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Lead Anaplan Model Builder



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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Our core corporate functions (FP&A) are critical to Lyft’s success. The health and sustainability of our applications, systems, tooling and processes are critical for daily operations and for Lyft’s ability to grow. The Business Systems Engineer possesses both business and technical acumen. This engineering role provides support for Lyft’s Corporate systems, managing their daily performance and incidents, implementing effective monitoring and alerting tools, creating automated workflows, building customer solutions, developing software, configuring applications, providing end user training and protecting all system related information assets.

To effectively support our business stakeholders, candidates for this role must be proactive, detail oriented, highly technical, analytical, service focussed and possess the ability to execute the following skills

About the Role:

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled Lead Anaplan Model Builder to join our growing team. In this role, you will play a key role in supporting our FP&A processes by designing, developing, and maintaining Anaplan models. You will collaborate closely with FP&A professionals to understand their needs and translate them into efficient and scalable solutions on the Anaplan platform.


  • Partner with FP&A stakeholders to design and develop Anaplan models for various FP&A use cases, such as budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting.
  • Techno- Functional professional with 3+ FP&A (e.g., Anaplan) full cycle implementations under their ktty.
  • Build and maintain complex Anaplan models, ensuring accuracy, efficiency, and scalability.
  • Develop and implement automation routines and data integrations to streamline FP&A processes.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve Anaplan issues, ensuring smooth operation and data integrity.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest Anaplan functionalities and best practices.
  • Manage stakeholder requirements and develop detailed implementation plans. Provide ongoing training and support to FP&A users on Anaplan functionalities.
  • Should be able to coordinate the design, development, and different testing activities
  • Basic knowledge of SQL
  • Work with product, engineering and operational business stakeholders to understand and prioritize business systems needs
  • Create architectural designs that enhance resilience and promote business continuity.
  • Identify actionable, value-added optimization and efficiency opportunities, and contribute to the continuous improvement of our Anaplan applications and processes.
  • Uphold strict and consistent standards of process documentation.
  • Carry out regular stakeholder meetings, run workshops and effective communication and collaboration sessions.
  • Carry out technical system audits to ensure compliance with appropriate standards.
  • Employ agile methodology in the development of software, systems interfaces and application configurations.

Experience & Skills:

  • 5- 7 years work experience in IT systems and deep domain knowledge of the associated Business Systems (Anaplan or similar technologies like workday adaptive planning, onestream is must and Tableau is preferred).
  • Good understanding of the software development lifecycle.
  • Experience of developing plans and project management techniques.
  • Proven ability to translate unstructured business problems into clearly defined requirements
  • Comfortable communicating and empathizing with individuals across a variety of roles — you will need to gather needs from Support business owners, and then articulate those needs to technical partners
  • Strong understanding of FP&A concepts and processes, including budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


  • Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Mental health benefits
  • Family building benefits
  • In addition to 12 observed holidays, salaried team members have unlimited paid time off, hourly team members have 15 days paid time off
  • 401(k) plan to help save for your future
  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave. Biological, adoptive, and foster parents are all eligible
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Lyft Pink - Lyft team members get an exclusive opportunity to test new benefits of our Ridership Program

Lyft is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Lyft does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. Lyft also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and local ordinances, and its internal policy, Lyft will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

This role will be in-office on a hybrid schedule — Team Members will be expected to work in the office 3 days per week on Mondays, Thursdays and a team-specific third day. Additionally, hybrid roles have the flexibility to work from anywhere for up to 4 weeks per year.

The expected range of pay for this position in the New York City area is $114,000.00 - $142,500.00. Salary ranges are dependent on a variety of factors, including qualifications, experience and geographic location. Range is not inclusive of potential equity offering, bonus or benefits. Your recruiter can share more information about the salary range specific to your working location and other factors during the hiring process.