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Senior Business Architect

  • Location:

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Technology

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £60000 - £65000 per annum + + Benefits

  • Contact:

    Tom Clarke

  • Contact email:

    tom@clarkerecruitment.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    14532622_1583769713

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-04-08

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Senior Business Architect

An amazing opportunity to join an organisation that is shaping the infrastructure within the UK economy.

Up to £65k - amazing benefits package

ROLE SUMMARY

The Senior Business Architect will contribute and support the Business Architecture discipline within the Enterprise Architecture function for the company. This will entail providing architecture and analysis consultancy on major programmes within the company, together with providing architecture and analysis consultancy to initiatives that are external to the company but aligned to the the company's product set.

Principal Accountabilities:

Actively support and contribute to the Enterprise Architecture team and the Strategy directorate through:

  • Actively involved in the Future State and Current State architecture evolution and maintenance together with providing consultancy on major projects and programmes the company may have running as part of the business change process.
  • Run the Business Architecture working group reporting into the company Design forum
  • Actively involved in the projects and initiatives involving Standards from a technical, practical, policy and engagement perspectives
  • Reviewing of current processes and/offerings and looking at opportunities to re-engineer these
  • Reviewing of industry and government consultations and papers, and contribution to the wider Enterprise Architecture landscape and/or responses composed by the Enterprise Architecture team
  • Develop / maintain relevant architecture artefacts, principles, standards guidelines and procedures
  • Developing and communicating knowledge and skills in emerging issues and technologies and trends that may influence future payments legislation or messaging standards
  • Organising and acting as secretariat to industry and group meetings and forums where needed
  • Fostering understanding between the various stakeholders involved in the end-to-end payments process.
  • Undertaking any other duties as may reasonably be requested. All activities will be overseen by the Head of Enterprise Architecture.

Actively support and contribute to the Enterprise Architecture team and the Strategy directorate through:

  • Actively involved in the Future State and Current State architecture evolution and maintenance together with providing consultancy on major projects and programmes the company may have running as part of the business change process.
  • Run the Business Architecture working group reporting into the company Design forum
  • Actively involved in the projects and initiatives involving Standards from a technical, practical, policy and engagement perspectives
  • Reviewing of current processes and/offerings and looking at opportunities to re-engineer these
  • Reviewing of industry and government consultations and papers, and contribution to the wider Enterprise Architecture landscape and/or responses composed by the Enterprise Architecture team
  • Develop / maintain relevant architecture artefacts, principles, standards guidelines and procedures
  • Developing and communicating knowledge and skills in emerging issues and technologies and trends that may influence future payments legislation or messaging standards
  • Organising and acting as secretariat to industry and group meetings and forums where needed
  • Fostering understanding between the various stakeholders involved in the end-to-end payments process.
  • Undertaking any other duties as may reasonably be requested. All activities will be overseen by the Head of Enterprise Architecture.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience in a professional setting, with experience in a financial services environment and/or payments environment preferred.
  • Knowledge of UK payment systems (e.g. Bacs, CHAPS, FPS, SWIFT) a plus
  • Experience of undertaking business analysis and project documentation at a project level
  • Business and technical requirements analysis
  • Market trends and best practices used in other markets to operate payment services
  • Experience of participating in large-scale projects a plus
  • Experience in external engagement, including working with senior stakeholders, regulators and industry participant teams a plus
  • Experience of working in a matrix management style.

Specific Skills

  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Exposure / experience in financial services (Payments experience a plus)
  • Knowledge of the BABOK and/or TOGAF/Zachman Business Architecture frameworks
  • Comfortable with creating business process models in BPMN2
  • ISO 20022 expertise and other message formats and technology a plus
  • Ability to communicate clearly, succinctly and effectively
  • Flexible and confident at multitasking
  • Sufficient experience within a multi stakeholder environment
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Required to work independently and with internal colleagues and external contacts

Qualifications and Training

  • Educated to a degree level or equivalent
  • Professional qualification preferred, with strong understanding of the financial services and the payments industry

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