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WATTS Lead Solution Architect - North America/Work-from-home/Remote in Andover, Massachusetts

The Connected Solutions Shared Service (CS3) organization within Watts Water Technologies is responsible for the implementation, maintenance and development of connected systems for all Watts Water Technologies companies globally. The Lead Solution Architect is an important role reporting to the Sr. Manager IoT Platform and will be responsible for working closely with senior stakeholders, understand current and future business needs and define scalable solutions to advance the overall vision and strategy for our residential and commercial solutions. Performs all other duties as required to support Watts Smart & Connected Product Strategy.The primary objective of the Lead Solution Architect is supporting business unit leaders with the right technologies to address problems and provide solutions that bridge that gap between the physical products and digital offering. Responsible to implement scalable solutions that enable Watts to connect, qualify, cultivate, and service our customers. This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading hard goods organization as we enter the world of connected products. Watts Water Technologies has been leading the water safety and conservation effort since 1874 and continue to invest in technology to move the needle.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Leads solution design projects, paired with business-focused engineering teams, as well as 3rd party platform engineering partners.

  • Work across Business units and technology partners to design end-to-end solutions for our customers using AZURE IoT and Mobile Services.

  • Help develop an overall IoT and Mobile ecosystem engagement strategy.

  • Define technical requirements and specifications for solutions (communication devices, embedded software, edge computing, cloud computing) and document.

  • Provide technical and project guidance to development team.

  • Demonstrate technology & solution feasibility for high value business requirements.

  • Establish best practices, document and communicate across business stakeholders

  • Understand Big Data problems and how to scale an infrastructure.

  • Improve infrastructure performance, scalability, and availability.

  • Design and develop data processing pipelines in the cloud, scalability and availability.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in MIS, Computer Science or related field experience desired.

MANAGEMENT:

  • This position has no direct reports

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 10+ years of software development experience, with established technical leadership across industry, discipline, and functions.

  • 5+ years of experience in Microsoft stack software development.

  • Demonstrated implementation and deployment of Microservices and SaaS-based architectures.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with management, business stakeholders and technical staff.

  • Experience with REST, Message Queues, IOT gateways, IOT registry (Azure Preferred), Device Shadow, and IoT Rules Action.

  • Experience embedded systems, device & communication protocols (Modbus, CANbus, Zigbee, BLE, LoRA etc).

  • Working experience and good understanding of Application, network and device security.

  • Experience understanding the current state of infrastructure, automation, continuous integration/deployment, SQL/NoSQL/NewSQL, agile software development process, and cloud-based delivery models.

  • Working knowledge of Industrial IOT and IoT principles, principally in designing cloud-based, service-oriented solutions

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, able to work independently and provide updates to management.

  • Well-developed negotiation and influencing skills, for technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Some travel may be required (less than 20%)

    *PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, talk, and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

    *WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Work in office environment or Work in a manufacturing environment

  • May occasionally be required to perform job duties outside the typical office setting.

    *As required by the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA)

EMPLOYEE CORE COMPETENCIES:1. Collaborate Across Workgroup2. Initiate Positive Change3. Deliver High Quality Results4. Focus on the Customer

  1. Develops Self & Others

  2. Accountability

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Watts is committed to equal employment opportunity. We follow a policy of administering all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, military or veteran status, minorities, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Consistent with the obligations of state and federal law, Watts will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Any employee who needs a reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources.

Watts Water family of companies designs, manufactures and commercializes high-quality, innovative products and solutions that promote the comfort and safety of people and the quality, conservation and control of water used in commercial, residential, industrial and municipal applications.

A $1.4 billion global company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with presence in 3 regions and 17 countries.

Our extensive portfolio of products and leading brands range from highly technical to fast moving shelf goods and allows us to be present in the following categories: Plumbing & Flow Control, Water Quality & Conditioning, Drainage & Water Reuse, HVAC, and Municipal Waterworks. We strive to be the best long-term partner for installers, specifiers, distributors and OEM customers.

Specialties

Plumbing, HVAC, Water Quality, and Gas

Headquarters

North Andover, MA, United States

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Shanghai, China

Company Size

About 5,000 employees

Website

http://www.watts.com/

http://www.wattsindustries.com/

http://www.wattsasia.com/

Industry

Machinery

Founded

1874

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