• Senior Financial Application Architect

    Location US-NY-Cheektowaga
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  • Unit Description

    Sodexo is currently searching for a Senior Financial Applications Architect. This position is based in Buffalo, New York and will report to the Director Data Analysis / Presentation. This position will lead the technology of planning tools in North America working closely with business partners within Financial Planning & Reporting.



    • Function as the IT SME for Planning (budgeting , forecasting) solution set.
      Collaborate with financial business partners on solutions.
    • Build application architecture which support business growth and operational / analytical reporting needs.
    • Stabilize maintenance on existing planning tools developed in Excel Models and Longview.
      Build a technology roadmap, and lead the evaluation, design, build, and implementation of new tools which enrich the data collection and associated analytics.
    • Execute the roadmap and manage the integration of solutions.
    • Manage solutions across BI team resources including Engineering, ETL, Data Architecture, DBA’s,
    • Reporting, Analytics, Advanced Analytics as needed.
    • Implement guidelines and best practices for systems documentation, training material, and deployment approach.
    • Manage projects relative to the subject area and align to Noram PMO processes. Co-ordinate with global resources as needed.



    • Requires effective communication with a strong business acumen and strong technical skills
    • Ability to effectively interact with technical team members and senior level management
    • Strong work ethic with attention to detail
    • Excellent problem solving skills
    • Creative individual with a track record of building and implementing innovative solutions


    • Experience with Microsoft reporting solutions
    • Experience with advanced excel based solutions with a focus in planning scenarios
    • Comprehension of Longview capabilities
      5 years experience with an enterprise planning solution (like Anaplan, Adaptive Insights, Longview,…)
    • Experience with Office 365, Microsoft Teams, etc…
    • Experience with Power BI, SAS, Tableau, SSRS, SSAS, Azure platform
    • Strong SQL writing and comprehension is required
    • Agile project management experience


    Position Summary

    Technical expert leads the application architecture and development efforts for enterprise level applications. Develops technical strategy for a particular application or suite of applications. Ensures system integrity and a stable system with proper controls and systems including up to date document applications architecture and development expert. Leads the team from a technical perspective in the areas of application architecture, systems analysis and design, and software programming. Creates technical specifications and high level system architecture diagrams. Works with business analysts to refine business requirements based on technical feasibility. Develops prototypes. Ensures that technical specifications are kept current during the development process. Ensures that the estimates in the technical specification are accurate. Defines the high level software development practices and policies.

    Qualifications & Requirements

    Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

    Basic Functional Experience - 5 years of experience as a senior software developer, applications architect or applications systems analyst programmer including 3 years project management

    Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


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