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Research Leader - Cloud Research Team

Job Description

Date: Jan 9, 2020

Research Leader for Cloud Research Team, Bangalore

Company Description

Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of communications technology and services. We are a truly global company, operating across borders in over 180 countries, offering a diverse, performance-driven culture and an innovative and engaging environment.

Ericsson Research

Ericsson Research (ER), is the central research organization within the Ericsson group. We are 700+ researchers in eight countries with the central site in Kista, Stockholm. Our mission is to provide Ericsson with system concepts, technology, and methodology, to secure long-term competitive product positioning. World-class innovation is achieved through cooperation within Ericsson as well as with partners, customers, universities, and research institutes. For more information, see

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Research Leader for the Cloud research team in Bangalore in the Research Area Cloud Systems and Platforms (RA-CSP). The position reports to the Head of RA-CSP and is a member of the RA-CSP Leadership team.

The team’s research involves leading research in state-of-the-art cloud technologies with applications to 5G+ and IoT use cases. In particular, the team’s focus includes research in Heterogenous Cloud Compute/Storage, Distributed Cloud/Systems and Advanced Virtualization techniques.  We leverage advanced hardware/software technologies to create innovative technology differentiators towards 5G/IoT systems in close collaboration with Ericsson Business Areas, as well as industrial/academic partners. The team comprises of highly qualified and motivated full-time researchers, interns, MS/PhD students located in Bangalore.  We work in global research projects together with fellow researchers in Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Canada and USA.


  • Provide technical and organizational leadership ensuring the group’s strategic direction and contribution in the relevant technology areas
  • Personnel responsibility for a team of researchers, which includes goal setting, performance management, project follow-up, resource planning, and competence development, recruitments, collaborations and coaching.
  • Work in the Research Area Leadership Team, participating in strategic discussions for leading the Research Area and taking on Leadership assignments.
  • Interact with key internal stakeholders such as business areas, market areas and internal operations to ensure Ericsson’s technology leadership and business relevance of research activities
  • Establish, drive and maintain collaborations with universities, research institutes, and other external/industry partners to create long term value for Ericsson
  • Be a role model for the unit representing the Ericsson values

Key Qualifications:

  • PhD (preferred) or M’Tech in computer science from a reputed university
  • Experience leading industrial research teams
  • Strong technical and business understanding of emerging cloud technology areas
  • Demonstrated ability to extract insights relevant to the research focus from the business needs of the company and convert them into concrete and relevant research activities
  • Experience working with faculty at top universities and publicly funded research and innovation projects with an established personal network in academia
  • Communicating Ericsson thought leadership both internally and externally
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Curiosity and interest in global technical and business trends



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Primary country and city: India (IN) || || Bangalore || R&D

Job details: Researcher Job Stage 07