Applied Research Engineer

Posted date:  Sep 20, 2022

Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland

Ericsson - Company Overview  

Ericsson is a world’s leading provider of communications technology and services. Our offerings include services, consulting, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries.. At Ericsson, we aggressively apply our research and innovation to produce cutting-edge solutions towards the Networked Society, in which everything that can benefit from a connection will have one.  We invest in our staff to ensure professional growth, offer a stimulating work experience, support continuous learning and provide growth opportunities that allow staff to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to reach their career goals. As a part of global Ericsson conglomerate, the Ericsson Software Campus in Athlone, Ireland has over 900 Engineers onsite and is the Operator Support System (OSS) headquarters within Ericsson globally and the main development centre for OSS Product suites. The OSS is the global market leader in mobile telecoms network management. The OSS system is delivered into 320 operators in 150 countries and manages over 1 Billion subscribers.


Network Management Lab - Overview

Within above mentioned OSS headquarters, Network Management Lab (NM Lab) carries out cutting-edge research and development in network management domain. NM Lab has taken part in various European Union Research projects, has led European Celtic telecommunication research projects and hosted many Marie-Curie researchers. The NM Lab provides an excellent balanced environment between work and research-career-growth within a world’s leading telecommunication organization. To that end, NM Lab researchers have organized and chaired numerous IEEE workshops and similar event series, taken part in many Technical Program Committees in leading IEEE/ACM conferences, have published extensively in reputed journals/conferences and have produced many patents in the past years.  Analytics and Machine Learning is one of the research domains within NM Lab. Within this research domain, in the contexts of network management, researchers have come up with new concepts, methodologies, built prototypes and have performed customer trials. On daily basis, researchers work on real world network management problems, analysing very large, real data sets to come up with innovative solution pushing the boundaries of the state-of-the-art. Successful candidate will become a part of this team and will get a rare opportunity gain industrial research experience in a world’s leading networking and telecommunication company.


Job Summary

Research Engineer in Analytics and Machine Learning will work within the Network Management Lab, Ericsson, Ireland. Successful candidates will carry out cutting-edge research, design innovative solutions for network management problems by applying advanced analytics and machine learning techniques to develop proof-of-concepts.


Qualifications & Skills:

  • A PhD or a Master’s degree in computer science or in a related field
  • Excellent research experience in Telecoms domain and experience in H2020 Projects
  • Experience in machine learning domain (e.g., in R or Weka or similar machine learning languages/frameworks) 
  • Excellent exposure to computer systems, networks and programing (e.g., Java, Python, Kubernetes Micro-services)
  • Experience in building prototypes, simulators and proof-of-concepts to validate research concepts
  • Sound analytical and system design skills are essential
  • Strong capabilities and eagerness to learn new methodologies and technologies quickly
  • Exposure to big data systems is advantageous
  • Good written, verbal communications and teamwork skills with proven research publication skills
  • Ability to work independently and right attitude to work in fast paced industrial research environment


What do we offer

  • We support all forms of workplace environments, from using the office as a full or part time workspace to full-time remote working (within Ireland).
  • A healthy work-life balance (flexible hours, maternity/paternity and parental leave)
  • 27 days annual leave, family-friendly work environment!
  • Multifaceted sports and social club which hosts many sporting (e.g. golf, football, swimming, tennis) and social (e.g. gaming, theatre, movie, nights out) activities
  • Expand your horizons in a rich multicultural environment
  • Clearly defined career paths, improved with inhouse training and financial support for external study
  • Opportunities to travel around the world and work directly with our customers
  • Pension scheme, health insurance, company doctor, life cover and sick pay/income continuance plan
  • Tax saver commuter/bike to work scheme
  • You can also learn more about why our software campus in Athlone is a great place to work: Video Link 

Encouraging a diverse and inclusive organization is core to our values at Ericsson, that's why we nurture it in everything we do. We truly believe that by collaborating with people with different experiences we drive innovation, which is essential for our future growth. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply and realize their full potential as part of our Ericsson team.

Ericsson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, learn more.

Primary country and city:  Ireland (IE)   ||  Ireland : Leinster : Athlone || Ireland : Leinster : Dublin || Ireland : Westmeath : Athlone  
Req ID: 668254  

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