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Area Product Owner Engineering Environment

Job Description

Date: Jan 10, 2020


5G is happening now and disclosing every day new opportunities. Are you passionate about technology?

Do you want to be an ICT leader and shape the future of the 5G Packet Core community at Ericsson in Gothenburg?


Take the challenge and join our team!



Packet core in Business Area Digital Services (BDGS) develop and deliver packet core solution for mobile networks. With us at BDGS you’ll be part of the next step in development of our products. We enable millions of simultaneous connected mobile users while handling traffic from IoT to 4K video in Gbit speeds. Ericsson BDGS will become the partner of choice of Telecom operators using the latest technologies in cloud and automation to manage complexity so the ambitious can differentiate with TCO efficient solutions for programmable 4G and 5G networks, automated operations and digital engagements.


We are currently looking for an Area Product Owner (APO) in the area “Engineering Environment” in Packet Core.


The APO role is to maximize return of investment for their area by focusing on alignment, reusability and technology leadership for the area while translating business value into realization.

Engineering Environment is the area that includes development and test equipment used to develop the Packet Core product portfolio SGSN-MME, EPG, PCC, PCG, WMG, AAT and more. We are in a big transformation of the engineering environment from traditional local environments to new modern cloud based at the same time as our product portfolio is evolving. You will take part in leading this transformation and form our future for developers, infrastructure and tools.

We stand at the forefront of Agile software development, using methods and principles from Lean and Agile methodologies to create a product that excels. Early customer and stakeholder interactions are key elements in our development process. We rely on team collective responsibility to complete all tasks according to prioritized backlogs. One of your tasks is to set priorities according to business needs.


We provide a fun and challenging environment where you can grow and help to inspire your colleagues to further growth.



Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Give input to business decisions and product strategy for dedicated area to motivate investment as part of product business case
  • Ensure translation of business requirements to efficient infrastructure and tools development
  • Be the relation builder with stakeholders in product development
  • Drive roadmap and overall backlog for the area
  • Decide on priorities between specific areas
  • Dialog with stakeholders regarding area content, planning and strategies
  • Responsible for area transformation and long-term evolvement
  • Drive the strategy for the Engineering Environment in the shift to the new 5G Core product development
  • Ensure that major system improvements are prioritized
  • Guide, coach and support OPO’s
  • Be the contact point for new requests in the engineering environment


As an APO you are not responsible for any team(s) but drive the work through the OPO’s.



  • High business understanding.
  • Deep understanding of the domain/area, ICT and SW development equipment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Team player and good people skills.
  • Be able to take decisions.
  • 3-5 years’ experience as an OPO/APO or similar.
  • Drive commitments with high energy



Furthermore, as our APO’s are one of the leaders in the organization and around the teams, it is important for you to have a high interest in people, processes and technologies.

We also believe you are passionate about Lean and Agile development and your competence will help us evolve in this area.



Please send in your application in English as soon as possible since the process is ongoing. Please note we cannot accept applications via email.

Last day to apply: Feb 29
Primary location for this role: Göteborg, Lindholmen

Contact Person: Recruiter: Anna Magnusson,



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.


Ericsson provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, national origin, ethnic background, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, union membership or genetics.

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

Req ID: 314746