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RPA Architect - Intelligent Automation


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC
Job ID:  1041

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are one of the largest Fortune 500 diversified utilities in the United States with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America and a force for good in the communities we live and serve.  We have businesses in 26 different states and are comprised of regulated utility and non-utility businesses.  Our utility business provides electric and gas service to approximately 3 million customers.  Our non-utility businesses include a diversified portfolio of energy related companies, ranging from gas storage and pipelines to renewable power development.

DTE Energy’s utility and non-utility businesses are poised for significant growth. We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally.

Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

* Gallup Great Workplace Award for consecutive years
* Civic 50 Award for corporate citizenship excellence
* Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award for two years running
* Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For
* J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award
* Professional Women’s Magazine/Black EOE Journal “Best of the Best”
* Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT
* Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award
* Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award

DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.


External Pre-Hire Assessment Required: Professional Pre-Hire Assessment
Testing Required:
Not Applicable



Job Summary

Enables project teams to deliver software products by primarily utilizing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software.  Provides architectural direction and leadership throughout the project lifecycle by assisting the project team with application architecture decisions.  Collects, develops and propagates software development, application architecture, and technology best practices. Promotes sharing of common architecture patterns and frameworks.

Key Accountabilities

  • Conceptualizes, designs, guides and enables the construction of software applications utilizing RPA software, including infrastructure, operating systems, security, scalability, and business features in compliance with DTE Energy’s IT Security Application Solution Delivery Standards.
  • Works with IT Security and development groups to ensure that corporate standards are communicated and maintained (security, networking, tools, etc.).
  • Mentors software developers and other team members;  guides technical resources on implementation of architecture, tool selection, security standards and best practices.
  • Identifies technology solutions for business requirements which are consistent with DTE Energy's business and technology environment.  Provides technical advice and quantification of technical risks to business partners.
  • Articulates the architectural vision, conceptualizes and realizes architectural approaches and experiments with alternatives.  Makes recommendations regarding architectural solutions and creates artifacts such as models, diagrams and component documents including creation of solution design documents (SDD) and technical design documents (TDD).
  • Assists with resolution of technical problems and validates the software architecture against requirements and assumptions.
  • Collaborates with others and shares new ideas and best practices.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in an information technology related discipline (I.e., MIS, CIS) and five years of related IT experience, including software design and implementation OR high school diploma and nine years of related IT experience, including software design and implementation.

Other Qualifications


  • One year of lead developer experience for an application development project.
  • Industry recognized software architecture or technical architecture certification.
  • One year of Robotic Process Automation technical design and project delivery experience.
  • Blue Prism Certification.


Other Requirements

  • Thorough understanding of and ability to independently apply fundamental software engineering skills and industry software development methodologies.
  • Thorough understanding of the IT industry (e.g., emerging technologies, industry standards, support services, architectures, open-source initiatives, systems design and systems integration).
  • Thorough understanding of and ability to independently apply fundamental business and leadership skills including planning, organizing, verbal and written communication, research and analysis, decision making, negotiation, problem solving, ethics and tolerance, interpersonal relationships, personal/professional balance, professional growth, and self-improvement.

Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit