Director, Software Architecture – Telecommunications – DC


Lightspeed Human Capital Management Inc. is considered a global leader in the recruitment of top Sales Engineers, Technical Sales (Pre/Post), Support, Marketing, Product Management and Product Marketing candidates in the Networking space. In the past year, the Lightspeed Recruiting team has delivered top level candidates for the clients considered BEST IN CLASS  including award winners – focusing on Enterprise Networking, Security, SDN/NFV, Virtualization, Archiving, Storage and Mobility solutions worldwide.  Our candidates have repeatedly been the TOP candidates in Sales Achievement, Leadership and Business Excellence. How we do know? Our clients call to Thank Us a Year after placements are made…this is success.


CLIENT INDUSTRY: Telecommunications

REPORTING TO:  VP of Engineering

JOB TITLE(s): Director, Software Architecture

Job Description

The Director, Software Architecture is an expert in managing and contributing to the design, development, testing, and documentation of Cloud-based, as well as stand-alone services. This person must be comfortable with high levels of accountability for the team’s results in owning and delivering high quality software to the customer.


  • Current with latest RAN, mobile & packet core implementation approaches
  • Assess technologies & products to determine and/or recommend venders & partners
  • Additionally assist, and participate in business development and technology partnering activities in support of the overall business plan
  • Report status against project plan, tracks different aspects of development and testing work in an Agile process
  • Designs, develops, tests, and documents Cloud-based as well as stand-alone services with support for RESTful APIs
  • Provides complete ownership of application or feature (design, development, testing, deployment, support) within the team,lead architecture & design reviews
  • Manages and participates in product studies, performs requirements analysis, and develops software architectures to meet requirements
  • Creates technical proposals and white papers, writes functional and design specifications
  • Follows security guidance in the development process as well as in SW design
  • Measures compliance against standards where relevant
  • Manages a team of developers


  • 10+ years of experience, experience managing a team of developers for at least 5 years
  • Proven ability in project and resource planning in addition to tracking for on-time SW delivery
  • Successful delivery of high quality SW to the field/customer and SW release management
  • Successful experience dealing with defect processing and field issues
  • Understanding of various 3GPP & IEEE wireless architectures (i.e., macrocellular, small cells, enterprise, Wi-Fi, WiMax, HetNets)
  • Understanding of requirements for mobility in HetNets
  • Understanding various spectrum interference issues & solutions
  • Understanding of RAN management (e.g., SoN, Wi-Fi controller)
  • Understanding of IP networks
  • Understanding of IP mobility and service call continuity
  • Understanding of SDLC and various approaches
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • BS or MS in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering

Additional Information

Lightspeed Human Capital Management Inc. is a global leader in international recruitment services, specializing in Network Optimization, Service Assurance, Security, OSS/BSS, and SDN/NFV within the telecom space.  Lightspeed works with leading clients in the technology sector and is always looking for exceptional candidates searching for their next opportunity. If this sounds like you, connect with us on LinkedIn, follow us on Twitter @talentxfactor, and visit our website

TITLE : Director, Software Architecture

LOCATION : Washington

Min. Experience : 10 years

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