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Department Head, Radio Interface and Access Group Espoo

Pure Research
ST Strategy & Technology
2200000AVC Requisition #

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.


The team you’ll be part of

Strategy and Technology lays the path for Nokia’s future technology innovation and identifies the most promising areas for Nokia to create new value. We set the company’s strategy and technology vision, offer an unparalleled research foundation for innovation, and provide critical support infrastructure for Nokia. 


Job Description


Nokia Standards is seeking for an ambitious and top engaged department head for Radio Interface and Access Research Team in Espoo/Finland. The candidate will lead research in the field of 5G-Advanced and 6G, support the design, standardization and development of the related radio interface and access technologies, publish key results, and file patent disclosures.


What you will learn and contribute to

Specifically, your role includes the following responsibilities:

      • Radio research in the area of radio interface architecture and protocols, physical layer techniques and RF design challenges, Radio Resource Control and Radio Resource Management aspects
      • Leading a high-performance team driving for continuous improvement and world-class radio research execution and innovation
      • People management including competence management and development
      • Assurance of Standards Research process and quality conformance in the scope of Nokia
      • Contribute and participate in customer dialogue on latest wireless technology trends
      • Participate to wireless access research strategy creation process
      • Ensure active participation in 3GPP for the related research to push Nokia research results into standardization
      • Influence the next generation mobile communications and standards
      • Contribute with 3GPP contributions within the research area
      • Develop leading research in the area of terminal and devices


      • Strong system background in 5G is a prerequisite
      • Strong leadership background, either with projects or line management
      • A background with a master’s degree or equivalent.
      • A profound understanding of the area of radio access systems is a prerequisite
      • A good understanding of radio product portfolio and wireless business
        strategy is required
      • Experience in 3GPP standardization will be a plus


Perfect technical background:

      • 5+ years as research/program/product and/or line manager of larger teams
      • Multi -national and distributed environment
      • Leading expert organizations in highly complex technology
      • Extensive exposure to international interworking culture
      • You are proactive and willing to follow and search for latest research results!
      • Fluent English skills is a requirement

Personal attributes:

      • Strong technical and influential leadership skills
      • Strategic and business-related thinking
      • Strong skills in networking across organizational structures
      • Strong technical and influential leadership skills
      • Fast analytical and abstraction capabilities
      • Excellent guide and coach capabilities. Getting a kick out of helping excellent people to become even more successful
      • High self-esteem/self-value to be able to challenge and to let expertise in team steer decision making, but with high technical intuition to cut through nonsense and do prioritization
      • Strong results orientation
      • Must adopt quickly to new conditions and actively manage changes
      • Ability to handle set-backs

Does the position meet your profile and personal ambitions, then please apply …


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.


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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