A&D Industry Solution Architect - US

United States, MA, Waltham


The Solution Architect (SA) role shapes the technology package and offer by aligning with 3DS portfolio offerings. The SA accomplishes this mission collaboratively with account teams, customers, and technical experts to help translate business objectives, performance goals, and technical requirements to the 3DS portfolio.  This role is ideal for someone who wants to career path into an A&D technical digital transformation leader because you will engage customers across product lifecycle stages and industry segments.

 This senior SA will report through Dassault Systèmes Government Solutions to work with our United States Government customer, especially the Department of Defense.  Ideal candidates have a passion for enabling our servicemen and women, model-based acquisition, digital engineering, and operations & sustainment.  US Citizen and ability to get security clearance is required.


 ·       Define the integrated Global Solution of the customer business processes while guaranteeing the final workability and relevancy of the solution

·       Be a change agent by assessing customer business processes and proposing new ways working with 3DS offerings

·       Collaborate internally and externally to arrive at the correct solution strategy

·       Effectively communicates technology direction, decisions, nuances, and tradeoffs across audiences, from leaders and subject matter experts

·       Demonstrate strong leadership and influence the client’s transformation strategy

·       Act as an advocate of the customer within 3DS

·       Ability to design, practice, and lead a team towards strong technical presentations, including product demonstrations

·       Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% required


·       The Solution Architect takes an Enterprise Architecture approach to defining the solution, so experience or ability to learn systems modeling is required (e.g. Cameo Enterprise Architect)

·       Experience within Aerospace and Defense preferred – this role is for someone who wants to build end-to-end business and technical acumen

·       Demonstrated expertise in multiple domains (e.g. MBSE, PLM, Manufacturing, Sustainment / MRO) preferred

·       Has experience developing architectures across a wide range of technologies or as a team member on major technology projects

·       Asks smart questions and probes diligently to build robust architectures and derive multi-year roadmaps from current state to future state

·       Not afraid to roll up their sleeves and learn the ins and outs of the product portfolio, usually collaboratively with SMEs, to ensure the proper solution strategy

·       Strong influential leadership and interpersonal skills to be able influence change, connect with an audience, and lead stakeholders to a solution

·       Ability to tailor communication to nontechnical, technical, and leadership audiences

·       Experience participating in and preferably providing technical leadership on large projects and systems

·       Able to navigate matrixed organizations

·       Ability to build a strong network of stakeholders and contributors within the 3DS network

·       Experience in the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) or Department of Defense preferred


Required Education:

·       Bachelor’s degree in related field

·       Master’s Degree preferred

Note: Compensation for the role will be commensurate with experience. The total expected compensation range will be between $180,000 and $200,000, representing the base salary (or annualized salary based on estimated hourly compensation) and target bonus.


Diversity statement

As a game-changer in sustainable technology and innovation, Dassault Systèmes is striving to build more inclusive and diverse teams across the globe. We believe that our people are our number one asset and we want all employees to feel empowered to bring their whole selves to work every day. It is our goal that our people feel a sense of pride and a passion for belonging. As a company leading change, it’s our responsibility to foster opportunities for all people to participate in a harmonized Workforce of the Future.

Compensation & Benefits

Dassault Systèmes offers an excellent salary with potential for bonus, commensurate with experience. Benefits include a choice of plans providing comprehensive coverage for medical, dental, vision care for employee & dependents as well as employee life, short & long term disability, tuition reimbursement, immediate 401K enrollment, 401K match (50 cents on the dollar, up to the first 8% of your eligible compensation that you contribute based on match eligibility criteria), flexible time off policy, and 10 paid holidays.

Equal opportunity

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at 3DS are based on merit, qualifications and abilities. 3DS is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, age (40 and above), disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, receipt of free medical care, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. 3DS will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.
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