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Entergy Solution Architect, Sr in The Woodlands, Texas

Date: Jan 15, 2020

Location: The Woodlands, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy

*This position can be filled in The Woodlands, TX (preferred) or New Orleans, LA.*

This position can be filled as Solution Architect, Sr or Solution Architect depending on experience.


Under the Entergy Shared Services IT Applications department, this position will be responsible for leading the innovative development of business solutions which will enable the business to meet its operational and financial objectives. The role, together with support from Entergy’s IT BA (Business Analyst) is responsible for creating a fully integrated, effective business solution. The role is an active thought leader and application visionary who shapes the technology demand for Power Generation and System Planning and Operations business units.

The role requires an in-depth understanding of current and available IT technologies, the business unit's operations, its operating model, capability needs, and business challenges. Prior experience operating DevOps and Agile teams is beneficial.

The team member will be primarily responsible for the solution architecture, design and delivery of Entergy’s Power Generation and System Planning and Operations portfolio, including but not limited to, the identification, architecture and design of systems associated with Real Time System Monitoring, SCADA Historians, Environmental Systems, Work Planning, Asset Management, Safety and Data Analysis. Additionally, experience with IoT, cloud solutions and data visualization (i.e. Power BI, PI Vision) is beneficial.

This position will report directly to the Manager, IT – Service Deliver for Power Generation and SPO.


The Solution Architect (SA) at Entergy has two primary areas of responsibility.

  1. Serve as the primary technical SME for their assigned area(s)/domain(s), including:
  • Serve as a technical expert/consultant to business stakeholders, Program Managers, BAs, peer SAs, and vendors.

  • Support technology and/or application road mapping based on business strategies, capabilities, and requirements

  • Support Lifecycle road mapping for standard Entergy technology and applications

  • Identify and Adopt Industry and domain best practices and new technologies

  • Support Point of Views and Proof of Concepts

  • Provide Tier III technical support as needed

  • Provide application integration expertise

  • Provide technical support to Operations incident investigations as needed

  • Vendor Oversight for project execution and day to day operations.

  1. Serve as Entergy’s technical lead on assigned projects, including:
  • Support annual project portfolio planning

  • Perform IT estimation during the Business Case phase

  • Conduct Complexity Assessment to determine proper level of Solution Development Lifecycle (SDLC) rigor

  • Support the solution sourcing and selection process (e.g. Requests for Proposals and Statements of Work processes)

  • Enforce adherence to EA standards and recommend enhancements

  • Provide technical oversight to vendor services and solutions delivery

  • Create Solution Design (i.e. Conceptual, Logical and Physical)

  • Maintain Requirements Traceability Matrix as established by the BA

  • Support all project execution phases (i.e. Initiation, Definition, Design, Construction, Test, and Deployment) in accordance with established SDLC methodologies


Minimum education required of the position

Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required

Minimum experience required of the position

Solution Architect Sr: 10+ years working with production applications.

Solution Architect: 5+ years working with production applications.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

Demonstrated experience providing support for a specific set of technologies/applications and working within an outsourced environment. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position

Application and Development certifications preferred.


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: 88953

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here 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.

Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.

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