Sr. Communications Systems Software Engineer – Contract

Company Description

Benetel is a leading developer of small cell 4G and 5G base stations and remote radio units for public and private cellular networks. Benetel develops and supplies O-RAN compliant O-RUs and has integrated with multiple O-DU platforms extending from those from the leading vendors to completely open source solutions. Our ambitions are to build on these successes to be a world leading O-RU vendor with technically differentiated products serving specialised market segment needs.


Job Description

The Senior Communications Systems Software Engineer will be responsible for L1 software development on 5G NR Intel Server-based O-RAN Distributed Unit  (O-DU) platforms and integration of Benetel’s O-RAN Remote Radio Units (O-RUs).

The role also encompasses SW development on leading-edge dedicated SOC processors to implement L1 and associated functions on 4G and 5G O-RU platforms. The position can be based in any location and remote working is acceptable.


  • Develop L1 O-DU software and integrate with Benetel’s O-RU family
  • Develop 4G/5G Layer 1 solutions for Benetel O-RU products
  • Support the development teams on requirements capture, review, and maintenance
  • Support 5G/LTE system integration, test/debug, demos, and over the air (OTA) field trials of new features
  • Implementing and verifying physical layer SW running on a multi-core embedded processor using C++
  • Publish white-papers, conference contributions, technical documents, and detailed technical presentations support Benetel O-RU solutions


It is expected that candidates will have a minimum of a Batchelor’s Degree in Electronic or Software Engineering and 8 years minimum relevant experience.

Skills & Expertise

The following skills and expertise are desired:

  • 4G/5G Layer 1 Software Development
  • Understanding of overall 5G architecture and vRAN operating theory and architecture
  • Familiarity with O-RU architecture, O-RAN split 7-2x fronthaul, and eCPRI interfaces as well as  A1, F1, E1, E2 interfaces.
  • Familiarity with Intel FlexRAN and OpenAirInterface Software.
  • Understanding of the packet exchange, Communications protocol, Messaging/ handshake between the UL1 and the LL1.
  • Experience with LTE/5G network performance and user experience analysis and optimization
  • Familiarity with 3GPP protocol standards, 5G NSA and SA call flows, Mobile Communications, Communication Theory, protocols (RTP/TCP/UDP/IP), DSP, MIMO techniques
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