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Functional Architect - Support Organizations

Company: Allison Transmission
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: June 12, 2021

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Functional Architect - Support Organizations

Job Description:


Building cities. Driving commerce. Saving lives. For nearly 100 years, Allison Transmission has powered the vehicles and technology that move our world forward.

What powers us? Our employees. From the first person hired by James Allison in 1915 to the thousands across the globe who work for Allison today, we're driving progress everywhere because we employ top talent worldwide.

This is an exciting opportunity in Indianapolis, IN for a Functional Architect - Support Organizations.

Learn more about this role and how you can begin driving your career forward!

Position: Functional Architect - Support Organizations (HR, Finance, Legal, etc.)


The Enterprise Architecture (EA) team is comprised of Enterprise Architects, Domain Architects and Functional Architects. As a part of this team, you will collectively define, guide, and have responsibility for the organization's Enterprise and Business Architecture from a holistic perspective.

With a real passion for business architecture and business process engineering, you will help define, develop, and maintain business specific road maps, current/future state business process architectures, business requirements gathering, and standards/patterns which align to the overall enterprise direction which supports the business.


  • Understand the assigned business area/region in depth to support strategic business decisions and ensure technology direction matches strategic goals

  • Lead the development of a business case for new or increased use of technology and coordinate with business area leadership to ensure solid alignment across the business

  • Work with business area leaders to collaboratively define, evaluate, and prioritize demand for new or changed IT services.

  • Actively participate in the development and socialization of one-to-three-year Road Maps related to their respective domains and the impacts/alignment with business initiatives.

  • Find opportunities and/or gaps that exist between current state and the one-to-three-year target business architecture for the domain. You will understand the goals and future roadmaps of the business within your domain and socialize the IT Strategic goals back to the business to align the initiatives of both and understand and close the gaps.

  • Develop and maintain current and future state business process architecture models.

  • Facilitate Application Portfolio Management activities including but not limited to ensuring business objectives and requirements are documented to support the Portfolio process.

  • You will review detailed business process flows and "as-built" designs, review business process changes and assist the Technical Architect in understanding the business needs.

  • Capture and analyze business feedback on the value of IT services.

  • Identify improvements and make recommendations based on customer/business partner feedback.

  • Work with the Project Management Office to ensure business engagement with requirements definition and acceptance testing

  • Act as a single point of focus or escalation for issue resolution and request.


  • Bachelor's Degree (preferably in Computer Science, Information Systems Management or Related Field)

  • Corporate Finance domain knowledge and/or experience.

  • Experience with SAP Finance or other ERP software system supporting the finance domain.

  • 5+ years in a Business Analysts, BRM or Business Architecture role within a formalized architecture function.

  • Ability to operate independently with minimal supervision, running numerous analysis and design priorities without losing sight of strategic context.


  • Experience and/or knowledge of Workday HCM

  • Industry certifications (i.e. PMP, ITIL, TOGAF, BRMI) desired

  • Business and technology knowledge related to Human Resources, Legal, Finance, IT Infrastructure, Applications or Platforms with the ability to define and clearly articulate key elements of a design to audiences with varying backgrounds.

  • Experience gathering and documenting business requirements and utilizing those requirements to develop business architectures/designs with a strong Knowledge of SAP and Workday.

  • Experience working with IT service providers in an outsourced model.

  • Previous use of accepted architecture standards to make sound architecture design decisions that are rooted in industry standards.

  • Validated experience guiding teams that work in a reciprocal manner as you will support in-flight projects with consultative mentorship to staff, consultants, and external partners.

  • Practiced in methods related to IT department capabilities (Project Management, Business Services, Security, IT Operations, etc.

Allison Transmission is an equal opportunity employer. We have opportunities for all qualified applicants regardless of age, race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran requiring assistance and/or reasonable accommodations reviewing any of the careers information, please contact us at 317-242-5000.

Primary Location:

Indianapolis, IN

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