New Job Business Architect In Ontario

Business Architect
Business Architect

Business Architect

Company : Canada Post - Postes Canada
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Job Requisition Id: 169239
Business Function: Business Transformation
Primary City: Ottawa
Province: Ontario
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Status: Permanent
Language Requirement: English Essential
Employee Class and Level: CPMGA02
Number of Vacancies 1
Job Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 07/03/2023

All qualified candidates will be considered however preference will be given to Indigenous people (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) or persons with a disability. This is a special measure employment equity initiative and candidates from this group who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify.

Job Description

Reporting to the Enterprise Architect, the Business Architect supports the development, enhancement, and implementation of business architectures for Canada Post. The Business Architect aids in the development of large-scale business architecture deliverables, supports the development of enterprise architecture process, practices, and tools, and contributes to delivery of enterprise business architecture deliverables such as enterprise business capability models and value chain models in collaboration with the Enterprise Architect and the GM, Enterprise Architecture.

Under the guidance of the Enterprise Architect, the Business Architect manages domain specific business initiatives that guide process and practices, technological assets, and business architecture solutions that align with the Corporation’s overall strategic vision.

As a subject matter expert, the Business Architect utilizes a strong understanding of enterprise architecture concepts, methodologies, frameworks, and practices to make recommendations on how to enable and enhance enterprise architecture self-service and deliver best-practice guidance for Enterprise Architects. The Business Architect supports Enterprise Architecture governance and compliance efforts and identifies areas of improvement, opportunities to enable transparency, and makes recommendations to reduce complexities.

Job Responsibilities

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for Business Architect.

  • Develops, maintains, reviews, and tracks enterprise architecture documentation including enterprise architecture guidelines, practices, and processes, capability models, roadmaps, value maps, and architectural artifacts catalogues for use by various members of the Enterprise Architecture team.

  • Aids in the development and manages the use of enterprise architecture artifacts that support self-service enterprise architecture for a variety of Corporate stakeholders and business units.

  • Conducts trend research, writes reports, and supports the preparation of the annual disruptor report to support Corporate strategic planning and investment exercises.

  • Advises and make recommendations on potential risks, opportunities, and investments for business solutions that align with the Corporation’s overall strategic vision and support key stakeholders and business units needs.

Job Responsibilities (continued)

  • Contributes to the development of business cases by conducting assessments and identifying current or future risks, opportunities, and solution options.

  • Collaborates with the Enterprise Architect to conduct gap or needs analyses and gain an understanding of unique technical and business requirements for key stakeholders and business units.

  • Supports enterprise architecture governance and compliance efforts including guidance, stewardship, and frameworks. Identifies areas of improvement, opportunities to enable transparency, and makes recommendations to reduce complexities.

  • Documents the "as is" and "to be" processes and describes the changes required to migrate to the "to be" capability to accurately record the change required.

  • Contributes to the development and modification of enterprise architecture standards and guidelines. Utilizes a strong understanding of enterprise architecture concepts, methodologies, frameworks, and practices to enhance best-practice guidance for Enterprise Architects.



  • Completed Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Business, or related field is required.

  • Completed Master’s level degree in Business Administration (MBA) or related field is an asset.

  • Completed certifications in TOGAF, ITIL foundations, IT Architecture Certification an asset.


  • 3-5 years of relevant functional experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ demonstrated experience as a Solution, Business, or Data Architect

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in architecture design or re-design

  • Demonstrated experience in progressively advancing roles within IT

  • One or more years of experience in a unionized environment an asset

Other Candidate Requirements

  • Proficient computer skills and competent with Microsoft Office programs

  • Sound organizational, analytical, judgement and decision-making skills with proven abilities in problem solving

  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build and maintain relationships experienced in effectively interacting and communicating with business

  • A mature perspective on architecture and its role in a dynamic company

  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities

  • Demonstrated understanding of Enterprise Architecture frameworks and methodologies

Other Information

Safety Sensitive Positions

This position may be considered a Safety Sensitive position.

Employment Equity

Canada Post will represent Canada’s diversity and provide a safe and welcoming workplace that embraces and celebrates our differences. We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from women, Indigenous People, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

Disability is defined as a persistent or episodic physical, sensory, or mental health condition and/or functional limitation. Disability includes both visible and hidden conditions and/or limitations that may impact vision, hearing, mobility, flexibility, dexterity, pain, learning, developmental, mental/psychological, and memory.

Conflict of Interest

The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.


Canada Post is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you are contacted by Canada Post regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you have any restrictions that need to be accommodated. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Important Message

Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Our Leadership Behaviours

Decision Making – A champion of the organization who takes calculated risks and makes prudent, common sense decisions about current issues, future opportunities and resource requirements in a timely, well thought out manner that aligns with the corporation's best interests.
Accountability – An individual who strives for performance excellence and who holds themselves and direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
Business Orientation – A proactive individual who understands the competitive nature of the business, and is committed to sustaining the business through excellent customer service and new business opportunities.
Execution – A focused and self-motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget, by dealing effectively with challenges and ambiguous situations.
Leading People – A compelling communicator and leader who engages, motivates and inspires others to achieve results and who encourages personal growth and finding better ways of doing things.

Our Values

We value diversity as an essential part of who we are as a company, how we operate and how we see our future. We believe that attracting, developing, and retaining people who reflect the diversity of Canada is essential to our success because this matters to all communities and customers we serve.

Canada Post’s corporate values reflect the principles, beliefs and aspirations that guide our behaviour and shape our culture.

Safety – We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for all our stakeholders.
Customer – We serve Canadians with pride and passion.
Respect – We treat each other with fairness and respect.
Integrity – We act responsibly and with integrity.
Transformation – We will innovate and transform to win in the marketplace.