IT and Network Engineering
May 11, 2021

Senior Manager, Software Architect- 5G Core

Req Id: 278172 


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.  

Our Smart Core Architecture & Technology team is seeking a Senior Manager, 5G Core Software Architecture, to lead and organize key E2E technology directions for network slicing and disruptive 5G cloud native core configurations, to support the evolution of Bell’s new 5G Core network.


Position description:

We are building a new 5G network with advanced slicing and edge computing capability to help create the next generation of consumer and business services. The technology is cutting-edge and the opportunity for you to make an impact is huge!


As the Senior Manager, 5G Core Software Architecture within the Smart Core Architecture & Technology team, you will be expected to work in a highly cross-functional environment with standards-based strategists, architects, network operations and product personnel, in conjunction with vendors and external partners.  With the primary goal of organizing the E2E, holistic plan for the deployment of network slicing technology enablement & public cloud core network configurations, will require the successful proponent to understand and work across multiple technology domains, such as RAN, transport, core, cloud computing, automation & orchestration, and CI/CD.   Accordingly, we are looking for candidates with exceptional collaboration and facilitation skills, a strong aptitude for strategic thinking, program management skills, and a working understand of the aforementioned technology domains to organize the execution plan.


How you will contribute:

  • Lead the formulation of E2E technology and architecture plans associated with 5G network slicing, in partnership with multiple stakeholder groups, to ensure a coherent, holistic view of the program
  • Lead the evaluation and assessment of the technology development considerations for the deployment and operation of 5G Core network functions in public cloud configurations
  • Organize and facilitate technical experts towards common architecture design goals related to the ongoing development of the 5G Core
  • Explore with vendors and external partners their roadmaps, for integration into Bell’s overall roadmap
  • Creation of 3 year investment plans and profiles in support of 5G Core evolution
  • Creation of technology environments / sandboxes in private and public cloud environments to support the centralized trialing and prototyping of advance 5G Core capabilities, including static and dynamic slicing and associated orchestration capability
  • Act as the Centre of Excellence (CoE) for supporting stakeholder needs in the technology development and prototyping of advanced 5G Core functions and the evaluation of emerging 5G product use case concepts
  • Deliver executive level presentations on plans and progress related to 5G Core development items on slicing and 5GC integration into public cloud environments


 What we hope you can bring to the team:

  • Educational background in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Networking, Business Administration & Technology Management
  • Previous experience in working with 3GPP wireless networking environments
  • Previous experience in working with cloud native technologies and public cloud environments (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Extensive experience in working with iterative prototyping through Agile & DevOps methodologies
  • Proven ability to define and deliver on technology roadmap capabilities
  • Strong communication skills, in order to deliver persuasive, easy to understand, executive level presentations
  • Proven track record for collaboration and cross-domain partnering
  • A bias for challenging conventional thinking and organizational asks, to ensure purpose and business value is always central in the work you are directing
  • Experience in leading and organizing teams toward common goals
  • Excellent analytical abilities, problem-solving skills, and decision-making skills


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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: Canada : Ontario : Mississauga || Canada : Ontario : Ottawa || Canada : Ontario : Toronto || Canada : Quebec : Montreal 
Application Deadline: 05/24/2021 


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


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