• Senior Architect

    Location US-CO-Denver
    Job ID
    Information Technology
  • Summary

    DISH is a Fortune 200 company with more than $15 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry.  Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves.  We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider.  We are doing it again with the launch of the first live, internet-delivered TV Service – Sling TV, that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.


    Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.


    We have a bold sense of pride, adventure, and desire to win – it’s in our DNA.  And we’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.


    Opportunity is here.  We are DISH.


    To learn more about our IT organization please visit

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    At DISH we invest in innovative IT architecture that fulfills company’s both long term and short term goals. Our software architects are responsible for providing practical solutions to business projects for sales, marketing and customer service and delivering architecture strategies for IT system evolutions.


    Primary responsibilities of this position fall into the following categories:

    • Technical Leadership – provide technical vision, direction and leadership across a wide spectrum of technologies with specific in depth expertise in multiple tier applications, data and integration or infrastructure technologies.
    • Education – provide architectural expertise and direction to Project Managers, Business Liaisons, System Analysts, other Architects and lead Developers.
    • Architecture Governance – engage across project teams, vendors and other stakeholders to ensure business projects and enabling technology are delivered in line with the agreed Enterprise Architecture.
    • Solution – provide architecture and high level designs for web and mobile applications, scalable middleware and third party system integrations.
    • Technology – research new technologies in Cloud Computing, Big Data, Mobile Application and Social Media and validate applicability to current infrastructure by extensive prototyping.
    • System Standards – develop in-depth knowledge and document existing IT system portfolio and future architecture/infrastructure and technology standards.

    Skills - Experience and Requirements

    A successful Senior Architect will have the following:

    • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferably in Computer Science/Engineering or related field. At least 5 years of experience with software application architecture or combination of education and experience.
    • Broad understanding of application architecture and software technology (JEE and/or .NET and Web).
    • Hands on experience in software and systems development.
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals and technical procedures.
    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
    • Ability to effectively write design, documentation and present information to groups of managers, clients and customers and respond to questions.


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