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MES Enterprise Architect (Subject Matter Expert)

MES Enterprise Architect (Subject Matter Expert)

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This is a good one, we’re seeking an MES Enterprise Architect.

The MES Enterprise Architect will use their experience across the entire MES spectrum (and digital supply chain business unit!)

This ‘ MES guru’ will be the MVP and play a crucial role in defining technical architectures. Addressing functional challenges that arise within our manufacturing customer base, guiding and supporting the division’s functional analysts, solution architects, and technical lead resources.
What you’ll bring for us

  • A very strong understanding of key MES business drivers across multiple manufacturing scenarios (batch, discrete, continuous), and multiple vertical market segments, such as consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, specialty chemical, semiconductor.

  • Experience architecting solutions applying digital tech addressing operational challenges within these scenarios / segments

  • Deep knowledge of multiple MES platforms. Platforms of interest (but not limited to) Parsec TrakSys, Critical Manufacturing, GE Proficy, Inductive Ignition, and Rockwell Plex.

  • Strong experience defining fully-integrated technical architectures leveraging ISA-95 Level 3 MES/MOM technology, including interfacing to both Level 4 and Level 1/2 systems.

  • Deep understanding of common MES/MOM data pipelines, including OPC, MQTT, REST API, etc

  • Proven experience architecting related Level 3 MOM applications, including LIMS, WMS, EMS, CMMS, etc.

  • Proven experience architecting custom functionality using common software development technologies, including Microsoft .Net, SQL, HTML5, Python, Javascript, and web development frameworks such as Angular, Vue, or React.

  • Knowledge concerning the application of CI/CD principles to properly manage and deploy enterprise MES solutions.

  • Deep understanding of manufacturing technology infrastructure, including usage of cloud, web, edge, microservice, and containerization, including advantages and disadvantages of various deployment topologies.

  • Knowledge and experience defining enterprise strategies concerning the migration of Level 3 data to corporate data lake / warehouse solutions, and application of data reporting and analysis tools
What you’ll be doing for us

  • Aid in the definition and refinement of criteria upon which technology platforms / solutions are compared and ranked, based upon manufacturing process scenarios and customer constraints

  • Translate functional requirements as defined by both the customer and internal functional analysts to technical architecture and high-level design during pre-sales and sales activities

  • Evaluate technology / platform fit based on requirements and customer constraints

  • Present high-level technical architecture details to the customer via both documentation and oral presentation

  • Generate technical assessment documentation, consisting of technology ‘short-list’ rationale, evaluation criteria, technology rankings, and platform selection

  • Identify and define opportunities for accelerators, domain templates, and custom utilities to improve the efficiency of project execution and delivery.

  • Assist in proposal scope quotations based upon formulated functional requirements and technology selections

  • Aid project managers in the definition of implementation sprint execution strategies based upon formulated scope

  • Maintain technical understanding across all of their priority MES platforms

  • Actively participate in platform / technology reviews

  • Actively participate in periodic vendor workshops, update meetings, and conferences

  • Maintain appropriate architect-level certifications in the priority platforms leveraged

  • Support MES management in providing feedback and feature requests to platform vendors to support wider manufacturing situations and use cases

  • Provide guidance to MES implementation teams via review of technical designs

  • Serve as an escalation path by answering technical design questions posed by project solution architects and leads

  • Actively participate in MES architectural review board weekly meetings and ad-hoc chat forum

  • Consult on best practice concerning data interactions between the MES/MOM and ERP layer, as well as between various components within an enterprise MES/MOM infrastructure

  • Aid in the definition of CI/CD strategy for the priority platforms

  • Mentor junior technical leads and solution architects, aiding in the creation of continuous learning opportunities to grow these resources

  • Assist in generation of detailed solution designs and lead large-scale solution implementations as bandwidth permits

  • Draft use case studies and success stories to highlight MES solution value propositions to enable and support sales and marketing activities.
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Job Overview
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Offered Salary
$150000.00 to $175000.00 per year
Job Location
Aurora, United States
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