Principal IT Architect, Enterprise

  • Full-time
  • Department: Information Technology

Company Description

At Brightspeed, we are reimagining how people live, work, play and connect by providing fast, reliable internet connections and an awesome customer experience in twenty states throughout the Midwest and South.

Backed by funds managed by Apollo Global Management, our vision is to accelerate the upgrade of copper to fiber optic technologies, bringing faster and more reliable internet service to many rural markets traditionally underserved by broadband providers, while delivering best-in-class customer experience.  

Be a part of the team that will make this vision a reality….designing and building a world class fiber network and creating a customer experience second to none.

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Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Principal IT Architect, Enterprise, with expertise in Telecommunications systems to join our Technology Transformation team. In this role, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining the organization's application and systems architecture and ensuring that all information systems, processes, data and cloud-based infrastructure implement the latest technology and security patterns. You will work closely with the development teams, cloud operations teams, data privacy teams and the office of the CISO to develop architecture strategies and solutions to protect the company's assets and meet regulatory requirements.

If you're a driven and motivated IT architecture professional with expertise in Telecommunications, with a passion for building next generation capabilities on the latest cloud technologies, we'd love to hear from you! 

As the Principal IT Architect, Enterprise, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Design, develop, and maintain the company’s platform architecture defining platform ecosystems, technology patterns, cloud hosting patterns, and data privacy and security standards
  • Collaborate with development teams and cloud operations teams to ensure architectural standards and capability overlap reviews are incorporated into the design, deployment, and maintenance of both traditional & cloud-based systems and applications
  • Coordinate with both the office of the CISO and data privacy teams to implement policies, standards and procedures to ensure architectural, security, and data privacy compliance with industry regulations and best practices
  • Respond to and assist with architectural changes, emerging technology questions, security risk and vulnerability assessments and develop architectural strategies
  • Keep up to date with current architecture, security threads, data privacy regulation, trends and best practices to ensure the organization’s architecture and data privacy posture is optimized
  • Establish application and ecosystem onboarding processes that feed cloud engineering development
  • Communicate architectural patterns, guidelines, and data privacy practices to relevant stakeholders
  • Mentor and train application development teams on architectural and data privacy standards and practices



  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field
  • Additional professional experience or industry certification could be considered in lieu of degree
  • 10+ years of experience in IT architecture, with a focus on Telecommunications systems and processes
  • Strong understanding of telecommunications network technologies such as DSL, POTS, Metro-Ethernet, Time Division Multiplex, Dense Wavelengths Division Multiplexing, Element Management Systems, BSS and OSS platform integrations, data privacy laws (GDPR and CMMC) and technology impacts with experience in cloud security frameworks, such as GCP, AWS, or Azure
  • Knowledge of security technologies, such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and data encryption, and experience with cloud security technologies, such as VPCs and security groups
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously


  • Experience with DevOps tools, such as Ansible, Jenkins, and Docker, and experience with cloud platforms, such as GCP or Azure



Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


We aspire to contemporary ways of working.

We are committed to being a leader in defining a new way to work because we recognize the changing mindset of today's workforce. We have a brand new, state-of-the-art corporate HQ in Charlotte, NC and our current priority is to make it a truly vibrant destination by hiring talent in the greater Charlotte area. Why? Because our purpose is to reimagine how people work, learn, play and connect!

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits.

Our benefits and paid time off programs reflect our underlying belief in promoting overall wellness through physical, emotional and financial health. We are committed to building a team as diverse as the customers we serve.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the center of our grounding belief in Being Real. 

When we bring our authentic selves to work, everyone is better as a result. A diverse team helps us be fierce advocates for more accessible, inclusive and high-quality internet, because we believe doing so promotes equity in the communities we serve.

Brightspeed is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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