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Entergy Solution Architect, Sr (Hadoop Administrator) in The Woodlands, Texas

Solution Architect, Sr (Hadoop Administrator)

Date: Jan 13, 2021

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC


This position may be filled in The Woodlands, TX, Little Rock, AR, Jackson, MS, or New Orleans, LA

Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 8,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Tracing its history to 1913 and headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual revenues of $11 billion and more than 13,000 employees.

The company’s utility business provides electric retail and wholesale power to customers in four states through five utility operating companies: Entergy Arkansas, LLC; Entergy Louisiana, LLC; Entergy Mississippi, LLC; Entergy New Orleans, LLC; and Entergy Texas, Inc. Entergy also delivers natural gas services to 200,000 customers in New Orleans and parts of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Entergy is winding down its wholesale generation business, which provides power to wholesale customers primarily from our two remaining nuclear facilities located in the northern United States.

The electric utility industry is rapidly changing, and Entergy is entering an exciting period of growth as we prepare for the future. We are building the premier utility, a utility that delivers sustainable value to all its stakeholders – our customers, employees, communities, and owners – as measured by strong net promoter scores, high levels of service, superior and affordable products and services, highly skilled and engaged employees, and industry-leading financial performance. We are focusing our sights on three key priorities – customer centricity, continuous improvement, and creating a culture of belonging for our employees. Join us as we take the next step on our journey to building the premier utility.


Responsible for leading the innovative development of business solutions, implemented through IT, to enable the business to meet its objectives. The role requires an in-depth understanding of available IT technologies, the business unit's operations, its operating model, capability needs, and business challenges. The role, together with support from Entergy's Enterprise Architect (EA) function and IT Centers of Expertise (COE), are responsible for creating a fully integrated, effective business solution for the Enterprise Data Lake Environments. The role is an active thought leader and application visionary who shapes the technology demand among the business unit.


  • Provide overall design guidelines for software and hardware integration, performance, reliability, operating, and security designs for the Enterprise Data Lake. Support business units in the creation of project business cases (e.g., success criteria).

  • Capture business capability requirements, functional requirements, and expected service levels from business unit and stated EA solutions to create an actionable Business-IT roadmap (a long range plan for the business that identifies specific IT investments in applications and infrastructure to support business objectives).

  • Main function will support the Cloudera and SAS administrators from a Solution Architect role in provide solutions for all issues. This role must be a subject matter expert in supporting Cloudera Hadoop.

  • Support BU leadership in identifying opportunities for emerging technologies, through collaboration with the EA function, to enable business strategies. Provide an advisory role with the client on the impact of new technologies on their existing technical and information system environment.

  • Work with BA, PM, and QA teams to review test strategies and requirements traceability. Ensure business and functional requirements are maintained throughout the development/configuration process (requirements traceability matrix). Review and analyze user acceptance testing results to validate the functions of the delivered solution.

  • Maintain strong understanding of technology needs and solutions for the business unit. Regularly visit business units to assess satisfaction and identify follow-up education opportunities. Consider alternate delivery models for meeting business needs.

  • Liaise between the client, vendors, project management and the technical team on questions, issues, and revisions to the solution architecture.


Minimum education required of the position .

Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience. Advanced degree preferred.

Minimum experience required of the position

At least 10 years of experience working with technology and how it supports the business. Must be a senior level Cloudera subject matter expert.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

Deep understanding and practical experience of industry application solutions. Wide experience in developing customer-centric solutions. Working knowledge in all areas of technology (infrastructure, commercial applications, software development, end-user platforms, IT operations). Planning experience, especially the design of longer-term strategies. Ability to communicate and present effectively with all levels in the organization, including executive management. Excellent interpersonal communications skills. Excellent writing and presentation skills. Working knowledge of architecture concepts and the ability to integrate business needs and technology capabilities. A detail level of knowledge of Cloudera having a full understanding from an Admin role.

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position



Primary Location: Texas-The Woodlands

Job Function :Information Technology

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 101059

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please clickhere (https://jobs.entergy.com/content/EEO/?locale=en_US) to view the full statement.


As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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