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Senior Design Specialist (Open RAN Technology Innovation)


Scarborough, ON, CA

Req ID:  27443
Jobs by Category:  Technology Solutions
Job Function:  Network & Engineering
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular



Bring forth your 5G Cloud RAN technology expertise to our next GEN TELUS wireless network


Join our team and what we’ll accomplish together


The latest emerging open interfaces and virtualizes RAN (Radio Access Network) technology, brings with it an exciting opportunity for TELUS to build a new open and cloud-based RAN network. We are embracing disruption, reimagining network services capabilities, and driving innovation to accelerate new Cloud/Open RAN technology adoption.


Introducing our new Open RAN integration & Innovation team which will oversee the new technology development, evolution and innovation of new Open RAN on the TELUS wireless network. Working with our Chief Technology Officer, stakeholders, and vendors, you will take on responsibilities for Open RAN mix and match technology introduction including open interface integration (front-haul, mid-haul and transport, new technology assessment from standard body (3GPP/O-RAN Alliance), and new technology innovation with vendors and industry partner.


What you’ll do   


  • Assess new Open RAN architectures, network nodes, and technology introduced by 3GPP, O-RAN Alliance, etc.
  • Contribute to industry standard body’s new Spec release and working group’s activities on behalf of TELUS   
  • Work and cooperate with industry partners on Open RAN technology innovation to accelerate Open RAN technology implementation and maintain TELUS technology leadership in industry  
  • Conduct initial design of new product/solution , i.e. in-line card, white-box solution, etc., and assessment new technology via lab/production POC  
  • Support defining TELUS wireless network and technology evolution and strategy 
  • Interact and influence vendors’ RAN technology roadmap to align with TELUS RAN network evolution strategy  




What you bring


  • Very familiarity with 3GPP specifications and O-RAN Alliance open interface protocols and requirements including air interface, CPRI/eCPRI, front-haul/mid-haul (F1)/transport, FAPI/nFAPI, IP synchronization (C1/C2/C3), Open front-haul IOT profile, RIC/SMO, etc.
  • 6+ years’ working experience on 4G/5G RAN technology evaluation/implementation, and proficient in RAN infrastructure (Macro cell, small cell), FDD/TDD, L1/L2/L3 protocols, and E2E system integration, including Cloud
  • Well versed in the RF theory, RAN feature algorithm design (i.e., Massive MIMO) and operation of network protocols - TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6, 
  • Direct experience with working with industry standard body/organization and other industry partners
  • Working experience with technology innovation projects, including initial design, POC, etc. 
  • Ability to provide on demand, specialized technical solution for a number of wide ranging problems from system level
  • A strong sense of urgency and desire to drive issues to closure
  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or an equivalent




  • Knowledge and practice on network virtualization and Cloud deployment, including COTS/baremetal servers and rack servers architecture, Linux/K8s/Container, AWS/Google/OpenShift/Wind River Cloud computing


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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.