Lennox Engineering Applications Lead Architect in Richardson, Texas

Company Overview

Lennox International (LII) is a leading global provider of innovative climate control solutions for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) markets.

Beginning over a century ago, Lennox International has built a strong heritage of Innovation and Responsibility. Our position as an innovation leader continually inspires us to promote more efficient energy use and a healthier environment through our product operations. Our engaged and diverse workforce is committed to providing climate control solutions that provide the most value and comfort for our customers.

We are proud to have instilled a shared sense of responsibility and commitment among our approximately 10,000 employees located throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Job Description

A Lead Architect is a position that partners with key stakeholders in the organization to explore and implement solutions that are aligned to Lennox IT and Business Strategy. This role will focus on Engineering Applications such as PLM, CAD, integration between PLM and ERP, and various engineering simulation platforms. Abackground in Engineering Applications such as PTC Windchill, Siemens Teamcenter, 3D CAD, FEA, CFD, or CAE is a must have. An understanding of engineering processes such as Configuration Management, CAD Data Management, and Test Management is desirable. The aptitude and eagerness to tinker with trending technologies such as Android, iOS, Raspberry Pi, etc. is a differentiator.

  • Conducts workshops to map out business processes to identify challenges and gaps; articulates opportunities for real improvements that impact time-to-market, cost reductions, or increased quality

  • Defines business use cases that translate into technology needs

  • Investigates technologies and conducts proof-of-concepts (POC) to meet the business needs; needs to be hands-on with the technology

  • Develops business cases for proposed technology projects – define the problem, propose the solution, and explain the project business value

  • Devises solutions to the articulated problem, including the solution architecture and how it fits into the larger enterprise

  • Manages own projects – drives toward target dates, manages risks and issues, ensures projects are on-time and within budget; brings visibility to issues and bottlenecks

  • Responsible for quality of the solutions through the SDLC process

  • Oversees development of solutions by onshore or offshore resources; provides technical coaching and mentorship of resources

  • Conducts project review meetings with the business stakeholders

  • Drives the operationalization of the solution – the software is not the solution; the process enablement is the solution


  • Wide-ranging experience and advanced knowledge in the following areas: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), Configuration Management and Change Management, Model Based Design

  • Experience in 3D modeling and CAD support is desirable

  • Experience in Engineering Analysis such as CFD, FEA, or fluid dynamics is helpful

  • Programming in C++, Visual Basic, ASP.NET, Java is desirable

  • Previous experience as an Application Engineer or Mechanical Design Engineer is desirable

  • Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through

  • Problem-solving and technology exploration mentality – interested in getting hands-on with technology trends such as Augmented or Virtual Reality, mobile devices and applications, web applications

  • Recognizes and manages technical, organizational, and project risks; not shy about bringing issues to the forefront

  • Strong consulting skills – comfortable in leading workshops and discussions

  • Self-sufficient – responsible for planning, executing, testing, and deploying solutions

  • Business acumen to properly understand priorities, make decisions, take risks, and not fear failure

  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills

  • Domain experience - IT or Engineering positions in the Manufacturing Industry

  • 4+ years of domain experience

  • Willing to travel periodically based on business need

Requisition # 2018-15036

Category Information Technology

Shift / Hours Regular

Lennox International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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