Business Architect

US-VA-Reston
ID
2017-5795

Overview

Functional Job Title: Business Architect

Work Location: Reston, VA

 

The Business Architect plays a key role in structuring the enterprise in terms of its governance structure, business processes, and business information. This person aligns strategic goals and objectives with decisions regarding products and services; partners and suppliers; organization; capabilities; and key business and IT initiatives. The primary focus is the business motivations, business operations and business analysis frameworks and related networks that link these aspects of the enterprise together. The Business Architect works to develop an integrated view of the enterprise using a repeatable approach, unified framework, and available industry standard techniques.

The Business Architect works closely with an IT counterpart to align technical solutions with business needs. In addition, the Business Architect works though Data Architects, Business Analysts, SMEs and UAT/Quality Assurance groups at every level of the organization soliciting strategic imperatives from senior leadership and executives, and supporting business unit managers as they leverage business architecture artifacts to create their business plans. Finally, the Business Architect may provide direct input into the governance or PMO cycle that supports the achievement of key goals, planning and execution of various business scenarios, and delivery of bottom line business value.

Client:

Our client is USDA’s Farm Production and Conservation mission area which is focused on customers and domestic agricultural issues. The Administrative Enterprise Business Initiative (AEBI) delivers products that represent Human Resource Management, Budget & Financial Management, and Procurement & Property Management. We work with the AEBI Lead, Information Technology Planning, Enterprise Architecture, E-Government, and other organizations to complete business architecture documentation and planning.

 

Responsibilities

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a business architecture strategy based on a situational awareness of various business scenarios and motivations.
  • Apply a structured business architecture approach and methodology for capturing the key views of the enterprise.
  • Capture the tactical and strategic enterprise goals that provide traceability through the organization and are mapped to metrics that provide ongoing governance.
  • Describe the primary business functions of the enterprise and distinguish between customer-facing, supplier-related, business execution and business management functions.
  • Define the set of strategic, core and support processes that transcend functional and organizational boundaries; identify and describe external entities such as customers, suppliers, and external systems that interact with the business; and describe which people, resources and controls are involved in the processes.
  • Define the data shared across the enterprise and the relationships between those data.
  • Capture the relationships among roles, capabilities and business units, the decomposition of those business units into subunits, and the internal or external management of those units.

 

 

Qualifications

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A broad, enterprise-wide view of the business and varying degrees of appreciation for strategy, processes and capabilities, enabling technologies, and governance
  • The ability to recognize structural issues within the organization, functional interdependencies and cross-silo redundancies
  • The ability to apply architectural principles to business solutions
  • The ability to assimilate and correlate disconnected documentation and drawings, and articulate their collective relevance to the organization and to high-priority business issues
  • Experience using model-based representations that can be adjusted as required to collect, aggregate or disaggregate complex and conflicting information about the business
  • The ability to visualize and create high-level models that can be used in future analysis to extend and mature the business architecture
  • Extensive experience planning and deploying both business and IT initiatives
  • Experience modeling business processes using a variety of tools and techniques
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to communicate appropriately at all levels of the organization; this includes written and verbal communications as well as visualizations
  • The ability to act as liaison conveying information needs of the business to IT and data constraints to the business; applies equal conveyance regarding business strategy and IT strategy, business processes and work flow automation, business initiatives and IT initiatives, and benefit realization and service delivery
  • Team player able to work effectively at all levels of an organization with the ability to influence others to move toward consensus
  • Strong situational analysis and decision making abilities
  • Has excellent command of Centers of Excellence-related processes and tools for all three analyst-related disciplines (i.e., PMO, Requirements Analysis, Change Management, or Quality Assurance). 

ASRC Federal and its Subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, religion, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.

 

~CJ~

 

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