Title:  Systems Architect


Research Triangle Park, NC, US, 27709 San Jose, CA, US, 95128

Requisition ID:  104489

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Job Summary

The IT Solution Architect will be responsible for driving the applications roadmap, and delivery of end-to-end technology solutions that will enable NetApp’s finance organization. The role will report to the IT Sr. Director, Finance.

This role will lead and take complete ownership of the functional & solution design deliverables. In the highly matrixed organization, this role will be responsible for partnering with the global business, IT enterprise architecture and cross-functional product teams on requirements, design, development, testing, and deployment of capabilities to production. The right candidate will have a solid functional understanding of the finance operations, Revenue to Record, Record to Report, Contract to Cash, including usage based subscription billing, revenue recognition, cash management, FP&A, treasury, and collections.

As a Solution Architect, the candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide end-to-end IT technology ownership for the finance business capabilities
  • Lead NetApp’s Oracle ERP cloud journey - Influence & support process transformation, lead the implementation of new business model enablement and drive technology simplification and consolidation
  • Partner with business, IT enterprise architects, and product managers on the multi-year Service Strategy and Target State Architecture
  • Participate, influence, and drive cross-functional initiatives and enhancements in the Finance domain
  • Translate business requirements into solution designs, which may include conceptual, logical, and physical views of the architecture
  • Develop solution architecture requirements, both functional and non-functional, for both packaged Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) packages and bespoke solutions development
  • Lead solutions architecture to create standardized design artifacts in alignment with EA domain guidelines and standards; provide feedback to EA to improve domain guidelines and standards
  • Lead the solution reviews with internal and external stakeholders, including Delivery teams, and Enterprise Architecture Review Board
  • Drive POCs, evaluation and selection of software products and solutions (including Market Intelligence)

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of 12 years of information technology experience of which at least 8-10 years mainly in finance operations and contract to cash domains
  • Hands-on level understanding and experience in Finance Operations, Contract to Cash, revenue recognition, revenue to record, record to report
  • Prior experience working at a global hi-tech company supporting HW, SW, Services, and Subscription business models
  • Direct experience implementing Oracle ERP Cloud and integrating with other on-prem and SaaS Applications
  • Solid understanding of SaaS platforms, Middleware, DevOps, API Management, and IT business models
  • Strong business partnership with a proven track record of successfully driving cross-functional initiatives and projects
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), analytical, problem-solving, negotiation, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict management skills; able to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to adapt to a constantly changing environment.


  • A minimum of 12 years of experience is required
  • A Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree required; Information Technology, or related technical field is preferred

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Why NetApp?

In a world full of generalists, NetApp is a specialist. No one knows how to elevate the world’s biggest clouds like NetApp. We are data-driven and empowered to innovate. Trust, integrity, and teamwork all combine to make a difference for our customers, partners, and communities. 
We expect a healthy work-life balance. Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to volunteer with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness, and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  
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