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Business Solution Architect

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Company: Philadelphia Insurance

Location: Bala Cynwyd, PA

Date Posted: September 26, 2014

Source: Philadelphia Insurance

Duties

This role will work with the project and business teams in analyzing the requirements, provide enterprise business solutions and determine gaps in existing technology.  The role will partner with business relationship managers, business analysts, project managers and application developers to determine design decisions and document the solution to meet the business requirements.

The work for the role will be project related but will need to fit into the enterprise architecture.  Design deliverables will go through a design and gate review.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

* Support the creation of relevant SDLC artifacts (including Project Initiation, Concept and Planning documentation)
* Blueprint desired target state of business solution architecture
* Identify business areas, technology assets, processes and people affected by solution
* Identify gaps between current and target state
* Provide a road map to a target business solution (including a plan for aligning technology assets with the business target state)
* Manage post planning phase ...
Duties

This role will work with the project and business teams in analyzing the requirements, provide enterprise business solutions and determine gaps in existing technology.  The role will partner with business relationship managers, business analysts, project managers and application developers to determine design decisions and document the solution to meet the business requirements.

The work for the role will be project related but will need to fit into the enterprise architecture.  Design deliverables will go through a design and gate review.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

* Support the creation of relevant SDLC artifacts (including Project Initiation, Concept and Planning documentation)
* Blueprint desired target state of business solution architecture
* Identify business areas, technology assets, processes and people affected by solution
* Identify gaps between current and target state
* Provide a road map to a target business solution (including a plan for aligning technology assets with the business target state)
* Manage post planning phase business changes to solution design
* Verify test plans cover all business solution capabilities
* Responsible for reviewing business analysis documentations in order to provide technical analysis, estimates, and technical design of solutions
* Creation of SDLC artifacts including Project Initiation and solution diagrams
* Participate in peer reviews and inspections of technical documents. Participate in peer reviews of work products derived from requirement specifications to ensure that the requirements were interpreted correctly.  Participate in mentoring junior members of the team.
* Manage changes to base lined design through effective application of change control processes and tools.

Qualifications

* Very strong business analysis skills, to critically evaluate the business needs gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details and create a clear solution
* Very strong analytical skills, to analyze information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose requirements into details and create a clear solution
* Very strong modeling skills, to represent solution information in graphical forms that augment textual representations in natural language, including using the modeling language Unified Modeling Language (UML) already established in the organization
* Strong writing skills, to communicate information effectively to managers, and technical staff
* Strong interpersonal skills, to help negotiate priorities and to resolve conflicts among project stakeholders (such as business owners, project management, and software development)
* Strong interviewing skills, to talk with individuals and groups about their needs and ask the right questions to surface essential business problem and solution
* Experience and understanding of the software development lifecycle design (SDLC)
* Knowledge of Service Orientation Architecture (SOA)
* Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner

Knowledge Needed:

* 4+ years of hands on development experience plus 4+ years of hands on business analysis, or similar combination
* 3+ years with large scale enterprise systems
* Insurance domain knowledge necessary to have credibility with user representatives and be able to work effectively with them

EEO Statement

Tokio Marine Group of Companies (including, but not limited to the Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Tokio Marine Management, Inc., TMNA Services, LLC and First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd.) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In order to remain competitive we must attract, develop, motivate, and retain the most qualified employees regardless of age, color, race, religion, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, family circumstances, life experiences, marital status, military status,  sexual orientation and/or any other status protected by law.

You can also apply by sending your resume to careers@tmnas.com.
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