Value Stream Business Architect

Job Description

Auto req ID: 180859BR
Position Type: Full Time
Employee Type: Professional

Job Summary

This position works closely with and engages business and technical stakeholders of the FedEx Ground Value Stream to create and maintain actionable roadmaps for the assigned FedEx Ground Value Stream. This position will understand the interrelationship among the defined FedEx Ground Value Streams and their influence to the overall FedEx Ground strategic business vision. The Value Stream Business Architect will articulate and communicate the connection between the identified business needs and the developed capabilities of the Value Stream roadmaps and will understand the impact and influence of broader industry and technology trends on the FedEx strategic business vision. This role will combine working knowledge of functional specific business strategy and technical solution impact knowledge to deconstruct complex concepts into and sequencing them in to smaller, simplified components. This role will have demonstrated the relevant strategic and technical experience to perform the business architecture of an established Value Stream.

Essential Functions

•Engages with Portfolio business architects, business and IT Value Stream owners, IT partners; other stakeholders to understand and document the FXG strategy for a Value stream to: Target capabilities, conduct a current state assessment for contextual rationale and level of change effort, and make recommendations on a transition plan with sequencing.
•Collaborates with Portfolio Business Architects and Services IT Architects to apply architectural principles to break down FedEx Ground Portfolio epics into actionable capability groupings for the Value Stream teams.
•Supports the Ground SAFe Value Stream / ART Kanban process and ART Product Management Team (PMT) by further elaborating the Value Stream / ART epics, during the epic review, collaborating on further elaboration of value stream backlog and Kanban processes to provide additional architectural definition and guidance for the Agile Teams
•Leads collaboration efforts with Business and IT architecture community to apply architectural principles to translate Value Stream goals and needs into actionable roadmaps for the Value Stream
•Actively works with the Ground Portfolio Architects to synchronize value stream execution with the strategic roadmap
•Contributes to the continued growth in understanding and knowledge of Business Architecture practices, processes, and tools throughout FedEx.
•Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Education

•Bachelor’s in Engineering, Math, IT systems or a related discipline that analyzes complex themes and translates into smaller, simplified components

Minimum Experience

Three (3) years of experience with demonstrated:
•Success in creating business capability roadmaps
•Deconstructing complex concepts sequencing into smaller, simplified components
•Demonstrated strategic and technical impact on large projects with value stream or organization-wide impact
•Relevant strategic and technical experience to perform the business architecture of an established Value Stream
Five (5) years preferred experience in a role with demonstrated strategic and technical impact in large organizational-wide projects

Required Skills, Abilities and / or Licensure

•Exposure to SAFe and Agile environment strongly preferred
•Strong strategic thinking, includes abstract reasoning and critical thinking skills
•Systems thinking, supports an engineered approach starting with the end in mind; mitigate the challenge of ongoing incrementalism challenges
•Influential leadership skills required to promote collaboration across Value Streams, Business Owners and FedEx Senior Leadership
•In-depth knowledge of company operations and of the broader FedEx enterprise
•Informed awareness of the impact and influence of broader industry and technology trends on our business
•Certification in Business Architecture preferred
•Information Technology concept familiarity

Other Job Description Information

Posting is for 3 positions

This position can be domiciled in Pittsburgh, PA or Brookfield, WI

% of Travel for the Position: 25-50%
Address: 1000 FedEx Drive
City: Moon Township
State: Pennsylvania
Zip Code: 15108
Domicile Location: P090

EEO Statement

FedEx Ground is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer (Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans) committed to a diverse workforce

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