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Software Engineer
Ref No.: 20-06151
Location: Menlo Park, California

Location: Menlo Park when returning back to office, but can sit anywhere as of now. (Excited to see what potential other markets have to offer) Will be required to come into Menlo Park office 1-2 times a week once back onsite (currently that is at the earliest to be July 2021)

Contract Length: 6 months with potential for. Extension

Title: Software Engineer

Looking for someone who has worked in wireless industry/network management in wireless industry. Network management in the wireless industry not IP. Know network management, know latest cloud.

Understanding the cloud network virtualization is secondary to above.

Something to note: There will be a some occasions where the worker will be required to work early hours/late night (but only expected to work 40 hours a week)

The whole area is new, worker will share part of the workload that current team member is working on. Hoping that he can come and find the solution to the problems, won't necessarily be receiving active guidance on everything.

MUST HAVE:

-Worked in radio technology

-knows CGPP and TMF

-Network management knowledge or cloud knowledge (at least 1 of these)

Attempting to connect the world requires an alternative approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure. Through organizations like the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) partners collaborate globally with the telecom industry to reshape and accelerate the way network infrastructure is built and deployed. If you have passion for working with operators, ISPs, technology vendors and other industry stakeholders to drive innovative, cutting edge, cost efficient wireless and network infrastructure projects that will deliver internet access to the unconnected while significantly scaling current networks – then this is a great role for you.

As a OpenRAN Management architect/system engineer you will work closely with members of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) OpenRAN Project Group to help move the OpenRAN management interface development forward. Through the role, you will interface with engineers developing wireless access technologies and related network management, automation software that makes it easier, quicker to deploy telecom networks. Contract of this position is six months subject to extension and is based in Menlo Park.

**Responsibilities**

* Identify key use cases and common technical requirements in areas of OpenRAN management from operator partners to drive data modeling and API design.
* Understand operator deployment scenarios such as different network topologies, architecture, indoor/outdoor deployment use cases to drive development of flexible, cost-effective and open management solutions.
* Attend meetings of relevant industrial forum and standardization organizations such as O-RAN Alliance on topics related to OpenRAN management and data modeling.
* Stay abreast of developments in the telecom domain including technology R&D, industry standards, use-cases, hardware/software evolution and share knowledge with the team.
* Consolidate requirements, produce TIP OpenRAN requirements documents, data models and interface specifications.
* Review data models and interface implementations in solutions contributed to TIP OpenRAN
* Author white papers and blog posts to educate and share within TIP and the broader community with the goal to introduce and help drive adoption of TIP infrastructure.

**MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS**

* minimum 5-10 years of experience in cellular radio technology, preferably with experience in network management
* Firm understanding of 4G/5G mobile telecom infrastructure system architecture, deep understanding of RAN technology and base station implementation.
* Master data models, network resource models and service models with experience of using common technologies such as Yang and Netconf.
* Good understanding of RAN lifecycle management coupled with expertise in network design principles, wireless spectrum bands and RAN deployment scenarios.
* Familiar with SON and RAN management standards developed by e.g. O-RAN Alliance, 3GPP, TM Forum, Small Cell Forum, IETF, to name a few.
* Familiar with the concepts of cloud native & containerized network functions, DevOps and CI/CD, AI/Client
* Interpersonal skills, including relationship building and collaboration within a diverse, cross-functional team.
* Fluency in English with an excellent ability to communicate in both oral and written form.
* BS or higher in Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree/experience.
* Willingness and ability to work outside of normal working hours, willing to travel occasionally.