IP and Network Functions Architect

Job Description

Date: Sep 20, 2019

Do you have several years of experience as an IP network architect? 
Are you excited to work in the technical forefront of 5G?
Would you like to take technical leadership within the IP competence and impact transport networks for 5G?


If you thrive in a collaborative environment and are looking for an opportunity to influence and create large impact for what will come to change societies, as well as every day life for billions – come join us as IP and Network Functions Architect at PDU transport!


Ericsson Transport – Part of Business Area Networks

Business Area Networks: where 5G was born! We’re a global team of approx. 26 000 in 93 countries, with 126 nationalities represented. About half of us work in R&D, approx. 6 000 in Group Supply and 5 000 in Service Area Networks. Together we create future-proof, scalable network architectures in an industry that is constantly on the move. Our approach is simple: we build solutions that empower our customers to meet tomorrow’s demands. 5G is happening now, with the first commercial launches implemented today.


We are Product Development Unit Transport and we deliver transport technology with terabyte throughput as well as high volume of equipment for millions of antenna sites. 

Our headquarter is at Lindholmen in Gothenburg, Sweden, but we also have operations in Beijing, Bangalore, Budapest, Genoa and Hungary. 


To win today’s and tomorrow’s challenges we are looking for ambitious, intelligent, creative and inspiring individuals to join us. We provide an open and challenging environment where you can grow and help to inspire your colleagues to further growth.

Job Summary
Product Development Unit Transport (PDU TP) as part of Business Unit Networks at Lindholmen is now looking for an IP and Network Functions Architect, with focus on transport networks for mobile services. 

PDU TP develops transport equipment from antenna site to mobile packet core gateway and are vital pieces for building and serving billions of mobile service users around the world. The network nodes that we develop includes cell site routers, pre-aggregation and aggregation routers, Fronthaul transmission, and an extensive range of microwave links. We also have collaboration with partners requiring us to take a total ownership of end-to end IP network solutions. 


The architect position has the following general responsibilities within area of IP and networking technologies: 
•    Define network solutions and communicate with development teams and with external communications
•    Drive Technology Leadership - Align and drive technology strategies including standardization
•    Drive Technology Innovation - Provide in-depth technical solutions for complex and/or complicated 

The Systems section at PDU TP consists of professionals with long design experience and domain specialist competence.


Responsibilities & Tasks
The IP and network functions architect will be the main responsible for defining IP and networking solutions. The role will interface program development steering roles, development teams and external parties within the area. You will make sure that relevant work packages and internal studies are started to support the future product vision.


As IP and network functions architect you will be leading a virtual competence team across the PDU TP organization, where you jointly plan the work and share tasks and knowledge. 


You will be working in close cooperation with Product Owners, System Architects, and Specialist from our partners to manage customer requirements. You will engage in customer dialogs on network topologies, on technology choices, performance and service requirements and you will explain design choices and decisions we as a vendor have made. You will lead the emerging technologies analysis in the area to feed the technology leadership ambitions that we have as an organization. 
You will be part of shaping the future for Ericsson’s 5G platform!
Main responsibilities are:
•    Definition of end to end network architecture including IP, MPLS and Segment Routing, focused but not limited to Mobile transport networks.
•    Description of network architecture, publication, presentation, argumentation for solutions, internally and externally with industry and customer partners.
•    Definition of new packet functionality and interaction in standardization bodies
•    Performance & Scalability requirements in network solutions
•    Functionality contributions to shared platform independent IPOS SW system
•    End-to-end network scenario definition for proper interoperability 
•    Automation, zero tough and orchestration functionality of packet networks
•    IPR, Standardization and Innovation
•    Prototype implementation

Position Qualifications
To succeed in this position, you need to have the following qualifications and skills:
•    Minimum 10 years of experience in IP Network design and/or IP Network technology
•    Proven experience as a technical leader within IP and Networking
•    Very strong knowledge of IP, MPLS, Segment Routing packet technologies
•    Very strong analytical and logical skill
•    Strong ability to cooperate with peers
•    Enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills
•    Strong soft skills for negotiation, influencing and decision making


You should have a technical background of:
•    Master of Science or Ph.D Degree from Technical University
•    IP network design experience from Network owner/operator or equivalent
•    Configuration experience of IP, MPLS, SR,  Ethernet networks
•    Preferably also Development experience of IP, MPLS, SR, Ethernet systems


Application Process
Last day to apply: Oct 31

Location: Göteborg, Lindholmen
The recruitment process in ongoing, please send in your application in English as soon as possible. Please note we cannot accept applications via email.
If you have any questions about this position please contact recruiter Therese Blom at therese.blom@ericsson.com.

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 close to 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 favorite 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. Often, 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.


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Primary country and city: Sweden (SE) || || Göteborg || R&D

Req ID: 288802