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Business Process Architect

Federal Reserve Bank (FRB)
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

While the SF Fed is a Reserve Bank, were not what you might expect. Were unreserved here. That means we seek new and varied perspectives. We inspire conversations and encourage debate. We build opportunity. We pursue careers that are true to ourselves. We are looking for people who want to help our country reach its full economic potential. When you join the SF Fed, you join a team of people working together to promote an inclusive economy that works for everyone.

At the SF Fed, we look to the diversity of our people, ideas, and experiences and are committed to building an inclusive environment that is representative of the communities we serve. The SF Fed is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About the Opportunity
The FedCash Services group with Federal Reserve Financial Services (FRFS) is seeking a Business Process Architect to add to its Business Architecture practice. FedCash Services provides operational mentorship and technology strategies for U.S. currency and coin supplied to depository institutions by the 12 Federal Reserve Banks. We know our strength lies in our people and the common set of values we have built together, and our dedication to demonstrating our core values in how we work and interact with each other and our broader community.

From the words we use to how we make decisions, we incorporate our core values: Community, Service, Expertise, Resiliency and Curiosity. These values reflect our dedication in our public service work, how we engage with one another and how we get work done. We take our job and our mission seriously, and we also know how to relax and have some fun in the process.

The Business Architecture practice supports the pursuit of business-cost-efficient innovation by establishing and maintaining an architectural frame of reference for the Cash line of business as well as engaging analytical approaches to provide insight into business challenges and opportunities. The work of the

Business Architecture team is primarily focused in three areas:

  • Building and maturing architectural reference models of the Cash line of business

  • Leading and/or adding to the development and documentation of strategic efforts

  • Investigating business problems and conceptualizing potential future systems and operational changes

The day-to-day work involves interacting with myriad team members, including the 28 Federal Reserve cash offices, national operations, compliance bodies, information technology teams, product management and other functions in the Cash Community. The business architecture practice is business focused and seeks to understand business problems before considering technological or operational solutions.


  • Develops, publishes, and maintains a functional capability model of the business; maps key processes and information flows; defines entities, both internal and external, that commits to or impact the business; ultimately, crafts a framework for understanding how the business delivers products and services (i.e., value) to its customers

  • Builds Business Operating Model, Business Model, Business Process Model, Business Capability Model, Business Motivation Model, Value Stream Model and/or Heat Maps

  • Participates in strategy development, including environmental analysis, opportunity identification, business essentials and business innovation portfolio development

  • Seeks ways to apply new technology to, and reuse existing technology for, business processes

  • Collaborates with all other architects to ensure that architecture aligns with business architecture standards

  • Researches and provides information on technical trends and competitors' practices relevant to assigned groups

  • Facilitates agreement on organizational work models to meet business requirements

  • Maps information flows, chart value streams, diagram processes, and model system dynamics to facilitate common understanding across teams

  • Meets with IT teams to ensure progress towards architectural alignment with project goals and requirements

  • Participates in domain technical and business discussions relative to future architecture direction

  • Analyzes, designs, and develops a roadmap and implementation plan

  • Analyzes the current architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvements

  • Analyses and evaluates emerging technology, industry and market trends

  • Counsel on options, risks, costs versus benefits, system impacts, and technology priorities

  • Provides leadership, technology guidance and mentors others

  • Uses business architecture to promote innovation, process improvement, and digital transformation


  • Bachelor in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Systems Analysis, Process Engineering, Management/Business, or a related field

  • 5+ years of validated experience with varied business process and IT product development, from design through development, testing, implementation, and adoption/production

  • Comprehensive understanding of more than one design method and at least one subject area that is considered to be at the level of an authority

  • Ability to lead and influence others

  • Ability to respect diversity of opinion and experience while building consensus

  • Effective and professional writing and speaking abilities; ability to translate intricate topics and abstract concepts to a range of audiences

  • (Preferred) Understands cash operations, the software systems that support cash operations, and how cash services fit into the mission of the broader FRFS

  • (Preferred) Extensive understanding of the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge or other business architecture framework


All employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or qualify for an accommodation from the Banks vaccination policy; the Bank will provide accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

At the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, we offer a wonderful benefits package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Pretax Flexible Spending Account, Paid Family Leave Care, Backup Child Care Program, Pretax Day Care Flexible Spending Account, Vacation Days, Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Pet Insurance, Matching 401(k), and an unheard of Retirement / Pension.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At the SF Fed, we believe in the diversity of our people, ideas, and experiences and are committed to building an inclusive culture that is representative of the communities we serve. The SF Fed is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Category

Business Process Engineering

Work Shift

First (United States of America)

The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

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Posted: 2022-09-09 Expires: 2022-10-08
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