5G System Architect
Ottawa, ON, CA
2 months ago

Job Description

The Ottawa Product and Architecture Systems team is responsible for 5G product definition, evolution and Systems-level support.

The broad range of responsibilities covers the products in the Ericsson Radio System; including : digital units, radios, interconnect and Cloud-

based Radio Access Network (Virtualized RAN) functions. The team works closely with our head-office systems teams in Sweden, Ericsson Research, development organization, North American customer support and standardization bodies.

5G is introducing new customer use cases and expectations like : Broadband access speeds everywhere, Internet of Things (IOT), Critical Machine Type Communication (MTC), and Smart Infrastructure.

In support, technologies like MU-MIMO, Advanced Antenna Systems, Beamforming, scalable HW / SW architectures and virtualization of functions in the Cloud are a must.

We are looking for a System-level Architect with a proven track-record of technically leading diverse teams and delivering large telecommunications HW / SW solutions.

The job will involve setting the strategic roadmap for Ericsson’s virtualized 5G RAN product portfolio. As a member of the senior Architecture team you set the direction and launch study items into elements of the technology.

You will work closely with product managers and customer facing organizations to refine requirements. There are opportunities to evaluate third party technologies and participate in RFPs.

Work towards standardization bodies such as ETSI MANO, 3GPP and ONAP is possible.

This is a senior position requiring real world experience. We are looking for someone who can work across a wide range of technology (all layers of the 3GPP protocol stack, transport, HW specifications, large SW architecture, SW delivery and deployment) to understand the System end-

to-end, but be able and willing to dive into critical areas to understand the details.

Job Responsibilities

  • Set Ericsson’s 5G strategic direction
  • Define study items to realize the strategic direction
  • Communicate roadmap to lead customers
  • Support Product Management with Statement of Compliance, RFI, RFP
  • Development of Intellectual Property
  • Participate in and support standards development
  • An ideal candidate would be a self-starter, detailed, organized, analytical as well as practical, and be able to work collaboratively with the broader System, Design, Business and Integration / Verification teams.

    Required Qualifications

  • Minimum MSEE or BSEE with related work experience
  • 10+ years of experience in telecommunication field
  • At least 5 years working as a Systems engineer and preferably an Architect
  • Asset Skills or Experience

  • Practical experience in designing and delivering architectural solutions
  • Experience with large scale SW architectural work
  • Cloud System Competence (Open NFV, Open Stack, TOSCA, ETSI MANO architecture, SBA (Service-Based Architecture))
  • Knowledge of Radio Access Configurations and interface specifications
  • Practical understanding of the LTE 3GPP specification.
  • 5G / NR System competence
  • Excellent problem solving, troubleshooting and computer skills
  • Ability to work in teams. Experience working multi-site
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to deal with uncertainty. Self-motivated.
  • Willingness to travel
  • Practical experience delivering solutions to the cloud
  • DISCLAIMER : The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.

    They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

    Therefore employees assigned may be required to perform additional job tasks required by the manager.

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