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Lead Enterprise Architect f/m

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Date: Jan 14, 2023

Location: Montigny le Bretonneux, FR, 78180 Madrid, M, ES, 28020 Toulouse, FR, 31100 La Farlede, FR, 83210 Milan, IT, 20124 Villeurbanne, FR, 69100 Aix en Provence, FR, 13545

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.


Summary / Role Purpose

The Ansys Enterprise Architect is a strategic member of the Customer Excellence organization. He/She is responsible for leveraging advanced-level engineering and product development knowledge to define, design, develop, deploy and deliver enterprise-level solutions that enable customers to utilize advanced simulation technologies more effectively throughout their product development and engineering processes, specifically on the following domains: engineering collaboration, configuration & change management, requirements, model-based engineering, Materials & Simulation Data Management.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze business and technical needs, requirements, and the state of a customer’s current infrastructure, operations, and engineering workflows
  • Consult our customers on process design and process optimization
  • Derive the technical specifications in collaboration with other technical experts, peers and Ansys Product Management
  • Develop creative and appealing Proof of Concepts to solve complex business problems
  • Lead/Assist in coordinating and executing all technical activities (design, develop, deploy) throughout the sales opportunity such as customer meetings and product presentations, demonstrations and evaluations
  • Utilize the components of the Ansys platform as the foundation for building complete solutions that transform customer product development processes to facilitate more engineering in the digital domain by leveraging simulation
  • Participate in internal corporate initiatives to further enhance the solution suites, presales/sales enablement and business growth
  • Articulate the Ansys value proposition, which may encompass its entire suite of products (mechanical, fluid, electrical, electronics, optical, systems, software...).
  • Be a team player who can collaborate effectively with all key Ansys and customer stakeholders including sales, product development, project management, IT management, implementation engineers, and end users


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Required minimum years of professional experience in an engineering software environment: BS+8, MS+6, or PhD+3
  • 10 years of experience in an engineering software environment or comparable environments
  • Proven track record of architecting enterprise solutions consisting of various components that are connected using API technologies
  • Experience with enterprise class product development systems like SPDM, ERP, ALM, TDM, MIM/IMM, PDM, PLM type Aras Innovator, Siemens Teamcenter, Dassault ENOVIA or 3DEXPERIENCE, MSc SimManager, MSc MaterialCenter
  • Logical problem-solving approach and the ability to clearly communicate the situation and proposed solution to the customer
  • Projects a professional image and strong business acumen during customer interactions
  • Self-starter who possesses a sense of urgency, strong organizational and follow up skills
  • Willing to evolve in a dynamic and innovative environment, eager to learn
  • Communicate equally effectively at the executive level to discuss business requirements and value, as well as the engineering level to discuss technical requirements, capabilities, and benefits
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to facilitate and conduct webinars and presentations to customers
  • Demonstrated skills in writing and presenting in fluent English


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Preferred education and years of professional experience in an engineering software environment: BS+12, MS+10, or PhD+7
  • Practical knowledge with database management such as MS SQL
  • Proficient in programming: C# (.NET), Javascript, HTML, XML…
  • Demonstrated use of relevant Ansys software or knowledge of other commercial CAE, CAD, EDA software package
  • Experience with DevOps/continuous integration and deployment
  • Practical knowledge of agile project management
  • Ability to travel in EMEA up to 25%


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Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions.  With the prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high, met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on.  Because at Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration.  It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished”.  It’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel.
Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a component of the NASDAQ-100.
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Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys.  Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.