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Principal Technology and Innovation Analyst

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Date: Jan 12, 2022

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  58982 


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Position Specific Description

The Digital Innovation – Strategic Initiatives team forges the strategic direction of NextEra Energy.  We strive to transform business models to meet evolving customer needs and grow the company through the adoption of new and emerging technologies. The investments we are making now will help the company create innovative improvements and unlock new potential revenue streams for the future.

The Senior Innovation Technology Specialist is a strong influencer guiding NextEra business units through a complex ecosystem of technologies changing the energy economy.  This role is:


  • Part Business Development
  • Part Technology Evangelist
  • Part Project Manager
  • Part Futurist


The Lead Innovation Analyst is responsible for managing strategic partnerships for innovation and research & development, evaluating new technology solutions, building disruptive business plans, and project managing proof of concept projects. This person will communicate compelling arguments for technology to senior leaders, product managers, architects, and others to ensure that NextEra is fully informed of changes driven by emerging technologies. The Lead Innovation Analyst partners with leaders and key stakeholders to conduct strategic discovery and opportunity analysis to identify and implement key business technology initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:


  • Acts as a lead analyst for evaluating emerging technologies and disruptive business models
  • Develops strategic presentations articulating the value of emerging technologies and their applications toward incremental, transformations, or disruptive innovation
  • Collaborates with business points of contact to develop plans for the adoption of emerging technology solutions
  • Evaluates sources from news articles, industry publications, and relevant data sources to keep the team current on emerging trends and competitive advantages
  • Grows and actively pursues relationships within the business units discover hidden pain points and technology needs
  • Provides leadership in the integration/implementation for innovation initiatives, with cross-functional business partners, recognizing the significance of competing priorities and strategies and adjusting as necessary

Preferred Qualifications

  • 7+ years of business experience
  • 7+ years technical experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to articulate complex material to a diverse audience
  • Ability to negotiate, influence, and collaborate to build successful relationships
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and across all organizational levels, where flexibility, collaboration, and adaptability are important
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to draw conclusions and translate findings that are not in your technology area of focus
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a highly dynamic and complex environment
  • Ability to work and influence successfully within a matrix environment and build effective business partnerships with all levels of team members

Other Desired Qualifications

  • 7+ years of strategic partnership experience
  • 7+ years of engineering or technical experience
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current energy industry trends and operational practices
  • A strong aptitude for emerging technologies and specific industry trends
  • Experience writing business plans, startup pitches, and presentations
  • A genuine ability to push the envelope of thinking for technology effects on current business models in the short and long term

Job Expectations

  • Ability to travel up to 5% of the time
  • This role is primarily in the office

Job Overview

This position works with Business Intelligence (BI) tools and analytic systems that help end users analyze data in a data warehouse, data mart, or other data storage facility. Employees in this role manage the data extraction, transformation, movement, loading, cleansing, and updating processes. Individuals utilize their intimate knowledge of the business data, BI tools, and their use to facilitate in-depth business process analyses.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•  Analyzes, designs, develops, tests, debugs, implements and integrates BI applications into technical infrastructure and existing business processes, including reporting, dashboards and analytical data structures

•  Provides functional guidance to business unit personnel, and develops end user training and business-orientated metadata definitions

•  Designs and writes the scripts required to extract, transform, clean, and move data and metadata 

•  Participates in the change management and service ticket management processes, including receiving, resolution monitoring, and ensuring customer satisfaction

•  Works with application vendor as well as licensing of the application

•  Ensures user satisfaction by providing preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and timely resolution of more complex problems

•  Ensures that systems and processes (including those of external service providers) comply with corporate social responsibility, security, compliance, environmental, and other applicable policies, standards, and legislation.

•  Defines metrics and monitors Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for systems being developed

•  Meets daily, weekly, and monthly reporting requirements   

•  Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

•  High School Grad / GED

•  Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience

•  Experience: 7+ years

Preferred Qualifications

•  Bachelor’s Degree


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Information Technology
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable


Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.


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.


NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to recruiting-coordinator.sharedmailbox@nexteraenergy.com, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.


NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


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