Oracle Business Application Architect (BAA) in Toronto, Canada

Business Application Architect (BAA)

Preferred Qualifications

The Enterprise Business Solutions Architect will play a major role in high visibility Enterprise Business Transformations within our Diversified Industries sales organization. Working with Senior Business and IT Leadership, this person will be responsible for understanding where the organization is today, painting a cloud vision for tomorrow, and creating a roadmap to achieve that vision.

The Business Application Architect plays a key role in structuring the 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 BAA works to develop an integrated view of the enterprise using a repeatable approach, cohesive framework, and available industry standard techniques.

With the help of Enterprise Application Architects (EAAs), Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), the BAA converts high-level strategy and business needs of the organization into an integrated vision of the future and then redesigns business capabilities to deliver the goals of the vision. This provides a holistically complete, coordinated, and set of sequenced business models (the best of which become roadmaps for new profit and growth) that are broken down into initiatives for implementation. The BAA researches the feasibility of new initiatives, assesses emerging opportunities, leads pilot studies, and addresses organizational readiness, sustainability, risks and challenges. By working in tandem with an EAA, the Business Application Architect can focus on the business challenges while the EAA looks to structure the applicable modern technologies to solve the related issues.

The BAA utilizes best practices and market knowledge to deliver innovative solutions to functional areas while maintaining global business objectives. The BAA prepares and presents business cases for high-level initiatives to Executive Management for approval, funding, resource allocation and prioritization. The BAA facilitates cross-organizational knowledge-sharing forums among Subject Matter Experts, sponsor and shareholders, and mentors new team members.

Within Diversified Industries, the BAA will focus on a key set up Industries. These included, but are not limited to, Industrial Manufacturing, Wholesale Distribution, Professional Services, and Utilities. The BAA will use their industry backgrounds to help build the appropriate business solutions for the prospect, maximizing Oracle’s Cloud portfolio.

The BAA’s perspective is broad and forward-looking, focusing not only on the ultimate desired future state of the organization, but also the journey along the way which may offer additional risks, opportunities, or alternatives that must be considered to achieve optimal overall results.

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 and Qualifications

  • A broad, enterprise-wide view of the business

  • Deep understanding of strategy, processes and capabilities, enabling technologies, and governance

  • The ability to recognize structural issues within the organization, functional interdependencies and cross-silo redundancies

  • Strong knowledge of the fundamentals of business architecture and 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 (i.e. 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; ability to lead high-performing teams

  • Strong situational analysis and decision making abilities.

Detailed Description and Job Requirements

Responsible for leading business-focused, enterprise-level, architecture initiatives; engaged with business/IT customer stakeholders, partners, and Oracle sales and consulting teams; developing a customer

  • s architecture vision, future state architectures, and implementable architecture roadmaps in the context of solutions Oracle can offer; using Oracle's EA framework, processes and portfolio; calculating and expressing the value of those solutions to the customer; able to align a customer

  • s business strategy and objectives with an enabling Oracle based IT architecture and infrastructure.

Facilitates collaborative architecture development sessions with customer, IT and/or LOB executives. Analyzes and creates architecture models based on continuous feedback loop with key customer personnel. Implements and guides customer architecture teams in using EA frameworks, governance and architecture process. Leverages existing industry and Oracle reference architectures and utilizes specialty architecture knowledge. Influences and recommends architecture solutions and roadmaps to customer IT and/or LOB executives. Understand IT challenges and current state, influence IT strategy, suggest suitable Oracle products and services, collaborate on architecture development and future state of roadmap, collaborate with implementers on transition plan. Influence customers towards a recommended business/IT architecture anchored by Oracle solutions articulating its value to the customer.

Relevant Oracle Architect certification such as Oracle Enterprise Architect or Oracle Business Architect. Certification must be obtained within the first 12 months of entering the role if new hire. Strong analytical, facilitation and communication skills (informal, formal, written, verbal and graphical). Experience applying Enterprise and Business architecture and IT frameworks such as TOGAF, FEA/DODAF, MIT-Sloan, Zachman, Gartner, ITIL and COBIT. 12 years of experience working with customers at an enterprise level. Enterprise and/or Business architecture credentials are highly valued. B.S. or B.A. college degree (or higher) preferred.

Job: Pre Sales

Location: CA-CA,Canada-Toronto

Job Type: Regular Employee Hire

Organization: Oracle