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IT Engineer in Columbus, OH at NiSource

Date Posted: 1/24/2018

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Job Description


The IT Engineer job¿s primary responsibility and accountability is to provide technical design leadership and to oversee appropriate incident, problem, change, asset, configuration management of the NiSource technology environment within a technology domain. This includes working with architects, program managers, IT Analysts and service providers to effectively manage Infrastructure operations and support Infrastructure projects. It also includes development and periodic review of processes and practices to ensure highly available operations and compliance with architecture standards and strategies.

Key outcomes for success include:

  • Highly available Infrastructure operations
  • Effective Technology portfolio management
  • Appropriate creation and / or review of Infrastructure design
  • Up-to-date asset and configuration management
  • Reduced cost via effective reuse, processes and adherence to standards

 Essential Responsibilities:

  • Implement strategies to consolidate and protect IT assets
  • Maintain inventory of IT assets and related configuration
  • Collaborate closely with Architects and IT staff to drive NiSource objectives
  • Ensure adherence to standards and reference architectures for the domain
  • Develop / review design artifacts for compliance with architecture direction
  • Update product standards versions in assigned domains
  • Drive technology portfolio management discipline
  • Direct implementation of technology roadmap initiatives
  • Implement best practices and standards
  • Identify and manage technology risks
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with architecture, project / program managers etc.
  • Provide recommendations to be considered in developing the Technology road map

Key Activities / Deliverables:

  • Detailed Design review
  • Incident & Problem resolution & Change review
  • Asset, Configuration & capacity planning
  • Infrastructure Service Catalog management
  • Procedures & Practices
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline or relevant work experience
  • 5+ total years experience
  • 2+ years experience as an Architect or Engineer
  • 1+ years of experience in project management
  • Ability to work effectively in an outsourced IT environment
  • Experience with and knowledge of legacy and new computing architectures
  • Experience with managing technology costs
  • Experience working with a variety of technologies within a domain
  • Ability to identify group conflict and facilitate resolution
  • Experience with managing Service Providers
  • Ability to prioritize work effectively
  • Familiarity with the standards and best practices bodies i.e.The Open Group, OMG, UML, ITIL, CoBIT, CMMi, Six Sigma/LEAN etc.
  • Familiarity with the Energy Industry is preferred
Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration.  Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at on or before February 22nd!

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

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