GIS Solutions Architect, IT

Date: Sep 2, 2023

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33624

Company: TECO

Title: GIS Solutions Architect, IT 
Company: Tampa Electric Company
Location: Energy Control Center 
State and City: Florida  -  Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days

Hiring Manager:  Joe Novo

Recruiter: Mark E Koener 



TITLE:                                    GIS Solutions Architect, IT
PERFORMANCE COACH:   Mgr, App Development (Electric Delivery)
COMPANY:                           Tampa Electric Company
DEPARTMENT:                     Business Innovation Solutions – Energy Supply and Energy Delivery


The GIS Solutions Architect will be expected to provide innovative design suggestions to assist the team in building TECO’s’ GIS ecosystem that will enable next-generation operational capabilities and solutions while maintaining awareness of Cyber Security concerns and best practices. This position will work closely with the business unit to implement proven IT/GIS strategies for their platform architectures, help promote the utilization of GIS based on mission results and business value and support the development of a multi-year strategic vision. 

The ideal candidate will work with seasoned professionals who are leading efforts in Grid Transformation. The work is fast paced, highly collaborative, and agile. Functioning as a key asset across organizational and digital technology businesses, the GIS Solutions Architect will help set the direction and establish the approach for integrating GIS into the digital landscape. The GIS Solution Architect’s primary role is to design an architecture that supports the most effective, reliable, and secure digital ecosystem that meets the needs of TECO and provides a foundation for our digital energy future. 


•    Proactively craft and propose solutions that clarify how GIS brings business value to address critical business challenges faced by TECO.
•    Advance how GIS technology integrates/interfaces with TECO’s vision and translate system requirements into software architecture and design specifications.
•    Leverage experience in the implementation of Enterprise Information System (EIS) frameworks and platform architectures from requirements including IT and GIS strategies, cloud patterns, security, scalability, and licensing.
•    Work closely and actively with business unit to identify, design, and certify key GIS workflows for the GIS enterprise platform.
•    Develop organizational level multi-year IT/GIS strategies to assist with technology change and budgetary planning.
•    Work closely with IT and business unit teams to provide an architectural solution that is flexible, scalable and agile - capable of synchronizing with continuously changing business requirements. 
•    Lead technical design workshops, assessments, and planning sessions. Review functional requirements and designs ensuring documented requirements are delivered with excellence. 
•    Assist in the evaluation of GIS-related solutions for integration into the technology stack. 
•    Contribute to the development, maintenance, implementation, and reinforcement of the future-state geo-spatial operating model and the continued maturing of the Digital organization. 
•    Proactively communicate insights to cross-functional team members and management. 


Required: Bachelor's degree with a specialization in engineering, computer sciences, information systems, or other computer-related disciplines. 
Preferred: Advanced degree with a specialization in engineering, computer sciences, information systems, or other computer-related disciplines.


Preferred: Certification for AWS Certified Solution Architect, MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure or equivalent, Esri Enterprise System Design Certification or other professional certifications related to the Duties & Responsibilities of this position.


Required: 10+ years of experience architecting, implementing, and administrating enterprise IT-GIS solutions/systems that leverage a GIS enterprise platform (desktop, server, and online).


Required: Understand and stay current with utility industry trends and provide architectural solutions to resolve issues and bring value to business by translating functional requirements into technical configuration; assess the impact on existing and future applications.  
Demonstrated understanding of basic electrical engineering theories and principles.
Knowledge in Cloud technology.
Proven ability to manage and resolve complex and sometimes ambiguous technical issues with critical and creative thinking.
Experience with Oracle, Microsoft SQL, PL/SQL, HANA; and/or other RDBMS and Windows, Linux, and/or other server environments.
Programming and scripting experience with Python, JavaScript, HTML5 (modern web frameworks) or other scripting languages.
Knowledge of geospatial and mapping concepts such as spatial analysis, map projections, etc.
Experience with current technology implementation patterns including service-oriented architectures, integration platforms (i.e. BizTalk, FME, etc.) and cloud hybrid configurations.
Strong, persuasive communication and presentation skills.
Ability to clearly communicate technical ideas--both verbally and in written form--whether to customers, executives, or other technical or non-technical peers.



Direct Supervision:    May supervise GIS support resources. 
Indirect Supervision:     Contract resources. GIS support resources, contractor, security, compliance, database administration. May serve as a backup to the Manager.



Key Internal:      Stakeholders of the GIS ecosystem and other Electric Delivery Leadership. 
Key External:     Consultants (System Integrators, Offshore Teams), Contractors, Business Unit Leadership, Vendors.

This position primarily works in an office environment. Occasionally required to work in an industrial environment.  Some travel within the Tampa Electric Service Area and to industry tradeshows/conferences is required.


TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!

Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage  *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!


STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!!  Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.

TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.


TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.

Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

ADA policy
It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.


Application accommodations
Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 



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