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5G Open RAN Infrastructure Engineer

Open RAN Infrastructure Engineer

Role Summary

NEC is using its class leading radio technology and system integration expertise to address the introduction of 5G technology globally. Using Open vRAN technology and strategic partnerships, NEC will be engaging operators to conduct proof of concept technology trials, pilot launches and commercial roll out of 4G and 5G technology.

To support this initiative, NEC has established a 5G Centre of Excellence (CoE) in the UK that operates as a centralised engineering team to support NEC’s activities in Open RAN globally.

As part of the 5G CoE System Engineering team in NEC Europe, the Open RAN Infrastructure Engineer will perform the role of design engineering for the RAN network in the following areas:
  • High level, low level design and implementation of the RAN IP design, transport network, Cloud infrastructure and supporting systems
  • Use of open virtualised RAN technology covering centralised RAN Architectures, virtualised and containerised network functions, transport and timing distribution for Radio Access Networks
  • High level, low level design and implementation of the RAN network to meet the customer requirements, ensuring the implementation meets the quality, robustness and scalability demanded by top tier telecoms networks
  • Supporting system performance evaluation and improvement during technology trials and commercial pilots

The RAN Infrastructure Engineer may be expected to assist with technical assessment of partners offered products, evaluating the technical solution offered, the suitability of the Product to the NEC RAN portfolio and contributing to the new product selection process.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm to learn and ability to work within a fast moving dynamic environment, contributing significantly to the success of NEC during customer RAN network transformation programmes.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include liaising with internal and external contacts on a regular basis.  Some of the duties involved will be:

  • Work with the team on the design of NEC 4G/5G RAN network trials by contributing to the creation of the design and documentation of the proposed RAN, IP and Transport Networks and their supporting infrastructure to address the customer’s requirements.
  • Work with the project teams to plan, execute, review and optimise the 4G/5G network performance including dimensioning of the RAN and transport networks, identification of bottlenecks and resolution strategies.
  • Contribute to the investigations in to reported field issues, ensuring that issues are resolved in a timely manner and that any resulting field learnings are captured in an internal “best practices” guidance note for future activities.
  • Identify, define and communicate system improvements, feature requirements and technology strategies to the system development team and NEC’s partners
  • Prepare material for and present to customers as part of pre and post-sales activities where required.
  • Define, review and document Customer requirements from the market
  • Assist the PLM team with new product selection by performing technical risk assessment and design audits for new Products against NEC requirements and providing a technical recommendations to PLM based on the assessed risks.
  • Report to project stakeholders, including the NECE Head of Engineering and the NEC Management teams on status of activities
  • Identify potential IPR (Patents) in the field of Open RAN or NEC business areas that will allow NEC to differentiate its product offering
  • Assist the business development team as required in responses to business tenders (RFQ / RFP)
  • Be aware of & comply with all Health & Safety instructions & regulations.
  • Be aware of & comply with all Quality instructions & regulations.
  • Highlight any Health & Safety non-compliances in accordance with company regulations.

Other Requirements
  • Ability to work flexibility, taking ownership for the engineering function and demonstrate ability to take on additional tasks to achieve project deadlines.
  • Ability to travel globally to deliver business requirements.
  • An awareness of NEC’s business priorities and Commercial considerations
  • Be a strong team player.
  • Fluent and confident English language skills, both verbal & written.

Are you interested?

Are you interested to work for a dynamic and highly skilled team?  Does a job as pre-sales manager, who supports partners and helps to find unique and customised solutions for clients appeal to you? Then this is the perfect role for you!

Job function
Engineering; Information Technology

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