Pricing Solutions Architect

BayOne Solutions

San Francisco Bay Area

Published

Senior Solutions Architect – Pricing Strategy

12+ Months Contract

100% Remote Role – PST Working

As a Solution Architect, you will be responsible for the overall solution design for various large-scale projects. You will be required to collaborate with product managers, software engineers, business partners, domain architects and leadership to achieve robust solutions that are aligned with our technology and business capability roadmaps. You are a hands-on leader who is passionate about technology and delivering value through technology. You will have broad responsibilities across the Brand and Commercial space; helping us to design and build pricing capabilities of the future. Your primary focus will be to help shape our strategy on complex pricing challenges and support the continued build out of innovative pricing product demand models that adapt to constantly shifting marketplace dynamics. The successful candidate also enjoys working with product and technology leaders to provide insights into where the industry is headed in order to influence capability roadmaps of our various systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand business drivers and business capabilities (future and current state) and determine corresponding enterprise system designs
  • Translate business and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint to achieve business objectives and documents all solution architecture design and analysis work
  • Lead evaluation, analysis and design for the implementation of a solutions architecture
  • Create reference architecture focused on design principles, detailed APIs, major systems dependencies between business and IT
  • Work closely with other architects that manage and design architecture for dependent products
  • Collaborate and present in architecture collectives, review boards and other architecture forums
  • Analyze the business-IT environment to detect critical deficiencies, legacy and technical debt and recommend solutions for improvement (systems of record, differentiation, and innovation)
  • Define the principles, guidelines, standards and solution patterns to ensure solution decisions are aligned with the enterprise’s future-state architecture vision and contextualize solution development
  • Work closely with the program delivery teams to ensure the execution of plans corresponds with what is being promised throughout the project or product lifecycle
  • Partner with product mangers to design/solution scalable, performant and extensible technical capabilities that can power the pricing processes that deliver the most business value via services, APIs and reusable
  • Work closely with application and infrastructure development leads to fit systems and/or infrastructure to contextualized architecture
  • Ability to work with Data Engineers and AI/ML Scientists and demonstrate capability to create advanced features
  • Ensure non-functional requirements are designed into the end-to-end solution and perform software standards and design reviews
  • Manage the Key Design Decision process and design escalations
  • Stay up to date with emerging technology trends within the industry to innovate and champion new technologies/frameworks/tools where appropriate
  • Create working prototypes for testing new ideas
  • Mentor resources working on technical solution and act as the point person for cross-project technical issues/resolution

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of technology experience
  • 4+ years’ experience in the roles of solution architecture, full stack application development on digital tools, data and application architecture, integration, and infrastructure architecture
  • 2+ years’ experience deploying AI model pipelines in real-world environments and integrating AI/ML and other Cloud services into large-scale production applications
  • Deep understanding of AWS and/or Google Services related to AI/ML
  • Experience in exposing AI/ML outputs as services
  • Experience in developing front-end headless applications that make use of services that expose AI/ML data
  • Solid understanding of pricing strategies – Initial, Promotions and End of life pricing
  • Experience in Retail industry & a good understanding of the supply chain processes is preferred
  • Experience in COTS pricing solutions or homegrown pricing capabilities is preferred
  • Knowledge in pricing optimization and algorithms is a huge plus
  • Experience in defining, developing, and deploying Microservices based architecture
  • Hands on experience with web and open-source technologies, source code management and automated build and deployment pipelines
  • Experience in applying design patterns to defining enterprise integrations
  • Experience deploying solutions on the cloud platform (AWS, GCP, Azure) is preferred
  • Experience with SQL and no-SQL database technologies
  • Trusted and respected as a thought leader who can influence and persuade business and IT leaders and IT development teams
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies
  • Ability to clearly communicate (written & verbal) at all levels
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and lead cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work with developers in an in-and-out sourced environment
  • A creative thinker with passion for technology motivated by long-term business outcomes