5G Open RAN Physical Layer Specialist

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5G Open RAN Physical Layer Specialist

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 Physical Layer Specialist will perform the role of a subject matter expert and go to person for the RAN network in the following areas: Open fronthaul protocols (ORAN Split 7.2x) and profile alignment 4G and 5G Physical layer components, algorithms and architectures Radio conformance testing for 4G and 5G RRH and mMIMO active antenna systems Radio and baseband system integration test Analysis, specification and design of the RAN topology to meet the customer requirements, ensuring the proposed implementation will meet the quality, robustness and scalability demanded by top tier telecoms networks Identifying, defining and driving feature enhancements back in to the system development and RAN partner alignment activities Supporting system performance evaluation and improvement during technology trials and commercial pilots The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading activities relating to radio technology integration and physical layer implementation and being the technical authority for their area of expertise.

The Open RAN Physical Layer Specialist 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.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include liaising with internal and external contacts on a regular basis. Some of the duties involved will be: Act as Subject Matter Expert for 4G and 5G RAN physical layer to support NEC’s business in this area. Act as NEC lead for the alignment of fronthaul profiles between the selected partner Baseband and Radio components. Support the System Integration Test team with the development of test plans, optimisation and issue investigation for Radio and Baseband integration and Radio Conformance Tests. Identify, define and communicate system improvements, feature requirements and technology strategies to the system development team and NEC’s partners. Lead 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. 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!

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