Process Consultant in Chicago, IL at CRS Group

Date Posted: 1/10/2020

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    Chicago, IL
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    At least 4 year(s)
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Job Description

Process Consultant
Duration: 6+ month contract
Location: Chicago, IL 60601
Overview: The CRS Group is currently looking for a Process Consultant for one of our clients in the Chicagoland area. The CRS Group is a nationwide Staffing Firm who works primarily with Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 corporations.
Job Description:
Our Enterprise Architecture Governance Analyst is an expert in establishing and executing governance processes for large IT organizations.  This role is primarily responsible for enforcing our company’s desired Future State Architecture (FSA) by getting IT product teams to build and modify systems in a way that aligns with the FSA, and overseeing our Architecture Waiver process when that isn’t possible.  This role also facilitates the development and revision of architectural Principles, Policies, Standards, and Guidelines (PPSG), and identifying gaps in this body of work that can be filled through documentation by architects and other IT resources.  The role requires an individual who is technically savvy in IT enterprise architecture and infrastructure, and who also has the interpersonal skills necessary to get others to comply with the FSA and with governance processes.  Moreover, the successful candidate will be a logical, process-oriented thinker who is capable of designing, improving, and implementing new and existing governance processes.  Our Governance & Operations group services several IT departments, including our Enterprise Architecture Services (EAS) group; the individual filling this role will work closely with EAS, and must be capable of understanding the principles and application of architecture at both the enterprise and individual project levels.  An understanding of architectural concepts such as Microservices and Data Lakes is essential.  It is also critical that this individual exhibit the project management skills necessary to plan, schedule, and drive results from others.  The ideal governance professional is adept at using both the “carrot” of interpersonal persuasion and the “stick” of compliance to ensure that our IT products meet or exceed our company’s rigorous standards.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work with department leads to define business goals that can be achieved through governance processes.
  • Define and implement new and improved governance processes.
  • Review architectural decisions with regard to compliance with our company’s Future State Architecture (FSA).
  • Run the company’s process for Architecture Waivers, in which a project team appeals for the right to develop a solution using an approach not in alignment with the FSA.
  • Leverage knowledge of FSA deviations to proactively identify IT systems and documentation in need of development, improvement, and evangelization.
  • Drive annual revision of IT Policies and Standards owned by our departments.
  • Examine the company’s current body of IT Principles, Policies, Standards, and Guidelines (PPSG); identify gaps; work with areas of IT to determine what is needed to fill those gaps, and when and how those deliverables can be produced; and schedule and drive the completion of those activities.
  • Facilitate and participate in the meeting of IT governance bodies, including our Enterprise Architecture Steering Committee (EASC) and Data & Analytics Advisory Group (DAAG).
  • Organize, schedule, and facilitate large-scale (400+ person) webinars on topics in architecture, infrastructure, and other areas of IT.
  • Proactively identify and implement ways to improve existing governance services, processes, and tools.
  • Work closely with customers to build relationships, and continuously gain a deeper understanding of their needs.
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with co-workers, management, customers, etc.
  • Maintain communication with management regarding development within areas of assigned responsibilities, and perform special projects as required or requested.

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 4 years work experience, OR technical degree and 6 years work experience, OR 8 years work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of IT governance processes.
  • Understanding of IT system design and software design principles.
  • Understanding of Enterprise Architecture principles and concepts, including Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), microservices, Application Program Interfaces (APIs), data lakes, data warehouses, enterprise gateways, and similar concepts.
  • Understanding of the development and role of a Future State Architecture (FSA).
  • Demonstrated experience developing, or overseeing the development of, IT Principles, Policies, Standards, and Guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively “influence without authority” across multiple departments in a matrixed environment.
  • Clear and concise verbal, written, and interpersonal skills with all levels of management and employees, including developing and delivering presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively simplify and articulate complex technical concepts to a wide audience.
  • Demonstrated experience working closely with customers to build relationships.
  • Ability to manage time effectively, prioritize, and make trade-off decisions.
  • Commitment to teamwork and collaboration.
  • Analytical thinking and consultative problem solving.
  • Knowledge of TOGAF or similar architectural frameworks preferred.
  • Knowledge of ITIL standards and practices.
  • Knowledge of the Agile development methodology.
  • Former experience as an IT Solution Architect or Enterprise Architect at a large corporation.
  • Former experience in software development.
  • Experience with project management techniques.

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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.