Business Architect- Mergers & Acquisitions (virtual) job in St. Louis, MO, United States

Full Time St. Louis MO Ascension

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Enterprise Architecture (EA) is the conduit between business, information, application, infrastructure, and security architectures that collectively implement the business capabilities required to accomplish business goals Ascension Technologies Enterprise Architecture’s vision is to be the connective tissue between business strategy and technology decision-making by nurturing the partnership and collaboration between the business and Ascension Technologies.


Ascension Technologies is seeking a Business Architect to join the Enterprise Architecture team focused on M&A and Application Rationalization.  The successful candidate will partner with the business and other Ascension Technologies teams in defining robust integrated technology platforms and solutions designed to solve complex business problems, in support of Ascension strategic imperatives.  Focused in specific business domain(s), the Business Architect will translate business needs into standard business capabilities, architectural patterns and roadmaps, exploring the ability to leverage existing technology investments as a first step. The ability to look broadly across the business and technology landscapes, successfully interfacing with senior executives, establishing strong trusted relationships, will be key.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team engaged in the reimagining of healthcare leveraging a digital-first patient-centered approach across the care continuum.

REMOTE/VIRTUAL– Most of team is based in (Central Time Zone)

Business Architect – EA Enterprise Architecture – Full-Time, Days – Cortex Coworking Duncan Ave – St. Louis, MO

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension Technologies  leverages technology to create collaborative solutions that improve everyday health decisions. The technology enables seamless access to data across all applications transforming the customer experience when interacting with technology and enhancing our ability across Ascension to better serve communities with greater agility and responsiveness.  It is used to provide insightful use of automation and data-drive improvements to enhance the provider, patient and consumer experience as well as keeping cybersecruity with a strong posture to protect data and other valuable assets.  

 Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2019, Ascension provided $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

Ascension includes more than 150,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 20 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

What You Will Do

Business Architects are specialists with in-depth knowledge and expertise within their particular business domain(s). The Business Architect is engaged early on when a business technology need is first identified.  They help assess the need, documenting key architectural, process, integration and cost considerations, creating a unified point of view to guide decision-making. This work is translated into strategic, actionable roadmaps which outline the business and technology path forward. 

Working with other architects, the Business Architect provides consulting support to ensure the solutions being designed fit into the broader architectural landscape and technology ecosystem, meeting defined Enterprise Architecture standards. The Business Architect also supports organization application rationalization efforts to standardize technology solutions as well as reduce the overall technology portfolio based on key performance metrics and other business drivers.


  • Works closely with key stakeholders throughout the organization to define strategies, points of view, roadmaps, workflows, reference architectures, and other deliverables to support technology selection, implementation, integration, and management.

  • Responsible for architecting solutions for each of the functional areas within their respective domain(s) or business horizontal(s).

  • Responsible for understanding dependencies between technology platforms and product(s) required to deliver a specified business solution.

  • Works closely with partners inside and outside IT and across business communities in assessing technology requirements and identifying potential technology solutions, always assessing existing technology investments as a first step. 

  • Participates in cross-functional teams for developing and implementing new processes, standards and high level requirements. Works in conjunction with applications, security, legal, compliance, operations, engineering and other areas as necessary.  .

  • Works with Ascension Technologies teams to decompose requirements and identify impacted teams in alignment with agile processes.

  • Designs, develops, modifies and adapts short and long-term solutions to information technology (IT) assessing new and existing applications and systems architecture.

  • Applies business expertise to business problems to create high level application and end user system requirements.

  • Works with solution architecture to make recommendations as needed.

  • Contributes to the creation of business driven technology roadmaps.

Fundamental Skills & Abilities

  • Understand a business unit’s desired end state business model including business strategy, offerings, operations and structure.

  • Identify core business capabilities and processes, the entities that interact with those capabilities, and the interactions between these core business capabilities

  • Gather, analyze and articulate high-level business capabilities & requirements

  • Decompose a business request into meaningful capabilities and processes

  • Identify the logical technology components that support the Business Architecture

  • Understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

  • Ability to ascertain business value from technology requests

  • Comfortable working with ambiguity and gray spaces. 

  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, prioritization and relationship management skills

  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving, conflict management and decision making skills

  • Excellent communication skills: oral, written, presentation and facilitation

  • Ability to produce high quality work products under pressure and within deadlines

What You Will Need

Bachelor's degree in engineering/computer science or related field preferred

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 – 5 or more years of experience devising and deploying solution designs and/or software development;
  • Experience working in a large global IT environment strongly preferred.
  • Must have experience at a large technology products and services organization. Ideal candidate possesses at least two years of consecutive relationship management experience

  • Three or more years experience in an information technology discipline with increasing responsibility. 

  • Healthcare IT experience preferred

  • Agile experience preferred (at scale)

  • Familiarity with The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) and  architecture modeling tools a plus (e.g. Abacus, IBIS, Orbus iServer, MEGA, LeanIX, etc.)


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