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Principal Engineer, Systems Architecture, Video Compression

| Greater Denver Area

Job Description

This position will be a member of the team responsible for the design, development and implementation of the video technology ecosystem.  This position will set the direction of video and compression technologies for the design, development and implementation of the video distribution and delivery, including management of an array of video content deployed on a wide range of consumer devices.  

Functional GroupLayer3

CO041-CO-Denver Engineering

Location Address18400 E 22nd Ave




Travel Required?No

Research, development and design of new and existing technologies for a complex, next generation IP video ecosystem.
Research, design and development of encoders and systems for encoding video and audio for Adaptive Bit-Rate (ABR) streaming, specifically H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and ISO/IEC MPEG DASH.
Research and testing of new video and audio compression technologies, including such as AV1, HDR, etc.
Develop and promote industry leading standards for video and audio compression technologies.
Work with set-top box, video player and device to support video and audio compression technologies.
Design and development of video and audio comparative lab and testing environment.
Author formal requirements and specifications documents; work with vendors to develop forward looking hardware/software solutions.
Maintains communication of project statuses and drives for continued improvement in quality and availability of each the systems and product.
Work jointly with the Product development teams to innovate and evolve platform.
Design and develop product instrumentation and test automation.
Work with engineering team to develop test and validation requirements for video and audio encoding systems.
Organize and present research findings for reports and review by management and technical staff in the organization.


In depth technical knowledge and experience with video and audio encoding standards and technologies including H.254/AVC, H.265/HEVC, VP9, AV1, AAC, HE-AAC, AC3, AC3+ (Dolby Digital Plus), AC4, etc.
Experience with Adaptive Bit-Rate (ABR) streaming, specifically Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and MPEG DASH.
Experience with ISO/IEC, MPEG, SCTE, SMPTE, ATSC and other video standards and specifications groups.
Experience development and support of production systems and experience working within a 24x7 operations environment supporting Linux, UNIX and Windows systems.
Must have experience troubleshooting complex systems using test tools, network management systems and error reporting systems to determine and resolve problems.
Ability to work independently but also within a team environment
Creative problem-solving skills
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, start-up environment and to demonstrate good logical problem assessment and solving skills.
Ability to handle several tasks, be organized, make decisions, and work efficiently and effectively under deadlines.
Working knowledge of Internet service operations and digital cable operations preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a concentration in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent experience of five to seven years of systems and/or network administration experience and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
7+ years of industry related engineering experience.

Company Profile

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 http://www.t-mobile.com

EOE Statement

We Take Equal Opportunity Seriously - By Choice

T-Mobile USA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All decisions concerning the employment relationship will be made without regard to age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Discrimination or harassment based upon any of these factors is wholly inconsistent with our Company values and will not be tolerated. Furthermore, such discrimination or harassment may violate federal, state, or local law.

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