IT Enterprise Architect III/Sr

Date: Nov 21, 2023

Location: PHOENIX, AZ, US, 85004-3903

Company: APS

Arizona Public Service generates clean, reliable and affordable energy for 2.7 million Arizonans. Our service territory stretches across the state, from the border town of Douglas to the vistas of the Grand Canyon, from the solar fields of Gila Bend to the ponderosa pines of Payson. As the state’s largest and longest-serving energy provider, our more than 6,000 dedicated employees power our vision of creating a sustainable energy future for Arizona.


Since our founding in 1886, APS has demonstrated a strong commitment to our customers in one of the country’s fastest growing states, earning a reputation for customer satisfaction, shareholder value, operational excellence and business integrity.


Our present and future success depends on the creative and dedicated people of our company who demonstrate the principles outlined in the APS Promise: Design for Tomorrow, Empower Each Other and Succeed Together.  


The Enterprise Architect plays a critical technology role at APS.  EAs drive the aligned enterprises vision and multiyear plan across our technology portfolio.  They manage the activities that ensure we drive leverage from our investments while creating an aligned vision across technology and our other lines of business

Minimum Requirements

  • 5+ Years of Enterprise Architecture experience Experience managing, leading and mentoring architecture or engineering teams
  • Experience communicating and interacting with C-Suite executives
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field 8+ years of experience as a Tech Lead or Solution architect
  • 5+ years Solution delivery with a demonstrated track record of delivering high-value business outcomes
  • Proven track record of collaboration and influence across multiple organizations, business partners and stakeholders in large scale business transformation
  • Exceptional communication skills verbally, in writing, and presenting with all levels of employees and management
  • Demonstrated experience in multiple business processes, ability to architect and design technology solutions and manage cross functional teams, projects, vendor management
  • Experience delivering structured decision and trade-off analysis, influencing recommendations w/stakeholders at all levels of the organization. Familiarity with an industry architecture framework and modeling languages.

Major Accountabilities

  1. Leads technology strategy development to identify foundational solutions and align the org to an implementation plan.

  2. Define principles, guidelines, standards, and solution patterns and reference architectures to ensure technical decisions are aligned with the enterprise's future-state architecture.

  3. Visualize and plan for outcomes in the future and sustain work in achieving the outcomes.

  4. Define roadmaps and transition architectures to bridge the gap from current to future state for business, information, and technology capabilities.

  5. Technology thought leader with strong business acumen and ability to map technology trends and emerging business demands to define future enterprise technology landscape.

  6. Maintains relationships with senior leaders and technology subject matter experts.

  7. Partners with application, infrastructure, security, integration, data & analytics teams to bridge the gaps between and make sure that solutions are consistent with the target architecture

  8. Leads technology strategy development to identify foundational solutions and align the organization

  9. Make high-level design choices focused on manageability, scalability, usability, resiliency, availability, security, and/or safety for the software structure

  10. Work with Solution Architects and Solution Engineers to ensure solutions throughout all IT systems and platforms adhere to the enterprise architecture and to mitigate identified risks sufficiently, and to meet business objectives and regulatory requirements

  11. Conducts ongoing marketing, publicity, and communication of the Enterprise Architecture both within the information community, and the business units

  12. Conducts ongoing research and assessment of new analysis approaches for potential use within the Enterprise

Export Compliance / EEO Statement

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, 'U.S. Export Control Laws'). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.
Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ('Pinnacle West') maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster. View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.

Flex Role:
This position is not required to be performed at a specific APS facility as long as adequate technology and a solid ergonomic set up are present. Pending agreement with leadership, employees hired into this role will be able to choose where they prefer to perform their work. Employees will have two options to choose from: 

  • APS office based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from an APS facility.
  • Home based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from his/her home.


*Employees in Flex roles are required to reside in Arizona (or NM for Four Corners-based employees). Role types are subject to change based on business need. 

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