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Director of Business Architecture

Company: Edward Jones
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Responsibility Summary

  • Responsible for planning, and design of company wide systems.
  • Actively participates in business and technical direction of the company and makes recommendation to senior digital leadership.
  • Establishes partnerships with key technical and business groups
  • Manage a team of business architects providing strategic guidance aligning business roadmaps with technology roadmaps.
  • Contributes to business strategy. Addresses business issues and recommends improvements to processes, business products and support models.
  • Partners with business and functional leadership to contribute business architecture insight, and analysis, to teams defining, assessing, and planning to bridge strategy to execution
  • Leads and conducts business capability discovery and analysis. Manages process to evaluate investment opportunities to address capability suitability and currency. Conducts value chain analysis and process mapping. Faciltiates application investment planning.
  • Mature processes and implement supporting tooling.
  • Manage the process of aligning application and technology plans to product direction
  • Provides insight and analysis into business and operating model design.
  • Monitors traceability and linkage between design and execution planning.
  • Coach and mentor staff to improve departmental impact.Communication Skills
    • Participate in creating a strategic team direction. Able to relate/communicate objectives and plans and overall strategy.
      • Able to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with multiple audiences, including business areas, leaders, associates and vendors.
      • Fosters open communication by actively listening to others.
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Presents thoughts effectively with individuals at all levels within the organization including senior leaders
      • Highly effective facilitation skills within small or large group settings
      • Ability to successfully collaborate within team and throughout organization
      • Ability to translate concepts into understandable terms
      • Ensures communications occurs with all affected stakeholders, business areas, and vendors.
      • Presents ideas, thoughts, arguments, and information persuasively.
      • Actively builds and maintains productive relationships or networks of internal and external contacts.Technical Skills
        • Expert in wealth management business, systems and processes.
          • Ability to stay abreast of technology and industry best practices.
          • The capacity to quickly understand a broad range of emerging technologies and business trends and the ability to apply and exploit support firm objectives.Problem Solving
            • Must be able to solve technical challenges in critical situations.
            • Researches and validates requirements to determine feasibility, costs, benefits.
            • Proficient in problem solving through root cause analysis using industry standard tools in more than one area of expertise.
            • Takes complex processes analyzes the structure and flow, and can make improvements without negative impact on other parts of the system.Decision Making
              • Division Wide: Leads decisions impacting the architecture of the division. Must be able to analyze and explain interdependencies impacting multipile areas. Must be able to effectively work with multiple areas within the digital division.Span of Influence:
                • Division Wide: Decisions made can impact areas of the firm's technology availability, performance, and ability to meet the customers needs
                  Req ID

                  Position Type
                  Home Office

                  Position Schedule

                  EEO Statement
                  Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

                  Posting Location
                  Missouri, St. Louis

                  Company Description
                  At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 15,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

                  In a typical branch office, a financial advisor meets with clients and receives branch office support, so they can focus on building deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis, Tempe and Mississauga provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. We continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.

                  Flexible Work Option(s) (Select all that apply)
                  Hybrid, Onsite, Remote

                  Awards and Accolades
                  • 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2022, published Fortune July 2022, Great Places to Work - data as of March 2022. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
                    • Edward Jones was recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials by Great Places to Work - and Fortune - magazine. The privately held firm ranked No. 2 overall, in its fourth appearance on the list.
                    • 2022 Fortune Best Workplaces for Women, published September 2022, research by Great Places to Work -, data as of August 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
                      • Edward Jones has been named to the 2022 Best Workplaces for Women list by Great Places to Work - and Fortune - magazine, ranking No. 45.
                      • 2022 Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For, published April 2022, research by Great Place to Work -, data as of August 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
                        • For the 23rd time, Edward Jones has earned a spot on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For - ranking by Great Places to Work - and Fortune - magazine. Edward Jones ranked No. 35 on the prestigious 2022 list.
                        • 2022 Best Places to Work For LGBTQ+ Equality, Great Place to Work - in partnership with Human Rights Campaign Foundation, published Equity Magazine January 2022, data as of July 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
                          • Edward Jones scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) the nation's foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. The ranking designated Jones as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ+Equality.

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                            Position Requirements
                            Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Management Information Systems preferred or related work experience.
                            • Minimum 10 years of experience across multiple technology areas. A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated business experience at a fortune 100 company or equivalent experience required.
                            • Working knowledge of business analysis, process improvement, business transformation, and/or business strategy development within complex organizations and business environments.
                            • Knowledge of Wealth Management businesses and technology systems.
                            • Ability to influence all levels of a highly matrixed organization
                            • Establish and maintain effective relationships across departments, business areas, and vendors. Excellent interpersonal skills. Seen as credible and trustworthy.
                            • Must be able to effectively solicit input from internal and external resources.
                              • Must be able to solve business and technical challenges in critical situations.
                              • Develops strategy to determine system direction, costs, business benefits, and functional requirements.
                                • Participates in discovering talent both organically and externally.
                                  • Embraces change and consider different approaches to issues.
                                  • Takes personal responsibility to improve processes and systems.
                                  • Recognize opportunities to enhance revenues and/or contain/reduce costs.

                                    Salary Information
                                    At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. Visitourcareersite to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate:

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