Job Description

Title: Senior Solutions Architect - ADMS, DERMS
Duration: 12 months+
Location: Portland, OR (onsite only)

The overarching purpose of this role is to build a forward-looking blueprint for technology, focusing on innovation and process improvement, while delivering actionable recommendations to help the company achieve its business objectives through optimized digital architecture.

Short description of the project:
The Integrated Grid Initiatives are a collection of projects and customer programs underway for the purpose of modernizing the operation of our electric distribution system for a variety of end goals including automation, increased reliability, and ultimately the integration of increasing amounts of distributed energy resources (e.g. Demand Response, Electric Vehicles, Distributed Generation, Battery Storage).

The Program includes implementation of Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS), Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS), field communications technologies, and a new distribution operations center as well as other updates to systems and processes dependent on the above.

Team size:
Initially very small 2-5. Ultimately, very large, up to 100.

Required Skills:
=> Experience with very large technology projects. Ideally would have experience with
Geospatial Information Systems, Outage Management Systems, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems, Distribution Automation.
=> Unlikely but highly desired would be experience with Automated Distribution Management Systems and/or Distribution Energy Resource Management systems.
=> Role is for a very senior technical architect who is experienced at evaluating and proposing very technical system implementations, supported by technical landscape drawings, data flows, system responsibilities, interactions, and integrations.
=> Should be experienced in providing technical guidance to IT technical staff implementing the architect's work including interactively solving and resolving technical issues, balancing cost, effort, speed of delivery, and business value.

Top 3 skills:
=> Understanding business problems
=> Advanced technical competence in the business systems involved
=> Communicates well with others, is a team-oriented problem solver who cares deeply about the business result.

Will you consider candidates from outside Oregon?
Yes, must relocate at own expense.

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