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Senior Research Engineer - Cloud Native 5GC

Shanghai, China
Research & Development

English (US)

Job Description

Date: Oct 22, 2018

Job description:


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Position Summary

With acceleration of telecom core network transformation, we need invest more research like (but more focus on product development) activities to try and understand new generation network technologies, i.e. efficient packet forwarding, cloud native, orchestration for smaller granularity services, cloud platform, virtualization etc. and make prove of concepts to practices & adoption those technologies for new network services on cloud platform. We will very focus on 5GC (Evolvement of EPC) but not limited.

So, we need a developer who can do E2E development of PoC, prototyping or product development in this new area. Suitable candidate will responsible for cross role activities in a relatively small team cover all needed assignment, such as system architect, design, coding, testing and integration based on needs. This work will require the candidate develop new core network (Packet Core function focus) on Cloud systems, ranging from enablers of disruptive hardware, via distributed operating system mechanisms, to cutting-edge service delivery technologies.



  • Master’s degree with relevant experience in academia or industry in Computer Science, Computer engineering, or related technical fields
  • Software development experience in one or more common programming languages
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability and eagerness to acquire new knowledge and apply it in the job
  • Good communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Creativity and ability to work independently
  • Strong background or hands-on experiences in at least one of the following three fields:
  • Cloud and platform technologies and/or datacenter infrastructure
  • Distributed computing and systems, and/or operating systems
  • Telecommunication systems and standards (3GPP, ETSI NFV, etc.).


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in developing patents and other IPR
  • Experience in contributing to research communities, including conference papers and other research publications
  • Experience in contributing to Open Source or leading Open Source projects
  • An established personal network within academia and/or industry
  • Project or team leadership experience
  • Relevant work experience – including technology startup, full time industry experience, or as researcher in a lab