1+ months

Enterprise Architect

Spokane, Washington 99202
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Avista is an energy leader in the Pacific Northwest. For almost 130 years, we have been dedicated to delivering reliable energy service and the choices that matter most to our customers. Our purpose is to improve life’s quality with energy. 

The team is seeking an exceptional individual to provide technical leadership in our Enterprise Architecture office.

About the position:

As an Enterprise Architect, you’ll play an integral role in building a holistic view and roadmap of the company’s technology strategy and processes. You will partner with internal technology groups to ensure that the proposed technical solutions align with the company’s overall objectives. You’ll serve as a strategic partner to business leaders, internal innovation teams, and IT functional areas by helping them identify and take advantage of new digital opportunities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Continuously monitor the industry for major disruptive technology and nontechnology trends (trendspotting) that might affect the business.
  • Analyze business and operating models, market trends and the technology industry to determine their potential impact on the enterprise's business strategy, direction and architecture.
  • Collaborate with technology teams, operational teams, and other stakeholders across the utility to develop business architecture models showing the relationship between people, processes, information, and technology that reflect the company’s strategies and goals.
  • Perform gap analysis to reflect current status of existing technology and its ability to contribute to future state business needs.
  • Develop, document, and present enterprise architecture strategies and roadmaps based on business requirements and technology strategies.
  • Perform enterprise architecture design and analysis work. Provide appropriate related documentation, specifications, and presentations.
  • Collaborate with infrastructure, project and product teams to ensure consistency with the enterprise architecture, as well as to identify when it is necessary to modify the enterprise architecture.
  • Guide and advise stakeholders about disruptive technologies and trends.
  • Facilitate technical collaboration across technology domains including network, security, compute and storage, and applications.
  • Support the evaluation and selection of EA standards, as necessary.
  • Actively participate in industry associations and author white papers for both internal and external consumption.


An ideal candidate will have the following qualities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical computer science, system engineering, engineering, software engineering, or related field of study
  • 10 years of experience designing and implementing enterprise scale technology solutions in at least two IT Infrastructure domains such as:
    • networks
    • security
    • compute and storage
    • data center
    • WAN
    • cloud services
  • 3 years of experience working with stakeholders to develop business, functional, and technical requirements
  • 2 years of experience developing technology strategies and roadmaps
  • Deep understanding of technology design process and design methodologies
  • Ability to connect strategy to architecture and architecture to design
  • Exceptional soft and interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, communication and presentation skills

Other combinations of education/experience may be considered.

Preferred Additional Qualities

  • Master’s degree
  • Expert level technical certifications or professional engineer license

To Apply:  Please complete an online application and attach your cover letter and resume.
GO TO: www.avistacorp.com/careers

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug test.


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