C09142020: Senior Director, Business Architecture

Job Location:

St. Louis, MO

The role:

Starting as a salaried fulltime employee of Ferguson Consulting, then converting to our client as their fulltime employee at the end of 90 days, you will initially function as a contract IT resource in the role of Senior Director, Business Architecture at the enterprise level for our telecommunications client in St. Louis, MO.  

 

As a Senior Director of Business Architecture, you will be a part of the Enterprise Business Integration Group. You will manage the interplay between our client’s vision, products, systems and IT delivery.

 

In collaboration with the business, you will support the definition of solution architecture and contribute to the development of complimentary architecture roadmaps.  Provide the leadership in bringing together business, application, infrastructure and data requirements into a single view of solution options and recommendations.  Understand and manage stakeholder expectations at a senior and executive level.  Provide clear choices and recommendations that enable both business and technical decision making. Responsible for the stakeholder engagement of internal and external parties with regard to architecture decisions and their implications. Provide credible technical knowledge and insight to stakeholders and if needed to external customers. May be responsible for delivering presentations to key external stakeholders and customers. Through close partnership, understand and anticipate business needs and provide leadership and influence in the ‘art of the possible'.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop a business architecture strategy based on a situational awareness of various business scenarios and motivations.
  • Apply a structured business architecture approach and methodology for capturing the key views of the enterprise.
  • Capture the tactical and strategic enterprise goals that provide traceability through the organization and are mapped to metrics that provide ongoing governance.
  • Describe the primary business functions of the enterprise and distinguish between customer-facing, supplier-related, business execution and business management functions.
  • Define the set of strategic, core and support processes that transcend functional and organizational boundaries; identify and describe external entities such as customers, suppliers, and external systems that interact with the business; and describe which people, resources and controls are involved in the processes.
  • Define the data shared across the enterprise and the relationships between those data.
  • Capture the relationships among roles, capabilities and business units, the decomposition of those business units into subunits, and the internal or external management of those units.

 

Who You Are:

  • Capable of an enterprise view of the business and appreciation for strategy, processes and capabilities, enabling technologies, and governance
  • Ability to recognize structural issues within the organization, functional interdependencies and cross-silo redundancies
  • Ability to apply architectural principles to business solutions
  • Ability to assimilate and correlate disconnected documentation and drawings, and articulate their collective relevance to the organization and to high-priority business issues
  • Experience using model-based representations that can be adjusted as required to collect, aggregate or disaggregate complex and conflicting information about the business
  • Ability to visualize and create high-level models that can be used in future analysis to extend and mature the business architecture
  • Extensive experience planning and deploying both business and IT initiatives
  • Experience modeling business processes using a variety of tools and techniques
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to communicate appropriately at all levels of the organization; this includes written and verbal communications as well as visualizations
  • Ability to act as liaison conveying information needs of the business to IT and data constraints to the business; applies equal conveyance regarding business strategy and IT strategy, business processes and work flow automation, business initiatives and IT initiatives, and benefit realization and service delivery
  • Work effectively at all levels of an organization with the ability to influence others to move toward consensus
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems and/or Business Administration or a related field
  • Master’s Degree Preferred

 

The benefits:

We hire IT professionals who like to work with smart people and can hold their own in a demanding environment. Our employees build a career at Ferguson. Here IT isn’t a support function for our business – it IS our business. We strive to develop a professional relationship with each employee – and that is what you are, our direct employee. Our pay and benefit levels recognize the advanced skills of our talented staff members. In addition, we are unique in our market in the emphasis that we place on continuing education, including an annual training allowance that is an integral part of our compensation package. This kind of investment in our employees’ professional development is an important contributor to making Ferguson a desirable place to build an IT career. As a W-2 employee, your first assignment will be just that – the first of many. Our goal is to establish a long-term employee relationship with you.

The compensation:

Highly competitive base salary.

Paid overtime

$.60/$1 401K match

160 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) Benefits

Bonus System

Health, vision, dental, and life insurance

Short-term and long-term disability

Training allowance for Leading Industry Professional Training with SLU/Wash U.

How to Apply:

If you are looking for a change and/or are interested in building or continuing your career as an IT professional and have the ability to thrive in challenging, fast-paced environments, we want to hear from you.

Please send your resume to Ryan Bozue at rbozue@fergcons.com

Please review our website fergusonconsultinginc.com and find out more about who we are and what we can do for you.

W-2 CANDIDATES ONLY. NO CORP-TO-CORP.

Ferguson is free from biases for or against any individual or group of candidates. We are inclusive and celebrate multiple approaches and points of view. Ferguson believes diversity drives innovation and that difference is valued. We build a culture where we are committed to cultivating and preserving inclusion. We’re always growing our network of people, opportunities and tools to help our employees develop, advance and manage their career paths. Our diverse team of employees enables us to learn better together as a collective team. Ferguson welcomes all qualified applicants in consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Ryan Bozue
Ferguson Consulting
1350 Timberlake Manor Parkway, Suite 500
Chesterfield, MO 63017
(636) 728-4408
rbozue@fergcons.com
www.fergusonconsultinginc.com

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