The Business Solutions Architect role is responsible for the direction and fulfilment of AF Group strategic / transformational business solutions. The Business Solutions Architect will assess, design, estimate, and develop solutions in partnership with key enterprise departments -- solutions that will ultimately be transitioned to Information Technology for ongoing operational support and continuous improvement. The Business Solutions Architect will also monitor industry trends, participate in the development of the strategic technology roadmap, manage vendors, develop standards, and lead/advise technical development teams.
Actively support and consult on strategic and transformational initiatives within each business domain.
Translate transformational business strategies into Architecture requirements.
Update enterprise business architecture capability models.
Advocate Enterprise Architecture to programs and projects.
Identify opportunities to systematically improve business processes associated with strategic / transformational business solutions.
Responsible for the design of business solutions, this includes a lead role in project discovery and definition workshops, creating scope and development estimates, and documenting requirements and designs
Evaluates, defines, and when necessary prototypes alternatives to determine the most appropriate approach for each solution
Determines how to satisfy requirements using defined architecture standards for the solution platform, and where appropriate, creates and recommends new standards
Prepares functional specifications that can be understood by owners / stakeholders and development teams
Works with the development teams to estimate the work for a given project
Provides direction and guidance, development oversight, and support to successfully deliver projects on time with quality
Drives technical execution of business solutions from inception to release
Plans, coordinates and transitions finished projects to production support and operations teams
Coaches and mentors partners, owners / stakeholders and developers during the implementation process
Provides technical problem resolution to complex issues
This position description identifies the responsibilities and tasks typically associated with the performance of the position. Other relevant essential functions may be required. EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in a related field. Relevant combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of degree. Continuous learning, as defined by the Company's learning philosophy, is required. Certification or progress toward certification is highly preferred and encouraged.
Ten years' experience in a similar role designing and implementing complex solution architectures for enterprise applications - including Software as a Service, integration, security, performance, and scalability
SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES (SKA) REQUIRED:
Experience creating business requirements, functional specifications, and technical documentation, and writing use and test cases for insurance claim processing systems
Experience writing SQL queries to perform data analysis
Experience creating research notes, user guides and training materials for internal and external stakeholders for health insurance claims processing systems
Experience with direct customer facing interactions/communications in a Consulting or Professional Services organization
Experience leading and working with geographically dispersed development teams
Work is performed in an office setting with no unusual hazards. (or Explain why this is incorrect)
The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum education, experience, skills, knowledge and ability levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity is valued and we will not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form. Candidates for the position stated above are hired on an "at will" basis. Nothing herein is intended to create a contract.