Product Configurator Architect

Job Locations US-OH-Hilliard
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/12/2024 10:26 AM)
Job ID
2024-17358
Category
IT

Overview

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At ADS, no idea is off limits, and we celebrate creativity and bold moves.  For more than 50 years ADS has been manufacturing a variety of innovative and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional materials.  Headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio, we are a multi-billion dollar stormwater management company, manufacturing pipe and ancillary products. What does that mean? When it storms, we capture rain with our drain basins, convey it with pipe, store it using chambers and finally treat it with our water quality products, before safely returning water back to the environment. We handle, what we call, the entire lifecycle of a raindrop. Our products help prevent flooding, which increases quality of life for people living in large cities, suburbs, and rural towns. We also believe in creating a circular economy and are the largest plastic recycling company in North America. We use plastic shampoo and detergent bottles to create pipe, diverting over 500 million pounds of plastic from landfills every year. ADS operates a global network of over 60 manufacturing plants and 30 distribution centers. 

 

We have amazing stories to tell, and we need your help getting our story out there. To learn more about ADS, please visit our website at www.adspipe.com.

Responsibilities

As the Product Configurator and Design Tool Solution Architect you will be responsible to align with business and IT leaders on a future state vision and roadmap in the product configurator and design automation space. You will collaborate closely with business subject matter experts, business analysts, and developers to analyze requirements, design solution architectures, and oversee the successful implementation of the future state vision.

 

Primary Job Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain a future state vision and roadmap for the product configurator and design automation space, in alignment with business and IT leaders.
  • Stay current on the latest advancements in product configurator and design automation technology, industry trends and best practices, assessing potential impact on relevant strategies and solutions.
  • Collaborate with business subject matter experts and business analysts to understand the business needs and translate them into functional and technical requirements.
  • Lead solution design in collaboration with application developers, integration developers, and web developers to align with the future state vision and ensure resiliency, scalability, performance, and optimal end user experience.
  • Develop and maintain end to end process flow diagrams, data flow diagrams, technical designs, and system architectural diagrams to document the system and architecture design.
  • Collaborate with the ADS IT Architecture Review Board and Security Team to ensure alignment with company standards.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to development teams, ensuring adherence to best practices and architectural standards.
  • Collaborate with project managers, business analysts, and other stakeholders to ensure successful project delivery within defined timelines and budgets.
  • Monitor system performance and resiliency, and identify architecture improvements and system maintenance to ensure a positive end user experience.
  • Monitor integrated application versions, and identify patching and upgrades required to ensure continued version compatibility.
  • Monitor IT ServiceNow Idea portal, and identify potential enhancements based on business input.
  • Follow all current department policies, especially regarding the use of workload management tools (e.g., Architecture Review Board, IT security, incident/request/change tracking, knowledge base, project documentation, time-tracking).
  • Application scope includes, but is not limited to: Custom design tools, cloud-based product configurators, web-based part selectors and calculators, takeoff tools, CAD and analysis tools, etc.
  • Integration scope includes, but is not limited to: CRM, ERP, Data and Analytics, CAD, etc.

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of relevant experience in software development and/or CAD
  • Or associate degree plus 10 years of experience in software development and/or CAD

 Preferred Experience:

  • Ability to take complex customer and product concepts and develop solutions.
  • Knowledge of product configurator processes.
  • Experience with product configurator platforms, preferably Epicor CPQ
  • Experience with application integration middleware (preferably MuleSoft)
  • Experience with enterprise-level CRM software (preferably Salesforce, Pardot)
  • Experience with enterprise-level ERP software (preferably Oracle EBS)
  • Experience with Data and Analytics (Google Analytics, Power BI, etc.)
  • Experience with at least one 3D CAD application (preferably Autodesk Inventor)
  • Analytical abilities and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and documentation skills
  • Competence in Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience with both Agile and Waterfall project management methodologies.
  • Experience with ServiceNow and ITIL is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Website, CRM and ERP systems, and the ability to integrate CPQ solutions with these systems.
  • Experience with Agile and Waterfall project management methodologies is a plus.

EEO Statement

ADS supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience, and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. ADS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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