Solution Architect – Windchill PLM
You will be part of an engaged and kind team in an international and multicultural environment and within a department developing our future IT solutions in the Product Lifecycle Management and Virtual Manufacturing area.
Are you interested in digitalization, the latest technology and an organization that cares about its employees? Do you want to work with a bunch of incredibly driven, passionate, and skilled people? Great! Volvo Group is now searching for an experienced Windchill Architect within the PLM domain.
PLM & VM solutions covers CAD, Product lifecycle management (PLM), Virtual Manufacturing (VM) Augmented and Virtual reality applications. The solutions are a key enabler to achieve engineering efficiency, virtual trust, and the digital twin capabilities across the Volvo Group.
THIS IS US, YOUR NEW COLLEAGUES
Volvo is driving several exciting transformation projects and initiatives to digitalize our business processes, leverage the value of data, and become a fully data-driven company. We are part of Core Platform Area PLM/PDM Department working to increase efficiency through our current set of digital and IT solutions.
Our existing IT solutions comprises of a mix of varied technologies like Microsoft, Java, and Commercial Off the shelf (COTS) IT solutions and SaaS solutions from CAD and PLM vendors where PTC and Windchill is the PLM backbone. We are now starting up a heavy investment to transform and modernize our overall IT architecture and to further increasing the use of our PLM capabilities to build a modern digital collaboration platform to increase RnD Efficiency.
We are supporting the Volvo Group’s Digital ambitions to become a fully agile, data-driven company, and we are building the foundations for the virtual trust, supported by improved use of digital twins, i.e the digital data representing a physical object as well as an improved digital thread, the integrated view of physical products’ digital data through its lifecycle.
Role mission & context
You as a Solution Architect will be part of an Agile Scrum team and keep the work together from an architectural point of view for the PLM Core area. You along with other IT Architects in the team will be responsible for the IT Architecture for the Group Trucks core PLM solution, Windchill. Windchill is the main system that manages CAD data for Volvo Group Trucks, Powertrain and Penta and has about 7000 users in Volvo Group in 25 sites mainly in the Product Development area. We have IT representation in Ageo, Bangalore, Lyon, Göteborg and Greensboro.
We have started a PLM journey, shaping Volvo’s new way of working within the PLM core area to further extend the capabilities and usage of a PLM platform. We are facing a very challenging and exciting period as we are about to create the future IT environment in the PLM landscape, where you will be part of it.
Responsibilities as the Windchill Architect
Responsible for securing IT architectural compliance for Windchill Solution following Volvo and PTC best practices and Volvo Group architectural frameworks
You will be responsible as an architect for both one time and maintenance projects
Lead the implementation, validation and deployment of Windchill solutions
Be part of, guide and support the Windchill agile development teams to deliver the best solutions in line with Solution Center architecture directions.
Resolve architectural issues e.g., escalated from projects & solutions.
Secure excellent IT architectural competence through the Solution Center IT Architect network for the concerned solutions and project
Drive the work needed for integrations with other systems together with their representatives
Be part of relevant sub-portfolio ITA Team and work closely with Solution center Architect.
You need to have the ability to work under demanding, challenging and changing conditions. As a person you are structured, innovative and have a strong technical focus in combination with a very strong customer-oriented attitude. With the job comes a lot of freedom with responsibility that requires you to plan your daily work yourself. You enjoy teamwork, contribute with team spirit and you like taking responsibility. You have the passion to learn and explore new things. You are skilled in networking and building good relationships with your stakeholders. You should have the ability to inspire, develop and motivate individuals and teams.
Who are you
Experience in leading the design, development, implementation, validation and deployment of scalable Windchill solutions.
Extensive experience of IT assignments in software architecture, information and integration architecture
Broad knowledge of 3D CAD, PLM Platforms, and tools (Preferably PTC)
Very skilled in Windchill customization, configuration and working with Restful and MQ integration services.
Knowledge in handling light weight data, workflow management, BOM & Context management.
Experience in Cloud setp is beneficial.
Ability to integrate all architecture disciplines (Process, Data, Application, Integration, Technology, and Security) and advise on functional and technical approach for all systems integrating to Windchill platform
Ability to design and maintain architecture views, models and target architectures according to defined standards and tools
Have a strong business focus and is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of the business
Ability to translate and balance functional and non-functional business requirements into sustainable and cost-efficient solution design
Have the ability to set right priorities and eliminate roadblocks
Experience in assessing and manage IT risks and issues
You are comfortable in working with various stakeholders, navigate with ease in a multi-cultural environment and delivering results as a team,
University Degree in Engineering or similar IT graduation
You have good communication & presentation skills
We can offer you:
An attractive working environment where you will get an opportunity to work together with highly skilled colleagues in a global environment
An opportunity to work with the core PLM applications and process.
To work with exciting techniques and development practices in a complex technical environment
To grow your competence both within IT as well as the automotive domain
You will be part of shaping the new way of delivering value in an agile approach.
The Volvo Group culture is defined by a set of five carefully chosen values- Customer success, Trust, Passion, Change, and Performance. These values guide our day-to-day behaviour and drive our decision-making at all levels of the organization. They express our shared beliefs across countries and entities to form the basis for a high-performing culture that can help maximize the full potential of the organization. Our company values help guide us on that journey.