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5G Layer 2 Senior Software Developer


This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted July 14, 2021.

Job Posting

5G Layer 2 Senior Software Developer

Competitive salary

Remote until our facilities open in Ottawa 

Dell is looking for a Layer 2 Senior Software Developer to take part in a once in a career opportunity to be part of building something from scratch and shepherd it into the marketplace. 


The 5G Layer 2 Senior Software Developer will be a key member of a brand new, built from the ground up R&D team.  The team will be responsible for designing, developing and implementing a technology new to Dell for addressing the demands of the 5G Radio subsystem for operators and to help our customers to exploit this significant market evolution.

Dell provides the technology that transforms the way we all work and live. But we are more than a technology company – we are a people company. We inspire, challenge and respect every one of our over 100,000 employees. We also provide them with unparalleled growth and development opportunities. We can’t wait for you to discover this for yourself as a  5G Layer 2 Senior Software Developer on our team in Ottawa.

From applied research to advanced engineering, the Engineering Technologist team has the expertise to shape ground-breaking products, material and processes. It’s a fascinating field of work. We’re involved in assessing the competition, developing technology and product strategies and generating intellectual property. We lead technology investigations, analyze industry capabilities and recommend potential acquisitions or vendor partner opportunities. Our insights influence product architecture and definitions. And we work with colleagues across the business to ensure Dell products always lead the way.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with team management and other development and test groups to develop an implementation plan and design for the 5G L2 software 

  • Work with network core, CU and RU teams to define interfaces and functional splits. Define and architect solutions allowing for scalability of Layer 2, CU & DU solutions for various RAN deployments 

  • Work with management to drive an Agile culture and environment 

  • Capture agreements in a design document that will drive the implementation of the DU & other L2 SW 

  • Hold reviews to get closure in order to finalize the DU design document & other L2 design docs. 

  • Work with management to establish implementation assignments for SW developers 

  • Implement functional areas of the DU & L2, per the implementation plan 

  • Work closely with the verification group to ensure the completeness, quality and performance of the implemented DU & L2 functionality 

  • Mentor less experienced DU & L2 developers ​​​ 

Essential Requirements

  • Experience working in a 4G/5G development team;  DU & 4G/5G Layer 2 development experience preferred 

  •  Knowledge of and experience in 4G and 5G layer 2 protocols and standards 

  •  Knowledge of 3GPP and ORAN standards and interfaces 

  •  Be an organized, goal-oriented, self-starter, with a team focused mentality 

  • C/C++ Programming Experience

Desirable Requirements

  • 6+ years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience 

We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities – all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.

If you’re keen to be at the forefront of driving world-class technology innovation, this is your opportunity to develop with Dell.

Dell Canada Inc. (“Dell”) is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve, and creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach her/his potential. We welcome applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. As part of our commitment to accessibility for all persons with disabilities, Dell will, upon the request of the applicant, provide accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure equal access to applicants with disabilities. If you are selected for an interview and you need accommodation, please contact your recruiter.  Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Dell here.