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3GPP Senior Architect

Rivada Space

Rivada Space

Berlin, Germany · Munich, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Who we are
Welcome to one of Europe’s most exciting New Space companies, creating the world's first fully connected mesh network in the sky. We are an international team of experts and engineers who have spent their careers expanding the boundaries and potential of space, now united in pursuit of a single vision. We value trust, open communication and collaboration to achieve the best results together.

Now we are looking for the best talents for our locations in Munich and Berlin to help us make our vision come true.
Your mission
We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior 3GPP Architect with specialized expertise in protocol customization to join our dynamic team. As a Senior 3GPP Architect, you will play a crucial role in designing, developing, and optimizing telecommunications systems and protocols according to the latest 3GPP standards. Your primary responsibility will be to customize and tailor protocol specifications to meet the requirements of Rivada Space Systems Outernet.
This includes:
  • Leading the architecture and design of telecommunications systems based on 3GPP standards, ensuring compliance and interoperability
  • Customizing and extending existing protocol specifications to address specific project needs, incorporating new features and functionalities
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams including software engineers, system architects, and product managers to define and implement protocol customization requirements
  • Conducting thorough analysis and evaluation of protocol performance, identifying areas for optimization and improvement
  • Staying updated on the latest advancements in 3GPP standards and telecommunications technologies, integrating relevant developments into our projects and solutions
  • Driving innovation and contributing to the development of new protocols, algorithms, and techniques to enhance the performance and capabilities of our telecommunications systems
What you bring on the table
  • Successfully completed a degree in Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field
  • Extensive experience in telecommunications, with a focus on 3GPP standards and protocols :
    • Physical and MAC layer procedures
    • Channel structure: physical, transport and logical channels mapping
    • Signaling procedures: Random access, RRC connection setup, signaling radio bearers, system information block, master information block
    • Downlink and uplink transmission schemes
    • Registration management and access control
    • UE Identities: IMSI, IMEI, SUPI / SUCI, TMSI, RNTI
  • Proven expertise in protocol customization, including hands-on experience with modifying and extending protocol specifications
  • Strong understanding of wireless communication principles, including radio access networks (RAN), core network (CN), and protocols such as LTE, NR, and 5G
  • Familiar with software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) concepts
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as C/C++ and scripting languages like Python for protocol customization and implementatio
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot complex issues and optimize protocol performance
  • Effective communication skills and demonstrated leadership experience
  • Experienced in waterfall and agile methodologies
  • Strong vendor and suppliers management
  • Familiar with software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) concepts
  • Excellent written and spoken English
Why you should join us
We are an international team of space enthusiasts, following one great vision. We value equality in our work environment where different opinions, backgrounds and experiences are not only welcomed but also necessary to achieve the best result collaboratively.

This permanent position was created recently and thus offers a lot of creative freedom. Our approach is to create a modern work environment with hybrid working model. We offer an attractive salary depending on your experience.

Rivada Space Networks is an equal opportunity employer with the approach to create a diverse and inclusive working environment. We therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, disability, or other individual characteristics.
About us

Rivada Space Networks is deploying the first true “OuterNET™”: a global low latency point-to-point connectivity network of LEO satellites. By connecting our satellites with lasers, we will provide resellers and B2B customers with the ability to securely connect any two points on the globe with low latency and high bandwidth. The constellations, comprising 600 low-earth-orbit communications satellites, will represent a fundamental change in the availability of secure, global, end-to-end enterprise-grade connectivity for Telecom, Enterprise, Maritime, Energy and Government Services markets. Rivada Space Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rivada Networks, Inc.

Rivada is working with Terran Orbital to manufacture and SpaceX to launch our satellites. The deployment starts in 2025 with full-service launch in 2026.