At Ericsson, you can be a game changer! Because working here isn’t just a deal. It’s a big deal. This means that you get to leverage our 140+ years of experience and the expertise of more than 95,000 diverse colleagues worldwide. As part of our team, you will help solve some of society´s most complicated challenges, enabling you to be ‘the person that did that.’ We’ve never had a greater opportunity to drive change; setting the bar for technology to be inclusive and accessible; empowering an intelligent, sustainable, and connected world.

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SDN PLM - Senior Technical Lead

Job Description

Date: Feb 5, 2020

Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers. We enable the full value of connectivity by creating game-changing technology and services that are easy to use, adopt, and scale, making our customers successful in a fully connected world. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is proud of its global presence across 100+ countries and market areas. With a strong focus on innovation, we possess 49 thousand registered patents and a global strength of over 95 thousand competent professionals. We also take pride in supporting networks that cater to a capacity of 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic, thereby connecting more than 2.5 billion subscribers and counting. We are a world leader in the rapidly changing environment of communications technology – by providing hardware, software, and services to enable the full value of connectivity.

Competency : R&D-SDN


As a Senior Tech Lead you will Develop Test Strategy, Plan, Test & validate products (units, nodes, networks, systems and solutions), including validation activities like requirement analysis, test plan development, verification, troubleshooting customer problems, product documentation.


 Primary job responsibilities

•Review Requirements, design and functional specifications and comes up with Test Strategy to Test a Functional/System/Network area

•Debug software products using systematic tests to develop, apply and maintain quality standards for company products.

•Analyze and write test standards and procedures.

•Develop and provides guidance on the execution of software test plans.

•Maintain documentation of test results to assist in debugging and modification of software.

•Analyze test results to ensure existing functionality and recommends corrective action.

•Come up with Test Automation strategy and automate scripts if required

•Consult with development engineers in resolution of problems. Work on problems of complex scope, through extensive usage of standard concepts and principles.

•Work as a fully contributing team member, under broad guidance with independent planning and execution responsibilities.

•Expected to continue to build upon domain knowledge and technical/ proprietary skills to reach levels of expertise, while adapting standard principles to new or changed conditions in day to day work.

•Apply own judgment to independently determine a course of action, which is then executed independently post review.

•Responsible for coaching, guiding and mentoring junior members in the team to help them scale up faster

•Interface and consult with multiple stakeholders in improving quality of the products.

•Consult with customer support teams and customer units in understanding customer scenarios and use cases, brings this knowledge in to the testing

•Drives initiatives in improving product quality, new test tools, new methods of testing, automation methodologies, etc.

•Frontending and Troubleshooting customer issues



Required skills

•Experience in developing Test Strategies, Test plan, Test Report documents

•Testing Experience in the area of L2/L3 Protocols/Technologies – VLAN, Switching Protocols/Routing Protocols /L2VPN/L3VPN

•Good understanding of Linux layer 2 and 3 networking internals

•Experience in Functional/System/Performance and scale testing of L2/L3 protocols and services.

•Experience with traffic generators/analyzers - IXIA/Spirent devices

•Experience in developing test scripts using languages like - Python/Perl/Ruby

•Experience in working with complex network topologies

•Experience in understand and replicating customer network

•Knowledge on following technologies - Open vSwitch, OpenFlow,

•Knowledge on cloud infrastructure/NFV/Virtualization/software-defined networking (SDN), Open Daylight (ODL)

•Knowledge on KVM/QEMU hypervisor environment



Key Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor degree or equivalent in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or Computer Science & Engineering  required.

Minimum years of relevant experience: Minimum: 12+ years of relevant industry experience.


What’s in it for you?


With over 90,000 employees across 180+ countries, we have a culture that respects and supports your ambitions, in alignment with our values of Respect, Professionalism and Perseverance. Ericsson is extremely focused on learning and development, supports mobility and flexible working hours. We are also committed to diversity and inclusion and to be a responsible and relevant driver of positive change. We also offer some awesome benefits, amazing career development and training programs to provide an empowered career in a connected world.


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