Business Architect / Solutions Architect

Looking for a truly interactive career with a growing company?

As a result of continued growth and expansion, we are currently seeking a Business Architect/Solutions Architect to join our solutions and business teams.

Successful employees are sharp, elite professionals and industry subject-matter-experts who have an entrepreneurial spirit. Intellectual curiosity drives our innovations and pride of ownership drives our delivery quality.

We are an energetic and an aggressive, team-based approach to growth. If you think this atmosphere might be for you, we would like to meet you!

Role

The Business Architect plays a key role in structuring the client enterprise in terms of its governance structure, business processes, and business information. This person aligns strategic goals and objectives with decisions regarding products and services; partners and suppliers; organization; capabilities; and key business and IT initiatives. The primary focus is the business motivations, business operations and business analysis frameworks and related networks that link these aspects of the enterprise together. The Business Architect works to develop an integrated view of the clients enterprise using a repeatable approach, cohesive framework, and available industry standard techniques.

Organization

The Business Architect reports into business management and works closely with a counterpart in IT to align technical solutions with business needs. The Business Architect may have supervisory responsibility, possibly acting as coach and mentor to junior members of the team, sales managers and account managers. In addition, the Business Architect works though others at every level of the organization soliciting strategic imperatives from senior leaders and executives and supporting business unit managers as they leverage business architecture artifacts to create their business plans. Finally, the Business Architect may provide direct input into the governance cycle that supports the achievement of key goals, planning and execution of various business scenarios, and delivery of bottom line business value.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Skills

  • A broad, enterprise-wide view of the business and varying degrees of appreciation for strategy, processes and capabilities, enabling technologies, and governance
  • The ability to recognize structural issues within the organization, functional interdependencies and cross-silo redundancies
    The ability to apply architectural principles to business solutions
  • The 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
  • The 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
  • The 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
  • Team player able to work effectively at all levels of an organization with the ability to influence others to move toward consensus
  • Strong situational analysis and decision making abilities

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Skills/Experience:

  • 5 years relevant work experience in the hospitality and or travel industry with experience in technology solutions implementations preferred
  • Strong technology experience
  • Proven effectiveness at leading sales engagements
  • Proven experience in managing large, complex sales cycles
  • Possess strong presentation skills and credibility with C‐level executives
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Willing to travel
  • BA/BS degree with MBA preferred.
  • CBA Designation Preferred

ABOUT CENIUM

Cenium focuses on developing and delivering the best hospitality platform software in the world. In the cross-point between hospitality know-how, technology innovation and process improvements, Cenium solutions reduce the cost of running your operations, and provides tools to grow revenue. Read more.