Job Title: Associate Business Systems Architect
Date Posted: 10-03-2007
Job Location: Massachusetts-Boston North
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 7+ to 10 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:DOE (Depend on Experience)
Company Name: Concentra, Inc.
Company Website:
Contact Information: Rena   Lepson (
Job Description:
Concentra is an equal opportunity employer.


The Business Systems Architect (ABSA) brings industry, system and process understanding to the
technology team. The Associate Business Systems Architect also supports the other Architects
and managers in enterprise wide IT project planning. The ABSA establishes a strong working
relationship with systems analysts and technical managers, gaining their trust and full
knowledge of their short and long term objectives. This position reports to the VP IST or
Business Systems Architect

Personnel Responsibilities:

While there are no direct managerial/supervisory responsibilities this person will principally
assist the BSA and Technical Managers within the information technology team. The ABSA also
will support and held define process specific blueprinting and detailed requirements for
client specific and general business needs, business architecture, workflow design and act as
a lead contact and support to business analysts within the PBR organization.

For large projects, the ABSA may be assigned full business requirements and documentation in
the design and development phases.

The ABSA is considered a subject matter expert, with the ability to troubleshoot complex
business and data issues and solve a variety problems though given domain expertise. 

Specific Responsibilities:

1. Responsible for supporting the business architecture. Formulates and defines business
system scope and objectives through research and fact-finding combined with an understanding
of applicable business systems and industry requirements.

2. Supports the design of complex information systems by analysis of business and user needs,
documenting requirements, and revising existing system logic.

3. Instruct, direct, and check the work of business analysts and engineers. May acts as a team
leader for projects or perform reviews and analysis of their work.

4. Possesses full knowledge of all phases of systems analysis, but also considers the business
implications of the application of technology to the current and future business environment.

5. Facilitates meetings with business partners to gather and document requirements and explore
potential solutions. Participates in work groups and work sessions with business and technical
consultants to explore business process improvement and re-engineering opportunities.

6. Facilitates the capture of user issues and translates them into requirements for the
technology group and, conversely, translates technology issues into a format understandable to
non-technical personnel. Monitors performance and integration tests of business applications to
ensure user requirements have been incorporated and client expectations have been satisfied.

7. Works with cross functional groups to coordinate information technology projects, serves as
business and process resource, supports facilitation and training services to designated

8. Aids in the Generation of conceptual business model view documentation and assists in
defining meaningful data entity definitions. Develops standards, templates, procedures to aid
in the development of work products.

Major Accountabilities

'X60%] Technical Specification and Requirements Definition, documentation and creation
'X[20%] Create maintain and refine business systems architecture across the division
'X[20%] Material participation in projects to refine and define existing business rules,
workflows and elements thereby enhancing business and technical requirements and overall


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and
abilities required:

'XIn depth experience and understanding of Provider Bill Review systems and workflow.
'XProficiency in SQL, data modeling and ERD development, modification and understanding of
existing ERDs within the division.
'X0-2+ years experience in project management of enterprise-wide applications
'XProven ability and flexibility to learn new methods and processes as technology or
assignments dictates.
'X0-2 years experience working in defining system flows, processes and features within an
enterprise or large scale projects
'XUnderstanding of OOP/OOA principles.
'XStrong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Ability to explain issues and
solutions to all levels of technical/non-technical personnel.
'XAbility to work in a team environment as well as handle assignments with minimal to no
'XAbility to effectively handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and must be
able to work under and meet pressured deadlines.
'XEducation/work requirements: Bachelor of Science degree with 8 plus years applicable
information technology experience.
'X1-4 years experience in working and developing business systems architecture plans/patterns.
Familiarity with pattern based development.
'XProficiency in MS project - MS Project Server preferred.
'X2+ years experience in systems analysis and definition.


The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

'XSit, stand, walk
'XCommunicate verbally or in writing.
'XUse hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls

Visual requirements:
'XClose vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
'XColor vision (ability to identify and distinguish color)


The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

'XModerate noise level (business office with computers, printers, phones, light traffic)

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