Cloud Native Software Architect at Parallel Wireless | Powderkeg

Location: Canada

Employment Type: Full Time

Team: Access Development

People come to work at Parallel Wireless because we are building the future of telecom. They stay, because they are challenged and driven by an incredible product and team. We take pride in our commitment to employee development, and our culture fosters an atmosphere of empowerment, trust, respect, and communication. Learn more about our mission, vision and values.

We are looking for a hands-on software architect for architecting a cloud- native vRAN to be deployed at the operators’ edge cloud.

What you'll do:

  • Investigate hardware agnostic, cloud-native solutions for real-time and performance demanding applications
  • Devise an architecture for the cloud-native edge-cloud platform
  • Develop a POC to demonstrate the proposed architecture
  • Provide performance figures in terms of required resources to meet applications performance based on POC experiments
  • Support Product Management in defining Parallel Wireless’ roadmap towards cloud-native

What you must have:

  • Five or more years of telecommunications and Information Systems experience
  • Experience with hardware deployment ( ipxe, Redfish, UEFI)
  • Experience with Linux-based platforms
  • Strong Knowledge of IP network services and protocols
  • Architectural knowledge and hands-on proficiency and experience designing, deploying and managing Kubernetes - an advantage
  • Experience with one or more automation tools like Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Terraform - advantage
  • Experience with containerization packaging, tooling, and DevOps methodologies - advantage
  • Experience in 3G/4G and 5G Radio network architecture and ecosystem - advantage
  • Knowledgeable with Radio Access Network (RAN) design and RAN virtualization
  • Knowledgeable with RAN technologies and requirements (vRAN, Small Cells, MIMO, Timing and Sync - PTP, SyncE) - advantage
  • Knowledgeable with real-time OS and acceleration products and technologies
  • Familiar with O-RAN specifications and O-RAN Components is preferred
  • Familiar with TIP/OpenRAN projects and/or ONF SD-RAN is preferred.
  • Proven consultative selling skills including good communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work self-sufficiently within a globally distributed team of experts
  • Ability to communicate effectively across various business units to drive forward positive outcomes in technical projects, PoCs, and pilots
  • Be eligible to work in Canada (citizen, permanent resident, or work permit/visa holder)


  • B.Sc in computer science or electrical engineering
  • M.Sc/Ph.D. computer science or electrical engineering - advantage

Job Location: Kanata (Ottawa); possibility for remote

Parallel Wireless is the leading U.S.-based company challenging the world’s legacy vendors with the industry’s only unified ALL G (5G/4G/3G/2G) software- enabled OpenRAN solutions. Its cloud-native OpenRAN and network architectures redefine network economics for global mobile operators in both coverage and capacity deployments, while also paving the way to 5G. Through open collaboration with the OpenRAN ecosystem partners, Parallel Wireless has created the world’s first and largest fully-compliant OpenRAN ecosystem that is capable of delivering next generation wireless infrastructure at a dramatically lower cost, ensuring more equal access to 5G across the globe. The company’s OpenRAN portfolio is designed to help customers modernize their networks, reduce deployment costs and complexity, increase operational efficiency, enable interoperability, find new revenue streams, and start deploying multi-vendor 5G networks today. The company’s customers include over 60 global mobile operators, as well as private and public industries and governments that use their software-defined network portfolio to reimagine their networks. Parallel Wireless's innovation and excellence in multi- technology, open virtualized RAN solutions have been recognized with 65+ industry awards. Please visit for more information.

Parallel Wireless embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building inclusive and diverse teams representing all backgrounds, with a wide range of perspectives, and empowering industry- leading skills. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

Parallel Wireless does not accept unsolicited resumes or applications from agencies or individuals. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Parallel Wireless employees or any other company location. Parallel Wireless is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes/applications.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Cloud Native Software Architect
  • Company
    Parallel Wireless
  • Location
    Nashua, NH
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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