Principal Architect, Systems

As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The company's advanced nationwide 4G and 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences for customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. For more information, please visit

The end to end design team within Enterprise IT drives delivery drives delivery of complex and cross-cutting strategic initiatives! A team comprised of holistic thinking systems analysts and architects, leverage their experience, business literacy, technical depth, and pragmatic Can Do mentality to rapidly deliver flexible, scalable and increasingly reusable solutions for our business. If you have a passion for technology, depth in one or more enterprise stacks and are energized by the challenge of helping enterprise organizations transition to digital architecture, this is the right opportunity with a company that is shaking up an industry! We want leaders who are accountable, can align domain architecture across the business, promote digital design, challenge the status quo, frame decisions, negotiate good outcomes and do what it takes to deliver! If this sounds like you, apply now!

The Principal Systems Architect is responsible for cross-domain, high level design of creative and scalable software solutions that deliver the UnCarrier strategy. Partners with other architecture domains (Digital/Domain/Business/Data/Security) to ensure connected and holistic designs which can be quickly and continuously delivered with quality. Provides guidance and direction to project teams to ensure compliance with the standards and best practices. Evaluates and recommends technologies and techniques for applicability to T-Mobile systems.

Enterprise Core Competencies

Requires competency in customer focus, change & innovation, strategic thinking, relationship building & influencing, talent management, results focus and inspirational leadership.

Minimum 8+ years in business environment

Minimum 8+ years as software or systems architect, engineer, programmer

Ability to direct the work of other architects in a lead role

Experience in B2C online e-commerce systems architecture and design, preferably with background in IBM WebSphere Commerce

Experience in web experience management technologies included but not limited to self-services, content management, search, analytics, and marketing automation preferably with knowledge in Adobe CQ5

Experience in architecture and design of mobile web applications included responsive design and hybrid model for device native applications

Knowledgeable about Wireless telephony business processes, strategic technologies and industry best practices

Strong analytic and problem solving skills

Strong understanding of software development methodologies

Competent in two or more of the following technical disciplines:

Expert Knowledge of Object Oriented Languages & Concepts; Java required

Expert Knowledge of ecommerce platforms; n-Tier required, IBM desired

Expert Knowledge of Middleware and SOA Technologies

Expert Knowledge of Presentation tier technologies: web portal required

Expert Knowledge of systems Security technology

Expert Knowledge of Business Process Management technologies


Minimum 4-year degree in computer science or related discipline

Technology certifications (such as Java, Microsoft, Oracle) a plus

Essential Functions

  • Lead the overall technical design and end-to-end solution design for assigned initiatives. Ensures quality, consistency and alignment of designs to TMUS standards and digital strategy.
  • Reviews and identifies the gaps in the architecture and solution designs, assesses and defines remediation efforts or mitigation options.
  • Interacts with Senior management to shape and align solutions against desired minimum viable product scope
  • Prepare and maintain design deliverables that include architecture diagrams, data models, and API / micro-service architecture
  • Support the definition and adoption of common software development processes
  • Understands the business processes on projects assigned
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
  • Translates business requirements into technical requirements and assist other team members in implementing the solution.

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