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Director, Business Architecture

Date: Sep 2, 2021

Location: Greenwood Village, CO, US, 80111

Company: Newmont Goldcorp Corporation


Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont (www.newmont.com) is one of the largest gold companies in the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company has approximately 24,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at Newmont's core operations in the United States, Australia, Ghana, Peru and Suriname. Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont's industry leading performance is reflected through high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.


The Principal Architect (Business) bears overall responsibility to drive the creation and adoption of Business Architecture, align strategic objectives with tactical demands to create a fit-for-purpose capability roadmap for Newmont. In addition, he/she will be responsible for delivering a blueprint of the enterprise that provides a common understanding of the processes required to run the business. This person must be proficient in the techniques that go in the formulation of business architectures, including strategy mapping and capability mapping frameworks across multiple business domains. The purpose of this role will be to continue to build a sustainable and fit-for-purpose business and information architecture blueprint for technology improvement, focusing on operational excellence, process improvement and governance, while helping the company achieve its business objectives.

Essential Duties


  • Drives and facilitates the right discussions with business leaders to identify business capabilities in relation to current and future business objectives
  • Collaborates and partners with various functional business leaders, technical leaders and executive stakeholders to understand long and short term business strategies, provide thought leadership and engage in proactive planning of an executable business capability roadmap addressing the strategic and tactical business priorities and challenges and intended business outcomes and values
  • Understands, at the enterprise level, the organization’s business and stakeholders’ perspectives with regards to the entire organization
  • Understands relationships between influencing factors and applicable dependencies and how they potentially impact the organization and each other, given different solution scenarios


  • Works closely with Engagement Managers and leaders to develop domain roadmaps
  • Works closely with Application, Information/Operational Technology and Infrastructure Architect to deliver Business Architecture artifacts
  • Apply a structured business architecture approach and methodology for capturing the key views of the enterprise
  • Works to develop an integrated view of the enterprise using a repeatable approach, cohesive framework and available industry standard techniques


  • Ability to perform and present cost/benefit and risk analysis and identify potential tradeoffs of competing solutions
  • Business thinking and highly strategic in order to define practical solutions that align with corporate strategy


The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of worka assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.


Training & Experience


  • Bachelor’s (undergraduate) degree in computer science, information systems or equivalent is required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of broad enterprise architecture concepts, disciplines and capabilities
  • Current knowledge of industry best practices for business architecture
  • Business Architect certification is highly desirable


  • Applicant is required to have 15+ years of IT experience with a strong Business Architecture background of 3+ years in a large enterprise
  • Experience visualizing and creating high level models that can be used in future analysis to extend and mature the business architecture
  • Experience in assimilating and correlating disconnected documentation and drawings and articulating their collective relevance to the organization and to high priority business issues
  • Demonstrated track record of leading within complex organizations requiring strong influence management skills – ability to work cooperatively at all levels
  • Prior experience with TOGAF and EA Tools
  • Mining, construction, utilities or other heavy industry experience is preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong situational analysis and decision making abilities
  • Strong facilitation skills and experience in managing senior stakeholder relationship, partnership and interactions
  • Exceptional collaboration, listening, written and verbal communication skills with ability to facilitate strategic business strategy, capability and architecture conversations with all stakeholders (management, business users, and technology resources)
  • Strong leadership, confidence and influencing skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, excellent collaboration and teaming skills with multiple groups, effective time management and multi-tasking skills, self-starter behavior

Working Conditions

  • The position is located in the Denver corporate office.
  • Position may be required to travel to, and assist other domestic and international sites. 


Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that fosters leaders and allows every person to thrive, contribute, and grow. We are committed to selecting and developing our employees, and to establishing a work environment where everyone can take an active part in reaching our strategic goals while feeling a sense of pride in working at Newmont.

Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnic, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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