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Business Architect
Ottawa, Canada 16 Days Ago
Overview
Job Category: Computer/IT
Job Type: Full-Time
Posted: 2020-01-09
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Job Status
Start Publishing: 2020-01-09
Stop Publishing: 2020-03-09
Ottawa, Canada
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Description
  • Mentor and coach less experienced Business Analyst team members in carrying out business analysis related activities, and coordinate and delegate tasks as required
  • Define and utilize relevant business analysis and business architecture techniques and methodologies to perform solution analysis and design, this could include but is not limited to:
    • Develop domain specific roadmaps working closely with Enterprise Architecture (capability mapping methodology)
    • Requirements management (requirements traceability, baselining, etc.)
    • Industry analysis (benchmark studies, , , SWOT, etc.)
    • Requirements elicitation (prototyping, reverse engineering, focus groups, interviews, etc.)
    • Requirements analysis such as analyzing requirements, constructing workflow charts and diagrams, studying system capabilities, writing specifications (process modeling, organization modeling, use cases, etc.)
    • Solution assessment and validation (IT Reviews, Feasibility Assessments, support of the user acceptance testing, defect and issue reporting, etc.)
  • Drive the definition, design, optimization, improvement, and approved changes to new and existing business processes and IT solutions via development of business and functional requirements
    • Identify the current and future-state business processes
    • Help the business stakeholders envision the future and how their work will need to be road mapped and prioritized to support the future
    • Determine operational objectives by studying critical business functions (“CBFs”), gathering information, evaluating output requirements and formats
  • Provide continuous improvement services to improve existing business processes and inform the Business Solution Delivery leadership team of potential continuous improvement opportunities
  • Manage process conformance and compliance as appropriate (e.g. PCI)
  • Support change management activities as appropriate
  • Prepare technical reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Support the BDA by providing business insight for the development of strategic solutions aligned to architecture, standards, principles and best practices
Qualifications
Critical Skills and Competencies Characteristics

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Client Management : Experienced in effectively interacting and communicating with business teams; can consolidate business requirements and translate them into IT deliverables
  • Business architeture ; Experience in capability mapping to ensure tactical and strategic business goals are addressed
  • Business analysis: familiar with business engineering system concepts and principles as well as complex modeling techniques, able to align business unit sub-processes to enterprise business processes and able to lead functional requirement walk through and quality reviews
  • Value management : can identify the effectiveness and completeness of business and technology strategies and ensure alignment with IT and other applicable cross-organization strategies
  • Domain knowledge: deep knowledge of business context and mode of operations

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Academic : university degree in business or information systems or equivalent experience or combination thereof (required), Graduate degree in Business Administration (MBA)(Asset)
  • Certifications: Certified business analysis professional (CBAP) (Asset), BABOK (Asset), ITIL foundations (Asset), Project Management Professional (PMP), TOGAF certification (Asset)

EXPERIENCE

  • Experience in contributing to the success of a range of small-to-medium initiatives with escalating levels of complexity and business criticality
  • Experience in a business analyst role and / or in progressively advancing roles within IT

OVERALL SKILLS - ABILITIES

  • Excellent understanding of business context and mode of operations
  • Proven ability to identify, formalize, and problem solve business needs
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
  • Mature perspective on architecture principles and frameworks
  • Understands principles of iterative development, and able to document business requirements as Agile user stories
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