Senior PLM Systems Analyst

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Located in Pasadena, California, JPL has a campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.


Lead Enterprise Systems Analyst opportunity to work in the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)/Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) Group.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Configure, manage, and support Siemens NX for Mechanical Design and Modeling: Integration with Teamcenter, Assembly Load Rules, Assembly Structure Analysis, Part Family, Library Management, Customer Defaults, Attribute Mapping, Drawing Templates, and Simulation. NX version 1847 or above.
  • Configure, manage, and support SolidWorks for Mechanical Design and Modeling: SWIM integration with Teamcenter, Customer Defaults, Attribute Mapping, Drawing Templates, and custom settings. SolidWorks version 2016 or above, SWIM version 11 or above
  • Configure, manage, and support Siemens Teamcenter-UA as the Product Data Management system: CAD tool integration (NX, SolidWorks), Multi-CAD configuration, Structure Manager, Checkmate, JT Generation, Access Management, Organization, Project Security, Workflow, Query builder, and Dispatcher. Teamcenter-UA version 11.x or above.
  • Perform enterprise-wide installation, upgrade, patching, and sustainment of major CAD tools like Siemens NX, Dassault SolidWorks, and other major Mechanical CAD tools.
  • Provide leadership for a team of highly skilled PLM/CAE Enterprise Systems Analysts, interface with key sponsors and customers.
  • Work closely with the Engineering org (including the Engineering Project Manager, Engineering PLM Lead, and multiple Engineering Stakeholders) and IT org (including product manager, development/configuration team, helpdesk/support team, infrastructure/operations team, and line managers) to ensure strong partnership between the two orgs.
  • Support classroom training for various topics in NX and Teamcenter, on an as-needed basis.
  • Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of current CAE application portfolio and the technical needs of project and functional end-users.
  • Perform root cause analysis, debugging problems within the CAE environment and working with the appropriate technical teams to develop, test, and implement fixes to prevent recurrence.
  • Monitor, address, and resolve production CAE environment incidents, service requests, workflows, client install packages, etc., collaboratively with other support teams.
  • Provide demos, presentations, and training to users.
  • Practitioner of agile development methodology, using project tracking tool like Jira and software CM tool like GIT.
  • Provide leadership in the definition, development, and documentation of business requirements, objectives, deliverables, and specifications on a project-by-project basis in collaboration with developers, stakeholders, and customers.
  • Assist with software development project plans, including scoping, scheduling, and implementation.
  • Lead tasks for the implementation of new solutions, improvements to existing solutions, and general maintenance.
  • Translate functional requirements to technical design and solution.
  • Provide technical consultancy to product owners and stakeholders,
  • Develop and maintain user and technical manuals and guidelines


Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 9 years of related experience; Master’s degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 7 years of related experience; or Ph.D in similar disciplines with a minimum of 5 years related experience. Position requires prior experience in at least one of the following areas: Project Management, System administration, Database administration, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Client/Server, Installation and Configuration Management, or System architecture development. 


Other essential requirements include:

  • Wide-ranging experience in one or more of the following areas: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Data Management (PDM), Computer Aided Design (CAD), Bill of Material (BOM) Management, Additive Manufacturing, Mechanical/Electrical CAD, Model-based Engineering, Content Management Systems (CMS), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • In-depth knowledge and direct working experience with the core technologies typically used to support multi-tier enterprise application platforms, lifecycle management systems, and there implementation, delivery, and operations
  • Extensive understanding of enterprise application principles, theories, concepts and techniques in Product Data Management, Project Management, Requirements Gathering, User Acceptance, Software implementation and validation, and/or Production System roll-out
    • Familiarity with the functions, processes, and capabilities in native CAE applications and Data Management as they apply to analysis disciplines.
    • Able to apply engineering techniques and analytical methods to make recommendations for improvements and provide information and assistance to end-users.
    • Ability to support multiple projects concurrently based on priority and criticality.
    • Self-starter with the ability to independently resolve issues and deliver results.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent leadership skills, capable of synergizing, and guiding a team of highly technical individuals.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, capable of effectively capturing and communicating technical information at all levels.
    • Extensive product delivery experience interfacing with sponsors, stakeholders, process owners, and users.
    • Experience with large data systems utilized by Engineering organizations


      Preferred Qualification:

        • Siemens NX v.1847 encompassing Bill of Materials, Assembly Management, Library Development, Visualization, JT Generation, Data translation, CheckMate.
        • Mechanical design with proven ability to design highly complex and unique 3D models
        • Teamcenter CAD Connector integration with SolidWorks, Altium, etc. 
        • Siemens Teamcenter Active Workspace Client
        • SOA Gateway and integration with Oracle ESB/SOA technology
        • Agile Software Development using Jira for tracking issues and resolutions
        • Helpdesk support using ServiceNow
        • Previous implementation and maintenance experience with PDM systems and Mechanical design software, preferably Siemens Teamcenter UA 11 or higher and Siemens NX version 1847 or higher 

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