Director Engineering - ETRM

Arlington, Virginia




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|Job ID 67306|Posted Jun 26, 2024
Hybrid in Houston, TX

Lead Architect & Engineer –
20 plus years of experience, with
Domain skill set:
 Energy & Commodity Trading (Gas, Power, LNG, Oil & emission) – ETRM; ideally Endur
 Life of a Deal (LOAD)
Compliance & Regulation
 Credit and Risk
 Front Office Market Analysis (forecasting, modelling)
 Trading Data & Analytics processes

Architecture and Engineering skill set:
 At least 10 years’ experience in Architectural Roles, 5 years leading portfolios.
 Confidently lead and be the focal point for all architecture decisions for a large ETRM delivery
program, with divergent opinions from strong personalities and stakeholders.
 Able to create a collaborative environment where all technical (architecture and engineering)
roles can work together to drive clear decisions and consistency.
 Lead the engineering community to make sure we follow the company Engineer Management
Standards, and have consistency and reuse at the core of our outcomes.
 ETRM scope. Must be able to clearly articulate what processes with the life of a deal should be
inside the core ETRM and which processes should be externally run
 Directing workload of other architects on portfolio, partitioning workloads, and assigning areas of
 Recruiting talent and supporting the creation of high performing team
 TOGAF (or similar framework) experience alongside Enterprise Architecture tooling. Ideally
ArchiMate - Bizz design tool
 Being able to address the: Business Process, Data, Application, Technical and Information Security
aspects of an IT Solution and to document that in a High Level Design document.
o Coordinate and develop this information alongside all third-parties (Data Architects, IRM,
IDSO, ET SOM, Business stakeholders), internal and external to company

Technical skill and Mastery with combination of the following:
 Experience with the entire Trading system landscape and capabilities around Life of a Deal.
 Experience architecting and designing ETRM services and capabilities, ideally within Endur.
 Hands-on demonstrable experience in architecting applications into Azure platform, ideally
including migrations/re platforming of legacy.
 Hands-on architecting experience in building Microservices, Cloud Native applications, federated
Data platforms (Data Mesh)

 Desirable Skills: - intermediate to advance exposure to below skills.
o Azure Active Directory, Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake, Azure Storage, Azure Functions,
Azure Kubernetes Service, CosmosDB, Azure SQL Data Warehouse
o Integration: Confluent/Kafka, API Management, Logic Apps
o Other Technologies/Platforms: - DataBricks, SAP HANA, Salesforce, API management,
Multifactor authentication, Collibra, Purview

o Programming/Scripting Languages: C#, JavaScript, Python, Go Lang, T-SQL
Soft skill set:
 Proactive & delivery focused attitude
 Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and be able to talk top-bottom in the
architecture and engineering stack
 Good “storytelling” capabilities
 Willingness to learn and accept that they are not always the expert
 Ability to drive change using influence and networking
 Experienced virtual team worker with ability to work across time & geographical boundaries
 Organized and methodical. Ability to initiate, plan and develop according to plan though coping
with a level of uncertainty and risk.
 Rigorous, thorough and with an eye for detail
 Experience in a large industry IT organization
Special Challenges: Global team (UK and US hour support)

Responsibilities Include:
1. Provide solution architecture development, consultancy, and assurance to projects, making sure
applications are well designed and conform to company standards and reference architectures.
2. The Lead Architect & Engineer for Aspire is accountable to the Aspire program for delivery of the
high level design, low level design and key design decisions needed. This includes:
a. Being the focal point for all architecture aspects of the program.
b. Being able to address and integrate the: Business Process, Data, Application, Technical
and Information Security aspects of an IT Solution.
c. Ensure the program solution architecture is documented using the templates, System
Architect tooling and conforms to company standards.
d. Key member of the peer-review for accepting the detailed design of the program IT
3. Stay connected to both the architecture and engineering standards at company. Ensuring we are
compliant and deliver secure systems.
4. Pro-actively contribute to the development of the Architecture community and be an ambassador
for Architecture. Interact with stakeholders on architecture issues and strategic improvem

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