Business Architect


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Overview


Interpret and contextualize business strategy for operational needs and help bridge gaps between strategy and execution. You will work collaboratively with business process analysts, technical architects, and other subject matter experts in various business functions and information technology teams to define practical solutions and assist in implementation of solutions. You will be responsible for developing specific artifacts such as business capability maps and value streams and helping to streamline and rationalize processes, tools, and technology. 

 

Our ideal candidate is business outcome driven, results oriented, and able to think strategically for long-term success yet can identify and help implement short-term solutions that deliver business value.

Responsibilities


  • Under the guidance of senior business architects, work with colleagues to elicit and understand business goals, strategies, and objectives
  • Understand business capabilities that are required for the attainment of current and future business goals using structured business architecture approaches and methodologies
  • Assist senior business architects in maturing our enterprise architecture
  • Create and maintain artifacts including (but not limited to) capability models, value stream maps, business processes, and technology inventories
  • Assist with assessments of current state maturity of business capabilities; develop and maintain current state heatmaps and roadmaps to close gaps and get to future state
  • Assist in the development of practical, actionable recommendations and solutions clearly and concisely for non-technical audiences ensuring solutions meet business needs and enables strategies
  • Anticipate emerging business and technology trends and partner with senior business architects and colleagues to recommend solutions and improvements

Requirements


  • 5-7 years of experience in business and/or enterprise architecture
  • Broad, enterprise-wide view of the business and appreciation for strategy, processes and capabilities, enabling technologies, and governance
  • Curiosity and desire to learn and utilize enterprise architecture frameworks, processes, methodologies, and tools
  • Ability to apply architectural principles to business solutions, visualize and create models that can be used to explain abstract concepts in simple terms, and mature the business architecture practice
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and presentation communication skills with the ability to translate information in simple and effective terms at all levels of the organization
  • Team player able to work effectively at all levels of an organization with the ability to influence others to move toward consensus
  • Bachelor’s degree in any related field; MBA is a plus

Recommended Qualifications


  • Previous experience as a solutions architect, business analyst (technology agnostic) and/or continuous process improvement specialist
  • Proficiency and/or certifications in TOGAF, ArchiMate, BPM
  • Experience modeling business processes using a variety of tools and techniques

About Esri


Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.

Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.

Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email askcareers@esri.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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