Senior position for 5G researcher MWI - Barcelona
Our Mobile Wireless Internet (MWI) research area is looking for a senior 5G R&D resource with expertise in 3GPP core network protocols.
The researcher will be involved in a project where i2CAT is collaborating with a LEO satellite operator to design a solution to support NB-IoT over LEO. The project features an innovative architecture where the NB-IoT eNB is onboarded on the LEO satellite payload, which implements a regenerative architecture. A major challenge in this architecture is that the LEO satellite may not have continuous connectivity with the ground station, which means that the NB-IoT eNB will not have continuous connectivity to the EPC.
The core of the project is to address this discontinuous connectivity between a NB-IoT eNB and a NB-IoT core, hence the focus is on the core network aspects, and not the radio protocol side. The project will start from an open source LTE EPC, which will be first augmented to support NB-IoT Release 13, and later to support discontinuous connectivity.
The researcher will collaborate with other team members working on the same project.
As part of his regular work the researcher is expected to:
-Define algorithms and protocols applied to wireless technologies
-Generate patent ideas
-Generate results and lead scientific publications
-Make technical presentations and represent i2CAT at EU and national project meetings
-Work with network prototypes.
-Support project proposals that relate to the topics in this projects
The researcher will be part of the Mobile and Wireless Internet (MWI) group at i2CAT. More information can be found here: https://www.i2cat.net/research-topics/mobile-wireless-internet/
Who we are:
i2CAT Foundation is a non-profit research and innovation centre that promotes mission oriented R&D activities on advanced Internet architectures, applications and services. The centre stands for a new open innovation framework, fostering the collaboration between companies, public administration, the academic environment and end-users.
i2CAT’s activities span the areas of Research, playing a key role in the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation; Strategic Projects, leading local initiatives that strengthen the digital policies of public administration, and Technology Transfer, fostering R&D collaboration with companies to develop innovative market-oriented solutions.
Want to know more? Visit our webpage!
What do we offer:
-You will be part of a multicultural team. We have a fun loving and friendly international work environment.
-Be in contact and work with cutting-edge technology
-Work in challenging R&D projects
-Fix + variable salary
-Option of flexible retribution (restaurant card, transport card, medical insurance, kindergarten)
-Flexible working schedule - We know you have a life outside of work and we will work with you to make sure it's kept that way
-Fridays afternoon off
-Intensive work schedule in July & August
-One home-office day per week
-Open space office in Barcelona.
-Free fruit every week
-25 vacation days per year
-Casual dress code
-Let us know which trainings you need
-You will have the opportunity to attend tech conferences and events.
The i2CAT Foundation seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and, therefore explicitly, encourages women to apply.
The i2CAT Foundation seeks to increase the number of persons with disabilities among its workforce, and therefore explicitly encourages this collective to apply.
-PhD in communication networks. Preferably related to wireless technologies inlcuding LTE/5G and 802.11
-MsC in electrical engineering or computer science
-Proven experience in working with wireless technologies LTE/5G, 802.11
-Proven experience developing networking prototypes
-Proven experience developing with major programming languages: C/C++, Python, Java
Nice to have:
-Proven experience developing with OpenAirInterface or srsLTE frameworks
-Deep knowledge of 3GPP architecture and EPC procedures
-Good publication record
-Knowledge about satellite architectures for communications services (LEO, GEO, MEO)
-Experience working with SDR platforms
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