Solution Architect

Anaplan   •  

San Francisco, CA

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 165 days ago

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At Anaplan, we believe in hard work, having fun, and bringing excellence to everything we do. 

Our product is the most sophisticated in its class, but our product alone does not make heroes of our customers.  Our Customer Success (OEG) Services team does.  A position on our team gives you the opportunity to take the “service” in “software-as-a-service” to a whole new level and enjoy rapid career growth while you’re at it.


Anaplan is changing the way companies plan and this isn’t Customer Success as usual. We’re looking for team members who delight in the most detail-oriented and challenging puzzles. This is a fantastic opportunity for a high-achiever able interpret complex business challenges into solution designs for clients. 

We're not looking for average.  Do you enjoy diving into issues and designing complex solutions?  Do you have a passion for data, multi-dimensional design and data integration? Do poorly built models keep you awake at night? Are you a 100% team player who delights in coaching and teaching others to build the “right” way. If so, this job is for you.


As an architect, you are primarily responsible for the successful delivery of Anaplan planning solutions in strategic accounts via design excellence. You will:

  • Translate existing solutions, spreadsheets, and business problems into sophisticated Anaplan multi-dimensional models
  • Modify existing models as part of a connected solution, optimization, or to incorporate new functionality
  • Serve as the architectural SME for large-scale connected planning solutions
  • Provide technical leadership and accountability to the project team
  • Exemplify The Anaplan Way and actively promote the PLANS modelling standard
  • Provide candid, meaningful feedback and progress updates in a timely manner to the Business Partner and team
  • Develop model documentation
  • Participate in data integration and migration solutions
  • Participate and/or lead UAT testing and deployment
  • Support new product development through testing, contributing to documentation and training materials
  • Be the “source” for answers and advice both externally (through the Community and User groups for both Customer and Partners) and internally within Customer Success and beyond
  • Support the development of best practice standards by producing template toolkits for key use case functionalities



To be successful in this role, you have:

  • 2 years of experience implementing, and architecting Anaplan is preferred
  • A 4-yeardegree in Math, CS, Engineering, Finance, Accounting, MIS; experience in architecting SPM solutions is highly valued
  • 4+ years’ experience implementing Enterprise Performance Management solutions
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel modeling skills
  • Hands-on development or programming skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a formal system implementation methodology – requirements gathering, design, build/test and deploy (Agile methodology preferable)
  • Superb written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to lead execute responsibilities simultaneously
  • Penchant for service excellence and a collaborative style
  • Subject matter expertise in planning and modeling in Supply Chain, Finance or Sales strongly preferred
  • Strong understanding of data integration (inbound and outbound)
  • Passion for business analytics, modeling and planning
  • Proven track record working, contributing and leading within a team environment
  • Logical thinker with engineering background preferred



  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Results-oriented, motivated, self-starter
  • Coaching mentality and a team player
  • Collegial, open and grounded in integrity
  • Desire to work with a truly dynamic and exciting team, with a “roll-up your sleeves” approach
  • Strong desire to excel and be committed to gaining exposure to multiple industries while further developing your career