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SEO Business Architect

Summary Information for vacancy - reference PROG6207


Identity and Passport Service (IPS)


£38232 - £43965 Per Annum


City of Westminster, Greater London, London

Closing Date

19 April 2010

Interviews start

Not specified




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 Business Architect is to support the implementation of the business and application architecture to support the National Identity Service (NIS) Programme and to support the business architecture team, ensuring 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
• Use of standard modelling tools


Part 2: Essential Skills:

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

Uses appropriate framework, methodology and tools, including logical models and interfaces to contribute to the development of business and/or application architecture. Produces detailed architectural and technical component specifications and, where appropriate, translates these into detailed designs for implementation using selected products. Assists in the preparation of other Scheme Architecture material including strategies, standards and guidance. Provides advice and assurance on relevant aspects of systems development and integration (including requests for changes, deviations from specifications etc) and ensures that relevant technical strategies, policies, standards and practices are applied correctly



Business Analysis: Level 4 (from the SFIA Framework)

Investigates operational requirements, problems, and opportunities, seeking effective business solutions through improvements in automated and non-automated components of new or changed processes. Assists in the analysis of stakeholder objectives, and the underlying issues arising from investigations into business requirements and problems, and identifies options for consideration. Identifies potential benefits, and available options for consideration. Works with clients/users in defining acceptance tests.




Part 1: Essential Experience / Knowledge:

1. Experience of working in business or application architecture

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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