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Sr. IT Solutions Analyst Job

Xcel Energy

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Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: August 14, 2022
Reference Code: 48821-en_US
Job Grade: Q
Hierarchy: No - We can only hire at the posted level
Union Position: Non-Bargaining

Position Summary

The Sr. Solutions Analyst is responsible for working directly with customers to identify, prioritize, deliver and operate innovative IT solutions. They will analyze and define IT solutions or process changes to meet customer needs and minimize cost. They are involved and lead aspects of application lifecycle management, including roadmap planning, delivery, and support to releases. They own creation and maintenance of necessary application related documentation and communication. In partnership with the business, they drive to ensure the IT solution meets continuously changing business needs. They will research and identify industry practices, products and processes that are trending and/or that best meet customer needs.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Solution Delivery: Contribute to and lead analysis aspects of roadmap delivery. Support and lead requirements management, QA and deployment activities. Identify and drive resolution to capability gaps or operational risks. Partner cross-organizationally and with vendor partners to analyze cost/benefit of various options. Ensure solution delivery practices are structured, sound, and compliant.
  • Relationship Management: Work in strong partnership with team, partners and stakeholders across the organization. Establish a deep acumen and work with customers to propose, prioritize and deploy continuous improvement. Cultivate and sustain a deep acumen of business functions, processes and needs. Liaise with business partners on IT industry capabilities. Work collaboratively across organizations and stakeholder groups to ensure solutions are compliant and secure.
  • Operations: Participate in system health assessments through analysis of application operation, identification of operational risks, and recommendation on lifecycle planning events such as upgrades and decommissions. Support validation and measurement of business value for deployed solutions. Foresee changing business needs, and assess needs for solution changes.
  • Subject Matter Expertise: Sustain deep acumen in analytical methods and tools, industry trends and organizational goals to ensure optimal technology solutions are sought.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Technology, Science, Business or related field, or 4 years of experience equivalent to the position.
  • Five years of related functional experience.
  • Experience with Project or Product delivery practices, including SDLC, Agile, and Waterfall.
  • Demonstrated ability to recommend innovative solutions to meet business needs.
  • Ability to drive continuous improvement through lean and agile practices.
  • Demonstrated in depth knowledge of end-to-end process and system capabilities, as well as industry standards and emerging technologies and methods.
  • Ability to understand technical, functional, and operational details of respective solutions.
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and detail orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to build functional and technical subject matter expertise, process and tools expertise, and drive consistency in processes.
  • In-depth knowledge or the ability to quickly attain expertise on core IT components within the respective domain.
  • Bachelor's degree in Technology, Science, Business or related field, or 4 years of experience equivalent to the position.
  • Strong communication skills, effective with varying organizational levels and skill sets.
  • Strong Relationship Management and collaboration skills, with a track record of working as one team cross-organizationally to drive innovation and business results.


Competency Band:
  • Accountability
  • Customer and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Job and Business Expertise
  • Operational Excellence
  • Relationship Focused


Location(s): MN - Minneapolis
Organization: Technology Services
Department: 41125:Customer Digital Experience
Schedule: Full-Time

Non-Union jobs will be posted internally for a minimum of 5 business days, after 5 days the job may be unposted at any time.
Union jobs will be posted based on the union agreement.

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $77,000 to $109,666 per year

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave

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Recruiter: Lea M Felty
Hiring Manager: Jennifer Wood

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com
About this Employer‍

As a leading electric and natural gas energy company, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers across our eight states: Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

Our workforce of more than 12,000 is rising to the challenge of a dynamic, constantly-changing utility industry. One that requires us to be even more customer focused, forward thinking and productive while remaining committed to meeting our customers’ fundamental need for safe, reliable, affordable energy.

With nearly 50% of our workforce eligible to retire in the next five years, there’s never been a better time to come on board. Do you have a passion for renewable energy, like wind or solar? Or care about giving back to the community? You’ll be in a position to directly impact our energy future.

At Xcel Energy, you’ll be challenged, respected and rewarded. You’ll find an ethical team committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship. A dynamic company where you’ll have meaningful work that makes a difference.