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Reporting to the Technical Director of Product Lifecycle Management, the PLM System Architect provides technical leadership and direction for all information technology functional areas within Draper’s implementation and support of its Product Lifecycle Management System. This is a large-scale hardware/software deployment that will impact 2000 users and hundreds of sponsored projects with continued deployment and migration over the next 3 years. Responsibilities will include architecture of network and servers to host the Dassault ENOVIA PLM system to satisfy security requirements, provide connectivity to external users, and optimize performance. Planning support is also required for production-level deployment of the Dassault ENOVIA PLM system.
The PLM System Architect is responsible for ensuring a high level of interoperability between the PLM environment, other Enterprise systems, and customer-specific applications. Responsibility also includes coordinating with Information Services to plan, implement and support architectures and HW/SW solutions that support ongoing operations, meet performance and reliability goals, and comply with Corporate and Customer requirements for backup, disaster recovery, security and other applicable policies. Responsibilities also include the development and execution of technical roadmaps to support ongoing growth and migration of data and applications into the environment. Ongoing stakeholder communication and outreach is required to ensure customer (internal and external) requirements are incorporated into all technical solutions.
Serving in this role requires an individual to be a self-starter, working both independently and as a team member. Strong communication skills for interfacing with the broader PLM team, vendors, partners, customers and the IT community are required.
Architecture Strategy and Leadership
Standards, Policies and Procedures, and Continuous Improvement
Required Knowledge and Skills:
BS degree in a technical discipline with at least 10 years of demonstrated experience in architecture of enterprise systems. Experience is desired in the following areas:
Candidate should also possess leadership skills including the ability to research, plan and execute tasks with limited supervision, and have demonstrated ability to:
Preferred Knowledge and Skills:
Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance.