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Business Architect

J.D. Irving, Limited is a diverse family owned company with operations in Canada and the United States. Since 1882 our focus has been on providing quality products and superior service to customers around the world. Our head offices are in Saint John and Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. J.D. Irving, Limited is made up of a diverse group of companies with business units in:  

  • Agriculture  
  • Construction & Equipment  
  • Consumer Products  
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Forestry and Forestry Products  
  • Retail and Distributions  
  • Shipbuilding and Industrial Fabrication   
  • Transportation and Logistics  

Our growth is driven by a set of consistent fundamental values through the years:  

  • Uncompromising quality in making products and committed service to our valued customers  
  • An unwavering focus on continuous improvement and innovation in our diverse businesses  
  • A responsibility to make a positive difference in our communities, where we are proud to live and work, as well as to the health of the land, air and water that sustains our world  

 

JDI IT: Who we are and what we offer

 

At JDI IT, the belief that what people experience matters more than technology is part of our foundational core.

  

With over 300 employees centralized in Saint John, Fredericton, Dieppe and Halifax, we offer the opportunity to create real value by helping people and businesses work smarter.  JDI IT supports the entire J.D. Irving Limited group of companies which means we offer opportunities and experiences across a wide breadth of IT areas, businesses and industries.  As a member of the JDI IT team, you will be a key player in enabling the business to win by overcoming obstacles and “getting it done”!   

  

We believe in the power of diverse teams and invest in continuous professional growth.

  

Sound good so far? Then please read on!  We are seeking naturally curious change makers looking to join a collaborative and motivated team.  Come help JDI IT Raise the Bar!   

 

OVERVIEW

 

We are currently recruiting for a Business Architect based in Moncton, New Brunswick.

As the bridge between the business and the technology, this role will be a strategic leader and change agent architecting and managing a diverse application portfolio in the Transportation industry.  Your focus will be building capabilities and value stream for the business through creative and fast-changing technology solutions.  This will include developing competency maps, and ensuring the portfolio meets the current and future needs of the individual businesses, as well as the enterprise. This is an opportunity to strategically conceptualize at a high level while providing leadership in the introduction of new solutions, reducing portfolio complexity, and lowering the total overall cost.  You’ll need to be process focused, technically sound and business savvy.

 

How you will spend your time working with IT and Business leaders:

  • Establishing the governance processes and rules supporting the capture of critical application architecture planning information
  • Providing oversight to the capture and validation of profile information for each application in the portfolio
  • Identifying and managing metrics needed to provide effective management for the application portfolio
  • Providing direction and guidance to Application Owners regarding approaches to manage current and future application assets
  • Mapping and assessing each application to the business capabilities it enables to recommend go forward activities
  • Providing Current State, Transition State, and Future State artifacts for application assets
  • Providing guidance to Instance Strategy for Enterprise Applications
  • Working with the IT Application Owners, define the appropriate master data, transaction data and integration approaches for each application
  • Supporting the identification and analyzation of the Total Cost of Ownership for major applications
  • Providing guidance for application solution decisions for Internally Hosted, Externally Hosted, or Cloud offerings
  • Working with applicable reference architectures, methodologies, and/or maturity models to determine the right application solutions
  • Owning and driving decisions that beget quality solutions
  • Contributing to a positive and engaging team environment through collaboration and success sharing

 

Your Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Masters Degree is preferred
  • 5+ years of experience working as an application architect in a diverse, enterprise IT environment
  • 3+ years of experience designing, planning, implementing and supporting software solutions in an enterprise IT environment
  • Experience working in diverse IT & Business environments applying application rationalization techniques and creating application architecture artifacts
  • Demonstrable experience in designing multi-year enterprise application plans and roadmaps
  • Significant knowledge of the cost drivers of enterprise applications and effective management techniques of them
  • Experience decomposing business processes and mapping processes to IT applications
  • Experience providing leadership, planning, estimating, and presentations of ideas and solutions
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-based environment
  • TOGAF certification is preferred

 

We appreciate your interest in our company!   Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

To learn more about our products and services, click here. 

 

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J.D. Irving, Limited is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.

 

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