Payments Solutions Architect

P97 Network - Houston, TX

Estimated Start Date: Immediate

Location: Houston, Texas or Atlanta, Georgia (with 25% travel expected)

Immediate Supervisor: Senior Product Director – Professional Services

Company Background

P97 Networks is the leading provider of mobile commerce and digital marketing solutions which power new and emerging daily journeys. When you’re looking for fuel, food, parking, charging, or convenience retail—our innovative cloud based mobile commerce platform, PetroZone®, enables mobile payments, customer loyalty programs, and connectivity with the largest universe of gas stations and convenience stores in the US. We focus on creating connected commerce experiences, whether through your connected car, smart phone, or voice enabled devices like Alexa. We are experts at cloud-based payment and loyalty aggregation, identity and security, digital offers and settlement, omni-channel marketing, and data insights.

Every day, we are re-imagining connected consumer experiences and trying to make life’s daily journeys a little bit better for everyone. Convenience, speed, and safety is our mission—and these are the expectations for the new generation of buyers, sellers and anyone looking to conduct commerce during their daily drive. P97 is recognized as a thought leader for enabling digital transformation in the convenience retail and fuels marketing industry, and we take hiring very seriously. We further believe the combination of an experienced team, our passion for technology, and our mutual desire to win—will make us successful together. We trust you will find our company and this opportunity equally compelling.

Job Description: Pre-Sales Payment Solutions Architect

P97 is currently hiring an experienced multi-disciplined Pre-Sales Payment Solutions Architect to perform the function of a Sales Engineer poised to deliver on sales growth methodologies, cross-functional relationships, and strategic management with a career focused on commerce, payments, security, risk, and compliance. We also place a strong focus on finding a Solution Architect that can communicate high-tech solutions to technical and non-technical audiences collaboratively.


Perform hands-on solution design, solution architecture, architecture roadmaps, prototyping, proof-of-concept builds, and development tasks as required in support of current and new projects.
Ensure solutions are scalable and meet overall business requirements.
Actively work with teams in solution design and implementation.
Guide technical team to deliver a flexible and scalable solution.
Mentor and supervise developers.
Participate in customer-facing pre-sales activities and internal initiatives as required.
Create and/or contribute to technical and functional documentation such as detailed architectural and system design documents.
Participate in project/sprint planning, status, and review meetings.
Participate in peer reviews and evaluate designs and project activities for compliance with applications design, development guidelines, and standards.
Identify problem areas and identify causes of problems and suggest actions for solving them.
Drive innovation and integration of new technologies and methodologies into projects.
Worked with Product Management, Professional Services, Development, and 3rd party vendors/partners to design retail solutions, identify application gaps, estimate scope, and prepare statements of work.
Educated clients on new payment and security trends through creation of technical articles, case studies, Lunch-n-Learns, and trade show presentations in addition to providing extensive technical training for staff as necessary.

Success Factors

Ability to lead technical sale of payment solutions
Extensive knowledge in testing best practices; understand the need for continuous process, and service improvements using best practices
A proven track record of exceeding goals by collaborating, influencing, and working cross-functionally through others creating trusted relationships
A persuasive and charismatic communicator with the ability to synthesize and deliver complex information to all involved stakeholders.

Previous Experience with the following is essential:
New Market Development
Enterprise Architecture
Payments Security
Pre-Sale Technical Support
Product Demonstrations
Implementation Specifications
Solutions Design
Relationship Management
ROI Estimates
Cross Functional Teams
Ecommerce / Retail /Mobile Payment Technology/ IoT payment solutions/technology
Design Specifications
Best Practice Guidance
Security Architecture
Business Operations

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in a STEM related degree (preferably Computer Science/Computer Engineering)
Minimum 7 years of development experience
Minimum 3 years’ experience as a team member of successful software project implementations related to payment solutions
Recognized as a functional expert in the payments’ domain.
Experience with common debugging tools.
Advanced certifications by software vendor(s).
Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
Experience in hands on design, prototyping, development, configurations, testing and other implementation activities.
Strong technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment that is based on-shore and off-shore.
Driven to meet aggressive milestones.

P97’s employees are recognized as a thought leader by peers, customers, and others in the industry with a respected reputation both internally and externally. If you want to be the newest member of a vibrant group of technology leaders in an innovative and entrepreneurial environment, then apply online today to start building solutions that customers will love to use and join a company that truly rewards your hard work and values your talented contributions. For a complete list of our open positions, please visit our website at and career center at

P97 rewards your hard work with a competitive compensation plan, comprehensive benefits plan, stock options, 401k with a match, PTO package, corporate catered lunches twice a week, and a stocked kitchen for all employees to use along with amazing opportunities for career growth and personal development.

This is a full-time position in Houston, Texas, with the expectation that this role will work from the P97 office 5-days a week. No remote work option is available for this position.

Please note, relocation assistance will not be provided for this position. We thank all respondents for their interest in P97. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No Phone calls please.

Placement agencies or recruiters need not respond.

Applicants for employment in the USA must have work authorization that does not now, or in the future, require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with P97 Networks, Inc. (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

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