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CNS Cloud and Network Services
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Cloud and Network Services

Cloud and Network Services is a leading Nokia business group that offers Network solutions on Core, Business and Enterprise segments, as well as Cloud solutions and Cognitive Services. It is a newly formed business group, that includes most of the former Nokia Software business, Nokia’s enterprise solutions, core network solutions including both voice and packet core, and managed and advanced services from its former Global Services unit. This unit will also act as a delivery channel of certain products from other business groups to enterprise customers. Cloud and Network Services (CNS) will target growth by leveraging the industry transition to cloud-based delivery, network-as-a-service business models, and software-led value creation.

Job Position Summary Description: 

The Core Services and Care (CS&C) Solution Integration (SI) Lead Solution Architect (Lead SA) is a highly skilled professional who performs end to end (E2E) High Level Architecture of complex multi-product solutions from pre-sales through deployment and hand-off to maintenance.

The Lead SA works with Nokia Customers and provides 3GPP TS compliant Nokia Architecture and Design using Nokia products for the following telecom subsystems

2G/3G CS/PS core

4G/5G packet Core

Subscriber Data Management

IP Multimedia Subsystem

Routing Network

Openstack / Kubernetes Cloud.


Continuous Integration and  Continuous Deployment.

Technically lead the integration and End-to-End testing of complex Solutions for NAM Customers

Main Activities:

Understands the various components involved with both the Option 2 and 3X 5G Platforms. Is an expert in 5G Core products UDM/AUSF, SDL.

Understands the various components involved with the IMS platform and is an expert in IMS core products including TAS, HSS/HLR, CSCF, MRF, CSD as well and IMS access products including SBC, PGW.

Understands and has experience in various Cloud-based technologies including Openstack, Vmware, Ansible, Playbooks, and Containers.

Understands the underlying 5G/IMS protocols including SIP, Diameter, SNMP, HTTP2.

Has experience with troubleshooting various 5G/IMS call flows from an end-to-end perspective including VoLTE, VoWiFi, and 5G.  This includes working troubleshooting tools such as Wireshark to isolate issues.

Works closely with project leads, peer engineers, and customers to develop and implement 5G Core and IMS solutions meeting customer’s requirements and timeline.

Acts as a trusted advisor partnering with the customer as needed during deployment activities

Creates Technical Architecture & Design for either Option 2 or 3X VNF’s as well as IMS solutions.  Specifies & designs effective end-to-end solutions, through the design of architecture, to meet customer needs in a market positioning prospective.

Provides leadership and leads large project technical teams to deliver integration, operations or performance relating services. Technical lead for services projects that include EPC, 5GC, and IMS with focus on Core products.

Supports solution architecture for RFI, RFP’s and customer trials.  

Seeks renewal of knowledge and is training self for newer telecom and cloud technologies. Acts as a technical guide to sales teams for customer discussions

Basic Qualifications: (Education, Technical Skills/Knowledge) 

10+ years of proven hands-on experience with Telecom projects from an E2E perspective.

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering or related discipline, or equivalent work experience required.

Strong software developoment background with understanding of Architectural aspects of containarization and microservices.

Strong Cloud fundamentals with knowledge of Openstack architecture, docker containers & Kubernetes.

Strong IP Networking fundamentals with knowledge of IP routinging design & IP peering design

Strong 5G & 4G Core knowledge is a must.

Strong SDM, IMS knowledge is a must.

Understands 5G and IMS Architecture from an E2E perspective

Understands HTTP2 and role of various 5G Interfaces

Proven experience in customer requirements analysis, solution architecture, solution design, software design, development, and deployment.

Experience running projects with values up to $1 Million with yearly cumulative revenue >$5M

Be able to complete change orders independently up to $500K under the supervision of a Team manager or pre-sales team.

Resides in the U.S.

Willingness to travel – candidate should be able to work efficiently to maximize travel schedule, customer engagement, and internal demands.

Additional Qualifications: (Skills/Knowledge) 

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

The ability to build strong relationships internally and externally

Extremely focused, disciplined, and professionally persistent.

Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills – both verbal and written.


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