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5G DU Hardware Architect

Ottawa, ON

This is a once in a career opportunity to join a growing team working in the R&D of next generation 5G technology. Our client is looking for a 5G DU Hardware Architect with advanced expertise in 5G Radio, overall responsible for the hardware of the Distribution Unit. The candidate for this role will have significant work experience in 5G wireless development, 4G R&D, mobile systems, and 3GPP as well as a strong background in Hardware Design embedding high performance CPU, DSP, GPU, NPU, and Stratum Clock components. In this role you will get a lot of opportunity to advance your career, and take on a lot of responsibility and development in a new/growing team. 
Essential Experience:
  • Expert in hardware architecture embedding high performance CPU, DSP, GPU, NPU and FPGA devices, their high-speed memory subsystems, and interconnect solutions
  • Experienced in network timing and synchronization
  • Experienced in implementing stratum clocking, including remote and outdoor applications
  • Experienced in the bring-up and integration of CPU, DSP, GPU, and NPU devices
  • Understanding of FPGA’s and ASIC’s
  • Familiar with security in Ethernet, IP, and remote load management
  • Familiar with the CPU, DSP, GPU, and NPU third-party device market
  • Detailed understanding of 3GPP specifications and worldwide spectrum and telecommunications regulations
  • Wireless expert with strong hands-on technical skills and the demonstrated ability to work across disparate groups including sales, operations, product management, and engineering
  • Organized, goal-oriented technical leader to lead, follow, and effectively collaborate with knowledgeable development peers and business partners.  
  • Knowledge in 4G and 5G Radio and/or subsystems architecture, implementation and ecosystem
Role and Responsibilities:
  • Overall responsible for the hardware of the Distribution Unit
  • Own requirements in DU hardware
  • Own the timing and synchronization architecture for the radio access network
  • Deliver design specifications for DU hardware
  • Drive the planning, organization, execution, and visualization of board bring-up, integration, and optimization
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Evaluate and advise on commercial technology, vendor reference designs, third-party IP, partner designs, and OEM proposals
  • Collaborate closely throughout the development process to jointly establish top-level product characteristics and technology selections
  • Drive solutions aligned with 3GPP and O-RAN Alliance (O-RAN) specifications for 4G and 5G networks in the open RAN ecosystem
  • Leader at the center of internal teams and many different external collaboration models ranging from contacted design, co-design partnerships, to turn-key OEM sourcing of broadband 4G and 5G radio products
Minimum Experience and Education:
  • 7+ years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Typically requires 5+ years diversified experience in the design of hardware embedding high-performance CPU, DSP, GPU, and NPU devices
Full-time permanent role. Ideally located in Ottawa, but remote work is available across Canada.
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