Solution Architect and Data Scientist - Presales at Pricefx

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Job Description We are a young and unconventional software company created in 2011 by experienced pricing software and pricing consulting professionals. As a first pureplay, native Cloud and SaaS provider in our industry,Pricefx became and intends to stay the leading SaaS Pricing (Price Optimisation & Management) and CPQ (Configure-Price-Quote) vendor. We are an agile company that brings good ideas to life quickly and is committed to market-driven innovation. We are highly flexible so, our customers are from diverse industries and sizes with brands like Michelin, Sonoco, Solenis, Dana, Avery Dennison, Robert Bosch, etc. We are a solid and sustainable company which is and will be strongly growing globally for the years ahead. Great time to join us and grow with us outside the borders.You will be in charge of...
  • Build reference "as-is" and "to-be" diagrams for prospective customers for any/all types of communications regarding business process, PriceFX intra-module data flow, and CRM/ERP integration
  • Provide technical support in response to field inquiries from Sales Account Executives, Solution Strategists related to capabilities of Pricefx Platform - with particular focus on data integrations and science and optimization capabilities
  • Answer functional and technical questions from customers regarding Pricefx Platform, architectural stack, product, product-science and science solution capabilities
  • Demonstrate and differentiate Pricefx Platform and optimization technologies to customers on-site, remotely via webinar sessions, and at conferences and advocate for Pricefx cloud offerings
  • Build and manage the repository of technical documents to support RFP/RFI processes and continuously update this repository based on latest release information
  • Interfacing with data science principals in the Product and Engineering organizations to comprehensively support presales science activities including prospect conversations and presales project pursuits ensure that Americas, APAC regions specifically (and EMEA occasionally) are supported as needed with the understanding for regional differences in needs and requirements for time of day support
In time, you will have the opportunity to...
  • Support our Solution Strategists in strategic prospective and existing customer engagements (i.e., SaaS expansion opportunities) which require comprehensive understanding of B2B GTM and pricing practices at the intersection of our product capabilities
  • Interfacing with the Product and Engineering organizations to provide systematic input on productized model configuration, invocation as well as usage of model results within the end-user capabilities
  • Become a trusted advisor for prospective customers during proof-of-concept phases by providing advisory on solution vision, business process mapping, design, scaling-up, etc.
  • Follow prospective customers into implementation led by our Customer Solutions team in order to gain first-hand witness on delivered solutions as well as to contribute to a wildly satisfying customer experience
  • Interact with, support, mentor, and encourage our technical and system integrator partner ecosystem through support of our Ecosystem team
  • Provide functional and technical coaching to sales team, including AEs and Solution Strategists
  • Provide functional and technical leadership to customer and partner teams on Pricefx Platform, including its integration and science and optimization capabilities
  • Consider variations of direct report responsibilities (e.g., partner resources co-engineering integrations & connectors) as well as a promotion path to technical manager of the global Presales Solution Architecture team.
  • Contribute to content creation and communication in support of marketing and ecosystem objectives with finished deliverables, including but not limited to webinars, website - blogs - social media, live events, and industry or science conferences
  • Support Director, Solution Strategy in any required special projects or additional responsibilities in scope for this position on responsibility
  • Articulate product positioning to both business and technical users
  • Collaborate with Product and Science on the early stages of qualification, evaluation, prototyping, and presentation of next-gen models or algorithms such as for new industries or product innovations
  • Provide product, industry, and other feedback to Product, Marketing, and Science leads and influence roadmaps
What should you have to succeed?
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Operations Research, Statistics, Data Science, Numerical Analysis or related field
  • Demonstrated competency with 10+ years of hands-on and team lead experience in the implementation of enterprise software solutions across Fortune 100/500 companies - with focus on systems-integration strategies and technologies (e.g. ETL, ELT, API-based integrations)
  • Demonstrated competency with 5+ years of hands-on data science individual contributor production in some mix of academic and professional capacities - with language preference for Python (primarily) and R
  • Conversational, white-board and equation-level comprehension of popular machine-learning techniques (or other statistical or mathematical techniques in favor)
  • A self-starter and individual contributor in any/all aspects of lead-to-cash -- but ideally with a focus on pricing and CPQ for 5+ years -- experience with hands-on design, prototyping, development, configurations, testing, or other implementation activities
  • Skilled in problem-solving and finding the right mix when communicating across the business to technical spectrum experience collaborating with a team environment of cross-functional, cross-vendor, or cross-partner teams, and deliver responsibly and manage to aggressive timelines
  • "Whiteboard-level presence" on ERP/Pricing/CPQ related business process design, implementation and/or integrations - particular experience with SAP ECC or S/4 is preferable -- along with excellent communication skills -- will distinguish excellent candidates
  • Enjoys building communicative (if not pretty) solution and integration diagrams
This would make it easier
  • Hands-on experience with SAP ECC Sales & Distribution or S/4 programming or integrations (e.g., Condition Technique, ABAP, BAPI, Process Integration, Cloud Process Integration, IDOCS)
  • Hands-on experience with SFDC or Dynamics CRM or CPQ -- administration or integrations
  • Hands-on experience with NumPy, SciPy, and pandas
  • Experience in working with SaaS engineering and support teams for resolution of technical, integration, and performance issues
  • Experience with or ability to communicate distinction between use case applicability for RDBMS vs. NoSQL and modern caching technology
  • Understanding of HTTP methods as well as strength in or ability to learn RESTful and ODATA based integrations
  • Light experience in with scripting languages such as Groovy, Python, Bash, or Powershell
  • Light experience in software engineering using web frontend technologies
  • Light understanding (or goal to learn about and communicate on technical or conceptual elements of) SaaS security, including authentication - SSO techniques, permissions, in-transit and at-rest encryption, modern fire-wall technology, SIEM, and penetration testing
  • Light understanding (or goal to learn about and communicate on elements of) ISMS programs, including ISO and SOC standards
  • United States (Remote Opportunity)
Other job specifics...
  • Full-time employment
  • Ability to travel up to 30% in the United States, with occasional international travel
What will you love about us?You will be part of a global team and a company culture that is characterized by the free and respected exchange of professional and cultural perspectives. As a rapidly growing organization, you will have opportunities to explore creative ways of delivering continuous value to our clients and charting a career path that reflects the unique skill set and experience you bring to Price fx. We will give you the option of your own devices by providing a monthly $240-IT allowance (laptop, mobile, and internet). We have built a benefits program to match the strength of our team.By applying, I confirm that I acknowledge and understand how Pricefx processes my personal data as per information in GDPR for candidates
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150 N Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606

An Insider's view of Pricefx

What are some social events your company does?

We all meet in Prague every January to celebrate Pricefx's Birthday!


Marketing Specialist - Events Marketing

What makes someone successful on your team?

We are passionate about what we do, thrive in a fast-moving environment, agile in our skills and enjoy working as a team. 


People Business Partner

What is your vision for the company?

To become the leading SaaS pricing and CPQ provider.



What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our colleagues are top-notch, customer-oriented, smart, team players. If you ask us what is the best thing about Pricefx we will mostly say the people we work with and the unique culture. Fantastic vibe!
Btw - the view is also sort of spectacular :-).


SVP People & Culture

What are Pricefx Perks + Benefits

Pricefx Benefits Overview

Bring your ideas to life while working within a flexible environment. We value collaboration, teamwork, and inspiration. Get breathtaking views of Chicago while you work from the 42nd floor in our spectacular office at 150 N. Riverside Plaza, just a few minutes from Ogilvie and the “L.”

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Pricefx employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Pricefx employees have the ability to purchase short-term and long-term disability insurance.
Dental Benefits
Pricefx provides dental coverage through Aetna Dental, Delta Dental, Guardian Dental, and MetLife Dental. Of these current plans, we offer 2 plans that are 100% paid for by Pricefx.
Vision Benefits
Pricefx provides vision coverage through Aetna and VSP. Of these current plans, we offer 1 plan that is 100% paid for by Pricefx.
Health Insurance Benefits
Pricefx offers 19 rich UnitedHealthcare plans. 1 5 of the 19 plans are 100% paid for by Pricefx. . Plans include PPO and HDHP offerings.
Life Insurance
Pricefx offers a Life Insurance of $50k at no cost to employees.
Pet Insurance
Pricefx employees have the ability to purchase Pet insurance.
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Pricefx team fitness initiatives include Sponsored race teams and 100% paid for Strava Membership to compete against employees globally in running and biking.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Pricefx 401(k) retirement plan offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from.
401(K) Matching
Pricefx 401(k) retirement plan matches 100% of an employee's contribution up to 4% of their annual salary.
Performance Bonus
Pricefx offers applicable employees a generous Performance Bonus or Sales Commission program based on their role within the organization.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Pricefx offers 12 weeks of 100% paid maternity leave with the possibility to take an additional 12 weeks. Once an employee returns from maternity leave, extra perks will be provided.
Flexible Work Schedule
Pricefx offers an entirely flexible schedule to its employees outside of core hours (9 a.m - 2 p.m.), pending their manager's discretion.
Remote Work Program
Employees have the ability to work from home full-time or the option to come into the office when they want. Pricefx is set up to be a remote and virtual environment with our Teams and Customers.
Family Medical Leave
Pricefx offers up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year, as well as maintained health benefits, for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act(FMLA).
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Pricefx Paid Time Off (PTO) policy includes 20 PTO days for all employees annually and 5 days may be carried over. Pricefx also has 13 Paid Public Holidays
Paid Volunteer Time
Pricefx encourages employees to give back with paid volunteer time of up to 16 hours a year.
Paid Holidays
Price f(x) offers all employees 13 observed paid holidays.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Price f(x) loves its beer. We have the top row in our fridge dedicated to various beers, and we stock it with local brews monthly.
Casual Dress
Pricefx casual dress code includes jeans, sweats, t-shirts, and flip-flops every day of the week.
Commuter Benefits
Pricefx offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Company Outings
Pricefx has various outings throughout the year including a once-year All Hands event in another country with all expenses covered.
Stocked Kitchen
Pricefx has a fully stocked kitchen including snacks, coffee, tea and all of the soda you can handle.
Some Meals Provided
We provide free lunch 2 to 3 times per month.
Happy Hours
Pricefx has happy hours quarterly at local bars or in the office open to all employees to let loose a little and have the opportunity to bond and get to know each other.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Pricefx is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) organization, we’ll give you $240 tax-free each month ($2880 per year) towards your laptop, mobile, and internet.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Pricefx offers employees professional development opportunities that include onsite training courses, and the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Pricefx allows employes to set aside 32 working hours for learning.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Once a year, Pricefx-ers from around the globe gather in another Country to celebrate. We work (and play) hard throughout the year. So, our All Hands is the perfect time to meet face to face with disjointed voices you've had many meetings with over the phone, plan for the year ahead, but most importantly get to know each other better in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

We now offer an additional day off during your birthday month and on your anniversary month at years 3, 5, 8, 10. In your anniversary years, we also provide a special token of our Pricefx appreciation.

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