5G Packet Core Solution Architect

Posted date:  Mar 4, 2023

Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Our Great Opportunity 

We are now looking for a 5G Packet Core Solution Architect.  

In this role, you will be translating customer needs, and technology opportunities into detailed technical offering, solutions, and proposals. Activities cover different areas including virtual Core Network Deployments and adjacent Cloud Deployment. 

This role will enable you to become part of the Telecom Core team and to experience what it means to be in the front line to deliver the newest technology to operators. Currently, most of our projects have 5G Stand Alone/NFVi/Containerization exposure, along with the opportunity to develop automation skills (e.g. with Ansible/Python/Jenkins for those inclined towards coding). This is the environment you will be working in today, but you will also be among the first ones to have access to future technology advances. 

The assignment is for some of the largest, most well known and most innovative telecom operators in Europe.  

We encourage you to come along with us, craft the future, grow together and enjoy a great working environment. 


You will: 

  • Work on scope, definition and design solution offerings; develop and drive end-to-end technical solutions for 5G networks; 

  • Analyze customer technology, define business requirements and participate in risk analysis; 

  • Work with core team on list of potential activities and solutions; 

  • Develop technical presentations and proposals, and perform customer presentations; 

  • Support deployment of solution; 

  • Work closely with R&D; 

  • Explore new technology/technical areas and grow within a team who shares knowledge and enables competence build; 

  • Bring your recommendations to the table when it comes to new implementations; 

  • Work together with the team and the customer. 


To be successful in the role you must have 

  • 5G Stand Alone Packet Core application experience AMF (Access and Mobility Function), SMF (Session Management Function), UPF (User Plane Function) – Ericsson product knowledge would be an advantage;  

  • NFVi knowledge: Openstack/Docker/Kubernetes – Ericsson product knowledge would be an advantage;  

  • Understanding of 5G Stand Alone UDM (User Data Management): UDR (User Data Repository), AUSF (Authentication Server Function), NRF (Network Repository Function), NSSF (Network Slice Selection Function), NEF (Network Exposure Function), PCF (Policy Control Function) 

  • Previous experience with EPC/vEPC: S/P Gateway, MME, PCRF, EPDG – Ericsson product knowledge would be an advantage;  

  • Experience with Solution Architecture, HLD and LLD creation  

  • UDM understanding: HSS, CUDB or similar databases.  

  • Linux and networking knowledge. 


Additional Requirements: 

  • Consultative approach; 

  • Flexibility and adaptability; 

  • Passion for improving, growth mentality;  

  • Pragmatic approach to various situations; 

  • Reliable team member; 

  • Availability for occasional short travel periods (in the future, when the international context makes it safe); 

  • Professional level of English.  


What´s in it for you? 

Here at Ericsson, our culture is built on over a century of fearless 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, and where co-creation and collaboration are embedded into the walls. You will find yourself in a speak-up environment where appreciation 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 chance to create an impact is endless! 


Also, we are offering: 

  • Contract type: full time; 

  • 25 vacation days/year; 

  • Medical & life insurance; 

  • Career plan mentoring; 

  • In case of Business Travel: professional conditions & Global Travel Insurance; 

  • The option to work from home or from the office, depending on your needs and in line with company instructions; 

  • Safe working location: our office is the first ImmuneTM Certified Building in the world, for you to be safe when joining your colleagues; 

  • Remote work option: for those living in other locations outside Bucharest considering your seniority and your ability to be autonomous; 

  • Flexible benefits from your favorite brands available on flexible benefits portal; 

  • Internal learning platform always available to our teams, mentoring and on the job training, as well as internationally certified external courses; 

  • Part of an active community via Brand Ambassadors, CSR Activities, Sports Teams. 


What happens once you apply? 

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



Be where it begins

Our Culture

Welcome to an inclusive, global company where your opportunity to make an impact is endless. Share your most innovative ideas, bring your unique perspective in a speak up environment. With us, you will no longer be dreaming of what the future holds – you will be redefining it at a company where you’re empowered to lead and perform at your very best.

Learning and Development

Being a part of our team means having the flexibility to take your career in many different directions, but it also means leveraging the supportive structure of a big organization, with clear personal and professional development opportunities. 

Benefits and Rewards

We believe that great accomplishments deserve great benefits and transparent rewards. We strive to offer competitive, unbiased, and fair rewards for all our people. We empower you to manage your own time and promote flexible working opportunities, along with family-friendly policies.

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