Digital Catapult

5G Technologist

London - Kings Cross

Digital Catapult is looking for a highly motivated person with a strong interest to work at the cutting edge of network management and virtualisation to join the 5G technology team. The role will be working on our advanced 5G Testbed, which is one of the best in the UK. Digital Catapult has invested more than £1M in 5G and network equipment, with primary focus on SDN, NFV, MANO, MEC and network automation. The 5G technical team is involved in several collaborative projects, including 5GPPP Horizon 2020 5G-VICTORI, as well as working very closely with vendors, network operators, vertical industries and the government on delivering meaningful proof-of-concepts for 5G networks in new application areas. This role offers an exciting mix of activities focused on practical deployment, running, and involvement with advanced service development activities for 5G infrastructure with a particular focus on network virtualisation, orchestration and automation.

what you’ll do
  • Contribute to the deployment of a novel architecture for a 5G Testbed, including contributing to its design, and development of novel technology blocks
  • Oversee the testbed adaptations for companies’ experiments on the testbed
  • Provide 5G technical support to teams developing specific use case applications and services
  • Liaise with vertical industries (e.g. manufacturing, logistics, immersive) technology companies, gather requirements for the 5G testbed and demonstrations on it
  • Liaise with internal team to make configuring and managing experimental setups of IP network equipment and dedicated servers happens
  • Undertake collaborative R&D work in areas of interest for the Digital Catapult.
what we’re looking for
  • Experience of networks and solutions for fixed and mobile communication systems and an excellent understanding of core network protocols
  • Good communication skills of the above, and interested in explaining technology work to/for service developers
  • Ability to specify, configure and setup core components of the fixed and mobile network
  • Knowledge and experience of Communication Networks, Systems and Network Configuration, Firewall Configuration and Switch Configuration
  • Programming and scripting experience, in particular Python and Shell, hands-on experience of network setup and maintenance, including SDN/NFV and MEC software stacks
  • Hands-on experience working in a collaborative, agile delivery environment
  • Demonstrated experience with modern devops and automation technologies
  • For full details please download the Job Description
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