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Principal 5G Core Engineer

Company: DISH
Location: Littleton
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

Department Summary

The Network Development and Integration team is seeking an experienced subject matter expert with demonstrated competence with 4G/5G wireless and IT technologies within the virtualized and cloud native Core domain. The position requires experience in network design, deployment, system integration, optimization, and network management.

As a 5G Core engineer, you will be helping to define and validate the best Core Network solution architecture for the Dish Wireless 5G ORAN and Cloud Native Network.

The position will be central in bringing a solution design through the development phase into a mature product ready for commercial deployment.

The 5G Core Expert will interact closely with Dish key partners; Dish Technology, Engineering, Operations and RF Teams.

This role is ideal for someone with a unique blend of technical expertise, operational excellence, leadership skill set, and with strong prioritization, facilitation, and communication skills.

Job Duties and Responsibilities


  • Understand best practices for virtualized and cloud native Core applications for mobile networks
  • Support translation of network architecture to network development activities
  • Partner with Program Managers to execute development projects
  • Follow the development life cycle to ensure market requirements are properly captured and implemented in the products and solutions
  • Document test environments and provide technical publications (knowledge sharing) to ensure readiness in all aspects of new product introduction
  • Actively support deployment of Core network functions in the integration environments
  • Define Entry/Exit criteria for new software loads/releases migrating from
    Development > Integration > Pre-production > Production environments
  • Define test cases and evaluate performance behavior of new software releases in integration/pre-production/production environments
  • Support FOA/FFI testing and evaluation
  • Act as bridge between Dish Technology Team, RF, Engineering, Ops and Deployment Team to define automation call flows for zero-touch provisioning, commissioning and management of the Core & RAN solution. This includes call flows for auto-healing, scaling in/ scaling out, migration, hitless SW upgrade, etc. Once the call flows are defined, identify the product specific requirements Skills, Experience and Requirements

    • Degree in Electrical, Electronics, Computer Science or Telecommunications Engineering (Masters or PHD will be favorable)
    • 15+ years of overall wireless telecom industry experience as a service provider and/or equipment vendor architecting End to End technical, services, integration, and business needs of the 4G/5G wireless networks.
    • 5-7 years in technical roles, as an architect, R&D systems, product management and/or related areas.
    • Strong knowledge of Core Network solutions for 4G/5G.
    • Knowledge of Edge, RAN, Transport, Virtual/Cloud environments, orchestration and FCAPS platforms.
    • Demonstrated experience and knowledge across Telco services domains - Deploy, Support, Design, Planning, Consulting, System Integration, and Network Operations
    • Good understanding of software development processes
    • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
    • Curious minded person striving for continuous learning and innovation
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills Salary Range

      Compensation: $115,500.00/Year - $165,000.00/Year
      Compensation and Benefits

      We also offer versatile health perks, including flexible spending accounts, HSA, a 401(k) Plan with company match, ESPP, career opportunities, and a flexible time away plan; all benefits can be viewed here: DISH Benefits .

      The base pay range shown is a guideline. Individual total compensation will vary based on factors such as qualifications, skill level, and competencies; compensation is based on the role's location and is subject to change based on work location. Candidates need to successfully complete a pre-employment screen, which may include a drug test and DMV check.

Keywords: DISH, Littleton , Principal 5G Core Engineer, Engineering , Littleton, Colorado

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