Business Architect

Atlanta, GA | Contract

Post Date: 02/13/2017 Job ID: 43550 Industry: Other Area(s)

Business Architect (Product Engineer)
Atlanta, Georgia

Our client provides a challenging and meaningful work experience.  Join an organization focused on creating a collaborative and inclusive environment where each person is valued for their unique achievements.

Our strategy is to augment our leading services practice with software and analytics products that strike at the heart of our clients' business problems providing them with differentiated products. To do this, we rely on our experts in creative, user experience/user interface, software architecture, software engineering, technology infrastructure, quality assurance, testing, security, operations, and R&D. Our dedicated space is equipped with SmartBoard technology and interactive environments, including active boards with writing and gesture recognition, along with 360 active cameras for video conferences.

A Business Architect is responsible for defining the structure for software solutions in terms of key stakeholders, high-level interactions, capabilities, user stories, and any specific business requirements. They are also responsible for researching, developing, and documenting business architecture deliverables such as context diagrams, capability maps, user story inventory, detailed user stories, personas, demo storyboard, and business requirements in tools and templates. The Architect will conduct gap analysis of current to target state business architecture (in case of existing solutions) and define roadmap and plans to achieve target state; while collaborating with advisory support staff (business and product SMEs) and downstream teams (e.g. development, UI design) to obtain inputs, drive decisions, and solicit feedback used to develop, refine, and finalize business architecture deliverables.

Business Architects also scope, plan, and drive working sessions and weekly checkpoints with management, advisory support staff, and downstream teams. They provide input and clarifications to downstream teams (UI designers, solution architecture, development, testing). Primarily, they provide inputs to revise and finalize UI wireframes / mockups which will be used along with user stories and any specific requirements to design, build, and test the artifact (concept / prototype / product). They are responsible for documenting key decisions, action items, and notes from meetings and distributes to necessary stakeholders. They coach and mentor the teams on methodology, frameworks, tools, and templates. They monitor and drive progress of documentation of business architecture deliverables against project timelines.

Bachelor’ s Degree.
Minimum of 4 years of related Business Architect experience.

Preferred Skills:
  • Jama Contour
  • JIRA
  • BPMN
  • UML
  • MS Visio, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Agile SDLC
  • Fluent in agile: epics, themes, user stories.
  • Business process modeling.
  • User stories development.
  • Requirements gathering and definition.
  • Persona development.
  • Storyboarding.
  • Stakeholder interviewing and management.
  • Test case development, manual testing, and defect management.
  • Professional Skills Requirements:
  • Ability to work well with product owners, business and technical subject matter experts, product delivery managers, creative designers, technical architects, software developers, offshore delivery teams, and testers.
  • Driving workshops with medium-large groups of diverse participants in-person and virtually.
  • Project management, planning, and organization.
  • Documentation of deliverables and meeting outcomes.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication.
  • Coaching and mentoring of new team members.
  • Strong sense of ownership, and responsibility for deliverables.
  • Highly diligent, comfortable with ambiguity and solving complex problems, and flexible with willingness to stretch comfort zones to meet product, team, and competency goals.

Our client is one of the leading professional services organizations in the United States, specializing in audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services with clients in more than 20 industries. They  provide powerful business solutions to some of the world’ s most well-known and respected companies, including more than 75 percent of the Fortune 100.

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