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Data Center Systems Architect
Location:
Milwaukee , Wisconsin
Posted:
November 23, 2017
Reference:
WD30038976293
Data Centers - At Johnson Controls, we are the experts in Building Controls, HVAC, Fire and Security. We are currently leveraging our strengths across infrastructure systems and our deep data center knowledge to develop the next generation of high-performance solutions for cloud, colo and enterprise data center providers.

Are you ready for a challenge?
  • Are you a Data Centers SME?
  • Are you in-tune with the latest Data Centers infrastructure system technologies?
  • Do you understand the technical aspects, but can also execute multiple complicated projects across several stakeholders?
  • Do you want to build an emerging business with no limit to how big we can grow it?

What you will do
  • Translate market trends & VOC input to identify product & solution development opportunities, technical specifications, performance parameters
  • Provide data center specific product technical expertise across JCI product portfolio
  • Drive business justification for new product & solution offerings
  • Create and manage innovative cross-product solution development, working closely with Global Product BUs
  • Assist Global Product BUs in the development of differentiated and innovative products


How you will do it
Product Expertise:
  • Translate market trends & VOC input to identify product & solution development opportunities, technical specifications, performance parameters
    • Develop and maintain detailed knowledge of data center market landscape, dynamics, trends, regulatory requirements, sales channels and competitor growth strategies
    • Conduct VOC activities (e.g., interviews, focus groups) to better understand of data center market landscape, dynamics, trends, regulatory requirements, sales channels and competitor growth strategies
    • Communicate critical data center vertical market requirements / specifications to critical JCI stakeholders (e.g., Global Product BUs, Building Solutions)
  • Provide data center specific product technical expertise across JCI product portfolio
    • Develop and maintain advanced understanding of JCI's full range of data center relevant products (e.g., HVAC, controls, security, fire systems)
    • Work with the vertical market lead, Building Solution sales teams, and Global Product BUs to ensure data center relevant products are effectively commercialized in the market

Solution Development:
  • Assist with business justification development for new product & solution offerings
    • Lead data collection and modeling efforts for solution development opportunities, including the validation of critical assumptions and alignment with key business functions (e.g., finance) to ensure a comprehensive analysis
    • Present business justification to Sr. Management for critical solution development
  • Create and manage innovative cross-product solution development, working closely with Global Product BUs
    • Lead development of differentiated and innovative cross-product solutions that address customer needs / requirements
    • Provides risk analysis for current product portfolio and developed solutions
    • Represent the development team in operational reviews of large or technically complex programs
  • Assist Global Product BUs in the development of differentiated and innovative products

Other Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain relationships with strategic partners
  • Lead portions of the presentation to the C-level or customers, as needed
  • Participate in appropriate professional organizations and builds relationships within customer organizations
  • Maintain relevant professional certifications and licenses (e.g., Professional Engineering license)


What we look for
  • First and foremost we need someone with incredible cognitive ability, mad creativity, strong communication skills and is extremely organized!
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business or a related field, MBA desirable.
  • Requires 5+ years of engineering, construction, and facility operations, with excellent knowledge of data center building-related systems and services.
  • Possesses an advanced understanding of JCI's capabilities (or willing to learn) and the conceptual skills to solve important customer problems through a combination of JCI capabilities.
  • Possesses strong project management skills for managing large development projects with diverse resources.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills required.
  • Strong conceptual skills required for developing innovative solution designs.
  • Has excellent customer-facing skills and is comfortable presenting to senior members of a client's team.
  • Strong team leader, able to quickly assemble and manage a solution development team as required.
  • Has excellent business analysis skills used to create compelling business cases.
  • Possesses solid working knowledge of common computer applications (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, etc.).
  • Ability to travel up to 50%.

Who we are
At Johnson Controls, we're shaping the future to create a world that's safe, comfortable and sustainable. Our global team creates innovative, integrated solutions to make cities more connected, buildings more intelligent and vehicles more efficient. We are passionate about improving the way the world lives, works and plays. The future requires bold ideas, an entrepreneurial mind-set and collaboration across boundaries. You need a career focused on tomorrow. Tomorrow needs you.

Johnson Controls is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation during the application process please email SpecialAccommodations@Tyco.com

A little about us:
We’re shaping the future. Together, let’s make a world that’s safe, comfortable and sustainable. Tomorrow needs you.

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