The SmartRAN Open Networks Interoperability Centre (SONIC Labs) is a new long-term joint programme of work between Digital Catapult and Ofcom, with the goal to help foster a diverse telecom supply chain in and for the UK. This will be driven through building and operating a large scale interoperability and integration testing facility for companies developing mobile networks technology in pre-commercial product stage. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior Mobile Network Architect to join Digital Catapult to work in the SONIC Labs programme, joining an established 5G technical team and a growing SONIC Labs Programme team. This is a pivotal role within the SONIC Labs programme team to deliver technical solutions that meet complex requirements from a broad range of stakeholders. The successful candidate will lead the work of designing the SONIC Labs technical platform and its deployment. The SONIC Labs technical platform will consist of commercial-grade multi-tenancy common infrastructure, representative field (outdoor and indoor) mobile network, and monitoring and testing solutions to support open mobile networks product development testing and innovation activities, such as Open RAN. Closing date for applications: 4th October 2021. Anticipated Start Date: ASAP.