Technical Architect
NiSource - Columbus, OH
Identifies and develops solutions to business problems leveraging known technical standards or by identifying new standards and processes.Builds relationships with internal resources and partners to accomplish project objectives. Understands NiSource processes and procedures used to request work to be completed. Has the technical expertise to build or modify complex computing systems and processes. The Technical Architect will take direction from the Lead Solution Architect to meet the overall goals and objectives of a given initiative.The relationships and tasks for the Technical Architect include, but are not limited to, understanding how to work with the internal Architecture Teams to request new infrastructure and to support the installation of applications/databases to meet the requirements of a given project. The Technical Architect will also need to be able to work with functional teams to drive out requirements and coordinate efforts associated with business requests while working across both internal and external parties. The Technical Architect should have broad technical knowledge with at least one specialized area of interest. The areas include, but are not limited to, batch operations, performance testing and execution, integrations, configuration/version control, infrastructure and capacity planning, redundancy/availability and disaster recovery. Having an understanding or experience with the associated business processes being supported by the technology is a plus (e.g., Finance and Accounting processing, Data Warehousing, etc.).The Technical Architect will work closely with the NiSource Enterprise Architecture team to understand the corporate architecture strategic direction in order to implement solutions that meet the NiSource standards. The Technical Architect will also be responsible for participating in standards reviews and will work on sub teams to identify and implement new standards and technologies.

The key responsibility of this position is to drive a given solution from end to end. This position will be a common thread through the solution regardless of how many other groups are involved in implementing the finished product.

Responsible for the overall design and implementation of an acceptable/standard solution for at least one of the following domains:

Batch Operations

Performance Testing and Execution

Integration Architecture

Configuration/Version Control

Infrastructure/Capacity Planning

Redundancy/Availability, Disaster Recovery, Failover

Provides input into the overall high-level System Design

Reviews Functional and Technical Designs to provide feedback and guidance and to identify system level non-functional requirements

Responsible for coordinating discussions between the key resources required to complete deliverables

Fosters teamwork among the various technical and functional teams across NiSource

Responsible for quality assurance and verification that implemented solutions will meet the proposed benefits or ROI

Will identify and own technical project issues/risks and will see them through resolution

Will provide technical guidance and explanation of project solutions to Solution Architecture Lead, Technical Lead, Advisors or functional teams

Required for Selection:
Bachelors Degree or equivalency (CS, CE, CIS, IS, MIS, or engineering discipline)

1-3 years professional work experience withproficiency in at least one of the following domains:

Batch Operations

Performance Testing and Execution


Configuration/Version Control

Infrastructure (hardware, network, database) and Capacity Planning

Redundancy/Availability, Disaster Recovery

Experience with the full Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

Strong written and oral communication skills

Strong organizational and time management skills

Preferred for Selection:
Experience in the energy industry, natural gas industry and associated business processes

Strong Leadership Capability

Works well in team environment to develop effective working relationships with others

Proven ability to manage non-direct reports (people), processes and systems in stressful situations

Proven analytical skills; Adept and comfortable with learning and being able to understand new technology; understands and leverages available resources

Exercises independent judgment to initiate solutions

Handles multiple demands and competing priorities

Able to complete technical assessments to provide recommendations

Able to understand and develop high-level project plans

NiSource companies are Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employers and do not discriminate in any employer/employee relations based on race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by law. NiSource companies require all employees to adhere strictly to this policy.

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at on or before July 30th!


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