Denver, Colorado

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.



Position Summary

The Sr Solution Lead is responsible for leading work within or across end-to-end solution lifecycle. They provide IT expertise, vision, and work direction to achieve strategic initiatives, customer and operational needs, portfolio health and business outcomes. They provide in-depth knowledge of the business needs, processes, and corresponding solutions. They provide technical leadership and coordination cross-organizationally to ensure solutions align with architecture and IT strategy. They are a key contact to business, customer and stakeholder groups for their respective domain, helping ensure business needs and corresponding value and risk are well represented.

Essential Responsibilities


  • Relationship Management: Partner with business areas, customers and other stakeholders to understand needs and opportunities. Establish and maintain collaborative partnership with internal partners. Provide coaching and work direction to less experienced team members.
  • Solution Delivery: Lead efforts in end-to-end solution lifecycle from strategic planning, through demand management, delivery lifecycle activities, and operation. Ensure solutions drive great user experience and operational performance. Drive speed to deployments and continuous delivery to meet changing customer and stakeholder needs.
  • Strategy & Planning: Lead efforts to understand operational health, customer satisfaction, and total cost of operation and build awareness of opportunities and risks. Represent business partners/stakeholders in strategic planning and investment prioritization.
  • Operations Management: Drive alignment with stakeholders on maintenance activities and schedules. Ensure delivery practices uphold continuous integration of operational functions. Provide escalated support as needed to drive restoration of service disruptions.
  • Subject Matter Expertise: Stay abreast of industry and technology trends to continuously improve solution delivery practices and customer satisfaction.

Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Science, Business or related field, or 4 years of experience equivalent to the position.
  • Ten years of related functional experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, effective with varying organizational levels and skill set, and able to translate between technical and non-technical concepts.
  • Excellent Relationship Management and collaboration skills, with a track record of working as one team cross-organizationally to drive innovation and business results.
  • Experience with Project or Product delivery practices, including SDLC, Agile and Waterfall.
  • Demonstrated ability to recommend innovative solutions to support complex business requirements.
  • Ability to drive continuous improvement through lean, agile, six sigma.
  • Demonstrated in depth knowledge of end-to-end process and system capabilities, industry standards and emerging technologies and methods.
  • Expertise in technical, functional, and operational details of respective solutions. Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build functional and technical subject matter expertise, process and tools expertise, and drive consistency in processes.
  • Experience with strategic planning, demand management, execution, and operation of IT solutions.
  • Experience with contract and vendor management.
  • In-depth expertise on core IT components within the respective domain.






As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes:  CO - Denver || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Customer And Innovation || 56774:IT-Platform Atmn Eng || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $94,500 to $134,166 per year

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Requisition Number: 32993

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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Denver, Colorado

Built to Last

We deliver energy; we deliver on our commitments

We are a major U.S. electric and natural gas company with annual revenues of $10.3 billion. Based in Minneapolis, Minn., we operate in eight states. We provide a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers. 

We have a straightforward strategy we call Building the Core. We invest in our core businesses to provide safe, reliable energy to customers at a reasonable price. We demonstrate our commitment to the environment. And we serve our communities.

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