Research Engineer in Software Engineering in Pervasive Wireless System Group

Pervasive Wireless Systems Group

Deadline for receipt of applications: June 21, 2024 23:59 AoE (22 June 2024, 14:59h Europe/Madrid Time)

IMDEA Networks Pervasive Wireless System Group headed by Prof. Domenico Giustiniano invites applications for a Software Engineer position in 5G New Radio Communication Systems. The Group investigates novel system solutions to improve performance of next generation cellular systems, focusing on localization aspects. The engineer will contribute to research conducted in the team mainly by assisting in the development and improvement of the existing 5G New Radio Testbed at the IMDEA Networks Institute premises.

The mission of the institute is to create impact through execution of national and international research projects, publish in top system conferences, bringing fundamental, cutting-edge contributions to the science of computer networks.

The Testbed is based on Software Defined Radio (SDR) and open-source software called OpenAirInterface (OAI). It provides a 3GPP-compliant reference implementation of the core elements for Radio Access Network (RAN) and Core Network (CN) of 4G and 5G. It allows users to set up a 4G/5G network thanks to its interoperability with Commercial Off-The-Shelf Software Defined Radio (COTS SDR) cards like the USRP devices from ETTUS research.

The main tasks required to assist in the improvement of the 5G New Radio Testbed are oriented on the network side and IT aspects. This demands a high-level experience in software management, networking and system troubleshooting, docker platforms configuration and proactive problem-solving in a unique international environment.

Applicants with background in computer science, engineering, telecommunications, electronics, or related fields are encouraged to apply. The candidate will work closely with PhD students and researchers from the group to shape the design of next-generation networks.

Main Tasks

  • Design, set up, and maintain Ubuntu servers and their network tailored for specific project needs.
  • Contribute to opensource software projects such as OpenAirInterface, ensuring compatibility and integration with current systems and handling updates and dependencies effectively.
  • Install, configure, and manage software applications on Docker platforms.
  • Testing and troubleshooting to ensure system reliability and performance.
  • Support research team and development initiatives.
  • Adapt to work program variations by following the research lines of the team.

Skills Required

  • Experience with Linux-based systems, Docker and containerization technologies configuration, server environments and networks configuration.
    • The testbed is built on Ubuntu machine.
    • Skills in C, C++, MySQL and Java are a plus.
    • knowledge of SDR, 3GPP standard and/or OAI is a plus.
  • Fluency in English.
    • Spanish is a plus.

Academic Qualifications Required

  • Master’s degree in computer science, engineering, telecommunications, electronics, or related fields.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Employment Opportunity

IMDEA Networks Institute aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore qualified female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Until a balanced ratio of men and women has been achieved at the institute, preference will be given to women if applicants have similar qualifications. IMDEA Networks Institute actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants are not to be discriminated against in personnel selection procedures on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion or ideology, age, sexual orientation (anti-discrimination). People with disabilities who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply.

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  1. Remember to select the following option: Research Engineer & Support: [Research Engineer in Software Engineering] [Pervasive Wireless System Group] [2024]
  2. Deadline for receipt of applications: June 21, 2024 23:59 AoE (22 June 2024, 14:59h Europe/Madrid Time)
  3. If necessary choose as supervisor Domenico GIUSTINIANO