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NFV/SDN Architect
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Job Description: Network Function Virtualization Architect


BS (preferably a MS) degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent

Approximately 15 years' experience architecture, design, and development of telecommunication networks, particularly for wireless communications networks; preferably with UMTS/HSPA and LTE technologies.

Active involvement and leadership role for virtualizing network functions (NFV), particularly regarding strategy, architecture, and design.

Experience and knowledge of Software Defined Networks (SDN) is a major plus.

Detailed working understanding of computing, storage, and networking implementations, scaling, and management for NFV deployment and real-world considerations.

Proven experience in one or more of the following areas: core network architecture and development, OSS/BSS network architecture and development; radio network architecture and development, with leadership position for network development and evolution planning.

Experience working across the entire project life cycle-Concept, Evaluation, Development, Testing, Planning, Deployment/Operations, End of Life.


Provide strategy, architecture, and design for virtualizing network functions of the LTE wireless network as part of an evolution path to 5G - Requirements definition, architecture definition, and vendor management.

Create and manage roadmap from infrastructure creation and initial functions to be virtualized through target-state virtualized network.

Create system requirements, detailed requirements, system interface requirements, and test plan and cases.

Work closely with vendor and partners to refine architectures and designs and realize solution.

Design, plan, and conduct proof of concept for NFV infrastructure and virtualized network functions.

Build, develop, and maintain business and vendor relationships that are vital to the success of the company.

Core Skills

Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.

Strong written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, especially conveying complex information in an understandable manner.

Demonstrated ability to collaborate across functional groups and vendor groups while providing technical leadership and direction.

Highly motivated and self-driven.

Ability to create and operate in a positive team environment.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

About Nextgen Global Resources LLC

NextGen provides a wide range of talent and skills for telecom's next generation. Our sales and recruiting teams have a retained knowledge of the best and most professional domestic candidates. We also proactively recruit engineers with niche and marketable skills (e.g. IMS, IP, Core Engineering) from visa-friendly countries, such as Australia and Canada, as well as sponsor candidates from other competitive global markets. We are a woman-owned company currently applying for MWBE status.