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Director (m/f/d) Group R&D Lead Architecture and Systems Engineering


  • In this important position you lead a team, which takes care for the architecture framework and the systems engineering for HVAC end-to-end system solutions, including the architectural vision, governance and strategy for HVAC systems functions
  • You will guide the Lead Architects in your team which will take care for the main technology focus fields: Heat Pumps, Gas Heating Devices, Embedded Electronics Hardware and Software as well as Backend and App Software & Data
  • You will take responsibility for the HVAC system level. This includes the requirements engineering and functions definition, guidance and support of running projects as well as enhancing the system data analytics to improve the targeted system quality
  • You will analyze system requirements out of the markets, identify technology trends and define, develop and maintain a robust and scalable system architecture using state of the art tools
  • You will drive the architectural governance for the entire R&D organization, focusing on decision making
  • You will define and maintain the relevant functional processes for architecture and system driven development and manage own projects on system level
  • Based on our Vaillant Group values, you will lead and further develop a successful international team


  • You have successfully completed your diploma or master’s degree in engineering (mechanical, electrical or computer science)
  • You can rely on many years of profound professional experience in complex architecture, platform, product and technology development projects and programs, ideally at OEM companies
  • You have a sound knowledge of research and development-specific tools and methods with a focus on model-based system development (preferably Polarion or DOORS, PLM, Matlab, FMEA, SIL/MIL/HIL, etc.)
  • You have a professional background in the Automotive or HVAC industry, markets, technologies, systems, products, suppliers, customer needs and competition 
  • Your excellent communication skills as well as your pro-active, self-driven work attitude and motivation set you apart
  • You are experienced in leading multi-national teams 
  • Your business fluent German and English skills complete your profile


  • We offer up to 70% remote work. In addition, our employees can work from a European Union country for up to 30 days a year
  • We are part of the solution. Our highly efficient, environmentally friendly technologies conserve resources and reduce CO2 emissions in the long term
  • We value teamwork and a good togetherness


Sascha Giel


Vaillant Group

Company:  Vaillant GmbH

Remscheid, DE

Country:  Germany

The Vaillant Group is a global market and technology leader in the fields of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technology. Join our team of 16,000 colleagues from more than 70 countries who work every day for a better climate – for people at home and the environment. We work on large-scale, innovative and strategic projects. With small, everyday gestures so that we can all play our part. Act global, work global. And become part of a global team. We sell our products in around 60 countries, using ten production and development sites in six European countries, as well as China.

Working for us makes you responsible for the future – your own, and that of our planet. We can offer you excellent conditions.


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