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G7 Senior Business Architect

Summary Information for vacancy - reference PROG6201


Identity and Passport Service (IPS)


Salary is dependant on location: London - £54,679 - £62,881 / National - £49,034 - £56,389


City of Westminster, Greater London, London
North East
Durham, North East
Belfast City, Northern Ireland
City of Glasgow, Scotland

Closing Date

19 April 2010

Interviews start

Not specified


Grade 7


Middle management

Pay frequency


Appointment Terms


Working Arrangement

Full time

Travel required


No of vacancies


Field of work

Information Technology

Brief Description

The primary purpose of the Senior Business Architect is to facilitate the implementation of cohesive business and application architecture to support the National Identity Service (NIS) Programme and ensure consistency and co-ordination of the end to end business and application architecture.

Vacancy description

Ensuring the business and application architecture fits within the wider Scheme Architecture and related business and technical strategies, standards and policies it is designed to support;  Working with NIS suppliers to ensure their solutions conform to the Scheme Architecture; Mapping business processes and requirements to component applications within the Scheme Architecture; Addressing systems integration issues; Identification and resolution of any gaps in the end to end architecture; Ensuring use of standard architectural frameworks where appropriate; Use of standard modelling tools


 Experience of working on business or application architecture for large-scale or complex IT programmes.

2. Business / Application Architecture: Level 5 (based on Systems Architecture skill in the SFIA Framework

Uses appropriate framework, methodology and tools, including logical models of components and interfaces to contribute to the development of Business and/or Application Architecture

Business Analysis: Level 5 (derived from the SFIA Framework)

Takes responsibility for investigative work to determine requirements and specify effective business process, through improvements in information systems, data management, practices, procedures, organisation and equipment

Systems Design: Level 5 (derived from the SFIA Framework

Specifies and designs large and/or complex systems. Selects appropriate design standards, methods and tools and ensures that they are applied effectively

Providing Effective Advice and Guidance: Level 5 (from the SFIA Framework)

Provides well-informed advice, typically on more than one topic, taking steps to ensure that it is properly understood and appropriately exploited, to enhance the effectiveness of significant activities.

Stakeholder Relationship Management : Level 4 (derived from the SFIA framework)

Identifies relevant stakeholders. Facilitates open communication and discussion between stakeholders. Captures and disseminates technical and business information.


 Experience working with recognised architectural methodologies (e.g. Zachman, TOGAF etc

Experience of working within a large, complex public sector IT programme and/or public sector IT procurement

Further information

CRB check required - No

Regulated by OCSC - Yes

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - No

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