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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ICT Architect, Packet Core

Job Description

Date: Jan 16, 2020

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

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


Take the challenge and join our team!


Ericsson Digital Services helps service providers prosper in the digital economy. From enhancing the way service providers engage with their customers to automating operations, we're helping service providers reach new levels of programmability, access and agility – levels that digital natives call home. The portfolio is focused on 5G-ready, cloud-native, automated and industrialized solutions to secure a smooth digitalization journey towards 5G.


We are looking for an ICT Architect to strengthen our test environment architect team in the Packet Core domain. The area consists of multiple Ericsson products for network elements which needs to be combined and set-up to work as a functioning and stable environment. They exist in both integrated versions with dedicated hardware, and as virtualized versions that run on various different hypervisors such as Open Stack (CEE, Redhat), VMWare and the next evolution to Cloud Native using Kubernetes. The environments are used by system and function testers to verify and validate network functions during software development or integration activities.



The daily work includes analysis and breakdown of customer requirements, specification of different solutions and preparation of needed equipments and tools. You will participate in meetings with stakeholders representing your area in strategy work and finding solutions to customer and internal issues. The work is performed in teams working agile - across both organizational and geographical borders. One of our major goals is to continue deploying new automation routines through the use of tools such as Jenkins as well as Ansible and Python based scripts, in order to streamline processes and speed up deliveries. Finally, the position requires engagement in how we can constantly improve our services in terms of efficiency, quality and technology.



  • Responsible for the ICT environments and tools architecture and set-up together with peers in the team
  • Create cost effective solutions through activities in IT and network design, planning and deployment
  • Drive alignment of environments across the product portfolio
  • Drive continuous improvements of products and processes with a focus on improving automation to deliver solutions faster.
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation
  • Develop competence in technical domain


Key Qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Systems or Network Technology.
  • Good understanding of data communications and networking, including routing protocols, routing contexts, and switching in a mixed IPv4/IPv6 environment.
  • High level of knowledge and experience in a Linux environment
  • Experience with automation and system management tools such as Jenkins, Ansible and Puppet
  • Experience working with integrating and troubleshooting applications installed on virtualization platforms such as VMware, OpenStack and Kubernetes
  • Good communication skills, innovating, adapting and responding to change
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum way of working
  • Delivering results and meeting customer expectations


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

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.


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

Req ID: 326368