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Xcel Energy Services, Inc. Senior IT Solutions Analyst Job in Denver, Colorado

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - MinneapolisAre you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talentsand education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Doyou want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities tolearn and grow? A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just whatyou're looking for.Position SummaryThe Sr. Solutions Analyst is responsible for working directly with customersto identify, prioritize, deliver and operate innovative IT solutions. Theywill analyze and define IT solutions or process changes to meet customer needsand minimize cost. They are involved and lead aspects of application lifecyclemanagement, including roadmap planning, delivery, and support toreleases. They own creation and maintenance of necessary application relateddocumentation and communication. In partnership with the business, theydrive to ensure the IT solution meets continuously changing business needs.They will research and identify industry practices, products and processesthat are trending and/or that best meet customer needs.Essential ResponsibilitiesSolution Delivery: Contribute to and lead analysis aspects of roadmapdelivery. Support and lead requirements management, QA and deploymentactivities. Identify and drive resolution to capability gaps or operationalrisks. Partner cross-organizationally and with vendor partners to analyzecost/benefit of various options. Ensure solution delivery practices arestructured, sound, and compliant.Relationship Management: Work in strong partnership with team, partnersand stakeholders across the organization. Establish a deep acumen and workwith customers to propose, prioritize and deploy continuous improvement.Cultivate and sustain a deep acumen of business functions, processes andneeds. Liaise with business partners on IT industry capabilities. Workcollaboratively across organizations and stakeholder groups to ensuresolutions are compliant and secure.Operations: Participate in system health assessments through analysis ofapplication operation, identification of operational risks, andrecommendation on lifecycle planning events such as upgrades anddecommissions. Support validation and measurement of business value fordeployed solutions. Foresee changing business needs, and assess needs forsolution changes.Subject Matter Expertise: Sustain deep acumen in analytical methods andtools, industry trends and organizational goals to ensure optimal technologysolutions are sought.Minimum RequirementsBachelor'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 systemcapabilities, as well as industry standards and emerging technologies andmethods.Ability to understand technical, functional, and operational details ofrespective solutions.Strong problem solving, analytical and detail orientation.Demonstrated ability to build functional and technical subject matterexpertise, process and tools expertise, and drive consistency in processes.In-depth knowledge or the ability to quickly attain expertise on core ITcomponents 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 levelsand skill sets.Strong Relationship Management and collaboration skills, with a track recordof working as one team cross-organizationally to drive innovation and businessresults._______________________________________________________________________________________________As a leading combination electricity and natural gas ener

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