Canadian National Railway: Expert Business Architecture

  • Company:
    canadian national railway
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 days ago
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At CN, we work together to move our company—and North America—forward. Be part of our Information & Technology (I&T) team, a critical piece of the engine that keeps us in motion. From enterprise architecture to operational technology, our teams use the agile methodology to automate and digitize our railroad ensuring our operations run optimally and safely and our employees can focus on value-added tasks. You will be able to develop your skills and career in our close-knit, safety-focused culture working together as ONE TEAM. The careers we offer are meaningful because the work we do matters. Join us! Job The Business Architect works with capability-specific business leaders to define the business architecture in terms of Why (strategy models), What (business capability model), How (value streams), Who (organizational models) and When (transformation models and roadmaps) to support the current and build the future business state and vision.Using the above-mentioned artifacts and working with peer domain architects, the person identifies impacts and identifies the people, process, information, & technology changes required to reach the business capability-s business objectives. Main responsibilitiesBuild enterprise and capability-specific business architectures Working with the capability-specific business leaders, define specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound (SMART) business outcomes which will be used as a foundation to develop an initiative-s business value Produce business architecture artifacts (strategy models, business capability model, value streams, organizational models, transformation models and roadmaps) Interact with product managers to understand capability challenges and to develop the capability-specific business architecture Develop and maintain business capabilities of the enterprise in line with corporate strategy Working with peer domain architects, produce and maintain appropriate relationships between business, information, application, technology and solution architects to build consistent and customer centric architecture per capability Interact with Solution Architects to explain the business architecture and ensure understanding of the business outcomes Define, document and communicate business architecture standards Governance Working with peer domain architects, define a comprehensive governance model to ensure solutions are developed according to the developed business architecture Govern solution architecture and development to ensure alignment with developed business architectures Define and enforce business architecture standards and controls Manage business architecture dependencies between projects Manage Relationships Manage relationships & dependencies between different roles, business areas and external stakeholders Educate and explain how business architecture aids in achieving CN-s business strategy and delivery of the expected business outcomes Educate and explain the purpose, value and use of the various business architecture models Educate and influence I& T so everyone understands business strategy and outcomes Be a champion for effective change Continue to build overall understanding of CN-s business (capabilities, processes, organisation structure, business lines, operations, etc.) Education/Certification/Designation Bachelor’s degree in computer science or information systems (or equivalent degree and experience) with strong business acumen Skills/Knowledge A solid understanding of CN-s overall business, including products, services, functions and operations Recognized as an authority for thorough understanding of one or more business capabilities Good knowledge of business architecture best practices Ability to produce business architecture artifacts such as strategy models, business capability model, value streams, organizational models, transformation models and roadmaps Good knowledge of business process modeling Ability to learn quickly and adapt to change Ability to understand complex problems and synthetize information to multiple types of audiences Familiarity with strategic planning, facilitation and relationship management Strong analytical, conceptual and communication skills Ability to influence and drive change throughout the organization Motivated by short-term value and long-term results Experience Good experience understanding business and operating models, defining outcome driven strategies and building business architectures reflecting the required changes in business capabilities Overall number of years of experience in a similar role: 5-7 years Assets Business Architecture Guild certification will be considered an important asset Experience leading a team CNCN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. As the only railroad connecting Canada-s Eastern and Western coasts with the Southern tip of the U.S. through a 19,500 mile rail network, CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship. At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results. CN is an employment equity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. 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