Henkel

Palantir Pricing Applications - Support and Enhancements

Posted Apr 23, 2021
Project ID: 2687584
Location
Remote
Duration
8 months
(May 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021)
Hours/week
30 hrs/week
Payrate range
Unknown

*Please note: the service contract for this position will not be concluded with Henkel AG & Co. KGaA but with an external party”.


Projektname / project name

 

Palantir Pricing Applications – Maintenance, Bug Fixes & Enhancements

 

Projektbeschreibung /project description

Henkel runs within Adhesive Technologies a project to systematically check existing pricing conditions and optimize those in order to maximize EBIT. The project covers analysis, presentation and optimization steps. All of this is done with Palantir Foundry software.  The relevant sub project scope is about maintaining and enhancing these solutions.

 

Leistungsbeschreibung / Task Description


The scope of service of the contractor is regarding the existing Palantir-based solution. To a smaller extent, tasks may be performed in the implementation of the successor platform. All services will be delivered using an agile working method. External resources are needed as there is no internal staff with the required expertise in the following area:

  • Palantir Foundry 
  • Workshop
  • Slate
  • Object Explorer
  • Ontology
  • PySpark (experienced)
  • SQL
  • Spark (distributed computing) 
  • JavaScript and/or TypeScript
  • PowerBI - itermediate, Dremio and SQL - basic
  • Low Code Application Development

 

The external consultant is in a unique position and performs significantly different tasks than the internal employees, namely Development of Pricing Data Pipelines. Only Scrum Master and Business Product Owners are internal Henkel Staff.

 

One sprint consists of two week and there is a daily jour fixe of 15 minutes and a weekly backlog meeting of 30 minutes. During these meetings, the team discusses the current requirements and issues, and the contractor independently performs the following tasks:

 

  • Enhancement according to Product backlog of existing advanced data pipelines and low code applications for the pricing initiatives within Palantir Foundry. The documentation of the existing pipelines will be provided by Henkel in advance.
  • Consulting of Price Generation process to expanded on different levels of the value creation process
  • Maintenance and expandanding of Pyspark Pipelines, Low Code Environment applications (Palantir Workshop), object modification processes (Ontology Actions). 
  • Functional and technical consulting of business analysis and facilitate documentation of business requirements that will be validated and approved by Henkel.
  • Independently implement the needed business functions (as described in the tasks above/product backlog) in the Pyspark Pipelines, Low Code Environment applications (Palantir Workshop), object modification processes (Ontology Actions) including the related deployment activities. 
  • Create crud (create, read, update, delete) operations in Palantir Foundry for predefined objects (as defined above during the business analysis/product backlog), that will be validated and approved by Henkel.
  • Develop the new functions (as defined above during the business analysis/product backlog) for expanding the price generation process, based on input of IT team and Adhesives Marketing team. This input will be gathered in the product backlog by the product owner.
  • Build a testing environment for potential new changes according to specialty of Product Backlog.
  • Code tests as well as data quality checks will be executed according to specialty of Product Backlog. Defects will need to be fixed and once in quality code will need to be deployed to production.
  • Software Code will be inline documented, processes and templates introduced or modified will be continuously documented inside AzureDevOps and wiki, Henkel will review and approve it as part of Sprint review process the quality.
  • Handover to Henkel or other external company. This process will be several online sessions, where documentation will be checked / enhanced if necessary.


The service provision of the contractor has the goal to maintain and enhance the Pricing Data Pipelines primarily of the Palantir Foundry software used by Henkel Adhesives and secondarily enhance the Pricing Data Pipelines in specific cases for the successor platform with specific PowerBI dashboards.


Timelines


The following timelines are to be adhered to by the contractor during the provision of the service:

  • Resolution of incidents in the Palantir Platform based on own commitments based on own estimations respecting the criticality as mentioned in the Azure DevOps items which are raised by the key users.
  • Fulfillment of enhancements as discussed and aligned with the Henkel stakeholders: case based using own commitments based on own estimations provided during the sprint meetings and then documented in AzureDevops work items respectively sprint plans.


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