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Solution Architect

Our Solution Architecture team is looking for a business-minded technical leader with a passion for designing and implementing cloud solutions for a diverse array of enterprise customers. You will have the opportunity to use leading AP Automation technology to create significant business value for our customers by simplifying and automating accounts payable processes and by unlocking the benefits of connected commerce through the Basware Network.

As a Solution Architect, you’ll utilize expertise in AP Automation technology to translate the customers’ business needs and processes to the integrated AP Automation solution design. The Solution Architect leads the technical engagements, defines and designs the customer solution architectures, and develops broad expertise in Basware solutions and key enabling technologies. The Solution Architect will help organizations understand best practices around networked AP Automation solutions and how to migrate existing solutions to the cloud. As a trusted customer advocate, the Solution Architect will work towards the long-term success of our customers by proactively promoting ways to maximize the benefits of the solutions in use.

You'll work with our team at the Basware Paris office and remotely, in a flexible hybrid work model. You will join our dynamic Professional Services organization offering many opportunities for your professional development. You will work in close cooperation with pre-sales, business consulting, solution delivery and customer service management teams to shape and deliver leading customer experience in AP Automation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Designing and confidently presenting solution architectures to support Basware and customer decision making;
  • Creating transition plans for enterprises from their current state to the Basware cloud-based solution;
  • Leading detailed discussions, evaluation exercises and workshops to determine business and technology needs and translate them to workable solutions;
  • Leading / managing the design, build, test and deployment of solutions delivered to enterprise customers.
  • Ensuring quality, sustainability and continuous optimization of the implemented solution;
  • Working with a range of stakeholders to seek, research and determine the most appropriate solutions to address business, performance, operational and/or technology needs;
  • Expert-level coaching and support for our customers through all stages of the customer lifecycle with advice on solving complex challenges, improving maturity, technology transition, optimal usage of our solutions and best practice;
  • Contributing to a global Basware community, acting as a thought leader, coaching and mentoring other Solution Architects, while improving and developing new tools, methodologies and best practices

Work with great people

Hanna Ikonen
Director, Customer Success
"I feel that I can make a difference, drive improvements & take controlled risks, and all this is supported by the company."
Kevin Kamau
Senior Product Manager
"Basware is a global company that values people as a crucial driver for success."
Trang Pham
Senior Specialist, Communications
"I know I can make an impact in hundreds of different ways. Basware is really unique to me – we have the best people and we are the leader in our industry."
Mika Peurala
Solution Architect
"Absolutely the best colleagues and line managers in the world!"
Jaakko Jutila
VP, Customer Support
"At Basware you have the freedom to identify and start different development activities across the organization without getting approvals from above."
Namrata Checker
Team Lead, Campaign Marketing
"What I love most about my job is the people that I work with, the freedom of putting forward my ideas, thoughts and feedback but also the freedom of creating the way of working that works best for me."
Siddhartha Bhatia
Senior Cloud Developer
"I am honored to have worked with the leaders of tomorrow. The organization is absolutely people centric with its prime focus always on employee engagement, loyalty and satisfaction."

Skills & Requirements

Work Experience & Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline, i.e. Computer Science, Economics, Procurement or General Business
  • 5+ years of design, implementation, and/or consulting experience with business applications or systems architecture
  • Experience in AP Automation operations, consulting or technology/software pre-sales

To be successful in this position, we would like you to:

  • Have broad knowledge of AP Automation or financial supply chain processes and concepts
  • Have broad knowledge of electronic trade interactions
  • Thoroughly understand customer needs and the value proposition of cloud-based (Basware) solutions
  • Have broad knowledge of relevant technology architectures. For example, application integration, networking, information security, cognitive automation, etc.
  • Have a high-level understanding of web and cloud-based go to market technologies
  • Understand the fundamentals of enterprise applications. Knowledge in ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle Financials, NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics seen as an advantage
  • Be able to approach solution architecture design holistically from end to end
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills in French language at C2 level or higher
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills in English language at B2 level or higher
  • Have excellent presentation skills with a capability of leveraging business terms to relay solutions in simple terms
  • Be able to confidently interact with customers at all levels, identify sales opportunities and influence customer buying decisions
  • Have strong critical thinking skills and ability to objectively analyze facts to form judgements and influence decisions
  • Be available to travel

Professional Services , made up of Project Managers, Solution Architects, Solution and Technical Consultants and Success Services professionals, deliver customer implementation projects and provide continuous services that empower Basware customers to adopt, optimize and accelerate the benefits of their Basware solutions and services. We are a global organization with 360+ professionals ensuring high-quality delivery and customer experience.

Great Place to Work

  • We embrace a growth mindset.

  • We empower through accountability.

  • We dare to try.

  • We value every individual.

About the company

Basware is a cloud-based solution provider with employees all over the world. As a global company, proud of our Finnish roots, we create and deliver automated technologies to make finance and procurement processes easier and more streamlined for globally operating enterprises and their suppliers across all industries.

Trusted by thousands of organisations, we have over 9,500 businesses in more than 70 countries worldwide using Basware solutions to fulfill their procure-to-pay (P2P) needs. We are constantly innovating to help our customer simplify operations so they can spend smarter.

Basware prides itself not only on award-winning technology, but also on the talent of our people.

Our success is made possible by the hard work, daily dedication, and insatiable passion of the approximately 1,350 employees working across 14 countries, representing over 30 different nationalities.

Our culture has grown to advocate for business transparency, embrace change, enable innovation, and encourage employees to feel empowered and take accountability while driving initiatives with passion.

2020Recognized market leader with global operations, 20+ offices worldwide.

2019Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for Procure-to-Pay Suites for fourth time

2014-2019Several industry recognitions and product launches

2012-2016Several acquisitions in the fields of e-invoicing, e-procurement and purchase-to-pay solutions

2012Launch of cloud-based B2B platform for transaction collaboration on Basware's Network

2006-2009Several acquisitions in the fields of invoice automation, data capture expertise and payment software

2005Launch of fully integrated Purchase-to-Pay solution suite

2000Basware listed on Helsinki Nasdaq, launch of purchase management software & e-invoicing service

1992Launch of first financial management software

1985Basware founded in Finland

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