Solutions Architect - Finance Solutions


On Site
Full Time


Management information systems
Financial management
Enterprise architecture
Electronic commerce
IT architecture
Software design
Solution architecture
Credit cards
Business requirements
SAP for Retail
Customer service
Process modeling
Business process
Master data management
Strategic thinking
Problem solving
Analytical skill
Business administration
Computer science
Cost accounting
Customer relationship management
Accounts receivable
Accounts payable
Augmented reality
Affinity propagation
Electronic data interchange
Web Dynpro
SAP Fiori
SAP NetWeaver
Research and development
Mobile device management

Job Details


Here at Discount Tire, we celebrate the spirit of our people with extraordinary pride and enthusiasm. Our business has been growing for 60 years and now is the best time in our history to join us. We are opening more locations every year and we are always looking for qualified individuals to join us in our growth. We are a Company that promotes from within, both in our retail and corporate operations.

The Solution Architect drives the design, development, optimization, and integration of financial solutions and will assist program and project teams with their short- and long-term vision. He/she is a subject expert, working with leadership in driving the strategy of applications, and overseeing the execution in the areas of accounting, banking, costing, and financial management. He/she partners with colleagues in procurement, logistics, sales, CRM, Enterprise Architecture, and e-commerce in driving a consistent and common vision. Must continuously maintain and develop the necessary skill sets, both technical and analytical, to enhance business solutions within Discount Tire's IT architecture. He/she will also provide business value by evaluating and overseeing the functionality of enterprise applications and technologies and ensuring that it aligns with the overall solution direction.

  • Perform hands-on solution design, solution architecture, architecture roadmaps, prototyping, proof-of-concepts, and development tasks as required to support projects and programs as requested.
  • Provide solution architecture for projects and programs that are focused on processes, systems, applications, and technologies in areas such as Accounting, Banking, Credit Card Payments, Receivables, Payables, Costing, and Procurement.
  • Ensure solutions are scalable and meet overall business requirements.
  • Act as a liaison between Discount Tire IT and business teams, as well as System Integrators (SIs), to drive architecture solutions.
  • Ability to immerse in a function or technology to develop an intermediate level of proficiency in a relatively short amount of time.
  • Be recognized as both functionally and technically advanced in the SAP Retail Finance space.
  • Learn to develop clear options, measures of performance, and assessments for solution architecture to the project and program teams as required.
  • Document and proficiently explain complex architecture to technical and functional peers and as needed, to other levels of the organization.
  • Participate in Solution Architecture reviews with program and program teams prior to design and development activities and ensure the solution is scalable, is aligned with internal financial roadmaps and meets the business requirements.
  • Participate in subsequent reviews of agreed architecture at critical project phases.
  • Mentor additional team resources as necessary.
  • Ability to influence peers and leadership stakeholders.
  • Ability to support translation of business needs into solution architecture requirements, application of multiple technical solutions to business problems, and estimation of the financial impact of solution architecture alternatives.
  • Ability to comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies.
  • Ability to stay at the forefront of new and/or upcoming Financial solutions in order to drive the future solution roadmap for IT Finance Corporate Applications.
  • Work with leadership in prioritizing work requests from a strategic perspective.
  • Complete work in a timely and accurate manner while providing exceptional customer service.

  • This position job level (Level I Solution Architect, Level II Solution Architect, Senior Solution Architect, Principle Solution Architect) will be commensurate with Solution Architecture experience
  • 10+ years of experience with systems process design and improvement; experience in developing integrated solutions involving process, data and technology
  • Demonstrated expert level knowledge of SAP and Finance business processes.
  • Demonstrated expert level SAP application work experience in FI, CO, GL, AR, AP, and AA,
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge in MM and SD modules as it relates to Finance.
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of SAP integration points for transactional and master data.
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of SAP technologies including EDI, IDOCs, BAPIs, and RFCs.
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge in additional SAP technologies including but not limited to WebDynpro, Fiori, NetWeaver, CAR, and Hybris.
  • Experience in developing integrated solutions involving process, data, and technology.
  • Strong conceptual, strategic thinking, problem solving, technical, and analytical skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills including teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team is vital.
  • Proven ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure, meet deadlines and present a professional demeanor is essential.
  • SAP ERP integration with 3 rd party applications such as OneSource, Salesforce, MDM, OpenText or similar is desired
  • SAP ERP add-on experience with Serrala (Dolphin) and Application Interface Framework (AIF) is preferred
  • Proven ability to respond to different organizational situations while maintaining a positive and friendly attitude is necessary.
  • In addition, organizational and problem-solving skills, a can-do attitude, and the ability to adjust to changing requirements are essential.
  • Maintaining confidentiality, treating others with respect, and upholding Company values are key attributes.

Educational Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Computer Science or Management Information Systems OR equivalent experience is required
  • Master's degree is preferred
  • SAP FICO certification is preferred
  • TOGAF certification is preferred

Discount Tire provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.