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BLCTO Bell Labs & CTO
19000006U8 Requisition #
Nokia is providing Software, IT & Optics equipment and Services at the cutting edge of technology and adaptable to all types of Networks. Nokia is the only one on the market to hold technological promise made possible by the 5G, Cloud and Internet Objects toward service providers, governments and large companies. To meet the needs of customers spread over 100 countries, our scientists and engineers are constantly innovating and developing future technologies that significantly transform the way people and objects interact.

Powered by the innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, the company is at the forefront of creating the technologies that are increasingly at the heart of our connected lives. Nokia Bell Labs mission is to define the future of communications and networking and deliver disruptive innovations that redefine human existence and business realities.

Role description

The open scientist position is in Nokia Bell Labs campus located in Paris-Saclay (France) at the high-speed optical communications lab. Our lab has developed many innovative solutions in fiber optic communications over the years that significantly contributed to product portfolio of Nokia (former Alcatel-Lucent). Our lab is the world-leading research group in fiber optical communications and is home of several recent breakthroughs such as: coherent detection with signal processing for 100 Gb/s transmission, spatial mode multiplexing, ultra-wideband systems etc. The combination of optical system design modeling and optimization, high-speed electronics and innovative signal processing algorithms are required to sustain the ever-increasing demand for capacity growth in high-speed optical communications. Potential candidates are required to master at least two of the following skills:

-        Optimization techniques

-        Signal processing

-        Statistics and machine learning

-        Communication theory

-        Information theory

-        Optical transmission

-        High-speed optoelectronics


Main activities

- Contribution to technical and scientific development of the laboratory by publishing articles and participating in international conferences

- Design novel algorithms, develop models and/or methods to conduct proof of concept demonstrations as well as analyzing and interpreting results

- Close interactions with various Nokia business teams to transfer the validated technology innovations.

-Close collaboration with researchers from other research departments in France or abroad.


- Ph.D. degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering

- Demonstrated excellent research track on high-speed optical communications

- Strong written and spoken communications skills and ability to participate in robust discussions.

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