Senior Researcher

Posted date:  Jul 30, 2022

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

About this opportunity


Ericsson Research – Creating the full value of connectivity, through world-leading research, empowering an intelligent, sustainable, and connected world.

Ericsson, the leader of mobile communications, is conducting world-leading research in various research areas, under its global organization Ericsson Research, with presence at several sites and in all continents. Ericsson Research has the responsibility to provide Ericsson with new technologies and innovative system concepts, driving the standards and the development of future communication systems. Ericsson Research Turkey is a newly opened research site in Istanbul, which is active in two research areas; the Networks area and the Security area.


Research Area Networks is recruiting a new researcher


Research Area Networks performs research on functional architectures, interfaces, and protocols required for communication networks of the future. This includes how to manage, orchestrate, optimize, and automate these networks end-to-end, applying policies, data analytics, and artificial intelligence. We cooperate globally with leading academic institutions and together with our customers and partners we drive the standards in 3GPP and other standardization fora. Our work generates patents and the required expertise to serve Ericsson’s product and business units.


What you will do


As a Senior Researcher at Networks, you will perform or drive complex research tasks and participate in advanced research projects, developing new concepts and technologies for current and future mobile networks. The main topics for this role include private (non-public) networks, digital representation, network interfaces, exposures and integration into vertical domains, network automation and management, including machine learning and AI applied to network automation. You will become a member of ER, the research organization within Ericsson, and will report to a research manager. This position is based in Istanbul/Turkey.

We collaborate with research teams in which continuous improvement, innovation, and knowledge sharing are part of the daily work! The research will be carried out in shorter or longer-term projects, in collaboration with leading universities, customers or other partners, targeting competitive network products and solutions for Ericsson. Your research results will be protected by patents and delivered in the form of technical reports, standard contributions, academic papers, white papers, and proof of concepts. You may be participating in activities in relation with international standards mainly in bodies like 3GPP and ORAN; and possibly in other bodies like ETSI NFV/ZSM, IEEE and ITU-T.

The successful candidate for this role will be working in an international team, of world-class researchers, with diverse backgrounds and experiences in mobile communication, including the key authorities and thought leaders globally, who are contributing to standardize mobile technologies used by billions of people worldwide. This also means that you will have the opportunity to gain expertise in wireless systems, with opportunities for continuous learning and growth, impacting our ways of working, travel globally, including the possibility of becoming an attractive candidate for an international career in other parts of our company, trying new roles and responsibilities, and much more.


You will bring


  • PhD degree, PhD candidate, or equivalent, in Wireless Communications, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Computer Engineering, or similar technical fields.
  • Consistent record of good knowledge on one or more of the following fields preferably also applying Machine Learning or AI techniques to tackle problems:
    • private network management
    • network integration in vertical domains
    • network automation for vertical domains
    • next generation intelligent, fully automated and integrated future industrial private networks for industrial applications
    • mobile communication network management and automation architectures,
    • mobile network functions,
    • network interfaces enabling network automation
  • Strong analytical skills, a positive mindset, and ability of finding innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Rich in initiative, creative, and with strong personal drive, and commitment.
  • Good programming skills (Java, C++), and experienced in running computer simulations
  • Excited to work in an environment where you cooperate closely in a diverse team, together striving to fulfil common targets according to set strategies.
  • Able to coach and mentor other researchers
  • Engage in research projects that involves the development of new concepts and technologies, as well as prototyping activities to verify and demonstrate our new research concepts
  • Ability to document, communicate, and demonstrate your findings and knowledge to people in Ericsson research teams, Ericsson business units, global customers, and standardization groups and find it easy to explain and convey your findings and knowledge to others.
  • Interaction with customers for the concepts studied in the enterprise private network domain
  • The candidate must be able to communicate very well in English, both in written and oral form



Desirable experience in one or more of the following topics:


  • Telecommunication and networking hands-on experience (implementation, testing, configuration, deployment)
  • Private (non-public) network management and automation, extended to 5G Advanced and 6G scope
  • Network control, intent-based management, and automation supported by ML/AI
  • Container technologies and Service Based Architectures (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Experience of working with open source platforms (e.g. ONAP, OSM)
  • Familiar with 5G 3GPP or Open RAN (ORAN) standards
  • 5G Radio Access Networks and management technologies (L1-L3)
  • Competence on AI (ML algorithms and machine reasoning), analytics (NWDAF-For AI feedback) methods; statistical, probabilistic (e.g., Bayesian Networks), rule- / policy-based systems
  • Working in EU Project Consortia


Why join Ericsson?


At Ericsson, you´ll have an outstanding opportunity. The chance to use your skills and imagination to push the boundaries of what´s possible. To build never seen before solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. You´ll be challenged, but you won’t be alone. You´ll be joining a team of diverse innovators, all driven to go beyond the status quo to craft what comes next.

What happens once you apply?


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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.

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Primary country and city:  Turkey (TR)   ||  Turkey : Istanbul : Istanbul || Turkey : Ankara : Ankara || Turkey : Izmir : Izmir  
Req ID: 667627  

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