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TECH Nokia Technologies
22000006OL 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

Nokia Technologies is licensing Nokia intellectual property, including patents, technologies, and the Nokia brand, building on Nokia’s continued innovation and decades of R&D leadership in technologies deployed in virtually all connected devices used today. Come join us and make an impact!

The Multimedia Technologies unit develops state-of-the-art audio-visual technologies and system solutions. We drive the standardization of future media technologies in leading standardization organizations.


What you will learn and contribute to

We are offering a Senior/Principal level position for an expert in high-level syntax design for video codecs. The primary location for this position is Tampere, Finland. We can also consider other locations (e.g. Munich, Germany or San Diego, USA).

  • You will design high-level syntax (HLS) features for next generation video codecs and their integration into video systems

  • You will author contributions to high-level codec design for relevant international video coding standardization projects.

  • As a member of our research staff, you should also initiate and create research ideas as well as contribute to research work that leads to technology transfer, publications, and Intellectual Property.


Your skills and experience

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in video coding and high-level syntax design

  • You have at least a master’s degree. A PhD degree is preferred.

  • Proven track record of developing high-level syntax for video codecs and their integration into end-to-end systems.

  • Excellent knowledge in the area of image and/or video signal processing and compression.

  • Hands-on expertise in the latest video coding standards, such as Versatile Video Coding or High Efficiency Video Coding.

  • Excellent knowledge on common multimedia communication protocols and formats, such as the Real-time Transport Protocol, MPEG-2 transport stream, and the ISO base media file format as well as video system specifications, such as MPEG-DASH.

  • Good software development skills in C and C++

  • Good verbal English communication and presentation skills as well as excellent technical and scientific writing skills in English.

The following additional skills or experience are valued:

  • Contributions to international standardization.

  • A track record in publishing in scientific journals in the fields of video/image signal processing and compression.


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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