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Technology Segment Architect - Infrastructure

Date: Dec 29, 2018

Primary Location: Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  26954 

 

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Position Specific Description

In this position you will work with the Enterprise Architecture Group and the Infrastructure Engineering teams, to develop and maintain the logical and technical reference architectures for NextEra Energy’s IT Infrastructure segment.   You will work closely with appropriate Solution Architects and Chief Segment Architect to ensure there is well planned technology strategy and vendor alignment from carriers (e.g. SDWan, NFV direction, 5G rollout, etc.) through data centers (e.g. routers / switches, load balancers, Internet Proxies, WAN Accelerators, Application Firewall solutions, etc. whether on premises or in the cloud) down to the closet or home remote access solutions (e.g. NAC, Wireless LAN, VPN, etc).  Basically if a packet flows through it, you will provide guidance and play a role in ensuring the appropriate reference architecture and vendor selections are made to support the solutions that depend on the technology. 

 

Key responsibilities of the role center on developing and maintaining all reference architectures for the Infrastructure segment which will require: technical research; developing prototypes; gaining organizational commitments; communication with internal and external stakeholders; guiding IT investments; shaping vendor and industry groups; conducting pragmatic evaluations of technology; supporting and maintaining a well-defined framework and set of standards on which the Enterprise can operate and grow.

 

Candidates applying for this position must demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the following:

  • Fundamental knowledge of systems architecture and design, impacts and changes due to Consumerization of IT and digital transformation initiatives, design considerations for Federation and M&A activities, and the ability to discern commodity capabilities from true differentiating technology
  • Awareness of the technical complexities and ultimate network implications of general IT technology trends including: Cloud computing, Containerization, Serverless Computing, SDx, UCaaS, etc.
  • Telecommunications & Access technologies (basically anything that could be characterized as Layer 5 and below from an Enterprise perspective) solutions from vendors including: Cisco, Juniper, F5, Palo Alto, CheckPoint, Riverbed, etc. and the ancillary systems needed to manage
  • Network and directory services including: DNS, DHCP, Active Directory / LDAP, etc.
  • Solid Cyber Security understanding of aforementioned technologies as well as general principles around PKI, encryption, and data classification
  • Ability to view business and technical enterprise from end to end
  • Expertise with reporting on existing solutions and emerging technology trends in business terms
  • Strong bias for action and ability to work across multiple technical areas
  • Ability to facilitate hard discussions to reach consensus decisions (where possible)
  • Strong aptitude to learn, ask the hard questions, and drive value based IT innovation
  • Strong communication, written and presentation skills to both technical and business audiences
  • Consistently make sound decisions based on key business drivers (not just technical concerns)
  • Demonstrated champion of change with willingness to challenge the norm to promote and foster continuous IT improvement
  • Ability to build/maintain contacts with experts in line of business, vendors, and consulting / industry organizations
  • Capable of representing the company at state and national industry groups
  • Demonstrated ability to document and deliver information for mass consumption and adoption (e.g. maintain and promote standards)
  • Recognized as a leader (in the role as an individual contributor), with strong ability to mentor others
  • Hands on experience within an R&D role, strong knowledge of technology evaluation principles and practices
  • Practical understanding and demonstrated application of Quality tools (e.g. Six Sigma, Lean)

 

General Position Information:

  • Work locations available in Broward or Palm Beach for the right candidate (most solution architects will be in Miami-Dade / Broward locations)
  • Willingness to travel at least 8 times per month to NextEra locations (i.e. day trips … depending on actual work location vs solution architects)
  • Limited out of state travel (e.g. 4 times per year)
  • Position will require travel between NextEra and vendor locations as required
  • Work extended hours when needed

 

In this position you will work with some of the brightest minds in the clean energy and the utility industry in general as we work to ensure NextEra is the largest and most capable clean energy provider in North America and the best electric utility in the world.

 

Job Overview

This position develops and maintains high-level design plans for overall logical and technical IT architecture. Employees in this role provide leadership and consulting across the organization, from strategic decision-making through the project planning level. Employees in this role are top-level experts and visionaries, responsible for the development of strategy and design of an assigned technology or for the network or infrastructure components to support that strategy.

Job Duties & Responsibilities


•   Gains organizational commitment for all high-level architecture plans
•   Initiates and participates in projects to evaluate technologies and methods for implementing these plans
•   Produces documented frameworks, architectures and plans how to manage the implementation and integration of a technical environment
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications


•  High School Grad / GED
•  Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience
•  Experience:7+ years

Preferred Qualifications


•  None

 

Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Information Technology
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
Location:  Juno Beach, Florida 
Other Work Locations:  Florida 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable

 

NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami

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