Business Architect

  • Job Category:

    IT Architecture

  • Industry:

    Government I&IT

  • Location:

    Toronto, Ontario

  • Advertised:


  • Position Type:


  • Job Term:

    340 Working Days

  • Rate:

    $0 Per Hour

  • Job ID:




Client: Ministry of Transportation

Location: 40 St. Clair West (work remotely from home)

Role: Business Architect

Term: 340 Business Days + renewal

Rate: $105.00

Start date: September 27, 2021

RQ # 01647


Requirements: What you'll need


Skills, Knowledge, Experience, and Qualifications


  • Providing leadership, guidance and support to the project team and subject matter experts; creates and maintains all models/artefacts/diagrams as it relates to establishing a shared use solution
  • Update, develop and validate of all required business architecture and application architecture models/artefacts, documents and materials (according to industry best practices, GO-ITS standards and OPS EA guidelines using the appropriate version)
  • Collaborates with cluster staff, project teams, clients and other OPS partners / service providers to ensure architecture alignment
  • Develops business processes using BPMN leveraging cluster/ministry tools and model repository (e.g. PowerDesigner)
  • Identify issues and risks to be managed or addressed, and assist the project team or Client to facilitate mitigation
  •  Arrange and facilitate validation sessions
  • Develop/revise business and/or application architecture artefacts according to cluster and corporate guidance
  • Leads privacy impact assessment (PIA) and threat risk assessment (TRA) activities in collaboration with cluster staff, technical team members and other partners as required; including responding to and/or actioning any risk recommendations or mitigations that may follow
  • Researches industry best practices and conducts environmental or jurisdictional scans
  • Participate in review and information sharing meetings
  • Support Agile Enterprise Architecture delivery during the project
  • Develop reference architecture artefacts/models/patterns for to enable shared use for future clients
  • Arrange and facilitate Enterprise Architecture (EA) meetings with cluster staff, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders as required
  • Support the process of acquiring cluster and corporate approvals such as Project Gating, LRC cluster governance processes, corporate architecture governance points (AGP), digital first assessments
  • Provide status updates to both the project team and EA unit
  • Provide transfer of knowledge and project deliverables to identified cluster staff
  • Adhere to all OPS GO-ITS Standards, specifically GO-ITS 56.0, GO-ITS 56.1, GO-ITS 56.3 and others as required
  • Revise architectures per action and/or conditions arising from LRC’s governance body (Project Gating Review Committee) and Corporate EA Governance review bodies as required
  • Utilize, reuse, and incorporate OPS Reference Architectures into the project architectures
  •  Ensure alignment with any other related and relevant business materials


Knowledge Transfer Requirements

  • Knowledge transfer is expected to occur throughout the duration of the assignment through regular meetings, touchpoints, and working sessions with LRC staff
  • All design, development, artefacts, and source code, including all relevant and complete documents must be transferred to the ministry in the designated repositories provided
  • Dedicated knowledge transfer sessions will be scheduled to ensure completeness of knowledge transfer and all documentation is shared, and allow LRC staff to ask clarification and/or follow up questions


Evaluation Criteria:

Business Architecture - 30%

  • Hands on demonstrated experience developing all required business architecture artefacts
  • Demonstrated experience leading and facilitating workshops to gather business and application information, including validation and review sessions
  • Demonstrated experience capturing business requirements, conducting business process re-engineering, business design and optimization; identification of and alignment to business goals, as well as business performance measures 
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage latest industry best practices and trends
  • Hands on experience developing business processes using BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation)
  • Identifying issues and risks to be managed or addressed to facilitate mitigation


Application/Solution Architecture – 30%

  • Hands on demonstrated experience developing all required application architecture artefacts
  • Hands on demonstrated experience leading all aspects of solution design, including security and privacy
  • Experience architecting enterprise scale COTS / SaaS solutions such as Oracle Siebel


Enterprise Architecture Leadership and Methodologies – 20%

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in leading and delivering Business Architecture and Application Architecture projects
  • Hands on demonstrated experience successfully leading project teams through all levels of governance processes (cluster and corporate) such a project gating, architecture governance points
  • Hands on demonstrated experience preparing and delivering presentations to cluster and corporate architecture review boards to successful obtain approvals
  • Experience leading project teams through the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) process, Threat Risk Assessment (TRA) process and other technical or security assessment processes as required
  • Demonstrated experience with enterprise architecture, including the ability to integrate/align with across all domains (business, information, application, technical, security)
  • Hands on experience creating architecture artefacts, models and/or reports using PowerDesigner


Soft Skills - 20%

  • Experience with agile
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent meeting facilitation skills to gather requirements
  • Experience reporting progress on deliverables to team, project leads and management, including proactively raising risks/issues with mitigations
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Demonstrated consensus building skills


Experience and Skill Set Requirements

  • Knowledge and experience with a wide range of methods, techniques and tools for business architecture such as, but not limited to: business functional modeling, service lifecycle modeling, business event modeling, business process mapping, value chain analysis, and other related disciplines
  • 10+ years experience successfully completed business architectures in government settings or similar complex, multi-project/multi-client organizations
  • Good understanding of diverse business environments, especially government and compliance/regulatory functions
  • Proven ability to identify and analyze business requirements
  • Knowledge and experience of information technology providing the ability to integrate and identify IT-enabled opportunities to solve business pressures/needs
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, negotiation, consensus building, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated commitment and proven ability with effective stakeholder management
  • Experience as a business architect, who has successfully modeled the business at the enterprise and/or core business levels for medium to large organizations
  • Experience as a solution/application architect who has successfully modeled solution requirements, design and components for enterprise scale COTS solutions, Oracle Siebel preferred
  • Experience in developing enterprise architecture deliverables/artefacts (e.g. models)
  • Knowledge of Zachman Framework including business / information / application / technology / security architectures
  • Knowledge and understanding of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) and related regulations and standards

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