Experienced 5G Layer 1 Software Developer

Posted date:  Aug 5, 2022

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

About this opportunity

NR is the next generation of broadband wireless technology. The NR base station Physical layer software development team is seeking a software designer to join the Ericsson NR Base Station development group. This role consists in coding, testing and integrating leading edge product functionalities. The role requires an individual who demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit, possesses strong team working and communication skills, and is familiar with 4G/5G wireless protocols.

What you will do

  • Develop and/or test software, implement new functionalities in C, C++, and python, often in a multi-core target environment
  • Perform continuous analysis and Requirement Handling
  • Apply knowledge of Real-Time Software development and wireless communication protocols (e.g. 5G, LTE, WCDMA, WiFi)
  • Work in a lab environment to trouble-shoot and integrate sophisticated new pieces of software
  • Perform software deliveries using a software version control system
  • Develop automated test cases to ensure existing functionality is never degraded by new software
  • Detail all system assessments, software designs and test plans
  • Follow an Agile product development process, working collaboratively in small teams

You will bring

  • Basic understanding of the LTE/NR standard is required.
  • Knowledge of the LTE/NR Physical Layer and antennas technologies is an asset.
  • Strong skills in embedded real-time software development is mandatory.
  • Experience with software development for multi cores' architecture is an asset.
  • Experience with Digital Signal Processing theory and applications is an important asset.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills, and willingness to spend time in a lab environment integrating sophisticated piece of software.
  • Preference will be given to individuals with proven track records in software development related to data communication and wireless technologies.
  • Experienced with GIT is required.
  • B.Sc. in Computer or Electrical Engineering Degree
  • 3 years of demonstrated ability in embedded software development.

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. If you need assistance or to request an accommodation due to a disability, please contact Ericsson at hr.direct.mana@ericsson.com


The health, safety and well-being of our employees is our priority. Successful applicants will be required to disclose their vaccination status prior to employment. Except for those positions designated as 100% remote, successful applicants who did not provide the required proof of vaccination will be required to test weekly and wear masks at all Ericsson and customer facilities. This includes employees with medical or religious exemptions with testing as an accommodation.  Compliance with government and customer requirements regarding vaccination may preclude unvaccinated applicants from employment for a particular job. 


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.


Primary country and city:   Canada (CA)  || Canada : Ontario : Ottawa  

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