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Job Title: Software Principal Engineer - 5G Layer 2 Architecture

Work Location: Bangalore

Dell provides the technology that transforms the way we all work and live. But we are more than a technology company — we are a people company. We inspire, challenge, and respect every one of our over 100,000 employees. We also provide them with unparalleled growth and development opportunities.  

We’re building a new O-RAN compliant 5G NR RAN and we’re looking for talented software engineers.  The Central Unit (CU) team has multiple openings for key roles in a new high-powered Bengaluru R&D team. 

Role Summary

If you’re interested in taking part in a once in a career opportunity, Dell is looking for a Central Unit Software Architect with advanced expertise in 5G Radio, having ownership for software resident on the Central Unit, to be part of a brand new, built from the ground up, high powered Bangalore R&D team. The team will be responsible for designing, developing and implementing a technology new to Dell for addressing the demands of the 5G Radio subsystem for operators and to help our customers to exploit this significant market evolution. The candidate for this role will have significant work experience in 5G wireless development, 4G R&D, mobile systems, and 3GPP as well as a strong background in gNodeB/eNodeB software.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Owner for software and interfaces for the 5G Central units (CU)
  • Own functional specifications and architecture for CU software & sign-off on all software verification for CU
  • Own the definition of software regression test environments and test cases
  • Ensure consistent high standards across in-house design, contracted design work, third-party partnerships, and OEM solutions
  • Drive solutions aligned with 3GPP and O-RAN Alliance (O-RAN) specifications for 4G and 5G networks in the open RAN ecosystem
  • Collaborate closely throughout the development process to jointly establish top-level product characteristics, technology selections, performance algorithms, verification techniques, and sign-off of verification results
  • Leader at the center of internal teams and many different external collaboration models ranging from contacted design, co-design partnerships, to turn-key OEM sourcing of broadband 4G and 5G radio products
  • Evaluate and advise on commercial technology, vendor reference designs, third-party IP, and build-versus-buy decisions
  • Guide product definition to efficient and effective solutions with compelling customer value in real network deployments

Essential Skills:

  • Proven record of working on large mobile network systems either as a member of a network equipment manufacturer or as a radio technology provider.
  • Expert in eNodeB/gNodeB Software, ideally including exposure to O-RAN
  • Strong knowledge in 4G and 5G Radio and/or subsystems architecture, implementation and ecosystem
  • Experienced in Software Functional Specification and Software Requirements Management
  • Wireless expert with strong hands-on technical skills and the demonstrated ability to work across disparate groups including sales, operations, product management, and engineering. 
  • Organized, goal-oriented technical leader to lead, follow, and effectively collaborate with knowledgeable development peers and business partners.  
  • Experience with Lean Agile
  • Ability to work in a geographically distributed project team

Essential Qualifications:

  • Proficient in C or/and C++. Excellent understanding of LTE and/or 5G RAN architecture, protocols, and procedures
  • Strong knowledge of 3GPP standards and protocols. Working experience of 4G/5G Layer-2 software design with emphasis on RLC, MAC, L2 scheduler and L1/L2 interfaces
  • Working experience with embedded debugging tools like Wireshark, gdb
  • 10+ years’ experience working on development of carrier grade telecommunications products.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of 4G/5G Layer-1 procedures, Knowledge of SCF FAPI interface, O-RAN specifications with emphasis on WG4 CUS and M-Plane, Knowledge of DPDK/ODP/VPP
  • Experience with working in cloud native environment
  • Experience with test and automation tools and debugging field issues

Benefits
We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities — all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment. 
If you’re keen to be at the forefront of driving world-class technology innovation, this is your opportunity to develop with Dell. 

Here’s our story; now tell us yours

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: 15 January 2022

Dell is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Dell are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Dell will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Dell encourages applicants of all ages. Read the full Equal Employment Opportunity Policy here.

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