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Principal, PLM Administrator

Astra

Astra

Alameda, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2024
The Company
Astra’s mission is to Improve Life on Earth from Space® by creating a healthier and more connected planet. Today, Astra offers one of the lowest cost-per-launch dedicated orbital launch services of any operational launch provider in the world, and one of the industry’s first flight-proven electric propulsion systems for satellites, Astra Spacecraft Engine™. Astra delivered its first commercial launch to low Earth orbit in 2021, making it the fastest company in history to reach this milestone, just five years after it was founded in 2016. Astra (NASDAQ: ASTR) was the first space launch company to be publicly traded on Nasdaq.
The Team
Astra’s mission is to Improve Life on Earth from Space® by creating a healthier and more connected planet. Today, Astra offers one of the lowest cost-per-launch dedicated orbital launch services of any operational launch provider in the world, and one of the industry’s first flight-proven electric propulsion systems for satellites, Astra Spacecraft Engine™. Astra delivered its first commercial launch to low Earth orbit in 2021, making it the fastest company in history to reach this milestone, just five years after it was founded in 2016. Astra (NASDAQ: ASTR) was the first space launch company to be publicly traded on Nasdaq.
The Opportunity
As a Sr. PLM Administrator, you will administrate, design and implement complex, impactful Product Life Cycle (PLM) deployments for Astra. You will work closely with Engineering Managers, software developers, and other stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of projects.
To be successful in this role, you should have a strong technical background and experience configuring and customizing Teamcenter as an environment for managing Engineering artifacts beyond CAD Objects. You should also have excellent communication, customer service and leadership skills.

How You'll Fulfill Your Mission

  • Solution Design: You will work with Engineering and Manufacturing to understand their business requirements and develop technical solutions to meet those needs. You will also create detailed technical designs for Teamcenter based solutions and provide input into the overall integrated software ecosystem which supports the full lifecycle of both product development and production change management.
  • Technical Expertise: As a Senior Solution Architect, you will be responsible for staying up to date with the latest technologies and trends in Siemens software development. You will use this knowledge to provide technical leadership to development teams and ensure that solutions meet industry standards. You would be providing guidance and mentoring other team members, and ensuring that the team is working efficiently and effectively.
  • Project Management: You will work with other managers to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget. This may involve developing project plans, coordinating resources, and monitoring progress.
  • Stakeholder Management: You will work closely with business users, vendors, and other stakeholders to understand their needs and manage their expectations. You will also be responsible for communicating technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders. Outline process changes that will need to occur and assist the customer drive Organizational Change.
  • Quality Assurance: You will be responsible for ensuring that software solutions are of high quality and meet customer requirements. This may involve performing testing and debugging activities and working with development teams to resolve issues.

Why We Value You

  • 10+ years of experience of working as Solution Architect within Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), preferably within Teamcenter
  • Significant experience as Solution Architect within mid to large PLM projects
  • Good understanding of Teamcenter deployment architecture including Active Workspace and integration with NX
  • Expertise in creating and configuring Teamcenter Data Model using BMIDE and deploying custom templates in Teamcenter using TEM
  • Expertise in ITK programming and Teamcenter SOA
  • Good understanding of Teamcenter modules like Workflow Designer, Change Management, Structure Manager, Dispatcher, Access Manager, Query Builder
  • Good understanding of PLM Release Management, BOM Management, Document Management processes

Desired Multipliers

  • Experience of working with implementation of PLM systems like Teamcenter in an integrated landscape where PLM is interacting with ERP (preferably ODOO) and MES (ION) using custom integration
  • Experience of working with implementation of PLM systems that support multiple engineering domains, such as Product Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Supply chain
  • Experience of coordinating with business users and resolving their queries
ITAR Requirements: This position requires compliance with U.S. Government space technology trade restrictions, specifically the International Trafficking in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and additional regulations governing satellite, launch vehicle, missile, and other related technologies. All jobs restricted by these regulations will be contingent upon the applicant’s status as a documented U.S. Person or their ability to receive a trade license from the cognizant government agency; in addition to any required company background checks and in compliance with applicable U.S. and California laws. Similarly, positions requiring the ability to work on government contracts or a security clearance are also contingent upon the applicants ability to receive the appropriate clearance and be allowed to work on U.S. government contracts.
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Astra, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.
San Francisco Applicants: Astra will consider applicants with arrest and conviction records (criminal histories) in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.