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BLCTO Bell Labs & CTO
1800000SRE Requisition #

At Nokia, we have hardware innovation at the heart of the world-leading Nokia Bell Labs research centre. Experts in the field of digital ASIC/FPGA are part of the proven innovation engine for next generation hardware concepts and technologies.

We target to move beyond regular evolutionary steps and create revolutionary ASIC & FPGA solutions for future Nokia networks products.
General Purpose

  • To identify and perform ASIC research on groundbreaking novel technologies in Bell Labs.
  • To define and contribute to medium and long-term business impacting research programs.
  • To act as technical advisor towards various internal and external stakeholders through technical cooperation, customer visits & knowledge transfers.
 Position Description
  • To accept and overcome challenges.
  • To diverge: define and create “out-of-the-box” ASIC solutions to complex theoretical, experimental and business relevant problems in the scope of access technology.
  • To converge: distil the proper elements and take a strong position towards a single game-changing hardware solution with at least a 10x impact on the original problem.
  • To work independently and effectively as part of a diverse, multi-site team.
  • To continuously learn, master and create new leading-edge ASIC technologies to improve the Nokia product portfolio.

Main Responsibility Area

  • Grow and represent the digital ASIC/FPGA hardware competence area in the access research space.
  • Identify and explore new differentiating ASIC solutions through modelling, simulation, FPGA-based prototyping and ASIC realizations of digital building blocks.
  • Extract high-quality intellectual property from your theoretical and experimental work.
  • Challenge technical and experimental contributions from academic & industrial partners.
  • Create & maintain strong collaborative associations with other Nokia locations & programs 
Position Requirements
  • Mastering the areas of high-speed/low power electronics and digital signal processing in ASICs & FPGAs.
  • Knowledge & hands-on experience with system simulation & ASIC design tools and programming languages (with focus on real-time & embedded programming)
  • Affinity with embedded (multi-core) processor architectures.
  • Understand & explore analog vs. digital trade-offs.
  • Experience & affinity with experimental lab setups & high-end test equipment.
  • Quick learner, able to identify & research new ASIC & network technologies.
  • Strong & open mindset with drive to succeed
  • Enjoy theoretical deep-dives as well as experimental & broadly scoped work.
  • Ready to being challenged outside your comfort zone to achieve top results.
  • Stimulated to conduct research autonomously while contributing to team-oriented projects in a cooperative and expert-rich environment.
  • Fluent in English and a natural communicator in a multi-disciplinary team.

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