Conduct the analysis market segments and customer needs with the marketing organization to develop new product architectures
Understand product vision, business needs and all technical requirements
Create and maintain product-line roadmap and architectural standards that assure product development projects optimally align with business objectives which include platform management
Define product-line requirements and product-line architectural solutions (driving development work packages)
Develop optimal architectural and design principles to improve performance, capacity, scalability and reusability of the product
Interface with other Safran Seats departments/activities to insure concurrency of design philosophies with company strategy.
Define product-line requirements that address market opportunities.
Manages introduction of new concepts and technologies in the product w.r.t. TRL, market differentiation, risks analysis, technical debt management, ability to produce
Ensure, liaising with Quality, Production and Customer Support, product return of experience in production and operational life is captured and used to enhance the product-line.
Ensure and is accountable for the Design Authority role on the product-line itself during P3 & P2 projects
Supports the product-line implementation in customer's projects (P1 & P0) as the deputy to the chairman of the platform change control board
Approve the global specification & deviations,
Arbitrate between technical choices or compromises to ensure coherence of the products with its needs (eg. Approbation of major changes)).
Maintains awareness of product “users” (marketing, bid & sales and program teams) w.r.t. product architecture, features, roadmap and return on experience
Support pre-sales and product management teams in customers solution demonstrations
Serve as technical coordinator during the proposal stage of projects, and provide technical guidelines and direction for the proposal package.
Conduct in all pre-pricing and proposal reviews to assure that proper scheduling and content are included.
Participate and animate if required in the development of the Safran Seats Technology Roadmap.
Design, support and monitor cost reduction initiatives considering all levers & requirements for (re) design to cost
Support functions, program management and project engineering teams to solution engineering efforts
Define product-line validation policies so as to deliver products that meet system and project expectations
Facilitate the creation, review, and sign off of project deliverables
Provide support for production escalations and problem resolution for customers
Assist technical team with issues needing technical expertise or complex systems knowledge
Ensure the back-up of the senior architect manager
Provides leadership and mentorship for lower level Product Line Architect.
The Senior Architect will work closely with the marketing, the R&T, the design Engineering, the Certification, Program Management, the Quality Assurance, the Manufacturing, and the Supply Chain. The Senior Architect will work closely with the marketing, the R&T, the design Engineering, the Certification, Program Management, the Quality Assurance, the Manufacturing, and the Supply Chain.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
The product-line architects have an in-depth knowledge of their products along their lifecycle and has experienced developing it in the engineering organization.
Proven expertise in leading multiple projects.
Experience developing and maintaining project plans, resource models, risk logs, issue logs, status reports, and other project-related assets.
Strong relationship management skills including negotiation, conflict management, and managing multiple objectives.
Strong sense of accountability and ownership; understanding the project engineer role as it pertains to the project team and working with minimal supervision.
Develop broad knowledge about current and future product features.
In a multi-disciplinary context mixing electrical/mechanical/SW (eg: automotive, defense…)
Product Line Engineering, Modular Design
Excellent leadership skills, proactive
Ability to influence without authority, experiences in transversal/X-teams work, Team player with experience leading and collaborating cross-team
Advanced design skills
Proven problem solving skills
Proficient with MS Office
Able to multi-task and manage numerous projects/products/platform
Advanced Configuration Management Skills
Cognizant of the current standards of the aircraft industry and warrant specifications including FAA and CAA/JAA rules applicable to the product.
Proven problem solving skills
Desired Computer Knowledge and Skills :
Systems Engineering tools
Requirement Management : DOORS, Integrity, Jama, Polarion,…. or similar
Functional design : UML modelling, Archimate, Magic Draw… or similar
PLM (BOMs and Configuration Management) : Windchill, Enovia, Teamcenter, ARAS, Advitium, Audros…. or alike
Proficient with MS Office
Must have the ability to generate written communication and to operate required office equipment.
Ability to read and review written communication.
Speech and hearing abilities that allow individual to communicate clearly and distinctly in English.
Must be able to speak publicly and give presentations.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Material Science, Aeronautical, Aerospace, Mechanical, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Manufacturing, Industrial, Electrical, or Systems Engineering, or a related field is required or may substitute 6 years of related engineering education and/or experience in lieu or Bachelor's degree in order to meet the Bachelor's degree requirement.
Experience: Minimum of 10 years of related experience, required in addition to meeting the education requirement above. Minimum of 5 years proven experience in the commercial aviation industry is desired of the 10 years that are required.
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.
Safran was ranked as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.
Safran Seats is a world leader in aircraft passenger and crew seats. One million seats made by the company are now in service worldwide.
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