Business Architect
Ford Motor Company - Dearborn, MI

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Job Description & Qualifications

Position Duties

This position requires a strong business architect with established experience in leading process and information architecture conceptual modeling. The candidate should have strong data and process modeling experience and have experience in architecting cross-functional Information Technology solutions. A deep understanding of the Zachman framework modeling concepts and good knowledge of emerging technologies is required.

Minimum Requirements
  • 3+ Years of Experience
  • Specialization in Business and Information Architecture
  • Demonstrable construction skills and actual examples of models (e.g. data, process, timing, business rules) built using the Zachman Framework for Enterprise Architecture
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to teams by applying Ford best practices, tools, and methods
  • Ability to derive, define, and explicitly represent various artifacts and deliverables
  • Ability to model data, process, timing, people, regions and motivation in a tool (such as Metastorm Provision and Microsoft Visio)
  • Understand the meanings and relationships between various Zachman Framework models
  • In depth understanding of various information technologies and appropriate application
  • Experience with mentoring, data sharing techniques, and Ford’s prevailing cultural norms (desirable)
  • The ability to analyze functional and non-functional requirements to architect state-of-the-art, well-integrated, and cost-effective conceptual and logical models
  • The ability to work closely with diverse stakeholders, including infrastructure, data architects, application development, operations, analysts, project managers, and technical leaders, to understand customers business objectives and system requirements
  • The ability to effectively communicate highly technical aspects of architecture and integration in a customer consulting setting to both technical and business audiences in a written and oral manner
  • The ability to work closely with diverse stakeholders, including data architects/modelers , application development, operations, analysts, project managers, and technical leaders, to understand customers business objectives and system requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Requirements
  • 5+ Years of Experience
  • Familiarity with industry trends such as Model Driven Architecture (MDA), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Web Services, and Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) concepts
  • Four to ten years in IT, with a minimum two years of information system planning and analysis experience
  • Demonstrated experience architecting and modeling systems in complex heterogeneous environments
  • Experience with Enterprise Information Models used to support Business Services development, including Enterprise Information and Domain modeling
  • Demonstrated object oriented analysis and design experience, including the use of modeling tools on at least one large scale project
  • Proven training in modeling tools and Zachman concepts
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and understanding of TOGAF
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems

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