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Network Engineer

Job Description

Date: Mar 4, 2020

Ericsson Network Design & Optimization

Ericsson Network Design & Optimization (NDO) is developing and delivering design and optimization services to our customers (typically mobile network operators) in Japan. Feature and functionality introduction and other types of technology consulting services are also within the scope of our expertise. 

When applicable, we conduct the design and optimization by developing and using cutting edge AI/Machine Learning technology, helping our customers automating the optimization of their networks.

NDO Japan is also responsible for supporting network sales through technical consultation, anchored in deep network performance and product insight gained from advanced network analysis.

NDO Japan is aiming to be self-sustained in the sense that technical (pre-) sales support is integrated in the service delivery team, working in close cooperation with relevant customer accounts.


Job summary

As a Network Engineer-NE (or Solution Architect-SA) in the Network Performance team of NDO Japan you will focus on our live-network or pre-launch trial-based performance analysis/evaluation of our product, features and functionality.

The objectives are twofold. First to ensure that our products are utilized in the best possible way considering our customers objectives and specific network scenario, and secondly, we can detect gaps in our functionality that is relevant and valuable for our customers.

Throughout this work it is important that the best possible performance is recognized by our customers and that any potential gap between our functionality and the need of our customers are highlighted, specified and benefit quantified in collaboration with our product solution and development teams.

Since the mentioned objectives are overlapped with network design and optimization activities (services) it is expected that objectives to a large extent can be achieved though   NDO service delivery activities.

Hence, this NE role requires a seniority level that allow for achieving the above objectives in parallel to the NDO project delivery objectives.  




About You:

You have a strong interest and competence in both radio technology as well as advanced data analysis including machine learning (ML) based data analysis.

Your technical expertise complements your customer facing and presentation skills, allowing you to both influence customer perception and drive problem resolution. You help to translate and bridge technical concepts between customers and internal stakeholders into tangible plans and outcomes.

Your technical depth allows you to work either collaboratively as a team member, or leading/guiding a team as the situation requires.

Ideally you also have a solid knowledge of feature development and experience of in-network performance evaluation of features and functionality.


Some key job responsibilities

  • Stay well abreast with customer latest strategy and challenges
  • Pre-process and analyze network data to find possibilities to improve network performance and user experiences
  • Recommend and present technical proposals and solutions with quantifications of impacts
  • Establish trust by customers through consultative approach
  • Drive collaboration and knowledge sharing within Ericsson


Some key qualifications

  • Broad technical acumen in areas of e.g. LTE, 5G/NR, IoT etc.
  • Solid radio network feature and functionality knowledge
  • Analytical mindset and good hands on problem-solving ability
  • Solid hands on data analysis, visualization and presentation skills (using Python, R or equivalent)
  • Strong Team work and collaboration skills
  • Background in (Radio) Network Design and Optimization an advantage
  • English language proficiency
  • Japanese language proficiency preferred


DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Therefore employees assigned may be required to perform additional job tasks required by the manager.



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Primary country and city: Japan (JP) || || JP-37-YO Yokohama || Consulting&SysInt

Req ID: 346114