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Enterprise Business Architect

Abingdon, GB, OX14 3YP

Information Technology

Sophos evolves to meet every new challenge, protecting more than 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs, our cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions are able to adapt and evolve to secure endpoints and networks against never-before-seen cybercriminal tactics and techniques. Managed through our award-winning, cloud-based platform, Sophos Central, our best-of-breed products work together through our unique Synchronized Security system to share threat intelligence and respond to evolving threats. The Sophos suite of products secures networks and endpoints against automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more.

 

Job Purpose

The enterprise business architect drives the identification, change and governance of business architecture by directing a variety of activities to meet the department’s and the organization’s needs.  They lead business change: analyzing business needs, engaging the functional departments in developing the business and operating models, governing the transition, and ongoing management of business architecture.

 

Main Duties

  • Leads business architecture and shaping projects to develop the business
  • Applies thorough knowledge and understanding of company operations and department’s business practices and workflows
  • Supports strategic planning of business direction based on an analysis of business needs
  • Develops the Enterprise Architecture and IT business change capability
  • Communicates business architecture effectively at all levels, especially executive, providing written or verbal counsel and giving presentations
  • Provides business models using industry standard business modeling techniques
  • Leads interdepartmental project groups and committees
  • Generates new ideas and processes to increase revenue and efficiency
  • Determines the impact of new initiatives on existing processes and models
  • Functions with autonomy and demonstrates influence
  • Champions department and enterprise change
  • Clarifies, defines, coordinates, and directs the work of others, including mentoring Business Analysts

Skills & Experience

Essential: 

  • Demonstrable experience of leading large-scale business transformation
  • Software subscription as a service business experience
  • Demonstrates depth of knowledge of lead to cash and supporting capabilities business practices and workflows
  • Industry best practice business processes plus experience of applying those to leading technologies such as Salesforce & SAP in a standard way
  • Excellent communication skills to C & VP levels
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, to communicate effectively with non-technical people, and to exercise sound judgment concerning IT needs
  • Experience of B2B, indirect channel, technology business and operating models and companies
  • Defining Value streams, end to end customer and user journeys
  • Experience of working with Enterprise Architecture across application, data and technology domains
  • Network of contacts in other technology companies to draw on

Desirable:

  • BPMN or similar industry standard modelling notation
  • Developing capability models with the business
  • Degree in computer science or a related field

 

(Job Code 3640)

 

Equal Opportunities

Sophos is committed to equality opportunity in all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.