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It will be practically impossible for human brains to understand how to run and optimize next generation of wireless networks, i.e., 5G network with distributed edge compute, that will drive economic and social transformation for all aspects of society. Machine Learning (ML) and other Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies will be vital for us to handle this opportunity.
Machine Intelligence, the combination of Machine Learning and other Artificial Intelligence technologies is what Ericsson uses to drive thought leadership to automate and transform Ericsson offerings and operations. MI is also a key competence for to enable new and emerging business. This includes development of models, frameworks and infrastructure where we in our advancements push the technology frontiers. We engage in both academic and industry collaborations and drive the digitalization of Ericsson and the Industry by developing state of the art solutions that simplify and automate processes in our products and services and build new value through data insights.
Ericsson’s Global AI Accelerator (GAIA) is a global team of talented data scientists, data engineers and business translators, chartered to accelerate the transformational journey for our customers and their customers. GAIA is established in the US, Sweden and India, with around 300 experts to fast-track our strategy execution. Teams in GAIA India, located in Bangalore and Chennai, work with technologists, engineers and operators around the world to build revolutionary solutions and models that drive economic growth in the real world.
Ericsson is now looking for Director/Senior Manager to significantly expand its Global AI Accelerator team in India.
Director/Senior Manager – Data Science for GAIA India shall manage teams that will be working on high impact initiatives with other specialists in Machine Intelligence to drive growth and economic profitability for Ericsson and its customers by accelerating current Ericsson offerings as well create new offerings in the areas of MI driven 4G and 5G network, distributed cloud, IoT and other emerging businesses.
As an R&D Manager, he/she shall have two job roles – the primary role of a Product Development Leader and the mandatory secondary role of a Line Manager for R&D teams. Line Manager is a role in the line organization (the operational organization), with the purpose to manage their area of responsibility. He/she shall have one, or more, sub-ordinates and are appointed by a superior manager and approved by the appointees. Line Managers act per the Ericsson Leadership Framework and promote the corporate values, ethics and culture of the organization to ensure excellent performance.
Reports to the Head of GAIA India, that is a part of Ericsson R&D; and interfaces with GAIA R&D teams in other locations such as North America and Sweden; and with key stakeholders from Business and Market Areas.
Responsible for overseeing the development, support, maintenance and implementation of projects handled by GAIA India team(s).
Responsible for overall success of the GAIA India unit, comprising of multiple technology/product teams through strategic planning and alignment of units with broader organizational business strategy.
Manage Team(s) that:
Lead functional and technical analysis within Ericsson organization and strategic customers to understand MI-driven business needs and opportunities
Contribute to rapid and iterative development of high-quality ML/AI applications. This includes working with petabytes of 4G/5G-networks, IoT and exogenous data, and proposing/selecting/testing predictive models, recommendation engines, anomaly detection systems, statistical model, deep learning, reinforcement learning and other machine learning systems
Lead studies and find creative usage of new and/or existing data sources. Work with Data Architects to leverage existing data models and build new ones, as needed.
Collaborate with product development teams and partners in Ericsson Businesses to industrialize machine learning models and solutions as part of Ericsson offerings including providing source code, workflows and documents
Work with new technologies and champion them in MI Communities within Ericsson.
Provide MI Competence build-up in Ericsson Businesses and Customer Serving Unit
Develop new and apply/extend existing, concepts, methodologies, techniques for cross functional initiatives
Responsible for overall P&L and technical growth of the specific line units.
Responsible for developing appropriate processes and road map for the team(s) including hiring plans, training requirements, staffing etc. Requires extensive knowledge of major segments in the organization, knowledge of several disciplines and ability to integrate critical information from many diverse areas.
Course of actions are guided by corporate goals and strategy only.
Resolves critical issues impacting overall organization direction and results.
To collect and get access to the information that is necessary to perform the tasks assigned.
To make decisions for effectively carrying out the above-mentioned responsibilities, seeking the approval of the Leadership Team or Stakeholders from Business/Market Areas as may be required.
Organizes organization wide and cross business unit programs.
Decisions that are strategic and impact overall organization results and direction.
Bachelors/Masters in Engineering from any of the reputed institutes. First Class, preferably with Distinction. Masters in Business Administration (MBA) or equivalent Post Graduate Diploma would be an added advantage.
Overall industry experience of around 15 years.
At least 5 years’ experience as a manager, preferably in design or systems management.
Experience in managing teams working on AI, ML, Big Data and Analytics would be an added advantage.
Sound technical knowledge across areas and excellent understanding of business issues. Ability to create plans to align technical issues with business strategy.
Strong ability to see the whole picture and to focus on the important details in a pragmatic and result oriented way with ability to challenge when needed.
Proven ability to act at both the strategic and operational levels.
Strong partnering skills, with the ability to work across all levels of the organization and across multiple countries, effectively collaborating with multiple stakeholders
Excellent people management skills to attract motivate and retain talent.
Excellent communication skills.
Independent self-motivated and well organized with analytical mind.
Demonstrably trustworthy (thru reference checks)
Strong sense of duty and initiative
Over the past 140 years, Ericsson has been at the forefront of communications technology. Today, we are committed to maximizing customer value by continuously evolving our business portfolio and leading the ICT industry.
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