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Principal 5G O-RAN System Engineer

Company: DISH
Location: Commerce City
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

Department Summary

DISH is transforming the future of connectivity. We're doing it by building the country's first virtualized, standalone 5G wireless network from scratch. The foundation of a connected world, it's a network free of the limitations of the past, and flexible enough to satisfy all the social, economic and transformative needs of the changing world.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

In the Network Development Team, the Principal 5G O-RAN System Engineer will be the technical subject matter expert for all RAN related matters.

The Principal 5G O-RAN System Engineer will bring the solution through the development phase into a mature product ready for commercial deployment in the industry's first end-to-end, cloud-native 5G O-RAN network.

You will interact closely with Dish key partners as well as Dish Technology, Engineering, Operations, Project Mgmt. and RF Teams.


Provide active support and guidance to program management through the Network Development process.
Monitor standards body activities and participate (if necessary) to influence the industry with innovative vision of the company (O-RAN Alliance, 3GPP, ETSI etc---).
Performs technical evaluations of major system enhancements and major new customer requirements.
Help define product requirements and drive the product roadmap features.
Follow the development life cycle to ensure market/end-user requirements are properly captured and implemented in the products and solutions.
Guide Technical Publication with documentation requirements and provide content input to ensure readiness in all aspects of new product introduction.
Define Entry/Exit criteria for new software loads/releases migrating from
Sandbox > Integration > Pre-production > Production environments.
Define test cases and evaluate performance behavior of new software releases in integration/pre-production/production environments.
Support FOA/FFI testing and evaluation.
Work closely with Dish Technology Team, RF, Engineering, Ops and Deployment Team to define automation call flows for zero-touch provisioning, commissioning and management of the CORE & RAN solution. This includes call flows for auto-healing, scaling in/ scaling out, migration, hitless SW upgrade, etc. Once the call flows are defined, identify the product specific requirements.

Skills, Experience and Requirements

Degree in Electrical, Electronics, Computer Science or Telecommunications Engineering (Masters or PHD will be favorable).
Ten years of experience in Radio Access Network (RAN) systems or combined experience.
Proven track record from radio SW architect role with previous software development experience.
In-depth knowledge on mobile networks, especially on 3GPP and FCC LTE 4G and 5G standards in RAN and the interface between radio network and core network.
Familiarity of ORAN split option 7-2x and related architecture design into both Radio and baseband directions is a plus.
Good understanding of software development processes.
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
Curious minded person striving for continuous learning and innovation.
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

Salary Range

Compensation: $115,500.00/Year - $165,000.00/Year
Compensation and Benefits

We also offer versatile health perks, including flexible spending accounts, HSA, a 401(k) Plan with company match, ESPP, career opportunities, and a flexible time away plan; all benefits can be viewed here: DISH Benefits.

The base pay range shown is a guideline. Individual total compensation will vary based on factors such as qualifications, skill level, and competencies; compensation is based on the role's location and is subject to change based on work location. Candidates need to successfully complete a pre-employment screen, which may include a drug test and DMV check.

Keywords: DISH, Commerce City , Principal 5G O-RAN System Engineer, Other , Commerce City, Colorado

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