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IT Architect I - Digital Operations, PLM Job

Date: Nov 20, 2021

Location: Duluth, GA, US

Company: AGCO

IT Architect I - Digital Solutions, PLM

AGCO, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions, has an exciting career opportunity for a Product Lifecycle Management Solution Architect to join our team in Duluth, GA.  


The IT Architect I - Digital Solutions, PLM is responsible to provide thought leadership and influence the organization to adopt enterprise level processes and solutions in various aspects of Enterprise-wide Product Life Cycle across product design, manufacturing and after-sales and service functions. The architect would need the technical skills required to participate in designing, selling and delivering professional service projects in the field of software technology as per the Architecture guidelines and standards. He/she should be able to identify business issues, handle them effectively, envision and architect suitable solutions and discuss them with the business leadership, delivery teams, solutions team and information management teams. Designs Technical/business Architectures, including development, runtime and operations architectures.  


The role would be in the Enterprise Architecture Digital Operations team. This role will also include responsibility for coordination of the development of architectural frameworks, as well as leading architectural domains such as technical, information security, data and/or applications.  



What Will You Do? 


  • Supports relationship with assigned business area leaders, key clients and other stakeholders through developing plans and discussion materials. 


  • Develops / maintains an understanding of AGCO’s business processes and the application systems/infrastructure that supports them. 


  • Aligns strategic goals and objectives with decisions regarding products and services, partners and suppliers, organization, capabilities, and key business and IT initiatives. Promotes alignment within assigned business area. 


  • Develops enterprise level architecture models and roadmaps within assigned business area as part of an overall corporate model using a repeatable approach, cohesive framework, and available industry standard techniques 


  • Works with architect(s) to provide an enterprise solution that is scalable and adaptable to changing business needs. Promotes shared infrastructure and applications to reduce costs and improve information flows. 


  • Develops enterprise architecture standards and facilitates the adherence and governance of related project activity through controls in PMO, Project/Solution Development Lifecycle, Change Management, and Procurement processes. 


  • Manages a documented, mutually understood current-state of the assigned area’s business, application and infrastructure architecture and develops a transition plan to target-state architecture(s).   


  • Identifies leverage (including reuse) opportunities by using building blocks and acts a liaison between the functional groups to ensure that the leverage opportunities are realized. Supports evaluation and selection of new technologies. 


  • Provides value-driven thought leadership in new trends like Augmented reality, Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation etc.  





Basic Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree 

  • 8+ years of Business Experience 

  • 5+ Experience in PTC Windchill 

  • 2+ Experience developing 3-5-year vision roadmaps of the evolution of the enterprise application portfolio from current to future state. Experience in influencing and driving alignment on the strategy with key business and IT stakeholders. 

  • Preferred working experience variant configuration and rule management  

What we offer:


Experience our global diversity and enterprising spirit while helping us create innovative technologies and a positive impact that helps feed the world’s nearly 8 billion people. From the day you decide to join AGCO, we want to engage and excite you and we’re clear on where we want to go as a business and we trust you to help us there. Whether you want to learn a new skill or you aspire to do something different, we can help you develop the skills you need to take your career - and our business - to the next level.


We also invite you to “Make the Most of YOU” - Benefits include: health care and wellness plans, flexible and virtual work options (where available), 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, paid holidays and paid time off, flexible spending accounts, reimbursement for continuing education, company philanthropic programs, company perks programs, and much more…


Please note that this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all required activities, duties, responsibilities or benefits and may change at any time with or without notice.


AGCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural engineering with a portfolio of exciting international brands which deliver solutions to farmers in 140 countries through a full line offer from tractors and combine harvesters to protein production systems and smart farming software solutions – to an environment where the future is happening now. Join us as we bring agriculture into the future.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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