Job Position:

Senior Researchers

Who are we looking for?

Nearby Computing is announcing the opening of several permanent job positions for Senior Researchers, to lead the R&I areas of the company, i.e., Cloud/Edge orchestration, 5G Core/RAN management, applied Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML). Successful applicants should have a PhD degree in Computer Science, Telecommunications, or any other related field.

The selected candidates will:

  • Lead the research activities in one of the areas of our R&I department
  • Lead the technical efforts of the company in R&I projects
  • Lead and/or contribute to the preparation of research proposals
  • Supervise and work closely with a team of Research Engineers
  • Contribute to writing of deliverables and technical reports
  • Publish high quality research in top-notch peer-reviewed journals and conferences
  • Represent Nearby Computing in international exhibitions and events
  • Bring innovative ideas in their research area
  • Work around NearbyOne Edge Orchestrator, a state-of-the-art orchestration platform for network functions and 5G-ready applications

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Expected starting date: March-April 2023 (flexible).

Qualifications and Experience

We are looking for highly motivated, experienced researchers, holding a PhD degree in Computer Science, Telecommunications, or another relevant field. The required skills and experience are:

  • Basic required qualification/skills/experience
    • 2+ years of postdoc experience
    • Previous participation in national and international research projects
    • Experience in preparation of research grant proposals for funding agencies
    • Good skills for leading teamwork and strong will to learn new technical concepts
    • Ability to lead technical discussions among multiple actors
    • Experience with scripting and programming languages such as Python and Golang
    • Understanding of the cloud-native concept and orchestration and virtualization tools like Docker, Kubernetes, OSM, OpenStack, etc.
    • Strong publication record in scientific peer-reviewed journals and conferences
    • Fluency in English (oral/writing skills)
    • Strong personal soft skills: communicative, highly collaborative, self-driven
  • Other skills (valuable but not mandatory)
    • Theoretical background on Edge/Fog Computing
    • Knowledge of current technology trends in 5G/6G such as network slicing, data driven communications, virtualization and MEC/NFV
    • Analytical skills in the areas of AI/ML, network optimization or graph theory
    • Knowledge of ETSI (ZSM, ENI), ORAN and 3GPP standards

Please keep in mind that you don’t need 100% of the required qualifications to add value to our team. If you are passionate about what you could accomplish here, we would be looking forward to receiving your application. As an employer we give equal opportunities and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

If you recognize the opportunity to grow your professional career in a cutting-edge company like ours don’t miss the opportunity to apply! All applications will be treated in strict confidentiality and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

What we offer

  • A full-time permanent position
  • Competitive salary according to qualifications and work experience
  • Long-term career opportunities and professional growth in a cutting-edge company
  • Half-day Fridays
  • Flexible working hours and ways of working
  • Combination of presential work and tele-working
  • Offices in the center of Barcelona city

How to apply

The interested researchers should send their applications in with subject “Senior Researcher”. Applications should include:

  • Full CV, including a list of publications and contact details of two (2) referees
  • 1-page cover letter stating the motivation and suitability of the candidate stating the motivation and suitability of the candidate

    About Nearby Computing

    Nearby Computing was founded in 2018 (Barcelona, Spain) and operates globally in the area of network and service orchestration, having a particular focus on the Edge Computing challenges. NearbyOne, our flagship product, is an orchestration platform that goes beyond market standards to manage all tiers of the network, from Cloud and Data Centre to the Edge, from a single pane of glass. Using a cross-domain approach, it is able to manage hybrid networks at scale through domain-specific orchestration. The solution covers all critical elements of deployment automation, i.e., from the initial Edge node provisioning to application on-boarding, to lifecycle management and QoS Assurance to SLA monitoring.

    Nearby Computing envisions a hyper-connected, automated, and interactive world, where communication technologies will provide immersive user experiences. The mission of our R&I department is to advance the already revolutionary areas of expertise of Nearby Computing by transforming innovative ideas to applied research. Our main goal consists in bringing value to our customers and, to a greater extent, to society through our novel state-of-the-art solutions. Our R&I department has ongoing collaborations with network operators, vertical players, large corporate partners and public authorities, while it is actively involved in several public-funded projects in various domains, including automotive, private networks and energy, among others.

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