DevOps IT Engineer job in Denver, CO | Xcel Energy

DevOps IT Engineer
Xcel EnergyDenver, CO30+ days ago

Xcel Energy has an exciting opportunity for a DevOps IT Engineer or a Senior DevOps IT Engineer to join our team. The IT Engineer is responsible to contribute to technical aspects of IT solution delivery, strategic planning, and operational excellence. They are responsible for managing the overall health of the technology ecosystem, and will manage and implement solutions that meet business needs, and support the overall IT Strategy. In partnership with architecture, they provide technical guidance with cross-organizational input and in accordance with business unit objectives. They consult to business managers, architecture and security teams to drive cross-awareness of business needs and opportunities. They bring innovative solutions to the business line by leveraging their technical expertise. They identify and implement continuous improvement over cost, operation, and functionality of the solutions in their domain.


The below description and requirements are for the Engineer I level within the Engineering hierarchy, however this position may be filled at a higher level, which may have additional requirements. The successful candidate will be placed at a level that is commensurate with the candidate's skills and experience.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Solution Delivery: Lead and support solution lifecycle technical activities. Ensure solutions are designed for great user experience and operational performance. Lead design, ensuring Enterprise Architecture, Security, Operations and Compliance aspects are continuously integrated into solutions. Provide input to cost and schedule estimation. Responsible for overall integrity of system design and operation. Oversee vendor activities.

  • Operations: Review solution performance, and continually assess health of systems. Track and drive awareness to operational and technical debt risks. Provide escalated support to incident and problem management. Utilize analytics to improve availability, reliability, efficiency and capacity. Oversee vendor activities.

  • Subject Matter Expertise: Continuously stay current on, and apply, technical industry knowledge pertaining to the respective domain.

  • Relationship Management: Conduct peer reviews and approve system changes and technical solution design. Coach and mentor less experience team members. Partner cross-organizationally to drive minimal costs on optimal solutions. Provide in-depth technical information to stakeholders as needed.



Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate will be placed at a level that is commensurate with the candidate's skills and experience.

  • Seven years of related functional experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Science, Business or related field, or 4 years of experience equivalent to the position.

  • Excellent communication skills, effective with varying organizational levels and skill set, and able to translate between technical and non-technical concepts.

  • Excellent Relationship Management and collaboration skills, with a track record of working as one team cross-organizationally to drive innovation and business results.

  • Experience managing the lifecycle of technical solutions.

  • Deep Subject Matter Expertise within the respective system domain products, platforms, processes and architecture.

  • Broad general knowledge of technology architecture, infrastructure, network, security and software principles and models.

  • Experience working in partnership with internal and external vendors.

  • Proven analytical, problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.

  • Extensive knowledge of future technology trends within area of expertise.

  • Demonstrated leadership on technical aspects of large scale projects.

  • Experience with delivery methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, Scrum) and operational models (ITIL).

  • Experience and understanding of core IT Service Management functions, such as Change Management and Incident Management.




Preferred Qualificaitons:


  • Experience with DevOps tools such as GIT, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform.

  • Experience with the software development processes including plan, build, test, and release.

  • Experience with CI/CD process and platforms e.g. Jenkins

  • Governance mindset, ability to collaborate with members of the team from a centralized team perspective, and a proactive approach to solving problems.




The successful candidate will be placed in this job family based on their qualifications. The description above reflects the responsibilities for the DevOps Engineer. Higher levels within this job family may have additional responsibilities.


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Xcel Energy is committed to the safety of its employees and customers, and promotes a Safety Always culture. Because of this, we strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is not mandatory. After being hired, you will asked to report your vaccination status and dates of vaccination. This information will be maintained confidentially and disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. If you are not fully vaccinated or choose not to disclose your vaccination status you will be required to follow any health-and-safety rules applicable to unvaccinated employees.


As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes: CO - Denver || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Technology Services || 56220:IT-CXT || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $87,000 to $123,666 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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Requisition Number: 46271
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.
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