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Job Description

We engineer success. Tokyo Electron U.S. Holdings, Inc. (TEH) is the holding company of TEL’s U.S. subsidiaries. We oversee the intensely innovative development and production of cutting-edge products that are used globally in the electronics industry. Our employees work closely with chip manufacturers, material suppliers, and other equipment suppliers to pursue common goals and learn collectively in a pre-competitive manner, ensuring timely solutions to the technology roadmap of the semiconductor industry.

We are seeking an experienced Principal System Architect to work within our US Operations. The role will be based in our US Headquarters in Austin, TX.

Position Summary:

Principal System Architect

Working in the Information Technology Department, the Systems Architect performs duties across multiple areas of information technology, such as applications, software development, computer hardware, server software, computer support, database analysis, data security, and other areas of the overall IT applications and infrastructure. Responsible for defining and maintaining the company’s enterprise architecture, ensuring it fosters agility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness. They will understand the business outcomes required and conceive the system interfaces and business application prototypes that deliver those results. The right candidate will be able to identify, analyze, and resolve system design weaknesses and will influence the shaping of future products by contributing to the framework (architecture) used across multiple products or systems as well as understanding and recommending emerging technologies required to move the digital transformation forward. The Principal System Architect is recognized as expert in field both internally and externally. Requires highly specialized skill set. Influences best practices within discipline. Conducts the most complex and vital work, unsupervised and with complete latitude for independent judgment.

This is a US role requiring alignment with Global Teams based in Japan, Japan factories, Japan based IT / PMO and Europe.As such there is requirement to be an active participant on calls that can occur outside of normal US business hours.Business will be flexible in balancing time requirements and expect flexibility in working hours in return.


  • Define and maintain the company’s enterprise architecture, ensuring alignment with strategic business goals.
  • Works with Japan HQ, Japan IT, Cross team, and Development Partners to ensure that environment architecture is aligned, scalable and integrated.
  • Work with business leaders to ensure key milestones for various Global / Local projects are met.
  • Provides clear summary of progress on preparation to IT program Implementation Lead and Project Manager, clearly explaining risks and mitigation recommendations.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and industry best practices.
  • Conduct ongoing research to identify and evaluate emerging technologies that could benefit the organization.
  • Partner with product managers and business stakeholders to understand their needs and challenges.
  • Work with the product managers and business stakeholders to optimize business processes as needed to take full advantage of out of the box application functionality and minimize customization.
  • Continuously assess and update the IT roadmap to reflect changing business priorities, technological advancements, and security threats.
  • Facilitate governance process.
  • Facilitate dependency management across the projects and programs.
  • Facilitate change control process.



  • Requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree (or international equivalent) and 15+ years of relevant experience in IT, Business Administration, or other related scientific or technical discipline.
  • Must be able / willing to travel to Japan and various regional and global sites as required approximately 20% of the time.
  • The ability to communicate politely, clearly, and effectively to persuade and/or influence internal and/or external customers at a high level such as senior management on matters of a technical and/or complex nature.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team environment with minimal guidance.
  • Working knowledge of release management tools for SAP.
  • Partnering with Global IT teams and External partners.
  • Project Management experience within context of SAP and Data Architecture.
  • Well versed with the latest SAP technologies and technology roadmap.
  • Experience with MS Office, including MS Project, Visio, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • Being able to work on multiple cross functional projects simultaneously.
  • Utilize quantitative/analytical as part of problem-solving capabilities.
  • Experience architecting cloud native applications and participating in on prem migrations to the cloud.


  • Experience in global environments a strong plus – Will be working with IT teams from Japan and Europe.
  • Work experiences at manufacturing companies (preferably within the Semiconductor Industry).
  • Project Management Professionals (PMP), SCRUM, AGILE certifications.
  • Experience with Enterprise Architecture standards such as TOGAF.
  • Experience in architecting and designing Low-code solutions and RPA solutions (OutSystems, PowerPlatform, UIPath, etc.).
  • Possess understanding in the areas of application programming, database, and system design.
  • Understand how legacy, web based and hosted systems interface with each other.
  • Understand Internet, Intranet, Extranet and client/server architectures.
  • Strong SQL skills, or equivalent reporting skills.
  • Knowledge of SAP ERP Modules (FI, CO, WM, QM, etc.).
  • Knowledge of SAP integrations to major systems and cloud-services such as SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass, SAP Concur, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, payment processors, tax services (including Vertex), EDI, and shipping services.
  • Able to speak and understand Japanese is a plus.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Diversity creates an innovative culture. TEL US is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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