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Ford Motor Company Solution Architect - Manufacturing (Build Product, IIOT and Quality) in Des Moines, Iowa

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation.

As a key member of our Enterprise Technology group, you’ll play a critical part in shaping the future of mobility. If you’re looking for the chance to leverage advanced technology to redefine the transportation landscape, enhance the customer experience and improve people’s lives, this is the opportunity for you. Join us and challenge your IT expertise and analytical skills to help create vehicles that are as smart as you are.

  • Provide enterprise architectural services to support Manufacturing PDO teams

  • Design solutions and provide solution architectural services

  • Build architectural Points of View for proposed initiatives

  • Consult and advise product teams and business partners

  • Interact with the product teams to develop and deliver technical solutions

  • Interact with the business community, PDO teams, and other architects to formulate strategy and support Product Lines

What you’ll be able to do :

  • Work closely with multiple product teams to define solutions required to support the Build Product, Quality and IIOT portfolios

  • Responsible for understanding enterprise needs and defining technical architecture solutions required to meet Ford Motor Company’s patterns and standards

  • Work on strategic analysis and evaluation of solutions to solve business challenges faced by the PDO teams.

  • Explore technical solutions to provide enhanced abilities to meet the company's evolving needs

  • Partner with other architects to guide teams by crafting, documenting and presenting architecture solutions

  • Provide support such as solving application functional, performance, and availability issues, and participate in vendor solution evaluation processes

The minimum requirements we seek:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field

  • 2+ years of experience with microservices, APIs, cloud platforms and container-based technologies

Our preferred requirements :

  • Good communication skills & presentation skills

  • Good at influencing people to a solution or an idea

  • The drive to follow an idea to its logical conclusion

  • Relationship building

  • Experience in a collaborative team environment

  • Familiarity with event-driven architecture

  • Familiarity and understanding of rapid deployment methodologies is an asset

  • Understands new technologies related to cloud integration

  • Core Competencies:Enterprise Architecture, Solution Architecture, Application Architecture Design, Solution Design, Business Requirements, Security & Controls, Functional Business Knowledge, Hardware, Infrastructure Architecture, Operating Systems, Operational Implementation & Launch, Strategy, Technology Lifecycle

What you’ll receive in return :

As part of the Ford family, you’ll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings, and stock investment plans, incentive compensation, and much more. You’ll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Requisition ID : 17724