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ICT is transforming the way billions of people work, play and communicate. Consumer lifestyles are changing rapidly, with mobile devices using more data as they access more products and services. We’re operating at the point where telecom and IT meet. It’s a place where new skills, initiative and ideas are in constant demand and a variety of industries – such as media, transportation and utilities – are realizing the transformative power of a fast-moving ICT environment. This brings opportunities and challenges both to operators and other industries, requiring insight, different ways of thinking and sheer bravery to embrace radical change.
Information Technology (IT) plays a central role in positioning Ericsson as the thought and technology leader in the industry. Within our global organization, the IT opportunities are significant. From Beijing to San Francisco to Sao Paulo, the geographic diversity is nearly as impressive as the diversity in professional opportunity. Whether our people are managing releases or taking end-to-end responsibility for projects, they’re contributing to our IT efforts and fulfilling our organizational mission.
The kinds of roles that we recruit into include ICT Architects, Engineering, Consulting and Product Management, with many other opportunities available. IT is transitioning to ICT within Ericsson (Information and Communications Technology). As we are moving into new business areas, project and network complexity are increasing and our teams have to maintain industry-leading skill sets and technical competencies. To find out more about any of these areas, use the keyword function in the Job Search box at the bottom of any page.
Get to know Ericsson CTO Erik Ekudden
Erik Ekudden has been Ericsson’s Group CTO and Head of Technology & Architecture since July 1. He began his career during an exciting time for the entire telecommunications industry. The year was 1993, and GSM – the Global System for Mobile Communications – was starting to gain traction. As a research engineer with Ericsson Research, he worked with signal processing, speech coding and standardization. Erik says:
“From a technology point of view, it was a great time to start. We were finalizing GSM, I was working with research and I’d already started working with some of our leading customers. It was a period when we went from local technologies with local standards and systems to truly global technologies with global standards and systems.”
Erik continued down the technology route with Ericsson, holding various positions within Ericsson Research, including Senior Specialist and Technical Expert. He worked in teams that created the speech coding and multimedia functionality that is now used in all smartphones around the world. From 2001 to 2004, Erik headed up a new research area that included conducting some of the first work on virtual and augmented reality for phones. In 2004, he led the effort to bring all standardization into one team within Ericsson, while focusing on building up the company’s open source practices.
For the past seven years, Erik has been based in Silicon Valley as Ericsson’s Head of Technology Strategy and CTO Americas. It was here that he gained some of his most valuable knowledge for his new role. Erik says:
“Silicon Valley is quite a unique place, where business and technology come together, perhaps in a stronger way than in other places around the world… we are entering a new phase where we are building systems that affect not only consumers with their phones, but we are building systems with 5G that will affect enterprises and society at large.”
To learn more about how Erik Ekudden and Ericsson are creating the future, read this article - written by Erik - about the technology trends are that driving innovation.
Creating ICT solutions at Ericsson means tackling industry challenges at a global level. So the people who succeed here are those who are comfortable in a diverse, multi-national working environment. You must be able to work effectively across geographical borders, build strong relationships in virtual teams and have the communication skills to negotiate, present and influence. The commitment and dedication to keep on developing your technical knowledge and skills, supporting innovation and continuous improvement in the organization, is absolutely vital.
Ericsson is full of great career stories
My name is Adama Sankhare. I am a Senegalese mother of 3 boys and I am 32 years old. My motto is: ‘there is nothing better than feeling alive, and there are so many great things we can achieve while we are healthy’. I’ve always applied this to my career too. I have a Masters in Design Engineering from the Ecole Superieure Polytechnique (Dakar/Senegal). After a journey in the IT industry as a Software Developer, I joined Ericsson in 2007 in Senegal as an Integration Engineer. Since then, I have had the opportunity to take on different roles within Operations and most recently in Commercial Management, building both technical and managerial skills. My family lived in Nairobi (Kenya), for more than 3 years before relocating to Johannesburg (South Africa) in 2015. I am open-minded and willing to discover, share and contribute in a meaningful way; I do appreciate every single moment in my life, whether in work or outside.’
Combining technology and services to embrace change
We might think that things are changing fast, but the truth is that they will never change this slowly again. With the information and communications technology (ICT) industry in transformation – where telecom and IT meet – new skills are needed, requiring a combination of technology and services.
ICT is transforming the way billions of people work, play and communicate. Consumer lifestyles are changing rapidly, with mobile devices using more data as they access more products and services.
Furthermore, a variety of industries – such as media, transportation and utilities – are realizing the transformative power of a fast-moving ICT environment. This brings opportunities and challenges both to operators and other industries, requiring insights and different ways of thinking to embrace the change.
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