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System Architect- PECNA KS

REQ: REQ-143815 IT

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • De Soto, KS, United States
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If you are passionate about contributing to a sustainable future and being part of a dynamic team shaping the electric vehicle revolution, this opportunity is tailor-made for you. We are seeking dedicated individuals to join us as full-time, on-site team members at our new, state-of-the-art factory located in the thriving city of DeSoto, Kansas.

System architect is responsible for designing and overseeing the architecture of complex systems and solutions. This includes defining system requirements, creating architectural designs, and ensuring the integrity and functionality of the system throughout its lifecycle. Aligning Technology strategy with business goals has become paramount, and a System Architect plays a pivotal role in shaping an organization's technology infrastructure and ensuring that it meets the business's current and future needs. Responsible for the design, performance, security, and scalability of systems, making their role essential for successful IT projects and overall business success.

Essential Duties:

  • Develop and maintain high-level and low-level architectural designs for complex systems, ensuring they align with organizational goals and requirements.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, including business analysts and end-users, to gather and analyze system requirements. Translate these requirements into architectural solutions.
  • Research and evaluate emerging technologies and tools to ensure the selection of the most suitable technology stack for system development.
  • Design systems that can scale to meet growing demands and ensure optimal performance under various load conditions.
  • Implement security measures and best practices to protect sensitive data and ensure system security compliance.
  • Create comprehensive documentation for architectural designs, system configurations, and best practices to guide development teams and support ongoing maintenance.
  • Establish quality standards and conduct architectural reviews to ensure that systems meet design specifications and adhere to best practices.
  • Provide expert-level support for troubleshooting and resolving complex technical issues related to system architecture.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and best practices and provide recommendations for improvements and optimizations to existing systems. Analyzes and documents detailed specifications of current digital infrastructure used within the company
  • Works with vendors to define optimal infrastructure architecture and hardware/networking requirements
  • Applies technical knowledge to develop clear and standard work instructions
  • Documents configuration changes with associated test cases and performs functional validation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements:

  • To ensure the health and safety in the workplace and for the protection of our employees, wearing PPE is a possibility and may include equipment such as a full Tyvek suit, safety shoes, gloves, safety glasses, face mask, bump cap, and a full hazmat suit that includes a respirator.

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

Qualifications:  Requirements - Required and/or Preferred

  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills, including the proven ability to adapt to a dynamic project environment and manage multiple projects.
  • A global perspective with the ability to understand and work effectively in a culturally diverse organization.
  • Must possess good understanding of general functions of the system components.
  • Strong knowledge of software and hardware architecture principles.
  • Proficiency in various programming languages, database management systems, and cloud technologies.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for collaborating with diverse teams and stakeholders.
  • Certification in relevant technologies or architecture frameworks (e.g., TOGAF, AWS Certified Solutions Architect) is a plus.


  • Basic/Required:  Bachelor’s Degree in quantitative field (Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Information Systems, etc.). Masters degree preferred.
  • Preferred:  None

Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 4+ years of professional or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with IT network and hardware requirements
  • Experience developing IT and cloud infrastructure
  • Experience in software engineering and design architecture
  • Advanced understanding of business analysis techniques and processes
  • Professional experience working with and analyzing computer hardware and software
  • Strong analytic and decision-making abilities. Able to influence others to move towards a common goal
  • A strong team player who can work closely with multiple functional groups in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivation and resourcefulness
  • Able to manage multiple concurrent tasks in a fast-paced environment, effectively prioritize work, and deliver quality results
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required, ability to describe technical theory to technical and non-technical audience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good understanding of various models and phases of SDLC
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Knowledge and skills preferred for: 
    • SAP Business Warehouse
    • AWS and Azure
    • Apache Kafka
    • Data Management
    • Software Development Life Cycle
    • Big Data Analytics
    • Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)
    • Experience with enterprise architecture
    • Experience working with IT architecture frameworks
    • Understanding of IT security, infrastructure, and governance
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment, as well as with cross-functional groups
  • Resilient, self-motived and able to work well under pressure
  • Alignment to Panasonic’s seven (7) core principles (contribution to society, fairness and honesty, cooperation and team spirit, untiring effort for improvement, courtesy and humility, adaptability, gratitude)

Physical Demands:

Physical Activities: (Percentage of time (equaling 100%) during the normal workday the employee is required to)

  • Sit:                                                                  20%
  • Walk:                                                              50%
  • Stand:                                                            20%
  • Lift:                                                                 10%

Tools and/or Equipment: (Required frequency is:  Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%, Continuous (67-100%)

  • Keyboard/Computer:                                 Continuous
  • Office Equipment:                                       Continuous
  • Phone                                                            Continuous

Required Lifting and Carrying: (Required frequency is:  Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%, Continuous (67-100%)

  • Up to 10 lbs.:                                                Occasional
  • Up to 20 lbs.:                                                Occasional
  • Up to 35 lbs.:                                                Occasional
  • Team-lift only (over 35 lbs.):                     Occasional


About Us:

Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is collaborating with Tesla at a massive battery factory near Reno, Nevada which is known for its quality of life and expansive outdoor adventures. Panasonic's role at the Gigafactory is to manufacture and supply cylindrical lithium-ion cells to Tesla for their electric vehicles and energy storage systems.

Over the past few years, the Gigafactory has grown to the largest lithium-ion battery factory in the world. Together with our partner Tesla, we continue to revolutionize the lithium-ion battery space and accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy and transportation.

Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by producing the world’s safest, high quality, and lowest cost batteries.  Through this effort we will create a clean energy society and our products will change society’s use of and perceptions of electric power.

In addition to an environment that is as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Supplemental Information:

Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. without restriction.

Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.  All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Energy of North America.

REQ: REQ-143815 IT

  • De Soto, KS, United States
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