Solutions Architect, Information Technology

IT architecture, Project lifecycle management,, Solution architecture, Systems analysis and design,, Gap analysis, Leadership, Apex
Full Time
$100,000 - $120,000
Work from home available Travel required to 10%.

Job Description

Solutions Architect, Information Technology

Albany Office

New York is leading the nation in the fight on global climate change and the transition to a clean energy-powered economy.  With the passage of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), New York has codified the most aggressive climate change program in the nation with goals to:

  • Produce 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030
  • Reach zero carbon emissions in the electricity sector by 2040
  • Install 9 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2035
  • Install 6 gigawatts of solar by 2025
  • Install 3 gigawatts of energy storage by 2030

NYSERDA seeks a qualified and highly motivated IT Solutions Architect to join the Salesforce development team. The Solutions Architect is responsible for the analysis, design and support of Salesforce / solutions that meet the business needs of the NYSERDA programs. The individual will follow an SDLC process and perform requirements analysis, specification development, system design, and testing associated with implementation and support of the technology stack.

The individual needs the ability to work in a team environment consisting of project managers, developers, DBAs, operations technical resources, subject matter experts, and system users to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of business process enhancements. Occasional travel within NYS is required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead small work teams (2-10 professionals) on projects. Manage project scope and customer expectations. Plan and organize the work of the team and ensure that accepted project methodology, techniques, tools, and solutions are being followed. Monitor and report on project status
  • Ensure design decisions balance factors along multiple axis including cost of development, cost of maintenance, time to market, code reusability, and system scalability
  • Develop and foster collaborative working relationships with the business users, project managers and team members
  • Ensure the successful implementation of assigned projects through the entire project lifecycle
  • Ensure high levels of quality through comprehensive testing (unit, system, integration, load testing, etc.)
  • Deliver quality enhancements on time and within budget
  • Assure that support & maintenance contracts for required software is current
  • Work with IT Operations to assure that adequate system backups are maintained and disaster recovery plans are in place and tested
  • Work with IT Operations to assure that capacity planning is done periodically to meet current & future business needs
  • Schedule & handle off-hours support and outages
  • Mentor team members in technology, architecture and delivery of applications
  • Create a shared sense of direction and community among the teams
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 8 years of relevant IT experience as described above with at least 5 years of experience in
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Skill in handling multiple diverse activities simultaneously, delivering on commitments and operating with speed, accuracy, and strong judgment
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong technical knowledge of the solutions stack (Salesforce/Apex)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong executive presence and ability to interact with CxO level
  • Successful teamwork experience and demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Proven ability to transfer knowledge and stay aware of current trends and technical advancements
  • Great resourcefulness and an instinct for surfacing value and pragmatic solutions
  • A strong customer orientation

Preference will be given to those individuals who also possess the following:

  • Prior leadership experience
  • Experience with all aspects of the system implementation including, but not limited to, gathering requirements, designing a future state solution, testing, and post implementation support
  • Experience with gap analysis and strategic roadmap/blueprint development
  • Salesforce certifications and involvement within the Trailhead Community


Candidates will be considered based on qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is offered.

To Apply:

Please submit one file that includes both your cover letter and resume here.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are core values at NYSERDA and in our work for the people of New York State and the clean energy market.  We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment and are committed to diversity in all its forms.  Because our programs serve all New Yorkers, we are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse and engaged workforce and building a workplace that empowers all NYSERDA employees to achieve their full professional and personal potential.

NYSERDA is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race (including traits historically associated with race), ethnicity, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the status of being transgender, familial status, marital status, age, national origin, disability (including pregnancy related conditions), military or veteran status, genetic information or predisposition, reproductive health decision making (including the decision to use or access a particular drug, device, or medical service), the status of being a victim of domestic violence, known relationship or association with any member of a protected class, or any other basis prohibited by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by contacting the Designee for Reasonable Accommodations (DRA) and Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator which can be found under the Americans with Disabilities Act section of this page labeled as “Reasonable Accommodation Contact Information.”

Dice Id : RTX1e8292
Position Id : 682DICE
Originally Posted : 2 weeks ago
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