Job Details

Requisition Id: RQ04684 Title: Senior Business Architect
Role: Architect Submission Deadline: Jan. 23, 2023, 2 p.m.
Start Date: Feb. 1, 2023 End Date: Oct. 27, 2023
Location: Toronto, ON #Candidates: 1

Job Description :

AMANST Inc. is looking for Senior Business Architect for a contract opportunity with Ontario Government.


Estimated Business Days: 200 days



  • Providing leadership, guidance and support to the project team and subject matter experts on business analysis and business architecture
  • Leads the elicitation, elaboration, analysis and validation of business requirements and data needs
  • Applies expert level business analysis and architectural skills to document detailed user stories
  • Plans and facilitates workshops to gather requirements and create user stories and artefacts
  • Provide support during the design, implementation and testing phases of the project
  • Supports the product manager and product owner to refine and groom the product backlog
  • Leads the identification and mapping of business needs and requirements to assess solution options or improvements
  • Works with the developers to align business requirements with solution capabilities
  • Report progress on deliverables on a regular basis at stand-ups, and other team meetings as required
  • Proactively raise risks/issues and propose mitigation strategies
  • Conduct feasibility analysis, scoping and provide work estimates on user stories
  • Conduct Joint Requirements Planning and Joint Application Design sessions
  • Conducts fit/gap analysis between business needs and solution capabilities
  • Documents process patterns to support client onboarding
  • Analyze and map processes / data for current state and future state
  • Review and provide feedback of technical design documents
  • Conducts product walkthroughs / demonstrations at the end of each sprint cycle
  • Facilitate and produce Sprint artefacts as required
  • Ensures alignment to OPS standards, directives and policies (i.e. Ontario Digital Service, Enterprise Architecture, Record Keeping, Archiving and Privacy, Security, Accessibility)


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


Experience and Skill Set Requirements


Business Analysis and Architecture – 40%

  • Experience with engaging business and IT stakeholders, understand requirements for new functionality or changes to existing ones and providing high level and detailed estimates
  • Experience working in agile / iterative delivery teams
  • 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 experience conducting fit/gap analysis between business needs and solution functionality
  • Expert knowledge/experience decomposing high level business needs into detailed business requirements and/or user stories
  • Expert knowledge/experience creating business architecture artefacts, process patterns and/or reference architecture
  • Expert knowledge/experience creating business process maps/diagrams
  • Experience with documenting deliverables (Functional and Non-functional requirements, System Requirements Specifications, Business requirements / rules, Business Process Models, Data Requirements / Models (conceptual / logical), Risks and Issues, Business and System Use Cases, Requirements Traceability Matrices, Status Reports, Test Plan / Strategies, Test Cases etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience with JAD/Sprint session facilitation and the ability to interpret business needs to technical requirements
  • Demonstrated ability in conducting feasibility analysis, project scoping and providing project work estimates
  • Experience with requirements development involving requirements elicitation, analysis, specification and validation
  • Ability to write high quality business cases, working with corporate governance bodies and navigating approvals


Technical Skills - 25%

  • Proven experience in investigating, analyzing and estimating system applications in large integrated complex environments
  • Experience with all stages of system implementation in complex solutions
  • Demonstrated experience with implementation of business solutions using Commercial off the Shelf solution implementations such as Oracle Siebel based systems
  • Ability to document requirements using story boarding utilizing tools such as Jira
  • Experience with prototyping tools to deliver high quality prototypes and mock-ups
  • Experience with business process mapping tools such as Visio


Soft Skills - 30%

  • 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
  • Proven experience coaching and leading project team resources
  • 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


Public Sector Experience – 5%

  • Experience with Public Sector I&IT Solutions architecture, application design, quality assurance standards, project delivery methodologies, and practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Public Sector applications, databases and systems while developing cross cluster, multi-year business solutions including knowledge of Commercial off the Shelf product implementations with third party vendors
  • Experience working in accordance with policies and procedures of the Ontario Public Service
  • Working knowledge of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
  • Knowledge of Simpler, Faster, Better Services Act to support OPS’ Digital First Strategy with user centric designs; familiarity with Digital Service Standards and Service Design Playbook