Job Opening:

Lead Business Architect

  • Freelance
  • Full Time
  • Brussels

Website OneSource Consulting

Job Title: Lead Business Architect

Location: Brussels

Language: English and (French or Dutch) Asset.

Duration: 6 Months

Job description

  • You will be joining the Enterprise Architecture department within our client Group Information and Technology Strategy division. The Enterprise Architecture team (EA) is a multi-disciplinary group of experienced Business and IT architects in charge of :
  • – Defining the enterprise architecture directions & standards to allow the company to achieve its ambitions
  • – Translating business strategies into execution and creating business cases to develop or transform the capabilities supporting the business units’ strategies,
  • – Maintaining a multi-year Business/IT plan & technology roadmap, and providing steer for the decisions on IT investments,
  • – Defining architecture solutions (integrated process, applications, information and technology) to business problems in alignment with the enterprise architecture directions, and guiding the delivery teams during solution realization.

What you’ll do

Develop a business architecture strategy based on a situational awareness of various business scenarios and motivations
Through a structured business architecture approach and methodology, highlight, document and assess Client’s Business Strategies, capturing the strategic and tactical enterprise goals that provide traceability through the organisation
Identify the state of business capabilities (from strong to non-existence) to help the Business make strategic decisions on prioritization of change initiatives in light of what is possible from both a Business and IT perspective
Analyse, visualise and discuss the overlap, dependencies, impact and risk (business and technical) across business change initiatives on all relevant stakeholders in both Business and IT
Address the business aspects of Architectures and Roadmaps at the client’s Group level through system analysis of primary business goals and objectives, business functions, business value, organisational units, role-players, culture, components, information, processes, locations, etc.;
Define the data shared across the enterprise and the relationship between those data
The business architect develops and integrates multiple dimensions, like for example,
Business functions
Cross-functional activities of the Enterprise
Customers, suppliers, partners and regulators
Time to market considerations


We offer an excellent opportunity to practice and develop your talents in a highly enthusiastic, motivated and passionate team. The exposure to a wide variety of topics (across functional & technical domains) and stakeholders (across divisions, business lines & locations) as well as the opportunity to influence and provide direction for the client’s most strategic files make it both a challenging but unique position to further develop your career.
The ability to recognize structural issues within the organization, functional interdependencies and cross-silo redundancies
Conceptual thinking and ability to translate concepts in concrete outcomes as well as 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
Experience in planning and deploying both business and IT initiatives
Experience in modeling business processes using a variety of tools and techniques
Strong 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 between Business and IT
Team player able to work effectively at all levels of an organization with the ability to influence others to move toward consensus
Strong situational analysis and decision making abilities
At least 10 years of experience in the financial sector. Prior experience in Business Architecture or Enterprise Architecture role or a function with Business Strategic content is required
Knowledge and prior experience in support functions like Risk, Compliance, IT, HR or Finance is an asset
Fluent in English; knowledge of French or Dutch is a plus
Good overall IT knowledge that allows you to assess what can or cannot easily be developed is an asset (e.g. educational background in computer science or in engineering can help)

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