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Come create the technology that helps the world act together

Nokia is committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. Your career here will have a positive impact on people’s lives and will help us build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive world.

We challenge ourselves to create an inclusive way of working where we are open to new ideas, empowered to take risks and fearless to bring our authentic selves to work.

Nokia Bell Labs is the world-renowned research arm of Nokia, having invented many of the foundational technologies that underpin information and communications networks and all digital devices and systems. This research has produced nine Nobel Prizes, five Turing Awards and numerous other awards.

Bell Labs Consulting is Nokia Bell Labs’ next-generation technology advisory arm.  You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that uses technology expertise, bold technology theses, ‘future-back’ foresight and deep, impartial analyses to help the C-Suite of our communication service provider and enterprise customers create new value through the application of new technologies.   We reach back into the research arm of Bell Labs for leading edge thinking and deep technical expertise that gives us a unique capability in the market 


What you will learn and contribute to

Are you passionate about solving problems?

The candidate should have both a deep and broad background across “Wireless Access” not limited to the radio access but also deeper insight into vRAN/cRAN, disaggregation, MEC and other edge computing strategies. The Bell Labs Consulting Subject Matter Expert (SME) will be responsible for developing deep technical collateral related to the challenges and solutions for current and next generation networks and will also interface, interact and support customer engagement, perform business development to get new orders and deliver during engagements.

As part of our team, you will:

  • Provide strategic advice on wireless and converged access architectures and the path for transformation to clients through consultative engagements in order to support their strategic planning efforts, while meeting their business objectives
  • Develop economic models and technical frameworks to quantify the risk and cost impact on business and network. Develop and evaluate technical and architectural trade-offs and their corresponding impact.
  • Drive and manage up-sell. Be an innovative and proactive partner for the business development efforts. Deliver demanding, high value consulting to customers during large and/or complex projects and in standalone consulting engagements.
  • Generate whitepapers, case studies and other thought leadership collateral. Ensure that customer engagements spin off thought leadership, and that our though leadership finds valuable applications in our engagements.


Your skills and experience

 You have:

  • MS or higher in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics; or BS in Engineering with MBA
  • At-least 10 years of experience in the telco industry and at least 3 years of expertise in wireless-access domain
  • Technical understanding in the following areas:
    • 5G Network architecture, fixed access network architecture
    • 5G NR, Spectrum strategies
    • dRAN, vRAN, O-RAN technologies
  • Strong strategic understanding of neutral host strategies and network sharing scenarios both technically and from a commercial stand-point
  • Excellent understanding of the industry landscape, including customers, potential partners, direct competitors, and competing and emerging technologies and architectures
  • Strong business, market and technology research skills
  • Fast learning of new concepts, technologies and business value propositions
  • Strong self-motivation to explore new technologies and new business models
  • Strong skills in mathematical analysis, collecting and analyzing data, and spreadsheet model-building
  • Good consulting competencies with personable consultative style
  • Ability to draw and communicate insights to advise customers' technical and business leaders effectively
  • Capable of working autonomously and productively in a fast-paced, dynamic, cross-disciplinary team environment
  • Aptitude and ability to support business development initiatives
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
  • Ability and flexibility to develop and deliver presentations to a wide variety of audiences at all levels of management
  • High energy - willingness to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment


What we offer

Nokia offers flexible and hybrid working schemes, continuous learning opportunities, well-being programs to support you mentally and physically, opportunities to join and get supported by employee resource groups, mentoring programs and highly diverse teams with an inclusive culture where people thrive and are empowered.

Bell Labs Consulting is a global, multi-disciplinary team of active learners.  Across all our activities, we learn from each other, our customers, and the broader ecosystem.  We work in small collaborative teams on some of the most interesting and leading-edge strategic questions.


Nokia is committed to inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer

Nokia has received the following recognitions for its commitment to inclusion & equality:

  • One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere
  • Gender-Equality Index by Bloomberg
  • Workplace Pride Global Benchmark
  • LGBT+ equality & best place to work by HRC Foundation

At Nokia, we act inclusively and respect the uniqueness of people.

Nokia’s employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

We are committed to a culture of inclusion built upon our core value of respect.

Join us and be part of a company where you will feel included and empowered to succeed.

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