Our client is a software platform democratizing access to Private 5G networks for enterprises and industries worldwide. It started as a spin-off from one of the leading telco and digital R&D labs in the EU and has been developed over the past 5-6 years.
In July 2020 the spin-off was formally incorporated, and after 2 rounds of funding with investors including 5G Ventures, Ferrovial and Shared Access.
The company is growing rapidly, currently deploying its solution with customers like Fujitsu, Enel, Ferrovial and in Spain, UK, Germany and Italy.
At the same time the company is actively participating in R&D projects in Europe (Horizon, SNS) and in Spain (Next Generation) to keep evolving its stack and generating further IP.
A Private Network is essentially a small-scale telco network deployed entirely or partially on-premise. With Private Networks companies can deploy and manage their own 5G networks with higher reliability, more data privacy, and enhanced cybersecurity.
The Private 5G Network segment is one of the fastest-growing within the telco industry as companies are looking to get an early competitive advantage in their digital transformation / Industry 4.
0 journey by future-proofing their wireless networks. The market is expected to reach $200bn worldwide growing at a 21% CAGR until 2025.
Their platform allows any type of network operator to serve their customers at a lower cost and more flexibility as compared to the solutions offered by the traditional incumbents (i.
e. Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei). They achieve this through a combination of virtualization, open-source architecture, multi-vendor support, and open APIs, following a disruptive platform / marketplace approach.
We are looking for a Lead Telecoms Engineer who leads the company's Telecom engineering and R&D team.
The set of skills and personal characteristics we seek in this role are :
5G RAN skills : Mandatory
Understanding of vendor ecosystem and 5G RAN architecture (RU / DU / CU) Understanding of cell configuration parameters (PLMNID, S-NSSAI, earfcn, PCI, TAC, neighbor lists, etc)
Understanding of RAN sharing options (MOCN / MORAN).
Experience working with OSS for operational control of 4G or 5G RAN devices from a RAN vendor
Experience in RF planning for 5G deployment Experience in optimization (SON)
Experience working with open-source RAN stacks : OAI, srsLTE, etc
5G Core Network skills :
Understanding of EPC and 5GC architecture and components (AMF / MME, UPF / SPGW, PCF / PCRF, HSS) Understanding of QoS control in core network (QCI, PCC rules)
Experience working with open-source core network stacks : Open5gs, Free5gc, Magma, etc
WiFi skills : Mandatory
Understanding of IEEE 802.11 technology family Understanding of WiFi configuration parameters (SSID, channel bonding, QoS classes, etc)
Experience working with the linux wireless networking stack
NFV / SDN skills : Valuable
Practical experience working with OSM, and knowledge of cloud native technologies (K8s) would be highly value
Coding skills :
Experience in Python, Java (optional)
Experience in REST APIs
Personal Characteristics we value : Creative / Lab&I+D / Proactive / Team player
What we offer