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Engineer- Princ - ECT (P5) in Santa Clara, CA at NEC America

Date Posted: 5/19/2018

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Position: Principal Engineering

With more than 117 years of technology innovation, a global team of 100,000, and 64,000+ technology patents, NEC is in the business of providing solutions that focus on safety, security, operational efficiency - enabling people to live brighter, more enriched lives. We call this orchestrating a brighter world.

NEC Enterprise Communications Technologies (ECT) is a leader in enterprise communication software technology, focusing on the development of software-oriented unified communications solutions for global markets. We are a highly driven organization where every member of the team holds a critical role in the success of the company. NEC ECT is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation and this position is located in Santa Clara, CA.

The Principle Engineer provides technical leadership for those involved in the development, design and optimization of one or more information technology and systems functions of NEC cloud software engineering. Responsible for the, development, engineering, and evolution of the architecture roadmaps within ECT Cloud Software engineering.

Defines system and application architecture and provides vision, problem anticipation, and problem solving ability to organization. Leads and directs by giving technical advises & guidance. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.


  • Provides technical leadership for those involved in the development, design and optimization of one or more information technology and systems functions supporting NEC Cloud Software engineering. Responsible for designing architecture for an organization on an enterprise level supporting national and regional future and present computing needs for NEC Cloud Software engineering at ECT.  Responsible for the modernization of current technology infrastructure and future business expansion plans.
  • Lead and oversees the cloud software engineering function in designing, developing, releasing, and maintaining software infrastructure frameworks according to business strategies. 
  • Establishes policies and procedures that produce high-quality timely manner software product and service.
  • Design, architect and manage software infrastructure frameworks focused on the transactional tier and its related componentry like Microservices.
  • Work with operations and ensure the software stack you've designed runs and can self-corrects where possible.
  • Keep up with current technologies leveraging Docker, Kubernetes or other deployment techniques.
  • Investigate production security problems, perform root-cause analysis and create detailed, high-quality reports on remediation strategies.
  • Work closely with Software Engineering and Technical Operations to test and deploy infrastructure enhancements.
  • Be a quick learner, able to resolve complex technical issues and drive innovation that improves system security and performance. 

The candidate must:

  • Demonstrate technical maturity and the ability to take a technical principal leadership role.
  • Be proficient in all phases of the software life cycle, including gathering requirements, writing functional specifications, writing design specifications, coding, debugging, testing and documentation for Cloud Software Engineering.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. 

Education Required:
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering. - Master is preferred

Background / Experience Skills Required::

  • Minimum of 11  years of software development experience as technical leader for cloud software development.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Experience with solving problems and delivering high quality results in a fast paced environment.
  • Proven ability to be self-directed and self-sufficient Skills to demonstrate technical maturity and the ability to take a leadership role at the project level.
  • Skills to be proficient in all phases of the software life cycle, including gathering requirements, writing functional specifications, writing design specifications, coding, debugging, testing and documentation.
  • Must have hands on experience supporting delivery through Agile methodologies

Skills Desired:

  • Experience with Microservices architecture, RESTful API.
  • Knowledge of containerization technologies (Docker, etc.)
  • Familiarity with building or supporting AWS, Azure based solutions.
  • Experience working with automated build systems (Jenkins)
  • Experience with Linux platform.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Language Skills: Excellent English written and verbal communication, listening, negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Mathematical Skills: Basic Math
  • Reasoning Skills: Ability to work effectively, add value as a team member and assume a leadership role with ability to train and disseminate information to other engineers as an extended virtual team.
  • The ability to display strength working closely with other team members, managers and clients is a key element of this position. In-depth industry knowledge in the appropriate market segment(s) and in-depth technical knowledge in at least one area of specialization/solution. 
  • Ability to work effectively, collaboratively, and add value & leadership as a team member for the team.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and consultative skills.
  • Ability to train and disseminate technical and competitive information within area of expertise.
  • Ability to understand complex technical and selling situations and the ability to solve the problem or solicit the required resources.
  • Computer and/or Technical Skills: Leading-edge technical knowledge and consultative skills above reproach, with in-depth industry knowledge in the appropriate market segment(s).

Work Environment and Physical Demands:
- General Work Environment: Office
- Noise: Moderate
- Standing/Lifting: 20 lbs.
- Visual: Clear
- Stress: High

NEC is consistantly recognized as one of the 50 most innovative companies globally.  (by Boston Consulting)


Headquartered in Irving, Texas, NEC is a leading provider of innovative IT, biometrics, network, and communications products and solutions for service carriers and Fortune 1000 and SMB businesses across multiple vertical industries, including healthcare, government, education, and hospitality. NEC delivers one of the industry's broadest portfolios of technology solutions and professional services, including unified communications, wireless, voice and data, managed services, server and storage infrastructure, optical network systems, microwave radio communications, and biometric security. NEC is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in over 44 countries and more than $37.5 billion in revenue. For more information, please visit

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