IT and Network Engineering
Sep 18, 2021

Senior Solution Architect

Req Id: 296029 


At Bell, we do more than build world-class networks, develop innovative services and create original multiplatform media content – we advance how Canadians connect with each other and the world.

If you’re ready to bring game-changing ideas to life and join a community that values, professional growth and employee wellness, we want you on the Bell team. 

Bell is making unmatched investments in our world-leading broadband fibre and wireless networks because we know they’re the backbone of the products and services our customers love. If you’re excited about transforming the way people connect, our Network team is the right place for you.  

Position Description:

We’re building a new cloud-native 5G Core and developing automation around it ALL – care to join us?


The Wireless 5G Core Development and Delivery Team is seeking a highly experienced and qualified individual to join our team as Senior Solution Architect. This position will offer the selected candidate the opportunity to learn about new wireless core technologies, all while participating in industry activities, hands-on lab explorations, and production deployment activities.  Experience obtained throughout these initiatives will then translate into recommendations and a workable plan for the business and evolution of our wireless network.


Job Duties/Accountabilities:

Reporting to the Director - 5G Core Development and Delivery, the Solution Architect will be tasked with:

  • Solution building, architecture planning, platform selection, equipment testing, business case analysis, written technical documentation and training course development for other Network Services groups as well as developing synergies with other Bell teams.
  • Evolving the current packet core architecture to support increasing data traffic and service demands.
  • Improve the packet core network’s reliability, availability, capacity as well as addressing security requirements.


Critical Qualifications/Competencies:

The successful candidate must possess:

  • Educational Background in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Networking, Information Systems, or equivalent education or work experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in wireless communications specializing in packet data and/or IP networking,
  • Excellent communication (verbal/written), time management and project management skills.
  • Leadership skills with a passion for results and people.
  • An understanding of DevOps models, Agile frameworks, and Lean methodologies.
  • Able to quickly adapt to a continuously changing work environment.
  • Key technical strengths include excellent working knowledge of cellular data concepts, AMF, UPF, SMF, NSSF, NRF, SGSN, GGSN, MME, SAE-GW
  • Experience with Openstack cloud solutions, automation, orchestration, Ansible scripts
  • Knowledgeable about wireless networking, Wifi networking, DNS, WAN/LAN architectures, layer 2 switching, routing protocols, CISCO/Juniper products, TCP/UDP/IPv4/IPv6
  • In addition, the candidate should be very familiar with architecture and protocols defined in 3GPP and should have an understanding of the tools, systems, and security used in the ongoing management of a large complex IP backbone used to support a national cellular network.


Preferred Qualifications/ Competencies:

  • Familiarity with Bell Mobility’s 3G and 4G network services and infrastructures.
  • Previous 5G core network experience is an asset.
  • Software development skills are a key asset.
  • Bilingual (French/English) would be a definite asset.
  • Previous experience working within a DevOps or Agile team.


Why Choose Bell:

  • Flexible work
  • Competitive compensation and recognition programs
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts for team members
  • Mental health and employee wellness programs
  • Comprehensive medical, vision, dental and financial savings plans







Bilingualism is an asset (English and French); adequate knowledge of French is required for positions in Quebec. 


Additional Information:

Position Type: Management 
Job Status: Regular - Full Time 
Job Location: Mississauga || Canada : Ontario : Mississauga || Canada : Ontario : Toronto || Canada : Quebec : Montreal 
Application Deadline: 09/30/2021 


Please apply directly online to be considered for this role.  Applications through email will not be accepted.


At Bell, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible workplace where every team member feels valued, respected, and supported, and has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.


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