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Senior Design Specialist - Cloud RAN Data Scientist


Toronto, ON, CA Scarborough, ON, CA

Req ID:  26582
Jobs by Category:  Technology Solutions
Job Function:  Data Science
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular


Join our team and what we'll accomplish together


The latest Open RAN (Radio Access Network) technology brings not only BBU (baseband unit) couldifications & virtualization, open interfaces between DU (Distributed Unit) and RU(Radio Unit) , but also introduces and enables ORAN intelligent automation platform namely SMO (Service Management and Orchestration) with RIC (RAN intelligent Controller) which applies automation at scale to simplify the complexity of ORAN networks, as well as improve network performance, enhance customer experience and minimize ORAN operational costs with ORAN analytics and assurance. 


Introducing TELUS’ new Cloud RAN automation platform DevOps team which will oversee the development, operations and evolution of ORAN SMO and RIC. We are embracing disruption, reimagining network services capabilities, and driving growth. We see great value in bringing Cloud, IP/MPLS, data analytics and software development professionals into this team in addition to RAN knowledge to not only develop these platforms but also enhance the systems. 


As a Data Scientist working closely with various stakeholders including TELUS’ Chief Technology Office, ORAN DevOps team, and external vendors, you play a critical role in enabling ORAN intelligent operations by developing automation policies and algorithms, workflow and data processing services.


What you’ll do

  • Lead the development of ORAN data processing workflow, as well as data pipelines system design and configurations to ensure ORAN data availability and integrity to end users
  • Responsible for ORAN SMO (service management and orchestration) platform design and technology development, drive vendor’s SMO roadmap to align with TELUS’s ORAN automation strategies
  • Responsible for ORAN RIC (RAN intelligent Controller) platform design and technology development
  • Create ORAN automation policies & rules, templates & algorithms and workflow services for ORAN full stack automation, including server Bare Metal, xHaul, CaaS, and vDU/vCU services. 
  • Develop ORAN-Cloud orchestration and federation solutions including ORAN IMS (Infrastructure Management Services) and DMS (Deployment management Services)
  • Responsible for ORAN Software and Hardware Life Cycle Management solution development and introduction
  • Define TELUS RIC model and algorithm standards for new xApp and rApp onboarding
  • Lead the integration with TELUS overarching remedy’s and systems
  • Lead platform system issue troubleshooting and integration 
  • Drive Open SMO integration with TELUS’s selected vRAN solutions
  • Technology introduction of evolutionary ORAN OAM (FCAPS) via streaming telemetry
  • Lead SMO/RIC platform AI (Artificial Intelligent)/ML (Machine Learning) workflow services design and technology introduction


What you bring

  • Working experiences with LTE, 5G NSA (Non-stand alone) and SA (Standalone) RAN (Radio access network) technology and Telco OSS system
  • Experience in Requirements Engineering, Solution Architecture, Design, Development and Deployment Experience in Underlying infrastructure for Big Data Solutions (Clustered/Distributed Computing, Storage, Data Center Networking) 
  • Expertise in NiFi setup and administration 
  • Expertise in design, development, and configuration of data processing and ETL workflow
  • Expertise in design and development using Spark, Spark Streaming, Kafka, etc.
  • Familiarity with the telecommunication industry wireless access DevOps workflows of design, plan, deployment, change management and operations. 
  • Understanding of the various phases of the Software Development Life Cycle and familiarity using Source Code and Version Control systems 
  • Expertise in one or more programming languages and data formats such as Java, Python, GO, XML, YAML, Shell Scripting, JSON, RESTful APIs etc. 
  • Experience with managed Kubernetes services such as Google’s Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Amazon’s Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), RedHat OpenShift, WindRiver Cloud platform, cloud platform.
  • Experience on managing and developing cloud-native containerized micro services
  • Experience on Kubernetes cloud analytics tools (such as Beats, Logstash, Elasticsearch, Kibana, Kafka and/or Prometheus)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to translate complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • A Bachelor or Master Degree in Electrical/computer engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems



  • 5G RAN cell site deployment automation development experiences, including workflow engine, inventory databases
  • Familiarity with Open-RAN and ETSI specifications and standards
  • Multi or hybrid cloud architectures
  • Experience with Big Data & Analytics tools such as Hadoop MapReduce, Spark, Big Query, DataFlow etc.
  • Experience with AI/ML toolkits such as Tensor flow, Mllib, H2Oai, Kubeflow etc
  • Working experience on IP/MPLS and Kubernetes networking technologies such as VxLAN, Calico, CNI, M-Lag, EVPN etc.


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A bit about us

We’re a people-first, customer-first, purpose-driven team who works together every day to innovate and do good. We improve lives through our technology solutions and foster a culture of innovation that empowers team members to solve complex problems and create remarkable human outcomes in a digital world. When you join our team, you’re helping us make the future friendly. 

We’re committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability—your unique contributions and talents will be valued and respected here. 

The health and safety of our team, customers and communities is paramount to TELUS. Accordingly, we require anyone joining our team to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.





Technology Solutions

We’re into seeing where technology can take us, so if you have ever imagined what the future of supply chain management, cybersecurity, the cloud and Internet of Things will look like, we want you to be part of the team that makes it happen.

We are honoured to be recognized

TELUS’s fastest network. 5G enables a superior experience with fast downloads and richer multimedia applications

Innovation centres across Canada that bring our team members together with customers, partners, start ups, universities, hospitals and fellow colleagues to tackle some of the biggest technological hurdles Canada will face in the near future.

Million active users logging into My TELUS per month (consumer mobility).


TELUS is proud to foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. We are committed to fair employment practices and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities, as required, during the recruitment process.