Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Chief Architect Job
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Hill AFB, UT 84056, US
Engineering & Technology
BAE Systems is seeking an exceptional, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Chief Solution Architect for an exciting opportunity to support the Air Force's acquisition of the next generation Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).
Why BAE Systems? BAE Systems is the third largest defense contractor in the world with an exceptional, mission-focused culture. The 800+ BAE Systems employees and sub-contractors located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah are aligned to the United States Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center as part of the Integration Support Contract (ISC), assisting the government customer with acquisition and technical sustainment engineering. We support the Center in sustainment of the existing LGM-30 Minuteman III (MM III) weapon system and acquisition of its replacement, the YLGM-182A Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD). We are a valued mission partner delivering daily excellence and innovative solutions to our government customers. BAE Systems has earned accolades as a “Top Workplace” in Utah based on employee feedback for three consecutive years, earning special distinction for providing a healthy work-life balance for our valued employees. We work very hard to ensure this is a great place to work!
Why Utah? You’ve got to see it to believe it! Utah is an amazing state with a diverse and eclectic culture and truly offers a new experience for anyone willing to search. We are located north of Salt Lake City at the foot of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. The area offers an incredible range of outdoors pursuits across the seasons including hiking, climbing, hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and world class skiing at resorts that hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. The state is home to five amazing National Parks and an easy drive from two more; Grand Teton and famous first National Park in the world, Yellowstone. The Salt Lake City area offers a vast array of cultural activities and businesses including multiple professional sports teams. It is a western states hub for exceptional, cutting edge medical care with people traveling from across the region for a range of nationally renowned specialty care centers and doctors. The Salt Lake International Airport is expanding and offers easy, direct access to just about anywhere you want to fly.
Why GBSD? The Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) Program is an enormous and complex “Mega-Project” modernizing the entire ICBM weapon system deployed across tens of thousands of square miles in five states. Without a doubt GBSD is one of the DoD’s most important acquisition efforts for the next decade, if not longer. It includes a complete refurbishment of hundreds of aging Minuteman III ICBM facilities to secure and support a newly designed, technologically advanced ballistic missile. It will also provide an entirely new command and control system as well as vast array of required support equipment specifically engineered to operate and sustain the new weapon system over the decades ahead. GBSD is the Department of Defense’s newest official “program of record” having just achieved Milestone B and enjoys broad, strong support at the national level. It is a long-term project with the weapon system anticipated to deploy over a nine-year period beginning in 2026 and remain operational until at least 2075. GBSD is a career defining program that will present unique and challenging opportunities that are simply available with smaller projects.
Tell me about this job. The PLM Chief Solution Architect supports the ISC and the government customer’s Systems Engineering & Integration Division for the architecture, roadmap, configuration and development of the PLM system for the Branch (which includes supporting key PLM stakeholders). Daily responsibilities include supervising & providing leadership to the PLM team, active participation in cross functional IPTs, development & configuration of the PLM environment via agile development, coordinating & leading capability demonstrations as well as interactive user betas & acceptance tests in support of the government customer. The ideal candidate will have manager experience as well as documented knowledge, skills, and abilities in the architecture, business systems integration & related business processes of PLM systems with emphasis on the Siemens Teamcenter platform. The PLM Chief Architect works with key government & prime contractor external stakeholders such as PLM Technical Leads, Configuration Management and Data Management (CM/DM) Leads, Part Service & Maintenance (PSM) Leads and others to assess and ensure that the PLM architecture is fulfilling the program objectives.
This is a rare opportunity to join a high-performing team within a large defense company with an extraordinary, positive culture and mission focus. In this position, you will provide direct support to a national security critical weapon system throughout engineering development, deployment and sustainment. You will become a trusted mission partner to the innovative, digital engineering-driven Air Force organization that will design, build, test, transition, and sustain the world’s safest, most secure, and effective land-based nuclear deterrent, on-schedule. Do not miss this!
Recognized as a Top Workplace in Utah for two years in a row. Join an extraordinary company culture and the winning team to success this year and for years to come.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline and at least 10 years’ experience with PLM Architecture, configuration & development of business systems using Siemens Teamcenter Platform
Excellent cognitive, communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills.
Active US DoD Secret Security Clearance granted within the last 5 years
Ability to achieve a US DoD Top Secret Security Clearance
At least 5 years’ experience leading technical teams
Pursuant to Government contract, this position requires US Citizenship status
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline and at least 8 years’ experience with PLM Architecture, configuration & development of business systems using Siemens Teamcenter Platform
Siemens Expert Series or equivalent training/experience
Prior business experience as end user of PLM systems in areas such as: CAD, MBSE, Configuration Management, etc.
Prior experience with agile development
Prior experience with PLM integrations such as eQube, T4, etc.
Active US DoD Top Secret Security Clearance
Experience with DoD acquisition programs
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
INCOSE Certifications: ASEP, CSEP or ESEP
About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats.
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