Enterprise Architect- Communications
LG&E And Ku Energy, LLC - Louisville, KY

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Position Purpose The Enterprise Architect provides seniorlevel expertise in shaping data networks and communications infrastructure standards and architecture for the enterprise Guides corporate investment in data networks and communications technology through interaction with senior IT and business management Collaborates with other IT groups in the development of IT Technology Roadmaps and in the introduction of new technology Investigates emerging technologies selects and recommends those that hold promise for LGE and KU and takes the initiative to inform and educate the business regarding potential benefits and applications For immediate position consideration please apply online wwwlgekucomcareers httpwwwlgekucomcareers Major Accountabilities bull Top level technical contributor with superior expertise in data networks and communications infrastructure design and architecture bull Interfaces with the IT Technology Portfolio Management Committee (TPMC) Process by presenting specific initiatives to be funded and developing supporting business cases This includes forwardlooking (210 year) financial planning for data networks and communications infrastructure inclusive of new deployment upgrade enhancement and retirement Guides IT investment for the business in order to maximize business value and return on investment bull Collaborates with other IT groups and the business and provides strategic guidance in developing IT Roadmaps for Unified Communications infrastructure bull Work closely with utility business clients on major business initiatives such as Smart Grid to ensure that the technology associated with high priority high cost business investments are in line with current IT infrastructure architectural plans bull Identifies new Unified Communications technology which can enhance business capabilities and provide operational cost savings Plans for the introduction of new technology to the business Ensures alignment with corporate IT standards architecture planning and best practices for IT security bull Maintains expert knowledge of data networks and communications technology including vendor products infrastructure application architectures and development methodologies bull Monitors the information technology and utility industries and related academic contexts to identify trends emerging technologies and other developments that might provide or sustain a competitive advantage for the company Recommended EducationExperience Bachelor degree required advanced degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience Minimum ten years experience in a dynamic business and IT environment Cisco certification would be a plus Special Qualifications Excellent written and verbal communication skills Demonstrated ability to work with senior management in the development of guiding business strategy Good team player with the ability to build strong business relationships and achieve consensus Expert knowledge of data network design and data communications technologies including wide area transport networks (SONET MPLS) is required Knowledge and experience with Unified Communications solutions including voice data and collaborative technologies is required Candidate should have forwardlooking knowledge of emerging communications technologies SCADA or utility Smart Grid expertise is highly desired but not required IT, Dynamic Business, Bachelor's Degree, Written and Verbal Communication Skills, Knowledge of Data Network Design