Digital Catapult

Senior 5G Technologist (Technical Consultant)


Based in London, this role is focused on the practical development of technology consultancy services, with the aim to accelerate the adoption of advanced digital technologies. There will be a mixture of longer-term research-funded projects, shorter-term commercially-funded projects, consultancy/advise projects that require substantial technical input, with a primary focus on Industrial 5G and Private Mobile Network solutions. The position is permanent, with specific projects that will vary over time and will include technologies such as 5G technology, core network virtualisation, mobile edge computing, network and service orchestration and aspects of deployment and operation of 5G networks in enterprise industries, in particular in creative and manufacturing industries. The role will lead on development and implementation aspects for one or more projects, with a mixture of technology R&D, technical architecture, prototyping, software engineering working with the engineering team. At the same time, engagement with and help with developing commercial propositions, from a core technical solutions architect service delivery perspective is expected.

what you’ll do
  • Own the development and implementation aspects of one or more 5G Programme (R&D) projects at Digital Catapult, acting as a lead in working with partners and funders
  • Provide technical information, and contribute to technical information for the business case analysis and design of intervention mechanisms for 5G adoption in specific vertical industries, with priority in manufacturing, logistics and creative industries
  • Manage ongoing activities for the 5G Programme of allocated technical issues in the development and delivery of 5G activities, including technology-focused market opportunity analysis in specific industry verticals
  • Lead or contribute to the coordination and resolution of issues resulting from development and delivery of 5G Programme technical activities in the 5G Testbed and Trials Industrial 5G project and similar activities by the Digital Catapult, or the trials and developments of the partners involved in 5GTT Industrial 5G
  • Engage, and support company’s engagement as required, with industry, standards development bodies, regulators, academic and research institutions and local areas to deliver the 5G Programme’s approach to development of a successful testbed ecosystem
  • Provide technical advice and support to the development and delivery of the technical activities in the Digital Catapult, including our own 5G testbeds but and also liaising with other 5G testbeds across the UK
  • Provide technical information and act as a point of liaison on relevant issues for the rest of the 5G Programme, and support the leads of innovation, CR&D and commercial products in specific projects
  • Provide guidance and leadership to mentor and support less experienced team members
  • continue to develop and learn new technologies
  • investigate and propose new project directions
  • Share expertise and communicate work in presentations, authored or co-authored blogs or articles.
what we’re looking for
  • Demonstrable experience and excellent understanding of network systems and protocols for fixed and mobile communication systems, including of core network architectures and protocols up to 3GPP 5G
  • Excellent communication skills of the above, and interested in explaining technology work to/for service developers and adopters
  • ability to communicate clearly technically complex concepts equally to peers and non-technical senior management
  • Track record of leading teams delivering relevant aspects from the above – from technology R&D to solutions architects and/or deployment/operation of core components of the fixed and mobile network
  • Experience working in a collaborative, agile delivery environment
  • Awareness, with further knowledge considered an advantage, of cloud and virtualisation approaches for networking systems
  • Experience with development and operational environments would be an advantage, as would that with modern DevOps and automation technologies.
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