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System Architect, Smart Textile Solutions

Company: Advanced Functional Fabrics of America
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Current job opportunities are posted here as they become available. Subscribe to our RSS feeds to receive instant updates as new positions become available.System Architect, Smart Textile SolutionsAdvanced Functional Fabrics of America, Inc. (AFFOA) is one of the Manufacturing USA Innovation Institutes. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, AFFOA's mission is to rekindle the textiles industry in the United States by accelerating the pace of innovation in advanced textiles through R&D and by transitioning advanced fiber and fabric technologies into highly manufacturable soft systems for both commercial and defense use cases. AFFOA partners with its member companies including startups, universities, manufacturers, commercial industry and defense partners to bring advanced fiber technologies to market.We are looking for a Systems Architect to design and develop solutions that encompass e-textile technologies such as sensors, actuators and conductors embedded into textiles, enabling revolutionary new system capabilities for commercial and defense applications. Working across our member companies, you will work to integrate advanced textile technologies into products that meet our customer needs and serve as a catalyst to propel US-based manufacturing in textiles. This is an exciting opportunity to drive innovation with cutting-edge technologies. Come work alongside technology visionaries and research scientists to create the technology that will solve complex problems across the advanced textile ecosystem.
-Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Apply consulting skills in working with subject matter experts to develop stakeholder requirements and propose technical solutions.
  • Develop technical proposals based on proposed system design and work with business development team to see these through to funded programs. -
  • Collaborate with cross functional partners to understand system level requirements, derive specifications, and develop soft system architectures consisting of sensors, actuators, textile integration, control algorithms, and application software.
  • Partner with electronics hardware and software teams along with fiber and textile designers to lead the translation of new soft system architectures into high-performance, reliable designs that delight our customers.
  • Contribute to advanced textile system technology roadmaps.
  • Deliver executive level presentations based on detailed analysis of quantifiable data.
  • Facilitate large diverse teams across member companies, customers and with AFFOA to deliver integrated products to our customers.
  • Characteristics necessary for success include: technical vision; disciplined strategic thinking; analytical presentation and problem solving skills; the ability to gain internal support; and the ability to establish and maintain a solid working relationship with technical staff, managers, and peers.Requirements include:
    • Minimum BS in Electrical Engineering, CS or Physics plus 8 years experience; MS or PhD degree with 5 or more years of industry experience preferred)"
    • 5+ years experience as a System Architect with experience in wearables preferred
    • Experience in with smart textiles preferred
    • Experience with Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and embedded solutions development
    • Proven experience with embedded solutions development from conceptualization, through R&D, design to manufacturing of prototype
    • Ability to conceptualize, design, fabricate and test advanced fabric materials for sensing applications
    • Demonstrated ability as a team player working in a high paced, cross functional R&D environment.
    • Ability to work with Engineers, textile experts and other partners to develop and test prototypes
    • Ability to work with subject matter experts across industries including healthcare, consumer, industrial and defense to develop and test novel systems employing advanced fiber and textile technologies.
    • Able to work independently, with strong project management skills in delivering on time and on budget.Work Authorization -To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, including the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR), you must be one of the following: a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. -

Keywords: Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, Cambridge , System Architect, Smart Textile Solutions, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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