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Senior Lead Architect IoT and CX (m/f) - Germany  

ZEISS (company)


Posted on : 26 January 2017

Project Description

  • The Digital Innovation Partners unit is being set up at our company to realize cutting-edge digital solutions. Jointly with the our  business groups.
  • We develop and implement digital solutions @speed and @scale. We are driven by creativity and a strong desire to shape the digital future of company.
  •  To build up our team, we are now seeking a:

  Senior Lead Architect IoT and CX (m/f)  
  •   Your role :
    • You will play a crucial role in setting up our new Digital Innovation Partners unit and actively contribute to the success of the digital transformation.
    •  In this challenging function you will be responsible to build the engineering stack of the Digital Innovation Partners enabling the creation of innovative digital systems. 
    • You will define the target software architecture of our customer interaction and Internet of Things initiatives.
    • As a subject matter expert in cloud technologies, IoT platforms, and customer interaction technologies you will help to harmonize key initiatives across our company's Business Groups. 
    • The role entails to research emerging technologies, products, services and architectures and to work with the various business and technology groups to deliver the group-wide end-to-end architecture. 
    • The role is a combination of internal activities and accountabilities as well as external activities (working with key vendors and start-ups, engaging with customers and participating in industry forums and events).

  • Engineering degree or equivalent (networking, computer science, etc.) and at least 10 years of experience in a similar senior lead architect role in the same or an adjacent B2B industry   
  • Hands-on experience in either operations or engineering of software and/or platforms before moving into the architect role   
  • Proven experience in designing and delivering complex end-to-end architectures that encompass connectivity, devices & services   
  • Experience in designing or operating private and public and n-tier environments   
  • Advanced understanding of software-defined cloud concepts and technologies as well as good understanding of the embedded world 
  • Good understanding of network (Ethernet, TCP/IP, MPLS, ISIS/BGP), OSS and CRM/CPM stacks   
  • Good understanding of platform economics and experience in writing business cases   
  • Strong team player able to lead small teams of senior architects/engineers, drive projects and prioritize based on business value 
  • Good presenter and inter-personal skills (C-level, customer meetings, vendor management, speaking at conferences, publishing thought leadership, active participation in industry forums)   
  • Both creative and analytical skills, able to deliver complex documents and “connect the dots”   
  • Fluent English (technical and non-technical) and at least basic understanding of German   

About Us:
  • We are one of the global leaders in the optical and optoelectronic industries and has been contributing to technological progress for 170 years. 
  • We develop and distributes lithography optics, measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses, binoculars and planetarium technology.
  • We encourage creative thinking and innovation. 
  • We work in agile and interdisciplinary teams that believes in flat hierarchies. Being successful in these teams requires a high level of personal responsibility and commitment.