Solution Support Specialist (Solution Architect)

Posted date: Apr 8, 2021

Location: Oslo, 03, NO

Company: Ericsson

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

The Solution Support Specialist (SSS) is part of a CNS (Customer Network Support) team supporting the customer and shall deliver in-service Support services according to the contracted agreements by means of established processes.


Introduction of Virtualisation and Cloud based solutions are increasing the complexity of the normal operations and the Customer Support activities. Node based approach is no longer fit for purpose to meet SLA lead times and be cost efficient.


The Fault Isolation part of the CSR lifetime is becoming more and more expensive and consumes longer times in the overall CSR turn around time.

Handover to support is visibility becoming a recurrent and continued activity as opposed to the traditional go-live approach in the classic native networks. It requires a much stronger and robust Change control process.


The boundaries between the traditional TELCO based ways of working with the IT methodologies are becoming blurred and do not necessarily collide in terms of existing SLA and expectations in terms of end user perception. This approach can also apply to more traditional complex solutions outside of the CLOUD/Virtualisation area.


By fully understanding the deployed Solutions for a customer or group of customers and by being the primary contact for that Solution for both internal and external stakeholders, the SSS is responsible for the Solution from a Customer Support point of view thereby enabling efficient service delivery and supportability of contracted customer support services and securing customer satisfaction.


In addition, with detailed customer networks/Solutions knowledge along with knowledge of the customer strategies and active engagement in Project Toll Gates, the SSS identifies business leads and promotes Ericsson products and services to secure add on sales. The SSS also takes active part in the handling of the day to day Solution Customer Service requests (CSRs), leading the Fault Isolation CSRs and the Solution Emergency Handling.


You will

  • Drive and orchestrate as investigation leader for Fault Isolation during regular CSRs and Emergencies
  • Support regular product CSRs when needed
  • Customer consultation handling on Solution level
  • On-site (Customer Office) working embedded within customer Operations team
  • Develop and maintain network troubleshooting methodologies, including the proper operation of the tools and services like CES, EIA
  • Own (and create where needed) Network Recovery Procedures such as but not limited to:
  • Signaling Storm recovery routines,
  • Traffic rerouting routines,
  • network recovery documentation, backup procedures etc. etc
  • Be part and secure that the Handover to Support process becomes part of the continuous Change control process, adapt it and evolve (not one-time activity)
  • Be a glue between the NFVi and VNFs environment and ways of working
  • Be part of the continuous deployment activities
  • Prepare MoP, Test solutions, Create impact analysis and Coordinate deployment of corrections from technical perspective
  • Control LCM status from an overall solution level for customer specific solutions.


To be successful in the role you must have

  • Solution level technical competence
  • Network level competence
  • Core Network Competence (overview of Cloud Infrastructure and the VNFs i.e. Packet Core, UDM, IMS)
  • Knowledge of the 3GPP or any other relevant standard for his/her area
  • Ability to learn Ericsson Portfolio.
  • Service Delivery Process.
  • Argumentation skills.
  • Presentation skills (oral and written).
  • Software Update Management.
  • Software Support.
  • Delivering Results & Meeting Customer Expectations
  • Excellent Customer Relationship Management skills.
  • Very good personal interaction skills and communication capabilities.
  • Very good proactive mind set – always include a broader scope in mind when handling customer requests.
  • Ability to adapt to change.
  • Determination, focus, take the ups and downs, stick with things long enough to see them through
  • Creativity - ability to see and make things in a new or different way, capability of developing inspiration, innovation or insight
  • Capacity to reflect on one’s behavior and performance, learn from experience, adapt to other cultures, absorb feedback, accept new ideas and practices
  • Responsiveness - ability to understand, quickly adapt and act upon new information, influences and information.
  • Capability to mobilize others both internally and from customer organization
  • Network of contacts


Security clearance including references and relevant background screening will be conducted for final candidates.


The location can be either Norway or Sweden.


Apply now or the latest 26th April!


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 compassion 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. 

We provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, religion, political opinion, nationality, ethnic background, social origin, social status, indigenous status, disability, age, union membership or employee representation and any other characteristic protected by local law or Ericsson’s Code of Business Ethics.

Primary country and city: Norway (NO) || || Oslo || ServEng

Req ID: 511928 

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