IT Architect V

Williams   Tulsa , OK   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on September 17, 2023
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Williams is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected under applicable discrimination law.

Do something that means something at Williams. This isn't just a job - it's an opportunity to explore and discover your passion with coworkers who become friends and mentors who push you to be your best self in and out of the office. At Williams, we make clean energy happen. And you can too, so bring your energy to ours!

The IT Architect V - Enterprise Architect is instrumental in collaborating with domain SMEs in developing current and future state architectures for different areas including Operations, SCADA/Measurement, Commercial, Finance, Corporate, Infrastructure, and Networking. The focus of these efforts is tied to cross domain business optimization and transformational efforts which involve system integration, data alignment, enterprise-wide technologies, IT governance, and thought leadership. As part of the Enterprise Architecture team, you will be responsible for understanding the IT application portfolio and overall data landscape to identify duplication, gaps, technical debt, risks, data alignment, integration opportunities, and new technologies as part of assisting the business in translating strategy into capabilities and future state to achieve strategic business outcomes.

Your work will challenge you, and with our Core Values to guide you, you'll quickly learn and grow with us.

  • Decomposes systems into smaller components and viewpoints, along with the enforced rules that enable consistent design across the enterprise
  • Defines the application tiers, frameworks, components types and interfaces; specifies and provides ownership of reusable application components or reusable application code and supports the Enterprise Application Integration
  • Defines the visual roadmap and performs design reviews
  • Monitors emerging standards, sets standards and technologies to be used by the enterprise
  • Crafts the architecture vision, conceptualizes and experiments with alternative architectural approaches; builds models, components and interface specification documents; validates the architecture against requirements and assumptions
  • Translates business requirements into repeatable design strategies, systems qualities and patterns
  • Solves problems with developers, addresses ongoing revisions/improvements of the architecture
  • Analyzes competitors, products, strategies and product generation processes
  • Surveys external emerging developments, new technologies, standards and methodologies
  • Mentors, teaches, consults with other team members
  • Provides technical governance with the facilitation of the creation/modification of technical standards, models, and reference architectures
  • Provides technical consulting, roadmap development, and facilitation of solution design
  • Develops current and target state architecture blueprints with transition roadmaps and incremental architectural sequencing
  • Translates business requirements into repeatable design strategies, systems qualities, and patterns
  • Develops system data flows for large cross domain projects focusing on business processes, data flows, and integration standards
  • Researches, evaluates, and recommends technologies that support current and future Williams strategies
  • Acts as a trusted advisor to IT and business leadership as it relates to the technology enablement of business capabilities
  • Other duties as assigned
Education/Years of Experience:
  • Required: Bachelor's degree in IT related field; a minimum ten (10) years' developing software systems and IT experience
  • Preferred: Minimum of twelve (12) years' experience and prior oil/gas industry experience
Shift/Work Hours/Travel Requirements:
  • Hybrid work schedule: 3 days in-office and 2 days remote weekly
  • On-call as needed to deal with critical incidents and outages
  • Less than 20% travel required
Other Requirements:
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational/interpersonal skills and safety as the utmost priority
  • Needs proficient knowledge of architecture principles design
  • Needs knowledge of application/interface design
  • Working knowledge of all areas of IT, especially data center functions (servers, DB, networks, security)
  • Experience creating and maintaining large enterprise architectures
  • Proficient knowledge of scripting and how scripts work
  • Broad knowledge of the IT industry including technology components, concepts, models/frameworks, standards, and major industry trends
  • Experience with application portfolio management and rationalization
  • Experience with master data management techniques
  • Needs understanding of standard methodologies for networking and security standards
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications particularly Visio and PowerPoint to build, modify, and present sophisticated technical architectural diagrams and presentations
  • Knowledge of business ecosystems, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, SOA, APIs, microservices, event-driven IT, and predictive analytics
  • Insight into information management practices, system development life cycle management, IT services management, agile and lean methodologies, infrastructure and operations, and EA frameworks
  • Awareness of existing, new, and emerging technologies
  • Effective leadership skills with exceptional soft and interpersonal skills including teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation
  • Strong consulting skills such as targeted communications, engagement management, internal partner management, and business development
  • Excellent analytical, planning, and organizational skills
  • Excellent data analysis skills
  • Ability to multi-task while adhering to multiple timetables of completion

About Tulsa:

Our corporate headquarters is located in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, the 2nd largest city in Oklahoma and the 47th most populous in the U.S.

Tulsa is known as the Mother of "The Mother Road" - Route 66, and boasts impressive art deco architecture, the #1 city park in the U.S. (The Gathering Place) and is a great venue for live music. It's an easy place to get in and out of, with more than 20 non-stop flight destinations offered at Tulsa International Airport. Tulsa is listed on CNN Travel's best destinations to visit in 2022!

Tulsa is not only a great place to live, but it's affordable. According to the 2019 Economic Report from Tulsa's Future, the cost of living is 8 percent below the U.S. average. There is no place like T-Town. Check out to learn more!

Why Choose Williams?

We are committed to providing our employees with competitive compensation and benefits as part of your Total Rewards package to help protect your current and future physical, emotional, and financial health. We generally offer health benefit programs to our employees and their families that are competitive and flexible enough to meet your needs, and retirement benefits to allow you to invest now for financial security when you retire. With rich learning and development programming and a high internal mobility rate, you are not just applying to a job with Williams; you are embarking on an exciting career!
  • Competitive compensation
  • Annual incentive program
  • Hybrid work model - one to two work from home days each week for most office-based roles
  • Flexible work schedule for most field-based roles
  • 401(k) with company matching contribution and a fixed annual company contribution
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Generous company-paid life insurance and disability benefits
  • A consumer-driven health plan option with the potential for a generous company contribution to a Health Savings Account
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid time off, including floating and company holidays
  • Wellness Program with annual rewards
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Robust employee learning and development
  • High internal mobility (we promote from within)
  • Parental leave (we provide up to 6 weeks for each parent)
  • Fertility coverage and adoption benefits
  • Domestic partner benefits
  • Educational reimbursement
  • Non-profit donation matching contributions and time off to volunteer
  • Employee resource groups
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Technology to make our work more productive and collaborative
  • Regular employee engagement surveys and feedback processes
Williams has a long history of making a significant difference in the communities where we live and work, and we strive to cultivate an environment of employee inclusion, innovation and passion that values all voices and opinions. We help each other succeed and great things happen when people from a diverse set of backgrounds come together. Together, we make clean energy happen.

Eligibility and benefits are governed by the terms of the applicable plan or program document which can be amended or terminated at any time.

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Tulsa , OK