Chief Technology Officer, Japan

Posted date:  Sep 24, 2022

JP-13-TO Shiodome, Tokyo, Japan

About this opportunity

CTO supports individual KAMs in terms of customer discussions on technology evolution and innovation at high level, not digging into individual products and solutions, with close interactions with them.  CTO should represent Ericsson externally keeping good relationship with relevant stakeholders.  Through those activities, it is expected that Ericsson be recognized as the technology leader in this industry, as described above


What you will do

Support for customer discussions and business development, e.g. local 5G

 -Collaborate with KAM and solutions teams, with support from HQ as needed, to target customers and potential customers and gain their confidence in Ericsson's technical leadership and Ericsson's vision.


Internal CTO network activities

-To get updated in new technology trend and innovation, technology policy, new trend in technology-driven businesses, and products and solutions


Forum activities related to 5G and B5G (B5G Standardization Consortium, other official forum support)

-Contribute to discussions with Forum members (including MIC, operators, academia and other vendors) on 5G evolution and B5G from Ericsson's perspective, based on Ericsson's policy and technical considerations.


Engagements in technical discussions in MIC committees including support for some committee members  (Advisory role for committee members)        

-To contribute to regulatory discussions from the technical aspects and for some controversial discussions from the Ericsson policy/position perspective


Academic activities (Papers, IEICE presentations)

-To contribute to academic activities based on Ericsson’s technology vision and relevant technology components


Media and analyst interviews on Ericsson strategy and solutions   (Telecommunication, Impress, Nikkei, New Media, analyst companies)

-To contribute to journal and news articles, and analyst reports including on-line ones based on Ericsson technology, strategy, products and solutions


Media briefing   (MWC, Mobility Report, Ericsson Forum etc., handling analysts, event support )

-To explain about innovative Ericsson  technology, solutions and products, and about our reports in an easy-to-understand way


External presentations   (Wireless Japan, ET & IoT, Interop, external seminars etc.)

-To present Ericsson cutting-edge technology, products and solutions to let the audience understand and support Ericsson better


Private presentations for enterprises

-To present Ericsson cutting-edge technology, products and solutions to let enterprise audience understand and support Ericsson better


You will bring

Need extensive knowledge/experience in mobile technology and business. (Technology≧business)        

-Experience of working in technical/engineering field for more than 10 years required with deep understanding in overall mobile network architecture and technical specifications including radio network, core network and transport

Good understanding of Ericsson products and solutions in the radio, core, enabler and OSS/BSS areas as well as latest technology foundations such as cloud, AI/ML, internet, IoT, XR etc. expected.



-Ability to explain about cutting-edge technology and latest products and solutions to the media and the public in an easy-to-understand way

Capability to establish networking with the relevant people in the customer organizations, government, academia, analysts and technical community, and keep sustainable relationships with trust



-Capability to influence the industry based on Ericsson technology and solutions

Internally to educate Ericsson Japan employees in the areas of cutting-edge technology


Proficiency with the English and Japanese Languages


Why join Ericsson?

At Ericsson, you´ll have an outstanding opportunity. The chance to use your skills and imagination to push the boundaries of what´s possible. To build never seen before solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. You´ll be challenged, but you won’t be alone. You´ll be joining a team of diverse innovators, all driven to go beyond the status quo to craft what comes next.


What happens once you apply?

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Encouraging a diverse and inclusive organization is core to our values at Ericsson, that's why we nurture it in everything we do. We truly believe that by collaborating with people with different experiences we drive innovation, which is essential for our future growth. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply and realize their full potential as part of our Ericsson team.

Ericsson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, learn more.

Primary country and city: Japan (JP)  ||  Japan : Tokyo : JP-13-TO Shiodome

Req ID: 679176


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