Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Senior Business Architect

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Summary

 

At HMRC we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues; an inclusive and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve.

We want to maximise the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us and we offer a range of flexible working patterns and support to make a fulfilling career at HMRC accessible to you.

Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role.

At HMRC, we are committed to crafting a phenomenal place to work for all our colleagues; an inclusive and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve.We want to improve the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us, and we offer a range of flexible working patterns and support to make an exciting career at HMRC accessible to you.

Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we encourage applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role.

HMRC is the UK's tax, payments and customs authority with a vital purpose of collecting the money that pays for our public services and provides financial support to people. Our vision is to be a trusted, modern tax and customs department and it’s our job to make it easy for customers to get tax right, and hard for anyone to bend or break the rules.

To achieve this, and to give our programmes the maximum chance of success, we must adopt a more structured, industry standard approach to Enterprise Design from the early proposition stage through to delivery.   Job description

 

The Business Architecture Directorate coordinate and assess the high-level designs of all proposed changes, identifying gaps or redundancy. We maintain a helicopter view of the major design elements, providing the link between Strategy, Planning & Delivery teams.

We have embedded a structured design framework using recognised architectural methods and developed new architecture models that support the development of business design products.

We provide architectural oversight and insight at portfolio, programme, project or proposition level, facilitating the development of HMRC’s strategic roadmaps and ensuring integrity of design.

We have established a Business Architecture Profession where we share the same knowledgebase, a common set of practices and a career development framework.

Responsibilities

 

As the successful candidate, you will be aligned with business areas developing the early propositions and will stay aligned to these propositions as they move into programme delivery.

This will guarantee design is a permanent feature of each programme, ensuring standards are met and there is clear line of sight from strategy to delivery.
The Senior Business Architect role requires a broad background in Strategy, Business Design, Delivery and Information Technology helping smooth the transition from business to technology design.

Collaborating with others in the team and across the department, you will provide architectural viewpoints to programmes and projects; ensuring requirements are in alignment with our strategic roadmaps.

You will be encouraged to conduct deep dive analysis on a range of sophisticated and high profile topics, bringing clarity and consistency to support decision making; identify the best option where multiple are identified, and being able to communicate the reasons why to our partners.

You will maintain governance arrangements and standards for business information, escalating impacts, risks and issues appropriately. You will also play a role in ensuring HMRC develops and maintains a strong Business Architecture capability through coaching, mentoring, training and continued development of the Profession.

Essential Criteria

• Excellent communication skills and the proven track record to influence at all levels; this includes written and verbal communications as well as visualizations.

• Ability to form a broad, enterprise-wide view of the business and varying degrees of appreciation for strategy, capabilities, enabling technologies, and governance.

• Understanding of and ability to apply architectural principles, methods, and tools to business challenges.

• The ability to assimilate and correlate disconnected documentation and diagrams and articulate their collective relevance to the department and high-priority issues.

• Experience modelling business architecture artefacts using a variety of tools and techniques; developing standard and scalable models as required to collect, aggregate or disaggregate complex information.

• Ability to visualize and build high-level models that can be used in future analysis to extend and mature the department’s critical thinking.

Desirable Criteria

• Professional Certificate in Business Architecture

• Certified Business Architect (CBA)

• Open-BA Certified

• Business Architect Professional (BAIP)

• The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) Certified

• Delivery Qualifications (e.g. Agile Project Management, Prince2)

• Business Analysis Related Qualification