Senior Software Solution Architect - St. Louis, MO

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type: Not Specified


Corporate Overview

Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.

Division Overview

Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Position Overview

We are seeking a seasoned Senior Software Solution Architect with a strong background in distributed systems and smart grid technologies. In this pivotal role, you will be responsible for envisioning, designing, and guiding the implementation of complex software solutions that seamlessly integrate distributed systems concepts with smart grid functionalities. Your expertise will contribute to the advancement of our product portfolio and establish our company as a trailblazer in the energy technology landscape.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including engineering, product management, and research, to define software architecture, technical requirements, and system design for distributed smart grid solutions.

  • Lead the creation of end-to-end software architecture blueprints that ensure scalability, reliability, and interoperability across distributed systems and smart grid components.

  • Drive the development and integration of innovative software modules, APIs, and microservices that enable seamless communication and data exchange within complex smart grid ecosystems.

  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to development teams, guiding them in the implementation of architectural best practices and ensuring alignment with the overall solution vision.

  • Evaluate emerging technologies and industry trends related to distributed systems, edge computing, IoT, and smart grid standards to inform architectural decisions and drive innovation.

  • Collaborate with external stakeholders, such as utility clients and partners, to gather requirements, gather feedback, and present technical solutions that address their unique challenges.

  • Participate in code reviews, system performance assessments, and troubleshooting efforts to maintain high-quality software deliverables.

  • Contribute to the development of technical documentation, whitepapers, and educational materials to share insights and best practices with both internal teams and the broader industry.

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 15 years of professional experience as a Software Architect, Solution Architect, or a related role, with a focus on designing distributed systems and smart grid solutions.

  • In-depth understanding of distributed systems principles, edge computing, microservices architecture, and relevant technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes, Kafka, etc.).

  • Proven experience in designing and architecting software solutions for smart grid applications, including knowledge of utility industry standards and protocols.

  • Proficiency in programming languages commonly used in software architecture, such as C++, .Net, Java, Python, or Go.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex technical challenges and propose elegant solutions.

  • Excellent communication and presentation abilities, with the capacity to convey technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Prior experience in mentoring development teams and providing technical leadership.

  • Experience with cloud computing platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) and their integration with distributed systems is a plus.

  • Willingness to stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies through continuous learning and professional development.

  • If you are a seasoned Senior Software Solution Architect with a strong background in distributed systems and smart grid technologies, we encourage you to apply and be a driving force in our transformative journey.


Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or Engineering General

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

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