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Requisition Number: 38700
Position Title: IT Architect IV (Sr. Manager)
Location: 8200 Coral Sea Street NE Mounds View MINNESOTA United States 55112
Duration: 6 months
Recruiter Name: Manjunath Venkatesh
Recruiter Email: Manjunath.V.ilink@tajtech.com

Job Description


•The Business Solution Architect role leads key activities in bridging business needs to technology solution definition. In executing this role, the Business Solution Architect is responsible for the following deliverables:
•Business strategy & model decomposition (e.g., strategic needs, defined objectives, key measures)
•Business capability definition, modeling, assessment (e.g., value vs. maturity) & business capability roadmap.
•Business process definition, documentation & alignment across the broader business process environment (e.g., links, handoffs)
•Alignment of program & project business value with Business Capability goals and strategies for all projects – People, Process, Technology, and Data. (e.g., current vs. future costs, business strategy realization, return on investment)
•In addition, the Business Solution Architect will be responsible to contribute to the following deliverables:
•Business solution portions of the project Architecture Definition Documents
•Solution Selection analyses (where existing solutions are evaluated or new solutions may be required to adequately meet business capability needs)
•Business capability and process needs aligned to technical roadmaps


•Ownership of multiple solutions through full lifecycles (idea, execution, maintain), assessing the business value and performance of solutions against capability needs.
•Deep understanding of business strategies and execution model within a Business Capability domain and across related domains, documenting key business directional strategies, objectives, and measurements (i.e., what does the business want to achieve, by when, and what measures are defined to assess success or opportunities).
•Partners with the business to influence the definition business capabilities and is responsible for ongoing maintenance to the definition.
• Partners with business leadership, process, and project team members to define business capability needs, assessment (maturity and value) and align roadmap capability needs across business lines (with timelines to support anticipated business capability needs & strategies).
•Partner with business leadership to lead on program and project business value assessments as part of project ideation, initiation, and assessment (aligned to EPMO processes).
•Influence the definition and design to the business in defining or designing business processes, functions and organizational structures, as well as in researching, identifying and internally marketing enabling solutions based on business capability needs.
•Assess near-term needs, to establish business priorities; consult with Enterprise Architects & Technical Architects to develop alternative solutions; advise on options, risks, costs vs. benefits, and impact on other business capabilities, processes and priorities.
•Partner with Enterprise Architects and Technical Architects to contribute to the completion of project architecture Documentation.
•Partner with Enterprise Architects and Technical Architects to complete Solution Selection analyses to ensure business capability needs are appropriately met.
•Act as a business capability, process and solution consultant to readily assess and recommend improvements to processes, organizational / role alignment (people), and technologies to improve business capability maturity, performance, and value.
•Partner with Enterprise Architects and Technical Architects to ensure business capability and process strategies and goals are aligned to technical roadmaps (e.g., technical roadmaps are aligned to properly support business capability improvements as programs and projects are executed).
•Participate in enterprise architecture development & strategic alignment, including business architecture, technology architecture, information architecture, and feedback supporting technical architecture (platforms, applications); contributes to technical & program / project roadmaps.
•Develops and communicates overall vision for to Project delivery resources (BAs, PMs, Developers, Architects).
•Continually defines methods & processes to increase internal customer satisfaction and deepen customer relationships.
•Develop trusted customer relationships through a focus on exceeding customer expectations, demonstrating credibility through applied subject matter expertise, and being responsive to customer needs; be the customer advocate to ensure solution value demonstration to the business.
•Participate in business or customer workshops to define and document as-is processes and to-be business processes.
•Benchmark business capability assessments with broader industry and business landscape to ensure continued alignment, planning & maturity enhancements.
•Facilitate the definition and development of cross-capability needs and solutions that combine knowledge of particular business processes and issues, general solution options, and process facilitation techniques.
•Collaborate with other core process areas to remain apprised of capability definitions, needs, and value assessments; key project status and informing business of progress.
•Inform Global IT's technology and business service managers of key business issues, helping to identify and resolve any potential problems and conflicts.

Other duties & responsibilities aligning to Client culture include:

•Contribute to and cultivate a culture which promotes the development of business capabilities, process excellence, and shared best practice execution
•Gather, review, assess and partner to drive new ideas, initiatives and projects through innovation, demand and global portfolio processes
•Foster a positive, engaging and challenging team-focused ‘global’ work environment to ensure high productivity, employee engagement, and optimal performance
•Proactively engage with Client business and Global IT partners to identify and define opportunities where the application of information technology can advance the strategic goals and objectives of Client
•Act as role model by “living” and demonstrating the Client Core competencies and values


•ROLE LOCATION: Minneapolis, Minnesota U.S.


•Bachelor’s degree

•10+ years of IT experience with Bachelor’s Degree
•8+ years of IT experience with Master’s Degree

•3+ years supporting complex client business capability needs, requirements assessment and solutions development
•3+ years business capability definition & business process modeling
•2+ years leading strategic planning processes
•2+ years of business and/or technical consulting experience or equivalent
•2+ years of experience and strong knowledge of Enterprise-class architecture concepts, definition, and creation

•High degree of ‘learning agility’ with the ability to readily consume and apply new information and concepts with developed analytical problem solving skills
•3+ years of experience leading/managing direct (or indirect employees in a matrixed organization)
•Strong knowledge of with 5+ years of experience in IT Process Management
•Experience managing a global team or program
•Experience in business capability modeling and process management and engineering
•Excellent leadership and teamwork skills
•Business focused leadership with ability to turn business vision, capability needs, and process requirements into IT deliverables
•Strong communication skills, including with employees, clients, senior management and vendors
•Strong results orientation (driving to deadlines, financial targets, project goals, etc.)
•Global experience and orientation
•Ability to work collaboratively and partner with business leadership, employees, and vendors
•Demonstrated ability to work across many levels of an organization, from VP to non-exempt staff
•Demonstrated ability to work in a virtual organization
•Proven knowledge and discipline around departmental budget planning and execution
•Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
•Strong decision making skills
•Excellent presentation skills including the ability to translate technical information into business terms
•Technology competence with reasonable credibility to technical staff
•Methodology training and organizational capability & process implementation successes
•Experience mentoring, training and coaching less experienced staff
•Establish professional development needs for practitioners in solution area
•Work experience in the Medical Device Industry, or other regulated industry
•Ability to mentor and develop technical resources in architecture development
•Able to work independently as well as cooperatively

•The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile.
•The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers.

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