Enterprise Business Architect


Enterprise Business Architect - Boston, MA
Duration: 1 Year (Extendable)
Location: Onsite (Boston, MA)
Rate: Competitive
Industry: Healthcare
With a primary emphasis on business acumen, the ideal candidate will represent the organization as the contact on architecture strategies and frameworks. Own elements of organization's business-technology strategy. Interact with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations. Present to large audiences at internal technical forums. Mentor/coach other architects internal/external to the organization. The role will also focus on exploring and enabling new capabilities, innovation, standardization and integration of various systems across organization. Candidate must have both 'visioning' and 'implementation' experience and must understand business strategy the implications on IT systems architecture to support that strategy. Will also be responsible for detecting critical business gaps and recommend solutions for improvement. 
Apply extensive job practices, techniques, standards, principles, theories, and concepts. Recognized as an expert within the organization. Provide business (and technical) solutions to complex problems that require ingenuity and creativity. Completed work is reviewed for desired results from relatively long-term perspective. Understand the strategic value of IT to the business. Expertise in multiple IT functions as well as expertise in given architecture function (business architecture, technology architecture, systems architecture, etc.). Able to streamline business and IT processes and make recommendations on strategic solutions. Expert knowledge of architecture framework and modeling tools. Extensive and specialized ability to interpret business requirements and translate them into technical requirements. Ability to identify and resolve project related issues and provide solutions and/or recommendations to ensure the successful completion of the deliverable. 
The ideal candidate shall possess the following desired skills:
Ability to align IT strategy and planning with company's business goals.
Deep experience in all four specialization areas (business, information, infrastructure, software), but with an emphasis on business.
Emotional intelligence - self-awareness, confidence, ability to manage conflict, empathy.
Experience establishing long-term strategic solutions.
Has full understanding of enterprise architecture, governance; any certification on enterprise architecture (Zachman, The Open Group, IASA etc.) preferred. 
Possess mature understanding of foundational architectural concepts (design, business technology strategy, quality management, human dynamics, and IT environment).
Has moderate experience engaging with CXO's and regular working interactions with CIO staff and Business stakeholders.
Has proven leadership experience.
Has proven influencing and negotiation skills.
Take a practical, pragmatic, results oriented approach to architecture planning. 
Has a proven track record of delivery success: developing a series of architectures within an industry (taking ownership and driving end to end) using an industry standard methodology.
Possesses current insight, knowledge and experience in delivering tangible business value through Information & System Architecture at a business unit and/or enterprise level for an industry (preferably Life Sciences).
Has the ability to speak with informed authority about external industry standards and blueprints (values and challenges).
Has prior exposure to distributed application performance engineering, cloud computing, information architecture, social media programs, database design concepts, middleware concepts, user interface development, and information security engineering.
Understand enterprise application integration, including SOA, ESB, EAI, ETL environments and an understanding of integration considerations such as process orchestration, customer data integration and Master Data Management.
Possess a solid understanding of the architectural principals of web based platforms including SaaS / PaaS, multi-tenancy, multi-tiered infrastructure and application servers Education
Masters of Business Administration strongly preferred. Technical bachelor's degree and 9 or more years of related work experience.
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