Architecture Evolution Director

Posted date:  Sep 21, 2022

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

About this opportunity

We are in changing times where industries merge, new business models emerge, and network and system architectures are reshaped! New technologies come in to play as well as deployment of existing ones. We need to keep up with the technology evolution and take advantage and use them to Ericsson´s best. Are you the one to lead this?


The need to set a joint architectural direction for the industry and synchronize the commonalities across our portfolio is more important than ever. The architecture is becoming more horizontal, and many new parts will not be driven by standardization.


This requires close collaboration with managers, architects, and study leaders at Ericsson Group Function Technology but also with Ericsson Research, Market Areas, the Business Areas and their subunits in R&D-, and Business dimensions.


The Architecture evolution director shall ensure that Ericsson defines and describes our view for that and engage with internal and external stakeholders to get an aligned industry view.


What you will do

At the core of this role lies a deep understanding of Ericsson business context and portfolio architecture, and an ability to translate this into descriptions. In addition, it requires a capability to lead and drive architecture evolution topics cross the Ericsson group, set the strategic direction, and interact with external stakeholders. This involves but is not limited to:


  • Drive Ericsson enterprise security business portfolio- and architecture- evolution
  • Be the chief architect for the Networking and Connectivity architecture principles
  • Work with defining our target architecture for 2030 / 6G
  • Drive selected architecture evolution, or architecture evaluation, tasks
  • Work across Ericsson not only to define these architectures but also to facilitate that they are described in relevant ways for different stakeholders
  • Actively engage in the work with Network Architecture Evolution Strategies and evolving The Ericsson Architecture
  • Make sure a set of relevant customer presentations on architecture evolution are updated

You will bring

  • PhD or Licentiate degree, or MSc degree with at least 15 years of experience in architecture development in the Telecom industry
  • 12+ years' of experience of TCP/IP and other IETF protocols
  • Good knowledge of cyber security
  • Preferably experience in leadership and coaching, ideally in leading team/project or similar within Research
  • Ability to acquire new knowledge, apply it and spread it to others
  • Very good communication and presentation skills, and skilled in relationship
  • Creativity and capability to develop and drive new ways of working, to produce research results in a more efficient way
  • Fluently in written and spoken English


If you have specific questions, please email senior recruiter Nina Juthage at


The selection and interview process are ongoing. Therefore, send in your application in English as soon as possible. We encourage you to apply!


Location: Kista, Stockholm, Sweden

Last day to apply: 5th of October 2022

References and relevant vetting screening may be conducted for final candidates.

Please note that we do not accept or proceed with applications sent via e-mail.


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.


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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.

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Primary country and city:  Sweden (SE)   ||  Sweden : Stockholm : Stockholm  
Req ID: 696206  

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