Sr. Solution Architect – Engineering Portfolio

Position Responsibilities for Solution Architect at 321 Gang:

Senior Solutions Architects are critical members of 321 Gang’s technical team whose primary role is to provide strategic technical sales, consulting, training, and services to 321 Gang’s customers. Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Work closely with IBM and 321 Gang sales teams in technically qualifying partner solutions including the IBM Engineering and IBM Cloud (which includes the former Rational and Telelogic brands). Pluses include experience with GitLab and Jira Align and Sodius solutions. Key skills include articulating the benefits of these solutions to customers.
  • Define and present to customers product and technology training on both tool solutions and modern software engineering best practices.
  • Work on customer engagements to assist in the successful implementation of solutions

Required Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced customer-facing professional with a very strong technical and consulting background:

  • US or Canadian resident with the legal right to work in the United States
  • 5+ years of experience providing solution consulting support at enterprise software companies
  • Experience with the several of the following IBM tools, or their predecessors, is desired: 
    • IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management Solution – including;
      • Engineering Workflow Management;
      • Engineering Requirements DOORS Next;
      • Engineering Test Management;
      • Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody – Model Manager;
      • Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody;
      • Engineering Lifecycle Optimization – Engineering Insights, Publishing, and Method Composer; and
      • Jazz Reporting Service
      • Engineering Lifecycle Optimization – Publishing
    • IBM DOORS Classic
    • IBM Synergy and Change, specifically upgrade and migration
    • IBM ClearCase and ClearQuest, specifically upgrade and migration
  • Pluses would include experience with GitLab and Atlassian Jira Align
  • Prefer administrative experience installing, upgrading, migrating and configuring IBM tools
  • 5+ years’ experience working at a large, compliance-driven software/systems engineering organization
  • Familiarity with modern enterprise software technologies including lean and agile best practices, Eclipse, service-oriented architecture (SOA), configuration and change management, Model Based System Engineering (MBSE)
  • Adept at customer interactions, including presentations, training, mentoring, and software implementations. (Now, in the Covid era, using Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Skype for Business, GoToMeeting, and the like.)
  • Excellent presentation, analytical, problem-solving and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Self-starter accustomed to a fast-paced environment
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or a related field

Additional Requirements:

  • Willing to travel ~25% (The 50% was pre-pandemic, at this point it is more important to be able to work, presenting, teaching, mentoring, and collaborating, using Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Skype for Business, GoToMeeting, and the like. We will adapt to our customers’ needs as they change.)
  • A lifelong learner
  • Able to work from home
  • Can be located anywhere in the continental U.S., as long as nearby a major airport
  • Former IBM Software or Systems Engineering, Telelogic or Rational career experience a plus
  • Previous experience in this type of role a plus
  • IBM or SAFe certifications are a plus

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About 321 Gang

321 Gang, based in Scottsdale, AZ, is a highly respected consultancy helping organizations that build complex software and systems in highly regulated environments to:

  • Accelerate time to market and consistently meet objectives
  • Significantly reduce waste/increase efficiencies
  • Adhere to strict compliance/quality assurance mandates
  • Adopt processes & practices like MBSE, MDD, Lean, Agile, and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Implement and adopt development tools from IBM, Sodius, Atlassian, GitLab, and others.

321 Gang is looking for great technical people who:

  • Thrive on working independently- from home
  • Truly focus on client success
  • Love solving problems for our clients

321 Gang’s systems & software clientele typically fall into one of the following buckets:

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive
  • Medical Device
  • Industrial & Consumer Electronics
  • Financial Services
  • And other highly regulated industries