Researcher in Edge Computing and Cloud Systems

Job Description

Date: Sep 12, 2019

Ericsson Research

Ericsson Research is expanding the group working on emerging edge computing solutions. This is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your groundbreaking ideas, energy, enthusiasm, and skill 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. 


Job description

In your role, 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 distributed operating system mechanisms, to cutting-edge service delivery technologies. 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, or related technical fields
  • Software development experience in one or more common programming languages
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability and eagerness to acquire new knowledge and apply it in the job
  • Experience in contributing to research communities, including conference papers and other research publications
  • 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.).
  • Good communication skills in written and spoken English


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in developing patents and other IPR
  • 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


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 is to support Ericsson and its customers in Cloud-based offerings, digitalization, and emerging businesses with concepts that are two to 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 an easy-to-use and access, yet performant, massively distributed Cloud infrastructure supporting the ongoing industry transformation as well as other exciting use-cases such as autonomous transportation or AR/VR applications.


Location: Kista, Sweden

Application: For any enquires and for application recruiter, Suma H Venkatagiri at

Last day to apply is the 26th of September 2019.


Why is Ericsson a good 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 close to 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 favourite 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) || || Stockholm || R&D

Job details: Researcher