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Materials Science Development Sr. Director

Dassault Systemes

This is a Full-time position in Waltham, MA posted November 29, 2021.

Imagine New Horizons…

BIOVIA, a Dassault Systèmes digital solutions brand, provides global collaborative product lifecycle experiences for organizations and industries that rely on scientific innovation for competitiveness.

BIOVIA’s leading scientific enterprise software solutions enable scientific innovation at the world’s leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, and petroleum companies.

BIOVIA seeks an experienced materials science software development leader to manage software development of its Materials Studio and Solvation Chemistry products.

What will your role be?

This person will oversee the transition of our materials science software portfolio from the current industry-leading tool suite to an integrated solution enabling product engineering in aerospace composites, batteries, tires, formulations, pharmaceuticals, and related industries.

They will work closely with our materials portfolio manager and join the BIOVIA R&D senior staff working together to deliver an integrated cloud platform that enables virtual plus real design solution.

The Challenges Ahead

  • Lead three scientific software development teams in Cambridge, UK, and Leverkusen Germany
  • Work effectively with Portfolio Managers and Product Managers to ensure delivery against agreed priorities, meeting current and future user needs
  • Interact directly with customers at a scientific and technical level during product design and issues escalation events
  • Work with other R&D teams to deliver materials science software that is integrated with engineering software to deliver complete materials process solutions
  • Contribute to the development of a plan for the transition of legacy features to our cloud platform.
  • Lead software engineering teams in the design and development of High Performance Computing applications
  • Play a proactive role in proposing technologies, tools & approaches
  • Identify and manage engagement risks and flag major issues early
  • Ensure adequate process control
  • Manage software engineering schedules, budget, and resource allocation
  • Drive improvements in our development practice of continuous delivery

Your Key Success Factors?

  • Education: BS, MS, or equivalent in the natural sciences or mathematics from a leading institution.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in developing commercial scientific software.
  • Significant understanding of contemporary issues in the materials arena.
  • Good knowledge of the market in computational material science and computer simulations in this area
  • A track record of leading high performance tech teams.
  • Experience in back-end integrations, APIs and microservices, cloud architecture, infrastructure as code, databases
  • Experience in building DevOps as well as working with a dedicated QA team
  • Ability to bridge strategy and execution and balance short term and long-term objectives
  • Familiarity with laboratory informatics
  • Some experience in data science and machine learning

Additional Skills

  • Good communication skills: can talk to scientists and managers alike
  • Evidence of hands-on coding skills in C++ and Fortran (not necessarily recent).

Compensation & Benefits

Dassault Systèmes offers an excellent salary with potential for bonus, commensurate with experience.

Benefits include a choice of plans providing comprehensive coverage for medical, dental, vision care for employee & dependents as well as employee life, short & long term disability, tuition reimbursement, immediate 401K enrollment, 401K match (50 cents on the dollar, up to the first 8% of your eligible compensation that you contribute based on match eligibility criteria), 3 weeks’ vacation, 9 paid holidays plus 3 floating holidays.

Equal opportunity

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at 3DS are based on merit, qualifications and abilities.

3DS is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, age (40 and above), disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, receipt of free medical care, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

3DS will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.