Packet Core Solution Director

Posted date: Feb 14, 2021

Location: Bellevue, WA, US

Company: Ericsson

Packet Core Solution Director

Location: Bellevue, WA


As the tech firm that created the mobile world, and with more than 54,000 patents to our name, we’ve made it our business to make a mark. When joining our team at Ericsson you are empowered to learn, lead and perform at your best, shaping the future of technology. This is a place where you're welcomed as your own perfectly unique self, and celebrated for the skills, talent, and perspective you bring to the team. Are you in?


Come, and be where it begins.


Our Exciting Opportunity:

Ericsson is enjoying extraordinary success with 5G in North America, where we have been awarded major deals with all large operators in the U.S. and Canada. Together with our customers, we are designing and implementing the most sophisticated 5G Core networks in the market thanks to our technology leadership in cloud-native applications and our global scale in R&D, sales and service delivery.


Over the next several years, we will enable exciting new services for consumers and enterprises and lead a new industrial revolution thanks to 5G. Now, we’re seeking the best of the best to join us on this journey.


The Packet Core Solution Director will lead transformative solution development and evolution to 5G Core and Cloud Technologies! Working with Telco Operators, Service Providers and Enterprise Segments. This includes solution creation and development for Ericsson’s market leading solutions. You will work with multi-functional teams of Solution Architects, Software Developers, Business Unit, and Customer Units to secure profitable outcomes.


In this role, you will:

  • Perform complex research and analysis of market, technology, standards, customer requirements and competitor trends for the development of Telecom Core Network solutions.
  • Prepare market requirement specifications for new and/or enhanced solutions.
  • Collaborate with Ericsson product management groups for Ericsson Cloud Core and 5G Core to secure development of solutions that meet the customers' needs in a timely manner.
  • Build customer proposals including statement of compliance, product dimensioning, services prioritization and technical proposal documentation.
  • Collaborate with the Services Delivery & Operations organization to ensure that Engineering, Network Deployment, and Integration services are developed and delivered.


To be successful you must have:

  • Proven experience advancing Packet Core solutions with North American Service Providers in a pre-sales or senior solution architect customer-facing role.
  • Ability to independently dimension, engineer, and architect complex core solutions for Packet Core Gateways, and related User Plane and Control Plane elements.
  • BS Degree from an accredited university and 10 plus years of proven experience in technology leadership.
  • In-depth knowledge of LTE, 5G Core, UDM, and NFV/Cloud Native technologies. Knowledge of Public Cloud.
  • Outstanding business development skills, a creative attitude with the ability to efficiently present business-driven solutions to customers at all levels, demonstrating the value of the proposed solution.
  • Excellent social and interpersonal skills for working directly with external customers.
  • Experience building customer relationships at various organizational levels, from new hires to C-level.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%.


You might also have:

  • Understanding of end-user applications and their impact on the overall network performance.
  • Experience defining New Business Models.
  • Knowledge of devices and radio networks.



What´s in it for you?

Here at Ericsson, our culture is built on over a century of courageous decisions. With us, you will no longer be dreaming of what the future holds – you will be redefining it. You won’t develop for the status quo but will build what replaces it. Joining us is a way to move your career in any direction you want; with hundreds of career opportunities in locations all over the world, in a place where co-creation and collaboration are embedded into the walls. You will find yourself in a speak-up environment where empathy and humanness serve as cornerstones for how we work, and where work-life balance is a priority. Welcome to an inclusive, global company where your opportunity to make an impact is endless.


What happens once you apply?

To prepare yourself for next steps, please explore here: https://www.ericsson.com/en/careers/job-opportunities/hiring-process




Do you believe that an organization fostering an environment of cooperation and collaboration to execute with speed creates better business value? Do you value a culture of humanness, where fact based decisions are important and our people are encouraged to speak up? Do you believe that diverse, inclusive teams drive performance and innovation? At Ericsson, we do. 


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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