5G Wireless – Core Architect

  • Job Type: Contract
  • Location: USA - United States of America - Philadelphia - Remote United States of America Philadelphia - Remote
  • Date Posted: November 18, 2020

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    First Point Group have partnered with a leading telecoms company to find a 5G Wireless – Core Architect to support a national 5G roll out. The 5G Wireless – Core Architect is a remote contract position that will require occasional travel to their customer site in Philadelphia, PA. The 5G Wireless – Core Architect position will be W2 contractual to direct hire opportunity.

    As the 5G Wireless – Core Architect will have responsibility to evaluate and define core network architecture, design and perform vendor selection to support national build out of the carriers 5G standalone network deployment.

    Your 5G Wireless – Core Architect responsibilities will include:

    ? Evaluating and defining wireless core network functions based on Service Based Architecture.
    ? Reviewing, comparing and finalizing the technical responses of RFI/RFP from various vendors.
    ? Defining the overall architecture, external interfaces and detailed functional description of the solution.
    ? Planning and building the test lab environments for functionality and performance testing.
    ? Engaging vendors on performance and functionality of 5G Core functions tied to UE choosing appropriate network functions and update of UE/session service sequences.
    ? Preparing 4G/5G Core test strategy, test plan and test execution of new network uses cases.
    ? Engaging with vendor teams regarding new services and features as well as upgrades.
    ? Participating in knowledge transfer, documentation and information sharing while staying abreast of new technology/technical areas.

    To be successful as the 5G Wireless ? Core Architect your background will include:

    ? Expertise with 3GPP and other relevant standards for mobile networks
    ? Knowledge of ETSI and MEF standards for network and service orchestration
    ? Experience in testing 5G Core Interfaces (N1, N2, N3) with Core NW debugging experience on NSA and SA configurations Subject-matter expertise with Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and 5G core networks employed by Mobile Network Operators (MNO)
    ? Experience evaluating Security context management within AMF
    ? Experience integrating Lawful Intercept, CALEA and other systems
    ? Familiar with 5G UE, AMF identifiers
    ? Core network protocols used for 5G Core and EPC Network
    ? Knowledge of 5G/LTE/WLAN Interworking, Network Slice, CUPS
    ? Knowledge of IPv4, IPV6, Dual Stack
    ? Knowledge of IP and session transition options across 5G Core Network Functions
    ? Knowledge of interworking of Tracking Areas and UE reachability management
    ? IP package routing, NW logging tools and debugging capabilities
    ? Bachelor?s Degree or equivalent
    ? US work authorization to work for any employer without restriction