Business Architect

Competitive plus benefits
Closing date: 
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 23:00

Business Architect

Location: Portsmouth (Drayton & Farlington)
Salary: Personal contract (dependent on skills and experience)
Reference: Req286


What does a Business Architect do? 

The Business Architect is accountable for shaping, planning and gaining budgetary approval for strategic and tactical digital business roadmaps in line with SGN €™s strategic and business objectives. You will also manage senior relationships with the business, (and conversely back into IT) to ensure demand into IT workstreams is shaped appropriately, enabling change to be solutioned and implemented in line with SGN procedures, Enterprise Architecture expectations and industry best practice.

You will be responsible for: 

  • Managing digital business roadmaps and facilitate investment in people, process and technology change as required
  • Leverage previous investment in people, process and technology when planning for the future
  • Ensuring investment is aligned with business strategy, meets the needs of our business customers, enables efficient and effective working practice and delivers value for money
  • Facilitate experimentation and innovation activity where relevant


The Business Architect will be aligned to a specific workstream or strategic area and will manage a team of Business Analysts who will be responsible for the day to day delivery of Business Analysis within the Workstream.


Do you have what we are looking for? 

  • Degree in business, information systems or related discipline or equivalent and extensive work experience (M.B.A would be an advantage)
  • PRINCE 2 an advantage
  • ITIL an advantage
  • BA Diploma an advantage
  • Extensive experience working either within IT or in a business system related role


Relevant knowledge in the following: 

  • Budgetary, procurement and legal procedures
  • Business Architecture/ Analysis methods procedures, standards and tools
  • Portfolio and Project Management methods, procedures, standards and tools
  • Detailed knowledge of the software development and project lifecycle
  • Experience of managing stakeholders at all levels both within a day to day and project environment
  • Line management experience
  • Coaching and mentoring experience
  • Account Management / Relationship Management experience
  • Business consultancy experience (internal or external)


A full UK driving licence is essential and you will be required to spend time away from your primary location. 


What will I get in return? 

  • Competitive starting salary and other benefits, including company pension scheme. 
  • Plenty of potential for further development and progression within the Company. 
  • Employment with a highly regarded, award winning company with a commitment to developing an equal, diverse and inclusive culture. 
  • A designated mentoring and training programme will form part of this appointment
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