Lead Business Architect and Business Relationship Manager
VA Housing Development Authority - Richmond, VA

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Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA), one of the nation's top Housing Finance Agencies, is looking for a seasoned and creative IT professional to join our ITS group in the role of Lead Business Architect and Business Relationship Manager. This role will work with the ITS Business Solutions and Enterprise Architecture staff to identify opportunities to leverage technology that can provide a competitive advantage for the business as they work towards their future direction. You will have the opportunity to work with all areas of ITS and business areas throughout the organization.

You will use your skills as a business analyst, business architect and business process manager, overall technology generalist and internal consultant to help VHDA as we work to provide quality, affordable housing to Virginians. You will be part of the Enterprise Architecture Team and will be responsible for helping shape the technical strategy and architecture for the business applications and systems we use. You will work closely with the business and project teams in determining what solution alternatives exist for given business challenges. You must work closely with the Business Management and subject matter experts, EA Team and IT executives in discussing and shaping solutions. The candidate should be able to drive analysis and shape discussions and articulate recommendations. You will have the opportunity to help define the target business state, target solutions architecture and key technology decisions for products, services, partners, organization, capabilities and opportunities to leverage technology as part of the business roadmap towards the future state.

Minimum Qualifications
? Bachelor's degree in business, information systems or related discipline, or equivalent and extensive related project experience; M.B.A. preferred.
? Seven + years of experience in IT, with a minimum of 4 years in business process design
? In-depth experience with process redesign methods
? CBPMB certification preferred but not required.
? Knowledgeable in all aspects of designing and constructing business processes, functions and organizational structures
? Experience leading workshops and/or brainstorming sessions to capture business processes in near real-time fashion with fast turn-around for business review
? Experience working with Enterprise Architecture team and knowledge of business architecture artifacts
? Comprehensive knowledge of facilitation and organization change management
? Experience managing business relationships with senior management stakeholders
? Ability to adapt to rapidly changing technology and apply it to business needs
? Ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence
? Strong analytical and conceptual skills; ability to create original concepts and theories for a variety of projects
? Ability to analyze project needs and determine resources needed to meet objectives and solve problems that involve remote and elusive symptoms, often spanning multiple environments in a business area
? Conceptual knowledge of new computing architectures and the implementation of networked computing structures emphasizing distributed computing; experience with e-commerce, Web architecture, and Internet/intranet development and implementation a plus
? Management experience in one or more of the following areas: strategic planning, leadership and relationship management; program management efforts involving the coordination of resources and goals across multiple related projects; leading multi-disciplined, high-performance work teams; and developing and monitoring delivery of efficient and effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems
? Experience managing business relationships with senior management stakeholders
? Knowledge of finance, accounting, valuation and metrics development
? Statistical analysis skills a plus

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