Business Architect

  • Job Reference: R-00118147
  • Date Posted: 25 March 2021
  • Employer: RBS
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  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Join us as a Business Architect

  • This Business Architect role is a valuable opportunity to collaborate with a range of key business stakeholders, expanding your network across the bank
  • You’ll be defining the intentional architecture for your assigned scope, making sure that the business operating model best supports enterprise and its long-term strategy
  • We’ll look to you to cover motivation, process, organisation, location, business objects, business capabilities and relationships to produce the operating model

What you'll do

In this high-profile role, you’ll define, create and maintain architecture models, roadmaps and outcomes, using architecture strategies to ensure alignment to adjacent and higher level models. You’ll be analysing our business strategy and the wider business environment, identifying the capabilities that the architecture must provide and support over the long term, and translating these into business and customer outcomes. And, with exceptional communication skills, you’ll gain agreement and buy-in among key stakeholders.

You’ll also be:

  • Leading significant, complex and technically challenging architectural transformations, coordinating design and platform teams across domains
  • Influencing the development of business strategies at a bank-wide level, identifying transformational opportunities for the businesses and technology areas associated with both new and existing technologies
  • Assessing portfolio and product backlogs, to maintain adherence to business strategies and architectures, influencing stakeholders and authorities when needed
  • Using a broad and deep knowledge of financial services, other organisations and technology trends, raising opportunities and threats to encourage discussion and thinking for the future
  • Researching, understanding and keeping up to date with industry thinking, best practice, technology and customer trends
  • Managing the repository of business architecture models, roadmaps, standards and outcomes

The skills you'll need

We’re looking for someone with experience of defining architectures and roadmaps for complex enterprises, coupled with a background of working with business solution vendors, technology vendors and products within the market. You’ll need to have an excellent understanding of Agile and contemporary methodologies with experience of working in an Agile team.

Additionally, we’ll need you to have excellent communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate complex concepts with colleagues up to leadership level.

You'll also:

  • Experience of delivery of Business Architecture consultancy at an Enterprise level
  • To be BA TOGAF or similar certified
  • The ability to build a community of Architects aligned to a common purpose
  • Significant experience of influencing senior Business and Technology stakeholders
  • A collaborative approach to driving activity across multiple teams, without direct control of resources
  • An understanding of industry architecture frameworks such as TOGAF and ArchiMate
  • Knowledge of Agile P3M
  • Experience of defining, measuring and articulating business capabilities
  • A background of developing, syndicating and communicating architectures, designs and proposals for action
  • Good collaboration and stakeholder management skills