Johannesburg Stock Exchange: Business Architect Vacancies

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19 Nov, 2013

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Business Mgt Jobs in South Africa

Business Architect builds the enterprise blueprint through the definition of enterprise processes at the logical level, their relationships to all external entities and other enterprise value streams, and the events that trigger instantiation. It is a definition of what the enterprise must produce to satisfy its customers and compete in a market. Business Architect describes the business strategy, models, processes, services and organizational structure and provides the foundation upon which business architecture roles and partially other enterprise architecture roles base their decisions.

 

Responsibilities / Outputs

  • Understand business strategy and perform business strategy impact analysis on enterprise business blueprint
  • Liaise with business stakeholders and understand their vision and needs in each of the divisions
  • Derive business direction by combining top-down and bottom-up needs analysis
  • Developing the baseline and target architectures using the following deliverables:
  • Defining business process from conceptual to physical level
  • Document the organization structure, identifying business locations and relating them to organizational units
  • Identify and define business functions This is a detailed, recursive step involving successive decomposition of major functional areas into sub-functions
  • Define the services that each enterprise unit provides to its customers, both internally and externally
  • Perform gap analysis and identify the initiatives between the current and future state
  • Develop the guidance necessary to flexibly evolve and optimize the business dimensions (people, process, technology) to achieve the enterprise change
  • Collaborates with business analysts and bridging the gap between project specific requirements and models and the enterprise requirements and models ensuring alignment to the target architecture
  • Collaborate with Business Integration Managers and business analysts in developing the business models for the target and project initiatives
  • Partnering with IT and business leaders, communicate and provide leadership and direction with respect to how the enterprise architecture supports the business strategies
  • Collaborates with business analysts and bridging the gap between project specific requirements and models and the enterprise requirements and models ensuring alignment to the target architecture
  • Collaborate with Business Integration Managers and business analysts in developing the business models for the target and project initiatives with the business architects
  • Partnering with IT and business leaders, communicate and provide leadership and direction with respect to how the enterprise architecture supports the business strategies
  • Foster a broad understanding of technologies relevant to JSE business strategies
  • Understand in detail the relationships between products/services and the architecture of them
  • Work collaboratively with the infrastructure areas of IT to: Develop business focused requirements for the technical architecture, evaluate alternative technologies and recommend appropriate solutions that fit the enterprise architecture
  • Collaborate to establish and communicate processes for updating the enterprise architecture (e.g. adding and eliminating technologies, applications, data stores, etc) and for handling exceptions to the architecture
  • Developing the clear traceability of the architectural decisions to the elements of the business strategy
  • Keep current with and report on industry trends including architecture modelling, domain blueprints, frameworks, emerging technologies, best practices, etc Anticipate enterprise-wide technological opportunities, evaluate market trends and recommend corporate technical direction
  • Communicate with business stakeholders and get their buy-in on the rationale behind recommendations

 

Experience

  • Minimum 5 years experience in technology research methodologies
  • Degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science or other relevant discipline from an accredited school is preferred
  • Solid understanding and insight across all aspects of IT with in-depth knowledge and experience in at least one of the disciplines
  • Must demonstrate strategic thinking and insight
  • Strong financial experience with emphasis on budgeting, ROI and Total Cost of Ownership
  • Senior business analysis experience with a strong foundation in process mapping/engineering
  • Thorough understanding to architecture framework like TOGAF or equivalent
  • Process Modelling experience using a global standard like ARIS or equivalent
  • Solid understanding and insight across all aspects of IT with in-depth knowledge and experience in at least one of the disciplines
  • Strong financial experience with emphasis on budgeting, ROI and Total Cost of Ownership
  • Solid experience working in a multi-disciplinary team, fostering collaboration and teamwork
  • Experience in investment banking or financial services preferred
  • Solid experience in interacting with internal and external customers with demonstrated customer service orientation
  • Expert experience with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project)
  • Experience in working with an enterprise architecture tool will be preferable
  • Understanding of the JSE will be an advantage

 

Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to think in terms of business outcomes / results
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to remain calm and focused under pressure
  • Must be customer-focused and excel in coordination of problem resolution
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, external business partners and vendors
  • Must work well under pressure and changing priorities
  • Results-oriented with emphasis on expansion and application of business and technical knowledge
  • Flexibility to work in a changing, fast-paced environment

 

Personality Traits

  • Possess a strong work ethic and sense of urgency
  • Service delivery and outcomes driven
  • Possess a high level of energy and enthusiasm
  • Delivery oriented
  • Team player
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to function in a very complex and often highly charged environment
  • Self-starter
  • Flexibility
  • Risk aware

 

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