Are you an Enterprise Business Architect who is an innovator, thought leader, educator, and contributor to both business and technology communities?

The Opportunity:

The Enterprise Business Architect “The Architect”, brings passion and innovation to DOL’s business and technology community. The Architect uses business architecture practices to plan DOL’s future state capabilities, create common understanding of ecosystem dependencies, drive innovation, and drive agency decisions on an optimized operating model  This person will show how the current and future needs of the organization will be met in an efficient, sustainable, agile and adaptable manner.

The Architect engages with all levels of staff and provides extensive guidance through the use of rapport, presentation, and visual artifacts showing dependencies amongst business functions. The Architect communicates and works equally well with executives and technologists, leading high-visibility, high-impact business and IT decisions


Due to the scope leading strategic business and technological planning to achieve agency goals, the Enterprise Business Architect is assigned as an ITS6, Washington State’s highest IT classification!.

What you also do:

·         Develops future state business capability needs and priorities.  Conducts gap analysis and translates business strategies and objectives into capability roadmaps.

·         Creates business architecture models demonstrating how data, services, applications interoperate within the organization and business ecosystem

·         Conducts business ecosystem modeling to document, develop, communicate emerging needs and pressures and prepares business-IT integrated options

·         Works with business executives, managers, and SMEs to develop and maintain an agency business process standardization and integration framework in alignment with agency operating model

·         Collaborates across business segments to identify opportunities for and showcase ideas in the innovation and emerging business pipeline.  Takes new ideas/opportunities from the ideation phase to the incubation phase.

·         Monitors/documents digital business threats, gaps, and opportunities.  Functions as a liaison to Business and IT partners in order to gain a broad understanding of industry trends and innovations, and their impacts to DOL.

What we are looking for:

·         A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business Administration, or Information Technology program or closely related field.

·         5 years of (full-time equivalent) of professional experience in one or more of the following IT disciplines: business analysis, business architecture, software engineering, business and IT consultation and strategy

·         Two or more years of experience as business architect or lead business analyst with focus on business process reengineering, process improvement, or business capability modeling

·         Strong oral and written communication skills.  Proficiency in writing business and technical documentation and presenting to diverse audience.

·         Ability and passion to engage with both business technology stakeholder to develop and document future state

Our ideal candidate (preferred):

·         Strong knowledge/experience applying business architecture to integrate business and technology, and bridging gaps in strategy and execution.

·         Experience preparing and facilitating business and technology/architecture workshops and brainstorming sessions.

·         Experience with Ecosystem modeling

·         Knowledge and experience in public safety, motor vehicle administration, law enforcement and highway safety ecosystem.

The Enterprise Architecture Office, part of DOL Information Services Division, is responsible for establishing and managing agency’s technology best practices, standards, and strategic roadmaps as well partners with agency wide business functions to align technology strategy with business direction.  The team’s role is primarily strategic in nature.  The team members engage with both business and IT staff in the agency to institutionalize and adopt standard technology and integration practices that are sustainable and consistent with industry best practices, state and national strategic direction.  The section is managed by the Enterprise Architect who reports directly to the CIO.

The Department of Licensing (DOL) impacts more citizens directly than any other state agency. With a strong commitment to great service, we advance public safety and consumer protection through licensing, regulation and education, and we collect revenue that supports our state’s transportation system.

We are building a culture where employees are:

Excited to come to work
Valued for their skills and talents
Included in process improvements that impact their work
Trusted to make decisions
Empowered to fix what bugs them
Creating more value for our customers
Helping build trust in government

Applicant screening for The Architect will begin seven days after the posting of this announcement. The hiring authority reserves the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any time. It will be to the applicants’ advantage to submit materials as soon as possible.

PLEASE NOTE: To take advantage of veteran’s preference, please do the following:

·         Email DD214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22 or signed verification of service letter from USDVA

·         Use a subject line of “Architect”.

·         Include your name in the message as it appears on the application you submitted through the careers.wa.gov system.

·         Send to HrRecruit@dol.wa.gov


The candidate pool certified from this recruitment may be used to fill future similar vacancies for up to six months.


How to Apply:

Failure to follow the application instructions below may lead to disqualification.

To be considered for this vacancy, please select the large Apply button at the top of this job announcement. If you haven’t already done so, you will need to create an applicant profile and include the following information:

·         A letter of interest clearly addressing your interest in the specific position and demonstrating attention to detail.

·         Your chronological résumé depicting work experience and/or education.

·         A list of at least 3 professional references including names, professional titles, and current phone numbers.

Only candidates who reflect the minimum qualifications on their State application will be considered.

If you have questions about the process, or need assistance, please contact the recruiter listed below before the posting closes.

Contact us:

For inquiries about The Architect, please contact 360-902-4066 or email HRRecruit@DOL.WA.GOV. Please reference recruitment number 17-158.


Persons under final consideration for initial appointment with DOL are subject to a background check.

Washington State is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources Office at 360.902.4000 or email HRRecruit@dol.wa.gov.

The Washington State Department of Licensing is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex (including gender identity), marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process, during the recruitment process, or who need this job announcement in an alternative format, may contact the Human Resources Office at 360-902-4000 or may email HRRecruit@dol.wa.gov. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

About WA State Dept of Licensing

Every working day, week, and year, we’re serving Washington residents. We:

  • Provide information to law enforcement
  • License and regulate drivers
  • Register vehicles and vessels
  • Manage over 44 professional and business licensing programs
  • Ensure the fair and efficient collection of state revenue