Minneapolis, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis; CO - Denver; TX - Amarillo; WI - Eau Claire

 

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.

 

 

Telecommuting Policy: A plan has been created to officially rollout a hybrid work-from-home option that will take effect this fall 2021. This position will participate in this new policy. The policy requires working in the office 20% every week.

 

At the Digital Operations Factory, you'll work with inspiring, bold, and thoughtful digital natives to deliver transformational change in radically new ways. Using an approach grounded in agile and design thinking, we're designing and developing new technologies alongside teams dedicated to implementing those technologies in parallel with redesigned core business processes. We're modernizing Xcel's technology foundations, setting up a cloud environment that is able to launch new capabilities into production weekly, and delivering enhanced customer and employee experiences.

 

If you're looking for a career where you can make a difference, a team that is going to challenge the status quo, and an environment in which you can continue to grow and develop as a technical leader, look no further than Xcel Energy's Digital Operations Factory.

 

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Position Summary

The Digital Ops Factory (DOF) Cloud Engineer is focused on automating the deployment of cloud infrastructure and services to support application development and hosting (architecting, engineering, deploying and operationally managing the underlying logical and physical cloud computing infrastructure.  Experience in agile development as a full stack developer is preferred.  Must be an expert in infrastructure as code and be able to configure and operate public cloud services (Azure, AWS, GCP).  High availability engineering experience and ability to navigate open source tools and scripting languages.  Must be a high energy individual who inspires their team mates to reach their potential.

 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Solution Delivery: Lead and support solution lifecycle technical activities. Ensure solutions are designed for great user experience and operational performance. Lead design, ensuring Enterprise Architecture, Security, Operations and Compliance aspects are continuously integrated into solutions. Provide input to cost and schedule estimation. Responsible for overall integrity of system design and operation. Oversee vendor activities.
  • Relationship Management: Conduct peer reviews and approve system changes and technical solution design. Coach and mentor less experience team members. Partner cross-organizationally to drive minimal costs on optimal solutions. Provide in-depth technical information to stakeholders as needed.
  • Strategy & Planning: Innovate through usage of industry emerging capabilities and evolving customer needs. Provide input to strategic roadmap and technical dependencies.
  • Subject Matter Expertise: Continuously stay current on, and apply, technical industry knowledge pertaining to the respective domain
  • Operations: Review solution performance, and continually assess health of systems. Track and drive awareness to operational and technical debt risks. Provide escalated support to incident and problem management. Utilize analytics to improve availability, reliability, efficiency and capacity. Oversee vendor activities.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Ten years of related functional experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Science, Business or related field, or 4 years of experience equivalent to the position.
  • 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
  • Expertise managing the lifecycle of technical solutions Deep Subject Matter Expertise within the respective system domain products, platforms, processes and architecture.
  • Broad and deep knowledge of technology architecture, infrastructure, network, security and software principles and models
  • Experience working in partnership with internal and external vendors.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Extensive knowledge of future technology trends within area of expertise.
  • Demonstrated leadership on technical aspects of large-scale projects.
  • Experience coaching other developers in system deployment or operational troubleshooting.
  • Experience with delivery methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, Scrum) and operational models (ITIL)
  • Experience and understanding of core IT Service Management functions, such as Change Management and Incident Management

 

Preferred

  • Expertise in Terraform, Ansible, cloud network topology and Python

 

 

 

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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:  MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis; CO - Denver; TX - Amarillo; WI - Eau Claire || United States (US) || Customer And Innovation || 56200:IT-Digital Ops Factory || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
 

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $100,000 to $141,999 per year

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Requisition Number: 35202

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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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