At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 

Job Overview

At TE, you will unleash your potential by working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable, and more connected world. 

Data communications applications change at an exponential pace and the Data and Devices Business Unit is at the heart of a continuously expanding connected life. Accordingly, we provide responsive, iterative and fundamentally agile capabilities to support today's demands. Our customers are building the devices and the infrastructure that is redefining what information technology means. Our products push markets and meet the ever-changing need of the evolving, more connected, data-driven world. We are enhancing the way we do business, focusing on the most important things and staying agile and responsive to the needs of a faster, more connected world.

Are you a self-starter, an influencer and have a passion for evolving high-speed data communication technology? At TE Connectivity, you will find a culture that rewards such hands-on engineering spirit. We empower our engineer to work collaboratively supporting our customer’s next generation of high-speed data communication products. This is a great opportunity to join our team that is seeking a like-minded person to develop relationships with key technology individuals at customers to understand technology pain points and direction.

As a system architect in our Data & Devices Business Unit, this individual will be focused on the compute, storage, artificial intelligence, and networking industry.  You will interface with customers in order to understand how their systems function and determine their evolving technology needs. The System Architect is responsible for generating the high-level system architecture requirements and ensuring the TE technology and product roadmaps are in line with customer next generation product needs.  This person is required to follow and help drive strategy both internally and externally at key industry communication standards.

We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Hardware Systems Architect (Staff R&D/Product Development Engineer) to join our passionate, diverse, and rapidly growing team. The Senior System Architect will advance digital engineering and model-based systems engineering capabilities within the Data & Devices Business unit area within TE’s Engineering and Technology business. The Senior System Architect will also provide the direction to develop programs and proposals while providing the leadership to implement them.
As a System Architect in our Data & Devices Business Unit, you will be focused on the compute, storage, artificial intelligence, and networking industry. You will interface with customers to understand how their systems function and determine their evolving technology needs. The Senior System Architect is responsible for working with the team to generate the high-level system architecture requirements and help align product roadmaps. You will also be required to participate at key industry communication standards.

Short Description

  • Interfacing with key OEM and other customers
  • Identifying potential technology disrupters (which often requires expertise in various technologies)
  • Integrating customer needs and datacom industry knowledge to contribute vision around technology and product trends that will drive the organization forward
  • Influencing the internal organization to proactively invest in new technology and products to meet the next generation needs of our customers and the market
  • Working within a small geographically dispersed system architecture team to share subject matter expertise and best practices
  • Growing industry subject matter expertise, collaborating closely with external customers as well as internal business development, strategy and engineering development teams
  • Manage the technical cooperation with customers and coordinate TE’s internal development engineering team to assure technical and functional feasibility from the eyes of the customer.
  • Ensuring we are following required industry standards while also helping to drive the strategy for new standards

What your background should look like:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or Associate's degree with relative engineering experience. Having a dual bachelor’s degree in business or MBA is a plus
  • 8+ years experience in computer and/or networking industry system design and related technologies
  • Knowledge of hardware and associated signaling environments.  Technical expertise in high-speed engineering and design
  • Familiarity with computer, networking, AI / ML, and storage architectures is a plus.
  • The geographically dispersed group requires that the candidate be self-motivating with the ability to take the initiative to accomplish tasks with limited direction
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to diverse audiences
  • Effectively able to build relationships with external customers and industry leaders as well as internally across all levels, disciplines, and geographies
  • Ability to spend 25%-30% of your time traveling


Values: Integrity, Accountability, Inclusion, Innovation, Teamwork

TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions enable the distribution of power, signal and data to advance next-generation transportation, renewable energy, automated factories, data centers, medical technology and more. With more than 85,000 employees, including 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries. TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter).


•    Competitive base salary commensurate with experience: $127,920 – $191,880 (subject to change dependent on physical location)
•    Posted salary ranges are made in good faith. TE Connectivity reserves the right to adjust ranges depending on the experience/qualification of the selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.
•    Total Compensation = Base Salary + Incentive(s) + Benefits

•    A comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401(k), disability, life insurance, employee stock purchase plan, paid time off and voluntary benefits.


EOE, Including Disability/Vets



Seattle, WA, US, 98039

City:  Seattle
State:  WA
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  121476
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Engineering & Technology

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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