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Machine Learning Architect, L1 SW

Applied R&D
MN Mobile Networks
2200000J07 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 

Our Business Group is a leader in wireless mobility networks and associated services. With more than 3.500 patent families essential for 5G we have a strong 5G portfolio and are a front runner in open and virtualized radio access networks (O-RAN and vRAN). 

Within our Mobile Networks (MN) business group, you will have the opportunity to work with a group of teams that is addressing the next evolution of wireless communications in Layer 1 for 5G and 6G. We are designing, validating, and productizing Machine Learning (ML) algorithms whose primary aim is to provide our products the competitive edge. Our teams are composed of experts in Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Wireless Communication Systems (WCSys), and Machine Learning (ML). In addition, we also have junior members, as well as thesis workers exploring novel topics. 

Our responsibility area covers the full chain of embedded and real-time HW/SW ML development cycle, from early requirements analysis to final delivery to our operations and customers.  

Join us in shaping the future with our next generation ML baseband, with exposure to Nokia’s cutting-edge System on Chip (SoC), DSP, and RF. 


What you will learn and contribute to 

We are working on the bleeding edge of wireless technology. Our problems are challenging from the SW Engineering, ML, DSP, and WCSys point of view.  

As an ML architect, you will be working with Bell Labs research, Architecture and Specification, SoC and ML development teams to architect the ML features that will shape the next generation 5G Advanced and 6G baseband products. 
As part of our ML team, you will: 

  • Collaborate with different RAN architects in the creation of ML functionality for RAN  

  • Translate Wireless Comms technical requirements to ML teams  

  • Translate ML concepts and technical aspects to Wireless experts 

  • Be the technical reference for quality, solution design and/or feedback for ML Engineers and Data Engineers/Analysts in the L1 SW ML group 

  • Contribute to the technical documentation of the ML solutions in the form of Innovation Reports, Patents and/or internal documentation 


Your skills and experience 

You are proactive and independent. You have great communication skills that allow you to feel comfortable in a team and to motivate colleagues. Our language at work is English, so you are fluent enough. You enjoy learning on the job. 

Additionally, you share our values that build our company culture

Guiding qualifications: 

  • You have telecommunications research and/or industry experience (preferred 5+ years), with a focus in L1 algorithms 

  • You have software engineering experience, with focus on C++ and Python 

  • Master or PhD of Science degree in computer science, signal processing, communications, machine learning or equivalent area. 

  • Experience designing and implementing machine learning solutions, with a focus on deep learning based algorithms. 

  • In depth-knowledge of Signal Processing concepts, time series data, FFT and frequency based data 


We also appreciate the following: 

  • Knowledge of processor architectures, signal processing, embedded systems, and real-time systems for ML 

  • You understand the significance of good SW practices for high quality SW., 

  • Experience with data analytics, data collection pipelines, experience with pipelines connected to real hardware/machines   

  • Pro-active, independent problem solver  

  • Good interpersonal skills and capability to work in international multi-site environment 


Don’t worry about ticking every single one of the boxes – if you can picture yourself in this position, it is a good enough reason to apply. We are here to support you all the way. 


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. 

At our headquarters in Espoo, we offer benefits with wellbeing on our mind. 

  • We have spaces and communities for socializing, hobbies, and exercise.  

  • Our campus restaurant is at the heart of everything for you to have refreshing moments with colleagues.  

  • Plenty of networking where you get to meet other world-class professionals and people with shared interests. 

  • 100+ hours dedicated for learning on the job per year 


Read more about us 

Read more about our products 


Join us in creating the world’s best 5G/6G system and building the future of mobile networks! 


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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