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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.

Nokia Standards targets collaboration with internal and external experts to advance the state-of-the-art technology landscape as well as to protect Nokia Intellectual Property. The Architecture, Security, and Automation Group is responsible for research and standardization activities related to 5G and 6G mobile network architecture, security and its AI/ML-empowered network automation.

 

What you will learn and contribute to

Nokia Standards is looking for a Senior Research Engineer Network Architecture to join our Architecture, Security, and Automation Group. You will work in one of our teams shaping the evolution of mobile network technologies in 5G-Advanced and towards 6G, developing architecture and protocol solutions. Candidates should have expert knowledge in end-to-end mobile network architectures and strong research skills with outstanding analytical and theoretical capabilities as well as simulation or prototyping experience. Moreover, you are expected to solve complex problems, analyze and substantiate the benefits of developed concepts, and contribute to the standardization of these concepts in 3GPP and other standardization bodies such as ETSI, IETF, BBF.  As part of our team, you will:

  • Develop and analyze architecture, feature, and protocol evolution for the 5G and 5G-Advanced core network, ensuring end-to-end coherence of features, including seamless interaction with the 5G radio access network.
  • Pro-actively identify emerging topics in mobile core network and end-to-end system architecture research and drive internal discussions on technical concepts for 6G.
  • Support our standardization work in 3GPP in various technical areas, e.g., user plane enhancements, network enablers for positioning, location-based services, and virtual/extended reality (VR/XR) services.
  • Protect the generated intellectual property by patents, contribute to the implementation of patents in standards, review of inventions from others.
  • Develop simulation tools and models to perform system-level network simulations using, e.g., C++, MATLAB, or Python.
  • Supervise PhD and master students and corresponding research projects.
  • Drive activities in the area of next generation mobile network architecture.

 

Your skills and experience

  • MSc degree in Electrical Engineering, Communications Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline. PhD is a plus.
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in mobile network architecture, interfaces, and protocols work; leading role in R&D/standardization of mobile network architecture.
  • Senior level expertise in wireless communication systems in areas of mobile core network, overall system architecture, procedures, and protocols. Knowledge of IETF protocols is a plus.
  • Experience in standardization work (e.g., 3GPP) and patent creation, track record of relevant patents and publications.
  • Knowledge of simulation as an evaluation methodology and experience with most common simulation tools (e.g., ns-2, ns-3, MATLAB) and programming languages (e.g., C++, Python).
  • Ability to work autonomously on complex research issues.
  • Good understanding of cloud networking trends, requirements, and technologies is a plus.
  • Knowledge of analytics and machine learning methods is a plus.

 

Personal Attributes

  • Very strong analytical skills and eager to find innovative/disruptive solutions to problems.
  • Self-motivated, goal-driven, and passionate
  • Team player and ability to adapt to and work in international and multi-site virtual teams, good inter-personal skills.
  • Very good written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Full professional proficiency in written and spoken English.

 

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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