AI Execution Director

Posted date:  Nov 12, 2021
Location: 

Stockholm, AB, SE


Why is Ericsson a good place to work?


Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business and is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency, find new revenue streams, and create new user experiences. Ericsson’s investments in innovation have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world ensuring our solutions – and our customers – are at the forefront of innovation.   We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. With over 100,000 employees and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and service leadership.  40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over an Ericsson network.  And, our Technology for Good and Connect to Learn programs include creating technology that makes it easier to save lives, feed societies, bring technology to emerging markets and connectivity to remote areas, and grow businesses and prosperity.


At Ericsson, we give our employees the freedom to think big and navigate their career, on a global scale.  We create technology that helps others, from helping people enjoy their favourite content to helping people recover from natural disasters by enabling better communications between rescue workers. Your ideas and innovations can turn into achievements that impact society and change the world, creating new connections, new possibilities, and new capabilities.  We find that Ericsson is at its best when we bring together the diverse skills of our people. Working across business areas, across cultures, across geographical borders, across technical disciplines. More often than not, across ground-breaking solutions. Next generation technology can be staggeringly complex. But the simpler it is to use; the more people benefit from it. Join us and help build technology that makes it simple to connect with information, business, societies, and each other.

 

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 Ericsson AI Execution team is innovating how we make our business transformational using AI and Machine Learning. This central unit is chartered with the responsibility of building high-end AI execution capabilities that brings together a team of high-end Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers and AI Architects towards the goal of applying scalable AI across Ericsson’s enterprise business. The scope covers the complete lifecycle of feature & functionality development, from use case definition, systemization, AI/ML functionality prototyping and development to implementation in Ericsson product portfolio.

 

To succeed with this scope, we truly believe in:

Trust – we trust each other to do the right things. Therefore, we believe in taking decisions as close to the product and technical expertise as possible!

Creativity – trying new things and learning from our mistakes. We believe in sharing our insights and helping one another to build an even better user plane.

Happiness – we enjoy and feel passionate about what we do and value each other’s technical competence deeply.

 

We are currently looking for an AI Execution Director, a global delivery and management role with teams spread across USA, Sweden, and India. Is that you?

 

Job description

You will be part of the unit’s leadership team with a broad senior leadership scope that requires critical strategic execution focus. You will also serve as a key member of the AI Execution Think Tank, formulating its vision, mission, goals and driving day-to-day activities to realize them. As a Leader, you will lead cross-geographical teams with multi-functional responsibilities. You will also contribute to secure Ericsson’s technology leadership in the AI domain by way of creating differentiating assets as well as driving market leadership for our products. You will teach, coach, challenge and develop individuals, teams, and organizations. You will foster a creative and learning culture.

 

You will:

  • Demonstrating thought leadership in the AI/ML domain
  • Outlining and driving strategy for enterprise AI
  • Partnering with stakeholders from the Business Areas, Market Areas and Group Functions to advise on AI/ML application and experience
  • Supporting AI portfolio roadmap planning and scoping of use cases and AI/ML product & services functionality
  • Continuously engaging with delivery teams to guide, coach and advise on standards in AI/ML delivery and agile working principles
  • Improving and optimizing the systemization and implementation process flow for AI/ML applications
  • Execute in designing, engineering, operating, enhancing, and maintaining of capabilities
  • Work closely with the innovation and academia ecosystem to co-create assets for Ericsson and the industry
  • Recruiting, build, develop and coach a team of Data Scientists, ML Engineers and Domain Experts across multiple locations
  • Contributing to internal and external evangelism of Ericsson capability in AI/ML area; blog posts, training, meet-ups, etc.
  • Be a contributing leader and active leadership team member in the AI Execution unit

 

To be successful in the role you must have:

  • A good combination and broad experience in business, leadership, technical and functional areas
  • Solid experience in Data and AI with proven track record in developing and scaling AI products and solutions that delivers measurable business value
  • Over 10 years of formal leadership experience
  • Over 15 years of experience in Data Handling, Computational Math and Product Development
  • Experience in formulating technology and operationalization strategies and business practices
  • Strong leadership and partnering skills, with the ability to lead and work across all levels of the organization and across multiple countries, effectively collaborating with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent people management skills to attract motivate and retain talent, including coaching and mentoring skills
  • Excellent communication & negotiation skills
  • Strong sense of duty and initiative
  • Bachelors/Master’s in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or related quantitative field. MBA or equivalent Post Graduate Diploma would be an added advantage

 

You must also demonstrably trustworthy (thru reference checks) and be fluent in English written and spoken.

 

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.

 

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?

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

Location for this role: Stockholm, Sweden

Recruiter: Anna Magnusson (anna.magnusson@ericsson.com)

This position reports to: Head of AI Execution

 

Selection is ongoing please apply as soon as possible

Kindly note that we cannot process applications sent via email.

Curious to know more about the life at Ericsson? Meet some of your future colleagues and watch our People film

 

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: Sweden (SE) || || Stockholm || [[mfield2]]

Req ID: 612069 

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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