Head of AI Execution

Stockholm, SE
den 30 juli 2021
den 19 augusti 2021
As the tech firm that created the mobile world, and with more than 54,000 patents to our name, we've made it our business to make a mark. When joining our team at Ericsson you are empowered to learn, lead and perform at your best, shaping the future of technology. This is a place where you're welcomed as your own perfectly unique self, and celebrated for the skills, talent, and perspective you bring to the team. Are you in?

Come, and be where it begins.

Our Exciting Opportunity!

Solution Area Automation & AI in Group IT is a central unit that has been set up to drive transformation through Intelligent Automation & AI across Ericsson. It is a global team located in Sweden, India and US with end-to-end capabilities from discovery to deployment and operations including dedicated transformation teams. It also includes Intelligent Automation & AI platform & infrastructure for cost efficient and secure operations; with ethical AI as an integrated part. Solution Area Automation & AI is highly competent team operating at the forefront of the industry in Automation & AI. The team accomplishments are referred in several case studies by leading industry analysts. The team has also won several innovation prices in Ericsson.

The AI Execution team is a pivotal part of the Solution Area Automation & AI. This unit is chartered with the responsibility of building high-end competence that brings together a team of Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Software Engineers and Machine Learning Architects towards the goal of enhancing Ericsson's products and services portfolio with AI capabilities. The scope covers the complete lifecycle of feature & functionality development, from use case definition, systemization, AI/ML functionality prototyping and development to implementation in Ericsson product portfolio.

We are currently looking for a Head of AI Execution. This is a global position is with teams spread across USA, Sweden and India.

Job description

This position will report into the VP of Automation & AI and is part of the unit's leadership team, supporting, driving and leading strategic initiatives towards achieving the goals of the unit. This role has general and broad senior leadership scope with critical strategic deliverables and execution focus. This individual will also serve as a key member of the unit's Think Tank, formulating its vision, mission, goals and driving day-to-day activities to realize them.

As a Leader, you will lead cross-geographical teams with multi-functional responsibilities. You will also contribute to secure Ericsson's technology leadership in the AI domain by way of creating differentiating assets as well as driving market leadership for our products. You will teach, coach, challenge and develop individuals, teams and organizations. You will foster a creative and learning culture.

You will

  • Outline and drive strategy for development of Ericsson's Enterprise AI portfolio covering the complete life cycle of the development
  • Partner with stakeholders from the Transformation Areas, Digital transformation Office, Business Areas, and markets
  • Support businesses in planning and scoping of AI use cases
  • Through delivery management and leadership team, run the roadmap execution and progress of AI/ML in the organization
  • Implement, improve and optimize the industrialization process for scaling and value realization of AI/ML applications
  • Interact with and engage the user community (data scientists, data engineers, software engineers)
  • Recruit (from external and internal sources) and manage a team of Data Scientists, ML Engineers and Domain Experts across multiple locations to achieve this objective
  • Contribute to internal and external evangelism of Ericsson capability in AI/ML area; external articles, blog posts, training, documentation
  • Be a contributing leader and active leadership team member in advancement of Intelligent Automation and AI at Ericsson enterprise.

To be successful in the role you must have

  • We have high expectations on you as an individual, to bring a good combination of broad-based business, leadership, technical and functional experience:
  • Master's/PhD in Engineering from a global reputed educational institution. MBA or equivalent management experience would be an additional advantage
  • Solid experience in Data and AI with proven track record in developing and scaling AI solutions that delivers measurable business value.
  • Over 10 years of formal leadership experience and at least 5 years of experience with being on senior Leadership Teams
  • International experience leading teams in multiple geographies
  • 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, including Coaching & Mentoring Skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with engaging with customers (internal and external)
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Independent, self-motivated and well organized with an analytical mind
  • Demonstrably trustworthy (thru reference checks)
  • Strong sense of duty and initiative
  • Fluent spoken and written English is a mandatory requirement

Do you recognize yourself and want to join a great team?

If you have specific questions you can contact recruiter Akash Shourie at akash.shourie@ericsson.com

You will be reporting to the Head of Automation & AI

Location: Sweden / US / India

The last day to apply is the 12th August 2021

Please send in your application in English as soon as possible since the process is ongoing. Please note we cannot accept applications via email.

Curious to know more about the life at Ericsson? Meet some of your future colleagues and watch our People film.

What´s in it for you?

Here at Ericsson, our culture is built on over a century of courageous decisions. With us, you will no longer be dreaming of what the future holds - you will be redefining it. You won't develop for the status quo, but will build what replaces it. Joining us is a way to move your career in any direction you want; with hundreds of career opportunities in locations all over the world, in a place where co-creation and collaboration are embedded into the walls. You will find yourself in a speak-up environment where empathy and humanness serve as cornerstones for how we work, and where work-life balance is a priority. Welcome to an inclusive, global company where your opportunity to make an impact is endless.

What happens once you apply?

To prepare yourself for next steps, please explore here: https://www.ericsson.com/en/careers/job-opportunities/hiring-proces

Do you believe that an organization fostering an environment of cooperation and collaboration to execute with speed creates better business value? Do you value a culture of humanness, where fact based decisions are important and our people are encouraged to speak up? Do you believe that diverse, inclusive teams drive performance and innovation? At Ericsson, we do.

We provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, religion, political opinion, nationality, ethnic background, social origin, social status, indigenous status, disability, age, union membership or employee representation and any other characteristic protected by local law or Ericsson's Code of Business Ethics.

Primary country and city: || Sweden || US || India

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