Researcher in Future Computing Paradigms (Quantum) for Cloud Systems and Platforms

Job Description

Date: Aug 12, 2019

Ericsson Research is expanding the group working on emerging computing technologies for telecommunication and edge computing platforms. This is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your groundbreaking ideas, energy, enthusiasm, and skills to revolutionize distributed Cloud computing together with a diverse team of inspiring researchers. Typically, our work is performed in projects that may incorporate internal and external research collaborations across international borders. As part of this team, you will have the opportunity to work on novel concepts, solutions, and algorithms in the context of next generation Cloud platforms. This work will allow you to obtain a holistic understanding of Cloud systems, ranging from enablers of distributive hardware, via operating system and language runtime mechanisms, to cutting-edge service delivery technologies.

Your Role

We are looking for you with a background and interest in high performance (HPC) and Cloud computing, with a specialized focus on Quantum computers. In this role, you will have the opportunity to consider radically new computing paradigms, specifically Quantum computing, and study if and how telecommunication use-cases can benefit from emerging quantum computing platforms. Your work in the intersection of computer science, physics, and telecommuncations will allow you to investigate solutions in the upper layers of the quantum systems stack, including Q languages, Q compilers, and Q algorithms suitable for noisy, few qubit quantum computers. As researcher in our team, you have the responsibility to develop and present your results in prototypes and concept demonstrations, where we put increasing emphasis on the quality and re-usability of the developed software components. Another important part of your work will be dissemination and publications of research results, where you will have the challenging task to simplify the complex and clearly communicate advanced concepts. Finally, as part of your work you will have the chance to protect your innovative solutions with IPR.


Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD degree (or Master’s degree with relevant experience in academia or industry) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Experimental Physics or related technical fields
  • Software development experience in one or more common programming languages
  • Background in computer and software engineering for Quantum computers (including Q programming languages, Q Error correction techniques, Q compilers and run-time systems, Q algorithms)
  • Proficiency in algebra (vectors, matrices tensors, ket/bra notation)
  • Strong 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 fields:
    1. Massively parallel algorithms for high performance computing (HPC) infrastructures
    2. Cloud and virtualization technologies
    3. Distributed computing and systems, and/or operating systems
    4. 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
  • 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


The mission of Ericsson Research, Cloud Systems and Platforms

Ericsson Research ensures technology leadership and supports profitable business for the entire Ericsson group. We do this by contributing with exploratory and disruptive research to the Ericsson technology strategies, as well as by introducing advanced system concepts, novel technology, and new methodology into product development. World-class innovation is achieved through cooperation both within Ericsson and with partners, customers, universities and research institutes. Ericsson Research is a global organization consisting of hundreds of research professionals, organized into 8 Research Areas. The mission of the Research Area of Cloud Systems and Platforms support Ericsson and its customers in Cloud-based offerings, digitalization, and emerging businesses with concepts that are two to more than ten years ahead of existing products. Besides pushing the state of the art in areas such as Cloud for 5G and IoT, our current research is directed at realizing a massively distributed Cloud infrastructure based on heterogeneous compute and storage HW capabilities, supporting the ongoing industry transformation as well as other exciting use-cases such as autonomous transportation or AR/VR applications.


Why is Ericsson a good place to work

Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment & services to mobile & fixed network operators. The company’s portfolio is designed to help our customers to 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 globe. Did you know that 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over an Ericsson network, connecting more than 2.5 billion subscribers? With close to 100,000 employees and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and service leadership. As an Ericsson employee, you have freedom to think big and the support to turn ideas into achievements. Through our “Technology for Good” initiative you can take part in creating technology that makes it easier to save lives, feed societies, bring technology to emerging markets, connect remote areas, and help to grow businesses and prosperity.


Application Process

We continuously screen candidates – apply as early as you can. We look forward to meeting you!

Last day to apply: 9th September

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Katalin from the Recruiter Team:


Kista, Stockholm, Sweden


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Primary country and city: Sweden (SE) || || Stockholm || R&D

Req ID: 288517