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Enterprise Architect (Business Technology)

Omaha Public Power District Omaha, NE

Job Description



***OPPD is very aware of the potential risks of COVID-19 and are evaluating all necessary precautions. With that, we are limiting travel and face to face interviews until further notice, so please expect some delays in processing of your application of interest***

An Enterprise Architect has a strong grasp of business, communication, and technical depth spanning multiple Information Technology (IT) disciplines.   An Enterprise Architect provides strategic direction and guidance in support of business objectives and how to best position Information Technology.  The role drives directional alignment at the management and technical level.  Can deliver roadmaps that enhance operational efficiency, contrast cross departmental relationships, and visualizes long term objectives.  This role works closely with information technology and business leadership, and must be able to clearly communicate with various information technology teams; Cyber Security, Infrastructure, Business Relationship Management,  Systems Integration,  Data, and Data Communications.

  1. Shapes the design architecture based on strategic business and operating models,
    • Develops strategies, standards, and frameworks, and ensures directional adherence across the business.
  2. Responsible for leading, presenting, and moderating architectural focused activities as needed
    • Prepare and present at a technical, management, and executive level
    • Ensuring projects and work efforts remain compliant with the Enterprise Architecture design approved through the architecture assurance process.
  3. Develop and maintain technology roadmaps and technology portfolios
    • Insure an enterprise-wide approach during strategy and roadmaps development. 
    • Possess broad knowledge and perspective on both business and technology.
  4. Provide advice and consultancy on strategy to business and IT management teams
    • Communicate emerging technologies, IT trends, and best practices.
    • Coordinate efforts with solutions architects to develop and maintain design standards.
    • Lead the development of capabilities from conception to post deployment.
  5. Provide cross project architectural governance that includes identifying relevant strategy, policy, and roadmap alignment
    • Monitor and report on project compliance and alignment to IT strategy.
    • Work with internal and external technology experts to ascertain system functional capacity, constraints, and support lifecycles.
    • Evaluate and make recommendations specific to the IT services portfolio. 
      • Optimize to ensure business and technology efficiency and effectiveness. 
      • Proactively identify unnecessary complexity and efficiency gaps within the IT services portfolio. Work with BT leadership to address gaps and create remediation plans.




  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Business Administration, Engineering, or related discipline
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in at least three IT disciplines at a technical and business level. Examples: client/server or service-oriented architecture (SOA) environment, software development, data networking, middleware, cloud, storage,  virtualization, data management, or infrastructure
  • Ability to produce, evangelize, and drive Enterprise Architecture concepts, roadmaps, principles, and strategies
  • Ability to  œtranslate between business and technology 
  • Demonstrated ability to document, communicate, and influence at all levels
  • Maintain an open and candid working relationship with team and immediate supervisor
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation with strong leadership skills
  • Ability to effectively partner with cyber security management to ensure the application of best practices from a technical and business risk perspective
  • Basic knowledge of financial models and budgeting.
  • Results oriented, self-motivated, resourceful team player


  • Understanding and experience with either TOGAF and/or Zachman framework
  • Broad knowledge of business processes including service portfolio management, finance, asset management, high availability, disaster recovery, business continuity, and risk management

Closing Statement


Salary Grade: S7

Minimum: $104,354

Midpoint: $130,442



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EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply


Apply online at on or before July 20, 2020. 

Recruiter: Laura Fritson -

**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.

***OPPD is very aware of the potential risks of COVID-19 and are evaluating all necessary precautions. With that, we are limiting travel and face to face interviews until further notice, so please expect some delays in processing of your application of interest***

Job Details

Date Posted July 3, 2020
Date Closes September 1, 2020
Requisition 296065
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00