•To Architect Strategy, develop and deliver Solutions of the nascent OPEN RAN, from high level specifications, areas traditionally located in Radio supplier´s Headquarters, to validated Products which can be deployed in the field.
•Lead OPEN RAN System Integration worldwide Ecosystem to deliver OPEN RAN Roadmap, driving results across Product Integration, Network Services, Support and End-to-End Radio Product validation and successful deployment in the field.
•Interface to Industry forums/Partners/Potential Customers of Vodafone´s OPEN RAN as Service to grow Vodafone´s Influence and play an industry leading role, Key reference for Suppliers, Markets and Group functions in OPEN RAN
Architect OPEN RAN Strategy, deliver and drive Product Roadmap and the associated 3- year Plan, tracking the progress across all development stages and enabling successful Product integration and deployments.
Key accountabilities and decision ownership:
•To Architect Vodafone OPEN RAN Strategy, participating on the development and delivery, from high level specifications to detailed developments and validated deployable solutions
•To Lead activities on the wider OPEN RAN International “Network of Collaboration”, maximising Vodafone´s influence in the Radio space
•To deliver Maintenance support in order to secure any Product issue can be managed timely and without relevant customer impact. Support includes L2/L3 for Radio solutions, the highest possible level.
•To Drive Technical relationship with OPEN RAN vendors in the areas of product responsibility, Benchmarking, Roadmap and performance management. Support or lead RFQ based technical assessments.
•To ideate, drive and deliver Product Innovations that allow for Differentiation of Vodafone´s service to our customers as well as to reduce Total Cost of Ownership compared to traditional suppliers.
Core competencies, knowledge and experience [max 5]:
•>8 years working on Radio Network Product Research or Product Development for R&D units of Radio suppliers.
•>5 years of experience in Technology Roadmap Management (Requirements, planning, business case) or in Radio HW or Software Design including but not limited to Digital front end, transceivers, Radio Front end and L1-L3 Software.
•Knowledge of Silicon requirements to build a base station. Experience in chipset Design/manufacturing and SW coding for Radio..
•Experience with complex System Integration of Radio HW and SW components. Debugging tools, tracing and coding.
•OPEN RAN Experience in suppliers or initial Markets implementation.
Must have technical / professional qualifications:
•Radio Product Research and Development in Tier 1 /Tier 2 supplier
•2G/3G/4G/5G deep Knowledge of. Functionalities and standards.
•Programme Management Skills
•University degree in Engineering/ Computer Science