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Business Architect - Delivery Consulting

Business Architect
Job Description

About Odessa:

Odessa is a U.S. company with offices in Philadelphia, USA, Sydney, Australia, England, Serbia and France, Europe and Bangalore, India. Our leasing solutions power a client base comprised of leading global financial institutions that operate across market segments. We transform bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients that drive the economy through equipment and fleet leasing: IT, healthcare, transportation and more.

We believe that great outcomes and customer satisfaction are everything. It's what drives us to turn bold ideas into transformational solutions for lease and loan management. By combining digital technologies with what works across a diverse customer base, we use an agile approach to co-innovate with clients to help them solve their toughest problems.

As the largest dedicated technology provider in the leasing industry, Odessa provides a feature-rich ERP solution with broad integrations across top CRM, G/L, tax, credit, and leading enablement applications. As a complete platform, Odessa delivers a total solution for commercial lending companies, driving the future of asset finance. With best-in-class functionality, an extensible architecture and a suite of value-added features and services, Odessa helps companies transform and simplify their business operations.

Primary role

Odessa’s Professional Services (Consulting) is looking for a Business Architect to become an integral  part of our experienced project teams with the credibility, expertise and insight clients depend on! As  the Business Architect, you will drive business and functional requirements for large-scale projects. You  will be the project functional owner—the principal functional decision-maker on your projects. You’ll also be collaborating with and providing guidance to Senior Business Analysts and Business  Analysts working on the project, and work alongside workstream leads including Quality Leads,  Development Leads, Project Managers, and more. 

What you'll do 

• Participate in the analysis, design, and implementation of Odessa's platform solution 
• Apply specific functional knowledge of the Odessa platform to help guide the design and  implementation of our solution offering 
• Conduct requirements gathering, stakeholder interviews and initial client discover work both  onsite and offshore 
• Prepare detailed requirement specifications, functional specifications, use stories and manage  the requirements throughout the project lifecycle 
• Participate in testing efforts in conjunction with QA teams, including the design and execution of  an overall test strategy 
• Prepare training materials appropriate for target audiences and developed solutions and  conduct training sessions 
• Assist with gap analysis, business process redesign, roadmap planning and developing proof-ofconcepts 
• Support the development of strong client relationships by building trust, rapport and strong  working relationships with key sponsors, stakeholders, and team members 
• Mentor Senior Business Analysts and Business Analysts 
• Provide functional support to clients during the user acceptance testing process, both onsite and  offshore
Job Requirement

Basic qualifications

• Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in business administration, accounting, economics, computer  science, engineering, MIS or related field 
• 8 - 12 years of experience with lending or core banking platforms with focus on the asset-side of  the balance sheet (including the loan or lease lifecycle) 
• Experience working with customers to gather requirements or as a product owner / proxy  product owner to drive the application backlog 
• Technical acumen and intellectual curiosity 
• Strong communication Skills 
• Proven ability to manage client and internal stakeholder expectations

Preferred qualifications

• Familiarity with multiple implementation standards and methodologies, including Agile 
• Experience working with SQL, relational databases 
• Familiarity with JIRA, Confluence 
• Familiarity with leading banking or lending applications 
• Ability to clearly articulate the solution being developed with all the stakeholders 
• Strong interpersonal, team building, organizational and motivational skills

Our commitment to you

  • Your entrepreneurial spirit and vision will fuel opportunities for career advancement
  • You'll make a difference for some pretty impressive brands; Odessa serves many of the world's leading financial institutions and manufacturers
  • Opportunities for regular learning through training, assignments and collaboration with experts across the company
  • Exposure to a leading FinTech solution and the latest applications of technology in the world of financial services
  • You'll gain access to a dynamic industry, worth more than $1.2 Trillion in the United States alone; check out resources on the North American and global markets