IT Architect – PLM Core (Windchill)

IT Architect – PLM Core (Windchill)
Solution Delivery Unit DVP
Solution delivery Unit R&D and Purchasing Solutions is a global unit within Volvo providing IT solution supporting all Volvo Group product development globally. The mission of the unit is to ensure that the Volvo Group's IT solutions and IT projects within the area of Product Development and Purchasing are managed in an optimal way.
Solution Center CAD/VPDM & VM
The Solution Center (SC) CAD/VPDM & VM is a department within Solution delivery Unit DVP with the responsibility to deliver applications used in the Volvo Group for 3D (CAD) development and virtual product data management and data analysis.
The SC covers both unique TD/BA and shared solutions cross Volvo Group and has full responsibility for runtime (cost, quality of service) and for the delivery of new development. The SC is supporting roadmap design and long term planning in its area and is responsible to drive deliveries according to the global solutions agenda.
We look for an IT architect in the PLM core area
We are now looking for an IT Architect with passion for developing and running the IT solutions to meet the needs in the PLM core area of the business going forward.
Since you are part of a global unit, with global responsibilities, you will need to actively cooperate with various stakeholders and navigate with ease in a multi-cultural environment.
Role mission & context
You as IT 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 as an IT Architect 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 this area.
Key Responsibilities
  • 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
  • Be able to act as Lead Architect for critical projects
  • Lead the implementation, validation and deployment of Windchill solutions
  • Be part of and guide 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
  • Support the Product Owners and Application IT Architects
  • Active participation in IT Architectural working group
  • You will work closely with Solution Center Architect following the RnDP architecture guidelines
  • You are used to communicate with different stakeholders in different levels in an organization
  • Experience of agile way of working is a strength
Wanted profile:
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 are skilled in networking and building good relationships with your stakeholders. You have the ability to inspire, develop and motivate individuals and teams.
Who Are You
  • Experience leading the design, development, implementation, validation and deployment of scalable, Windchill solutions.
  • Extensive experience of IT assignments in software architecture, information and integration architecture
  • Ability to drive and secure the IT Architecture skill in PLM Core area, working closely with other experienced IT architects.
  • Experience from Volvo Group is beneficial
  • Broad knowledge of 3D software’s
  • Knowledge in Volvo systems and tools e.g. PDM-link, MPM Link, CreoView, CreoParametric, CATIA, KOLA, Creo Illustrate and AVP, , ,.
  • You are able 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
  • Have a strong focus in business and end to end to meet the expectations and requirements from business
  • Ability to design and maintain architecture views, models and target architectures according to defined standards and tools
  • Have the ability to set right priorities and eliminate roadblocks
  • You are able to assess and manage IT risks and issues
  • You have good presentation skills (written and verbal).
  • A degree in Computer science or similar, also other degrees or proven competencies that connects to the visualization area is a merit.
  • Fluent in English
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relations with your internal and external stakeholders
  • We expect you to be curious, have great problem-solving skills and to have a genuine interest in IT
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 application for the virtual product within GTT, GTO and Penta
  • 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 work in close collaboration with our customers/users, suppliers and development team
Together we are delivering cutting edge solutions and services which drive profitability and growth. You will be part of an organization where continues improvements and fulfillment of business value is vital. We are expected to deliver a state of the art solution for a stable and effective product development environment and Production development environment, to develop the solutions in order to increase the efficiency for our stakeholders. We work closely together between the delivery teams within our Solution Center in a global environment.
Location will be in Gothenburg.
For more information please contact
Delivery Manager VLM(core) & VM Mikael Lundkvist: +46 739026654
HRBP Sofie Nylander SDU RnDP Sweden +46 739023990
Union representatives for Swedish applicants:
Akademikerna – Therese Koggdal, +46 470 387855
Unionen - Jonas Ljungdahl, +46 31 3224985
Ledarna – Peter Svensson, +46 739 022687

Om oss

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group IT manages the Group’s overall IT strategies and plans and has the end-to-end responsibility for all development, delivery, support of IT solution and services for the Volvo Group.

We are more than 6000 people based in 36 countries working in a completely global organization. We are a team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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