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Packet Core vEPC VNF-M Developer

Shanghai, China
Research & Development

English (US)

Job Description

Date: Sep 7, 2018

Location primary: Shanghai, China


Introduction to PDU Packet Core, VNS and MANO:

PDU Packet Core is a global R&D unit responsible for delivering products and solutions for 4G/5G mobile communications.

The virtualized Packet Core portfolio addresses needs from traditional large scale mobile broadband and communication services down to specialized small-scale solutions designed for vertical and enterprise solutions on a single server. Virtual Network Services, VNS are solutions based on virtualized Network Functions, VNFs. There are unique VNSs for different target segments, Internet of Things, Mobile Broadband, Enterprise, etc.

MANO (management and orchestration) is a ETSI defined framework for the management and orchestration of all resources in the cloud data center. This includes computing, networking, storage, and virtual machine (VM) resources. The main focus of MANO is to allow flexible on-boarding and ease the deployment of network components. VNF-M (VNF manager) is the node to orchestrate VNFs.

Our main responsibility is to design and develop VNF-M for Packet Core VNF and VNS, on top of different cloud platforms, i.e. OpenStack and VMware. With workflows installed, VNF-Mr can be used to orchestrate the Packet Core nodes or networks.


Experience and Critical Competence:

We are looking for a strong and passionate MANO VNF-M Designer, capable of operating in an environment of new and fast-moving technologies and trend-shifts. 

As VNF-M designer, you will work closely with product owner to define and implement VNS life cycle management and all related orchestration. To finish the job, you will work on different network environment and infrastructure, such as OpenStack and VMWare.

The following skills and abilities are needed/wanted:

  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently
  • Programming skills, at least one of following language: Java & Groovy
  • Strong Team player with a drive to push for excellence
  • Concrete virtualization and cloud knowledge
  • Good understanding of MANO (management and orchestration) solution
  • Basic knowledge of Packet Core nodes and vEPC solution
  • Basic OpenStack or VMWare knowledge/hands-on experience
  • Basic knowledge of Linux/UNIX
  • General Datacom competence (TCP/IP, switching/routing)
  • UI design experience is a plus
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • Good written and spoken English