Application domain architect

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The business architect proactively and holistically leads and supports EA activities that strategically guide business and operating models, people, processes, and technology. He/she helps prepare the business to become resilient and future-fit.

He/she works closely with strategy and business leaders to create alignment between business and IT. The business architect clarifies strategic intentions, identifies business outcomes, explores implications, impacts, and risks, and addresses stakeholders’ questions. He/she creates deliverables for business leaders that support organizational change and investments in response to disruptive forces and toward achieving targeted business outcomes. The business architect facilitates discussion around the construction of business models, which may include technology, business capabilities, value streams and processes, and other key business architecture deliverables. The business architect helps strategy and business leaders understand, apply, monetize and operationalize existing, new, and emerging technologies to transform and optimize business and operating models.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Enterprise Architect's responsibilities include improving the current IT infrastructure, optimizing business operations, and setting the direction and approach for integrating information applications and programs. The Enterprise Architect is also responsible for cataloging, developing, coordinating, communicating, maintaining, and enforcing overall enterprise architecture models, representations, initiatives, capabilities, and components to adequately perform the organization's business and technology activities.

  • Evaluating internal functions, business development strategies, and IT processes and suggesting improvements.
  • Creating business architecture models to reflect the organization's strategies and goals and creating and implementing business visions and goals.
  • Evaluating systems engineering, talent recruiting, and accounting models for discrepancies and vulnerabilities.
  • Suggesting ideas to reduce costs in IT and business leadership.
  • Organizing training to improve employees' knowledge and skills for future organizational growth.
  • Providing business architecture and systems processing guidance.
  • Ensuring the efficiency, security, and support of the organization's goals.
  • Creating methods for compliance architecture, such as data storage, metadata management, and change control.
  • Determining and implementing build versus buy strategies, mentoring personnel, and views of the overall business strategy.
  • Review and assess corporate goals, strategies, and assets along with everyday processes and procedures and compare those to available information technology resources.
  • Develop a plan with the IT leader EAN to update processes, procure new resources, and/or restructure management in order to align expectations with the current IT strategy.
  • Coordinate with IT leader EAN and other technical managers to oversee the strategic development of the internal network.
  • Work with Cyber and developers to help bolster security tools and protocols to prevent unauthorized access to business-critical data.
  • Search for areas where cost reduction opportunities may be available, such as cases where workflow may be duplicated across departments or sectors whose processes may be diverging from the corporate mission.
  • Contribute ideas and insight to help optimize corporate information management resources to stay current with evolving business trends and new technologies
  • Educate employees, data technicians, and department managers on new changes to infrastructure and policies, with an emphasis placed on recognizing the need for such updates
  • Share review findings and recommendations to executives and stakeholders, along with reports showing the progress in implementing new strategies
  • Partner with other Enterprise resources across the Spectris group and enable best practice sharing.
  • Any other duties as required.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

Enterprise architecture is one of the key areas to achieve competitive advantage through information technology. There is a growing demand to reduce costs, increase flexibility, and regulate technology environments.

  • Responsible for making sure that a company's business strategy uses proper technology systems architecture to achieve its goals.
  • Fully understand the Malvern Panalytical business, keep track of technology concerns as well as those of the business, and strive to make alignment between technology and the business more transparent.
  • Fully maintain and complete roadmaps for applications and infrastructure.
  • Design review process in place.
  • Innovation pipelines in place.

KEY SKILLS:

  • Strategic leader and builder of both vision and bridges and able to energize the appropriate teams in the organization.
  • Sound knowledge of business management and a working knowledge of information security risk management and cybersecurity technologies.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of methodologies and trends in both business and IT.
  • Poise and ability to act calmly and competently in high-pressure, high-stress situations.
  • Must be a critical thinker, with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills, the ability to manage multiple projects under strict timelines, as well as the ability to work well in a demanding, dynamic environment and meet overall objectives.
  • Project management skills: financial/budget management, scheduling, and resource management.
  • Ability to lead and motivate teams to achieve tactical and strategic goals, even when only a "dotted line" reporting line exists.
  • A master of influencing entities and decisions in situations where no formal reporting structures exist, but achieving the desired outcome is vital.
  • Experience with contract and vendor negotiations.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • High level of personal integrity, as well as the ability to professionally handle confidential matters and show an appropriate level of judgment and maturity.
  • High degree of initiative, dependability, and ability to work with little supervision while being resilient to change.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or a related field.
  • Experience in system architecture.
  • Excellent technical, analytical, and project management skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good leadership and motivational skills.
  • Experience in modeling and graphic representations.

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