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Job Title:  Principal Systems Engineer

Requisition ID:  2587

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

Welcome to EnerSys! We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate members to join our growing team developing 36V energy storage systems for internet communications applications. We are the global leader in stored energy solutions and believe in redefining technology to empower our customers and meet the needs of a changing world in applications such as satellites, submarines, semi-trucks, substations, forklifts, 5G networks, and more. This is your opportunity to join the EnerSys team and contribute to powering the world.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • After 30 days in your role as Principal Systems Engineer you will have accomplished becoming acquainted with your new global teams and completing introductory training. This is your opportunity to being collaborating with experts and increase your scope of knowledge in the energy storage field.
  • After 3 months you will have become aware of the team and business functions that will be fundamental to the success of your role. You will have met regularly with other team members regularly to better understand their roles and how you should be working together to strategize and achieve the team’s goals. This is also a time where you will have identified other areas where you could put your experience and skills to good use.
  • After 6 months you will have a firm understanding of the internet communications energy storage marketplace, the customers, products and services, and the key systems and processes that are available to utilize.  In addition to this, you will have reassessed the skills and knowledge required for your role and add any gaps to your personal development plan.  EnerSys consistently strives for improving technical competency for both the individual and the team.

As a Principal Systems Engineer you will enable the successful development of new and exciting energy storage battery systems.

You will have the opportunity to work with a high performing team and drive product system design and development. 

Additionally, you will play a key role giving technical guidance to a team of system engineers, design engineers, and test engineers helping them achieve both project and professional development goals


  • Master’s degree in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or similar (Professional Certification in Systems Engineering preferred for non-Systems Engineering degrees)
  • 8 years of experience including roles as Senior and/or Lead Systems Engineer with demonstrated ability to lead project teams and manage deliverables
  • Experience driving the design and development of one or more complex technology products (Lithium-ion Battery System preferred) with successful commercial launch.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with other mechanical, electrical, and electronics engineers.  While this position is more hardware focused, having a familiarity with software processes and controls is a plus to work in coordination with the software development team.
  • Capability to direct the implementation of Systems Engineering tools for requirements management, architecture representations, analysis, trade space explorations, and domain specific models.
  • Capability to reduce ambiguity and define the context and boundaries for design and development
  • Creativity to explore and capture novel energy storage systems and supporting architectures that provide distinct value

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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