5G Research Fellows in 5G Physical Layer and Mobile networks

University of Surrey - Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

We have an exciting opportunity for up to eight Research Fellows (RAII) to join the Institute for Communication Systems as part of it’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) until the 31st March 2019.

This is the world’s first research centre dedicated to the advanced technologies that will underpin the 5G network of the future. The Centre is working in partnership with some of the world’s leading mobile network operators, infrastructure and tools providers, media and communications organisations, such as, BBC, BT, Cobham, EE, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe, Huawei, Rohde & Schwarz, Samsung, Telefonica, Teoco and Vodafone, as well as the UK’s communications regulator, Ofcom. The Centre is carrying out world-leading research into higher-capacity lower-energy mobile-communication networks.

The 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) is based in a purpose-built building at the University of Surrey. The 5GIC accommodates over 100 researchers from the University and its industrial partners and our 5G testbed equipment that supports a campus wide radio access network deployment outdoors. The 5GIC has one of the world’s first complete 5G test beds including both core network and radio access to 46 small cells around the campus. The core network has been virtualised according to the 5G, 3GPP network architecture and is supported by an existing test bed team of software developers.

We are looking for enthusiastic candidates who will be responsible for the ongoing research and development of Software for the 5GIC to support 5G evolution working for the 5G Systems Architect at the 5GIC.

Candidates must have demonstrable experience in at least two of the following languages C++/ C#/ Java. We are looking for researchers who have a flare for network software with knowledge of a selection of software based systems such as: KVM, SDN-OpenDaylight, NFV-OpenStack and MANO-OpenBaton/ OSM. 

A telecoms/ IT/ mobile networks background would be an advantage as will your ability to work successfully with a variety of end users to deliver first class software systems to industry partners.

In addition to the technical work, problem solving and decision making are integral to many aspects of the role to be undertaken during the software development process. Significant elements of this role will require a high degree of autonomy within your defined project area resolving potential conflicts in complex individual software projects whilst maintaining alignment with the overall 5G Software strategy in cooperation with the 5G Systems Architect.

If you think you could join this innovative and dynamic team and be part of cutting edge research project we would love to hear from, you. For an informal discussion you can contact John O’Connell (john.o’connell@surrey.ac.uk +441483 683034)

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