Anaplan, Senior Model Builder - Remote - USBoston, Massachusetts Technology Job ID R13532
Anaplan, Senior Builder - Anaplan Development Team
Full Time, Remote US
*This position can be Remote in the U.S. with travel once per quarter to MA*
The Anaplan model builder will be responsible for designing & developing MassMutual’s financial forecast models in Anaplan. Reporting into the Head of Anaplan, this position will expand & maintain our forecast capabilities in Anaplan. The Anaplan Architect and Model builder will own all phases of the software development lifecycle, including requirements definition, architecture and functional design, build, testing, and production support. This position will work collaboratively with the Forecast Modeling team to translate models into system capabilities that stakeholders will use to derive insights and will lead to actions.
The Financial Visualization and Model Development team resides within Financial Planning and Analysis and is composed of professionals with diverse backgrounds in finance, consulting, technology and data analytics, among other disciplines. The Financial Visualization and Model Development team is working on building cutting-edge analytical capabilities and reporting solutions that drive business value by delivering visual dashboards and improved forecasting abilities in a seamless manner to MassMutual leadership.
This person will exhibit strong technical skills in all aspects of this role ranging from system architecture, collaboration with stake holders and model building to develop and integrate new forecast capabilities for use in forecast cycles.
Key member assisting with all phases of the technology lifecycle, including requirements gathering, solution design, Model building, driving UAT and implementation for MassMutual’s Anaplan based Forecasting tool
Maintain and enhance the financial reporting structure in Anaplan based on requirements given by Finance team
Assist with the optimization of the Anaplan models, reduce sparsity and enhance performance
Assist with data integration activities to downstream systems and access management
Enhance overall forecast/plan governance to ensure that the process is operationalized and executed in a consistent manner every time, provide stewardship to address cross-functional governance issues
Assist with delivering Anaplan training and support to ensure the Company’s self-service model is embraced; ensuring key users have the resources and dynamic workspace they need to operate the forecast tools / models and produce the deliverables of accountability
Serve as an internal sound board with the internal Anaplan experts in design discussions. Providing your perspective based on your experiences
Consistently drive continuous improvement mindset & Exhibits passion, curiosity and pursue learning opportunities
Earn confidence and trust by demonstrating ownership, commitment, and follow-through in achieving results
Working with the Forecast Modelling team, using the agile development delivery approach and follow scrum process
Create best in class software testing procedures and system documentation
The Minimum Qualifications
Anaplan Model Builder Certification with 2+ years of significant work experience driving development using Anaplan in complex business environment
B.S. degree in a quantitative field (e.g. Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Economics)
2+ years of experience in a Corporate Finance function or in a financial consulting role
2+ years of relevant experience in financial planning, budgeting and forecasting, expense allocations and driver based forecasting
Experience in the full development life cycle of at least 3 Anaplan models
Ability to configure and maintain Anaplan lists, modules, dashboards (NUX interface), actions and other model settings
Ability to translate from model-building in Excel to multi-dimensional technologies
Manage Data Integrations & Data HUB – Partner with extended IT teams like integration into data warehouses
The Ideal Qualifications
Agile project delivery experience
4+ years of relevant experience with an insurance company or comparable experience
Master Anaplanner Certificate, Anaplan Level 3 Solution Architect Certification
Experience leading cross functional product / project teams to execute and achieve success on complex, high value deliverables
Former technical experience is preferred, such as working with data engineering/science/analytics teams
Strong expertise and deep understanding of multi-dimensional modeling
Strong analytical, time management and problem-solving skills; ability to analyze process flows, highlight inefficiencies and drive process improvement
Ability to build, coach, inspire and guide cross-functional teams to successfully deliver business outcomes from data and analytics initiatives
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to express ideas in an articulate, organized and persuasive manner to leadership and staff
Knowledge and experience of modern data technology platforms (big data, visualization and analytics) with understanding of architecture and design principles for high performance and scalability of analytical or visualization solutions
What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team
Regular weekly meetings with the Retirement Plans Team
Focused one-on-one meetings with your manager
Access to mentorship opportunities
Networking opportunities including access to Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, women, LGBTQ, veteran and disability-focused Business Resource Groups
Access to learning content on Degreed and other informational platforms
Your ethics and integrity will be valued by a company with a strong and stable ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits
MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.
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