goals, scalability, and security requirements.

Architecture Design

  • Design, implement, document, and maintain a scalable and robust technology architecture framework that ensures business and technology alignment
  • Establish and evolve standards and architectures for system and data security, quality, production infrastructure, and Nonfunctional Requirements (NFRs). These include internal standards as well as external standards such as TOGAF, Zachman, etc.
  • Provide consultation and education to architects and engineers regarding the architecture framework


  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key business leaders, seeking to understand their challenges and how technologies can help address those opportunities
  • Foster a collaborative culture and actively engage with architects and engineers to ensure design choices are made with an understanding of business objectives, the overall architectural strategy, roadmaps, governance, and frameworks
  • Develop and maintain relationships with technology strategy personnel at key vendors

Architecture Governance

  • Develop and maintain processes to guide and promote adherence to technology and security standards/policies
  • Chair relevant governance groups & boards to provide oversight of planning and design processes 
  • Lead technical modernization and application rationalization efforts to improve efficiency, minimize technology complexity, and avoid unnecessary duplication of capabilities or solutions to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) resulting from overspending on license costs, hardware, networking, or technologies that are no longer fit for purpose




  • Bachelors degree, preferably in a related field; 10 years of proven experience as an EA or a similar role in an enterprise-class environment OR a combination of education and experience that enables the candidate to fulfill the responsibilities of the position
  • Progressive growth of role and increased responsibility throughout career
  • Deep technical knowledge in areas such as cloud, virtualization, client/server, service-oriented architecture (SOA) environment, software development, data, networking, middleware, storage, data management, infrastructure, and emerging technologies
  • Excellent understanding of business strategy and the ability to align technology solutions accordingly
  • Experience producing and driving Enterprise Architecture concepts, roadmaps, principles, and strategies across an organization
  • Broad knowledge of business processes including service portfolio management, finance, asset management, high availability, disaster recovery, business continuity, and risk management
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills that enable productive and positive interactions with business and technical leaders at all levels of the organization


  • Masters degree
  • Certifications in relative technologies and enterprise architecture frameworks (e.g., TOGAF, Zachman)
  • Experience working in a utility
  • Familiarity with industry specific regulations and compliance standards
  • Experience working in a mixed Agile/Waterfall environment

Closing Statement


Level  - S7

Foundation - $115,182

Maximum - $172,772

At Omaha Public Power District, were passionate about three things: power, the people who make it, and the people who rely on it.

WE ARE: Where the Light Starts. OPPD is the 12th-largest public power utility in the U.S., serving over 850,000 people across 5,000 square miles and 13 counties.

WE¿RE COMMITTED TO: Each other and the people we serve. This commitment drives us. Were dedicated to providing our communities with affordable, reliable, and environmentally sensitive energy services today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

OUR JOB: To provide power with a purpose. We have real impact - on peoples lives, on the environment, and on the future of energy. Were always looking for bright, capable people who want an opportunity to lead from where you are wherever you are and know that your ideas will be heard. If you want to be a source of real, positive change for the community and the people who live in this region, then working for a company acknowledged for caring about these same things is likely a priority for you as well.

Org Marketing Statement


EOE:  Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply


Apply online at on or before May 19, 2024.

Recruiter: Patique Collins -  #LI-PC

**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.


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Date Posted May 6, 2024
Date Closes July 5, 2024
Requisition 297462
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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