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Senior Telecom Principal Engineer, Open Telecom Ecosystem Lab (OTEL)

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Senior Telecom Principal Engineer, Open Telecom Ecosystem Lab (OTEL)

We are looking for talented, driven, self-starter individuals to join our Telcom Systems Business Unit (TSB) engineering team. This role requires a demonstrated ability to conduct solution development, architecture, end-to-end solution validation, automation and delivery for Dell’s Telcom products and solutions offerings.

About Telcom Systems Business Unit (TSB) and Team

TSB creates products and solutions catering to the worldwide telecommunications market, which is exploding with new and exciting opportunities offered by new developments such as 5G, Internet of Things, and open radio access networks (ORANs). The market consists of communication service providers, managed service providers, hosting companies, content delivery network companies, cloud service providers, and consumer/enterprise web-technology providers.

The telecom ecosystem engineering team is responsible for partnering, creating and delivering telco solutions with ecosystem partners for telco customers. The team works closely with a world-class product and partner management team in defining and road-mapping the offerings. Together, we have a strong track record of creating unique value for Dell Technologies, with a robust and positive impact on its bottom line. The engineering team works closely with key communication service providers  (CSP) worldwide, which, taken together, represent about 70% of the market. Collaboratively, we create production-worthy offerings that are unique, cutting-edge, and shape this emerging market. With each success we achieve, we push the envelope more for our customers and then rinse and repeat!

Please apply for this position if this excites you! The ideal candidate has telco network experience with vital technical training, impeccable industrial pedigree, a strong record of innovation, and is looking for next more significant challenge. The individual is not afraid to tinker with system to build a multi layered disaggregated solutions and has to be a self-learner, be an excellent communicator, and above all, be efficient in all that they do. The individual will work with geographically dispersed teams, so experience operating in such intercontinental environments will be a huge plus.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Design, validate and optimize telecom architectural solutions with cloud-native infrastructure for 5G Core and Open RAN network functions
  • Drive open telecom ecosystem interop testing based on O-RAN conformance specifications and end-to-end validation of O-RAN solutions
  • Provide technical leadership on network design, solution integration and end-to-end solution validation of 5G and Open RAN solutions for Telco customers
  • Act as a technical expert for 5G network workloads deployed across the hybrid cloud, core, edge, and radio technologies
  • Solve complex problems independently through requirements gathering, industry research and collaboration with existing assets
  • Foster a collaborative relationship with partners to develop, communicate and present architectures, solutions, and strategies to meet the customer’s needs
  • Work with extended teams; project management, product management, partners, services, and other BUs to drive integration and adoption of Dell product within partner ecosystem and create a better application integration

Essential Knowledge/Skills:

  • Proven record of working on large mobile network systems either as a member of technical staff of a network equipment provider or radio technology provider
  • Expert in eNodeB/gNodeB solution development, validation, optimization and lifecycle management
  • Detailed understanding of 3GPP specifications as related to CU and DU and RU. Exposure & knowledge of O-RAN specs, TIP/Open RAN projects, and/or ONF SD-RAN.
  • Strong knowledge in 5G Radio and subsystems architecture, implementation and ecosystem
  • In-depth technical knowledge and experience in designing and deploying Telco networks using cloud-native solutions. Demonstrable experience and expertise in automation, performance, lifecycle management, public/hybrid cloud architectures
  • Extensive experience in solution development and validation including Telco Cloud Platform, RAN, Open RAN/O-RAN, LTE/4G and 5G deployments, OSS/BSS, platform models such as NFV and distributed/federated edge platforms (e.g. ETSI MEC)
  • In-depth knowledge and expertise in setting test scenarios, profiles, including performance, scale and resiliency related towards deployment worthy validated solutions
  • Extensive experience in CI/CD production pipelines and development tool experience such as - Jira, Perfecto, Pivotal Tracker, Concourse, Jenkins, and Docker. Understanding of cloud-based software technology landscapes and DevOps ecosystems.
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to articulate technical vision while understanding business requirements. The ability to collaborate even when there are difference within the team members.
  • Advanced understanding of telco system dimensioning, performance, debugging and troubleshooting complex solutions.
  • Experience in collaborating with customers to understand the problem statement/use cases and mapping them to tangible technical requirements
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, energetic, and passionate about technology and working as a part of a team. Experience working with cross-functional architectural teams


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related majors with overall 15+ years of experience (Bachelor’s degree) / 12+ years of experience (Master’s degree) in software development and test or network architecture, design, deployment or solution development and validation experience in telecom/networking industry

Desired Knowledge/Skills:

  • Familiar with Hyperscaler technologies such as AWS, Azure, and Google
  • Familiar with Virtualization, Big Data and Analytics, Machine Learning and AI Platforms

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Dell Technologies helps organizations and individuals build a brighter digital tomorrow. Our company is made up of more than 150,000 people, located in over 180 locations around the world. We’re proud to be a diverse and inclusive team and have an endless passion for our mission to drive human progress.

What’s most important to us is that you are respected, feel like you can be yourself and have the opportunity to do the best work of your life -- while still having a life. We offer excellent benefits, bonus programs, flexible work arrangements, a variety of career development opportunities, employee resource groups, and much more.

We started with computers, but we didn’t stop there. We are helping customers move into the future with multi-cloud, AI and machine learning through the most innovative technology and services portfolio for the data era. Join us and become a part of what’s next in technology, starting today.

You can also learn more about us by reading our latest Diversity and Inclusion Report and our plan to make the world a better place by 2030 here.

Application closing date: NA

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