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Solution Architect - Finance


Company Description

CREATIVITY IS OUR SUPERPOWER. It’s our heritage and it’s also our future. Because we don’t just make toys. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire fans, entertain audiences and develop children through play. Mattel is at its best when every member of our team feels respected, included, and heard—when everyone can show up as themselves and do their best work every day. We value and share an infinite range of ideas and voices that evolve and broaden our perspectives with a reach that extends into all our brands, partners, and suppliers.

Job Description

The Opportunity:

Mattel is currently seeking an Enterprise/Solution Architect to support our Finance domain. Reporting to the Enterprise Architecture Group in the CTO Organization, the Principal Enterprise Architect will help in defining the next generation technology platform and product platform architectures. The role will collaborate across many domain areas including digital, supply chain, HR/Financials and Data Warehousing. The role is the critical change agent required to drive the architectural strategy to execution, enabling IT to react faster to future business requests and reduce overall costs for IT projects. The role will be a key contributor to technology roadmaps, blueprints and technology product governance affecting key business metrics including new revenue, NPS etc. As an Enterprise/Solution architect you will regularly participate in program leadership meetings, and occasionally in program steering committee meetings with Director/Sr. Director/VP/C-Suite level stakeholders to lead discussions and resolve critical issues. The ideal candidate should have strong technical skills across multiple technology disciplines (data pipelines, modern integration patterns, databases etc.), including a solid understanding of Modernization of legacy applications to Cloud technologies. In addition to technical skills, the ideal candidate should possess functional and demonstrated technical expertise architecting solutions in one or more of the following domains: Financial Planning, Enterprise Planning, Allocation Management, Project Accounting and Asset Management. Clear, effective, and concise communication skills are crucial for the overall success of the role. The role will report to the Director of Enterprise Architecture – Finance Domain, Global Technology (GTO).

What Your Impact Will Be:

  • Design and implement enterprise-level solutions that align with business objectives.
  • Create and maintain architecture blueprints primarily in the area of Application Modernization and Cloud based implementation.
  • Participate in strategic planning and blueprinting exercises by providing current state knowledge as well as insights into the future direction.
  • Make key technology/design decisions affecting large strategic projects with limited information. Must be adept in dealing with systems in all CPG business domains.
  • Develops solution designs and leads implementation efforts from an architecture perspective for all Technology Platform projects.
  • Ability to strike a balance between practical solutions and alignment with the architectural vision.
  • Ability to work closely with multiple development teams to define, select and architect products and services that require significant cross component coordination and ensure alignment with architecture standards.
  • Work closely with stakeholders to understand business requirements and translate them into effective technical solutions.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to development teams.
  • Lead integration efforts between different systems and platforms.
  • Drive migration strategies to transition from legacy systems to modern technologies.
  • Identify and address performance bottlenecks in existing systems.
  • Implement best practices for optimizing the performance of applications and infrastructure


What We’re Looking For:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in a computer science/engineering, information technology or other related field plus 8+ years of related experience as an enterprise/solution architect; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Hands-on experience in enterprise data modeling and object-oriented analysis and design (OOAD) resulting in reusable artifacts; including Use Case driven analysis & design and UML diagrams depicting process flows.
  • Strong and demonstrable expertise in one or more of the following domains: Demand and Supply Planning, Inventory Management, Manufacturing and Shop Floor Planning and EDI Processes.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills. Ability to develop strong relationships with GTO and Business Stakeholders.
  • Strong understanding of cloud computing, microservices architecture, and containerization.
  • In-depth knowledge of Google Cloud, Iot, Industry 4.0, Kafka, ETL, Data architectures
  • Experience developing business process frameworks (Process Decomposition, Process Flows) based on an eTOM model; including an enterprise framework (structure, classification) to manage linkage of business processes and enable re-use.
  • Strong and demonstrable expertise in UML and BPMN standards and use of various UML artifacts in documenting design choices.
  • Industry experience in Consumer Product Goods and Retail/Manufacturing industry is a plus.
  • 10-25% Travel required to meet with vendors and internal partners, attend Mattel workshops and conferences.

Additional Qualifications (Preferred):

  • SAFE Agile Architect Certification – Proven experience architecting projects in the SAFe methodology is preferred.
  • Oracle Cloud EPM Knowledge and Experience is preferred.
  • Experience in any of the following platforms: Oracle Cloud EPM, Anaplan, OIC, High Radius,, Collibra, Thoughtspot.
  • Understanding Invoice to Pay Process with demonstrated hands-on experience.
  • Understanding of Business Process Frameworks with proven experience in developing business process frameworks, process decomposition and process flows.
  • Understanding of data pipelines, data governance and data quality
  • Demonstrated a growth mindset by staying curious and continuously learning, embracing challenges, and improving themselves.
  • TOGAF Certification – Possession of TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) certification is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated a growth mindset by staying curious and continuously learning, embracing challenges, and improving themselves.

The annual base salary range for this position is between $144,000 and $180,000
**This range is indicative of projected hiring range, however annual base salary will be determined based on a candidate’s work location, skills and experience.

Additional Information

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Mattel we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

How We Work:

We are a purpose driven company aiming to empower generations to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. We live up to our purpose employing the following behaviors:

  • We collaborate: Being a part of Mattel means being part of one team with shared values and common goals. Every person counts and working closely together always brings better results. Partnership is our process and our collective capabilities is our superpower.
  • We innovate: At Mattel we always aim to find new and better ways to create innovative products and experiences. No matter where you work in the organization, you can always make a difference and have real impact. We welcome new ideas and value new initiatives that challenge conventional thinking.
  • We execute: We are a performance-driven company. We strive for excellence and are focused on pursuing best-in-class outcomes. We believe in accountability and ownership and know that our people are at their best when they are empowered to create and deliver results.

Our Approach to Flexible Work:

We embrace a flexible work model designed to empower a culture of growth, optimism, and wellbeing, where every employee can reach their full potential. Combining purposeful in-person collaboration with flexibility, our focus is to optimize performance and drive connection for moments that matter.

Who We Are:

Mattel is a leading global toy and family entertainment company and owner of one of the most iconic brand portfolios in the world. We engage consumers and fans through our franchise brands, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price, American Girl, Thomas & Friends, UNO, Masters of the Universe, Matchbox, Monster High, MEGA and Polly Pocket, as well as other popular properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include toys, content, consumer products, digital and live experiences. Our products are sold in more than 195 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and ecommerce companies.

Mattel is recognized as a Great Place to Work™ and as one of Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators in 2022.

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Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer where we want you to bring your authentic self to work every day. We welcome all job seekers including minorities, females, veterans, military spouses, individuals with disabilities, and those of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

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