Baseband Software Tester

Posted date:  Sep 24, 2022

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Ericsson is the leader in 5G / Join our Ericsson team in Ottawa to work with the latest groundbreaking technologies and make a powerful impact within your career.


Our Exciting Opportunity: 

 Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment & services to mobile & fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use Ericsson equipment, & more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. Using innovation to empower people, business & society, we are working towards the Networked Society, in which everything that can benefit from a connection will have one. At Ericsson, we apply our innovation to market-based solutions that empower people & society to help shape a more sustainable world.


We are truly a global company, working across borders in 175 countries, offering a diverse, performance-driven culture & an innovative & engaging environment where employees enhance their potential everyday. Our employees live our vision & core values. They share a passion to win & a high responsiveness to customer needs that in turn makes us a desirable partner to our clients. To ensure professional growth, Ericsson offers a stimulating work experience, continuous learning & growth opportunities that allow you to acquire the knowledge & skills necessary to reach your career goals.


We welcome the opportunity to meet you!


Position Summary

As a software developer you will develop & maintain products (units, nodes, networks, systems and solutions), including development activities like requirement analysis, integration, verification, configuration management, PLM support, product documentation.


Role Description

This quality assurance role consists of verifying and integrating content for Ericsson’s products. The role requires the employee to:

  • Integrate, troubleshoot and verify new features and functions on the Ericsson basestation product.
  • Perform legacy quality assurance and feature interaction testing
  • Apply knowledge wireless communication protocols (e.g. 5G NR, 4G LTE)
  • Work in a lab environment to trouble-shoot and integrate complex new pieces of software.
  • Develop automated test cases to ensure existing functionality is never degraded by new software
  • Document all test analysis and test plans
  • Work collaboratively in small cross-functional teams that include design and system engineers.



Ideal candidates for this position should have a passion for test and ensuring quality, be inquisitive and quick to learn, be able to debug when things go wrong.

  • Experience with wireless air interface (e.g. NR, LTE), end-to-end feature testing involving base station and mobile (e.g. gNB and UE)
  • Experience with functional, performance, robustness, configuration, capacity, and complex feature interaction testing
  • Understanding of physical layer, signaling layer and protocol layer, throughput versus SNR, mobility handling, RF testing
  • Able to plan lab and debug setup, design and capture test case in test database, execute test plan, log test results, analyze data, and author test reports
  • Working knowledge of Linux, Windows, TCP/IP networking
  • Work with SW designers to verify test builds, collect debugging info, reproduce SW faults from the field, do binary search of SW builds and/or configuration settings to isolate root cause.
  • Scripting, programming and automation skills are an asset
  • People skills, organization, communication and multi-tasking skills are an asset



  • Knowledge of 3GPP standards
  • Knowledge of testing with real UEs, Viavi, Qualcomm QXDM, Sanjole Wavejudge, beamforming testing, fading channel emulators



  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Communication Engineering, Software engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent.

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? 

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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. If you need assistance or to request an accommodation due to a disability, please contact Ericsson at


DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for this position, and you may be required to perform additional job tasks as assigned.


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Req ID: 686352  

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 and 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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