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Job Title:  Principal Software Architect

Requisition ID:  2585

Reading, PA, US, 19605

Home-based Position:  No
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-Time
Job Description: 

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products. We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.


Job Purpose

The Principal Software Systems Architect will drive the evolution of smart, connected, and safe energy storage systems based on EnerSys’s advanced technologies. This position will report to the Systems Engineering Director and will be responsible for multiple facets of software design activities shaping the future direction of products. Experience in guiding both safety critical embedded systems and cloud-based software is required providing expertise in selection of tools and methods to ensure safety, cybersecurity, and compliance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Consult on multiple design teams providing expert recommendations and decisions on architectures and frameworks for development
  • Standardize the evaluation and selection process of optimal solutions providing clear justifications and documentation for future development.
  • Application and enforcement of safety and cybersecurity best practices for product development and deployment
  • Promote model based system engineering approaches aiding in the requirements and specification negotiations with project stakeholders and structuring the architecture of potential solutions
  • Provide expert opinions and recommendations to upper-management on advanced software based topics and future development directions.
  • Review software and project work products ensuring quality is maintained
  • Ensure full traceability from system requirements, decomposed software requirements, implementation, and testing.
  • Prepares proposal assessments and responses to potential customer and new opportunities.
  • Provide technical oversight to contractors


Minimum Qualifications


  • MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or similar with 8+ experience (with telecom applications is a plus)
  • Experience with managing and analyzing Stakeholder requirements
  • 4+ years’ experience with developing and testing safety critical / audited products
  • Strong history of defining scope for new developments and leading successful projects
  • Demonstrated technical proficiency and advocacy of Requirements Management tools (e.g., Medini, DOORs, Polarian)
  • Expertise with automation, testing, CI/CD, and software quality practices.
  • Development background with multiple software languages and tools from embedded systems to cloud based deployments.
  • Understanding of both hardware and software development processes and requirement decomposition.
  • Background of performing system analysis and simulation to guide product development and requirements

General Job Requirements

  • This position will work in an office setting, expect minimal physical demands.


EnerSys provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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