Researcher, Device AI

Job Description

Date: Jul 4, 2019

Device Research

In Ericsson, we use the collective term “devices” for equipment connecting to our networks. Examples can be anything from a VR-capable smartphone to an intelligent sensor. Technology leadership is essential for Ericsson’s success and the device segment is one of the most aggressive technology drivers in the world with its extreme requirements on properties like energy efficiency, cost, and size.


Ericsson Research (ER) is strengthening its research on device-related technologies and are looking to recruit innovative, technically curious researchers to develop cutting edge software and hardware solutions in the device segment.


Ericsson Research

Ericsson Research (ER) is the central research organization within the Ericsson group. We are over 700 researchers in eight countries. Our mission is to provide Ericsson with system concepts, technology, and intellectual property, to secure the long-term success and competitiveness of Ericsson. World-class innovation is achieved through cooperation within Ericsson as well as with partners, customers, universities, and research institutes.


Job Description

The position is based in the Device Software Research unit at Ericsson Research (ER), Lund, Sweden. The unit is part of the device related research in ER with the charter to create novel concepts and technologies, do proof-of-concept prototyping, be a strategic eco-system influencer, serve as a pool of expertise supporting strategy, business and standardization functions within the Ericsson group, and create strategically important intellectual property.


The unit conducts experimental research involving design and implementation of high accuracy object detection and tracking in constrained devices – limited CPU, limited memory, limited power. To thrive in this environment, you know your way around computing HW and programming languages, and you typically select the most suitable programming language to solve the problem at hand, be it low-level machine language, C, Python, Go, or some more general-purpose programming language. You work analytically, you dive deep to build a solid understanding of the problem, and you find, design, and implement efficient solutions.


The work involves a great degree of freedom and expectations are high on the ability to build expertise knowledge and generate innovative output.


You are expected to have in-depth competence as well as experience from at least one of the following areas:

  • Extensive knowledge in AI, ML, and data science
  • Knowledge about processing architecture, memory systems, and algorithmic optimizations for performance and efficiency
  • Design and analysis of models for, and implementations of, Machine Learning, including e.g. Deep Neural Networks, from an algorithmic perspective
  • Performance optimizations of machine learning on different types of processor architectures and memory hierarchies (learning as well as inference)


Device implementation research in ER is organized as a cross-disciplinary program spanning multiple units and geographical locations. This means that the work involves collaboration with other units within ER. The work may also involve external collaborations with e.g. universities and partner companies.


A successful candidate will:

  • Work with latest and future technology
  • Affect research direction and how research is being conducted
  • Contribute regularly with insights, algorithms, software, patent applications, and publications
  • Work in an international and dynamic environment with strong opportunities for professional growth.
  • Work in an area of great strategic importance for the Ericsson Group
  • Make significant impact on Ericsson’s partner ecosystem, international industry bodies and software communities


Mandatory qualifications

  • Self-motivated and self-propelled. You move, progress, and act on your own power
  • Technical curiosity and willingness to try new things and methods
  • Postgraduate degree or M.Sc. with significant experience from research and / or product development
  • Fluent in verbal and written English


Preferred qualifications

  • Fluent in C and Python
  • Innovation track record, patent creation, and / or scientific publication of novel ideas


About Ericsson

Ericsson is a world 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. Today, more than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks in over 180 countries, and we support customers’ networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Using innovation to empower people, business, and community, we are working towards the Networked Society, in which everything that can benefit from a connection will have one. At Ericsson, we apply our innovation to market-based solutions to help shape a more sustainable world.


We are truly a global company, operating across borders in over 180 countries, offering a diverse, performance-driven culture and an innovative and engaging environment where employees enhance their potential every day. They share a passion to win and a high responsiveness to customer needs that in turn makes us a desirable partner to our clients. To ensure professional growth, Ericsson offers a stimulating work experience, continuous learning and growth opportunities that allow you to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to reach your career goals.



The selection and interview process is ongoing. Therefore, send in your application as soon as possible. Ericsson celebrates diversity and welcome applicants of all genders and nationalities.


Why is Ericsson a great place to work?

Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business and is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency, find new revenue streams, and create new user experiences. Ericsson’s investments in innovation have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world ensuring our solutions – and our customers – are at the forefront of innovation.   We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. With over 100,000 employees and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and service leadership.  40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over an Ericsson network.  And, our Technology for Good and Connect to Learn programs include creating technology that makes it easier to save lives, feed societies, bring technology to emerging markets and connectivity to remote areas, and grow businesses and prosperity.


At Ericsson, we give our employees the freedom to think big and navigate their career, on a global scale.  We create technology that helps others, from helping people enjoy their favorite content to helping people recover from natural disasters by enabling better communications between rescue workers. Your ideas and innovations can turn into achievements that impact society and change the world, creating new connections, new possibilities, and new capabilities.  We find that Ericsson is at its best when we bring together the diverse skills of our people. Working across business areas, across cultures, across geographical borders, across technical disciplines. More often than not, across ground-breaking solutions. Next generation technology can be staggeringly complex. But the simpler it is to use; the more people benefit from it. Join us and help build technology that makes it simple to connect with information, business, societies, and each other.


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Primary country and city: Sweden (SE) || || Lund || IT; R&D

Req ID: 283707