Associate Director, Design & Architecture

Date: 3 Oct 2023

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Company: Singtel Group

At Singtel, we believe in the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where backgrounds, perspectives and life experiences of our people help us innovate and create strong connections with our customers. We strive to ensure all our people practices are non-discriminatory and provide a fair, performance-based work culture that is diverse, inclusive and collaborative. 

Join us and experience what it’s like to be with an Employer of Choice*. Together, let’s create a brighter digital future for all. *Awarded at the HR Fest Awards 2020.


Be a Part of Something BIG! 


Singtel are at the leading edge of technology development to improve the experience of our customers as they consume services across mobile, voice and data infrastructure, managed services, cloud computing, IT services and professional consulting. To support that journey, we are searching for top talent and have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Architect to strengthen our team.


This is a strategic role expected to focus on Application Architecture for various digital channels and platforms.


Apply now, and ignite our digital future together.


Make an Impact by


  • Understands business functions and transform requirements into architecture and blueprint for the solution being created. Need to propose new innovative solutions, updates to existing solutions, negotiate alternative options, build technical and release roadmaps
  • End to end architecture responsibility of at least one platform. Also, responsible for EA activities for that platform, such as reference architecture, roadmap etc.
  • Provide thought leadership to the broader team with respect to the responsible platform(s).
  • Construct a solution architecture around Microservices and APIs, and be able to decompose monolith applications into meaningful implementable Microservices and APIs in a Cloud/DevOps environment
  • Work closely with the development team and get their buy-in into accepting the design to be implemented. Also, work with different stake holders, product owner, senior executives, external parties like system integrators, product partners.
  • Provide technology perspective to business to achieve roadmap and prioritization by keeping abreast with industry trends. Where required, help business size the complexity of problem and help simplify and define MVP
  • Provide fit for purpose solutions to customer business needs/issues.
  • Craft architecture that is aligned to the reference architecture, meeting budget and timelines
  • Clear, precise, and understandable communication with stakeholders
  • Actively engaging with customers, stakeholders, and co-workers with a good interpersonal skill
  • Able to create reference architecture and roadmaps aligning with biz and technology stakeholders
  • Effectively collaborate with other co-worker and architect across domain
  • Motivate and align team members to achieve the goal, effective leadership skills
  • Ownership of e2e architecture for one/many platform(s)


Skills for Success 


  • Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering or its Equivalent
  • 14+ years of experience in the technology industry including 8+ in architecture of scalable and high-performance internet facing systems
  • Possess strong background and experience as a successful Software engineer/Architect in building large scale, highly available Internet and mobile applications.
  • Have in depth knowledge of cloud computing, microservices architecture (incl. design pattern, rest/grpc, gateway & service mesh etc.), DevOps, Streaming architecture, Modern data architecture, Mobile and Web application architecture
  • Good experience in API security including OAuth2/OIDC, Tokens, mTLS etc.
  • Significant experience working on mission critical internet facing applications focusing on scalability, performance, architecture aspects


Rewards that Go Beyond  

  • Hybrid work arrangements  
  • Full suite of health and wellness benefits   
  • Ongoing training and development programs   
  • Internal mobility opportunities


Your Career Growth Starts Here. Apply Now! 


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