Join Our Crew!

We are Hiring. Big Time.

We are the Software and Data Systems Research Lab at Nokia Bell Labs, a global team creating the world’s most innovative, safe software and data solutions that enable you to live, explore, and interact without limits.

We are constantly challenging the status quo. We are relentlessly pushing boundaries. We admire skills and talent to create. We love crazy ideas and passion to build things that matter. We celebrate these qualities in our colleagues, and we look forward to adding your unique abilities to our team. Come join our crew! We are filling many open positions on a rolling basis – from leadership positions, to opportunities as research scientist and research engineer.

We are looking for candidates from all walks of life to increase the diversity of our team – not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it will make our team stronger.


Research Department Head

We are looking for a creative thinker with a passion for leading and growing people to join the leadership team of our global research lab. Come join us and become the new Department Head of Autonomous Network Software Research!

Take the next step – shape and lead an enthusiastic, energetic team of talented researchers at Nokia Bell Labs in defining and executing a ground-breaking vision, bringing together networked systems, AI/ML, and Web3 principles to change how communication solutions are built and operated in the future. And, yes, you will have a chance to hire a few more researchers yourself!

For more information on this particular job opportunity, please click on the right image, or follow the link to the job opening at the Nokia Web site.

Interested in an exciting challenge, in taking the next step in your career, in becoming the new Head of our Autonomous Network Software Research Department? Let’s chat! Please drop me a note via markus.hofmann@nokia-bell-labs.com, or apply directly on the Nokia job site.


Pervasive Systems Researchers

Bell Labs’ research facility in Cambridge is a leading lab working in the areas of Future Devices, Mobile Sensing and Systems, Embedded Machine Learning, and Internet of Things research.

We have multiple openings for Research Scientists and Research Engineers in the Pervasive Systems Research department. The department studies the forms, intelligence and applications of mobile, IoT, wearable devices. The department’s research objectives include but not limited to:

  • Enhancing compute, communication, and thermal efficiency of the next billion smart devices.
  • Building data-efficient, distributed robust and automated device intelligence.
  • Designing collaborative, privacy- preserving, and interactive multi- device systems.
  • Redefining cross-device and multi- modal UX for spatiotemporal interaction with people, places, and things

Your main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Carry out ground-breaking research in the areas of Future Device Technologies (form, intelligence, systems, and applications) with focus on above mentioned research agendas for creating both theoretical innovations and novel practical implementations.
  • Propose new innovations and generate device-related patents to help continuing Nokia’s leadership in intellectual property on devices and device related technologies.
  • Publish research for the major research publications worldwide.
  • Keep an active and visible role in the research community through conference committees and reviewing panels.
  • Create and maintain strong collaborative associations with university-based researchers.

Applicants will be selected on a rolling basis. For inquiries please write to Fahim Kawsar (fahim.kawsar@nokia-bell-labs.com)


Research Scientist in Future Device UX

Bell Labs’ research facility in Tampere is a leading laboratory working in various domains, including Device Technologies across multiple technology areas, User Interfaces and Human Experiences, Embedded Software Development, and Internet of Things Systems and Solutions.

We have an opening in Tampere for a Research Scientist in the Device Software research department. The department studies the forms, intelligence, UX and applications of mobile, IoT, and wearable devices. The department’s research objectives include but are not limited to:

  • Enhancing compute, communication, and thermal efficiency of the next billion smart devices
  • Building data-efficient, distributed robust and automated device intelligence
  • Designing collaborative, privacy-preserving, and interactive multi-device systems
  • Redefining cross-device and multi-modal UX for spatiotemporal interaction with people, places, and things

To apply, or to hear more, please contact Marja Salmimaa at marja.salmimaa@nokia-bell-labs.com.


Software Systems Researchers

Our Software Systems Research department is an international team of research scientists working at the intersection of software systems and software engineering research. The team’s mission is to shape the future of software systems, from creation to execution. The team is based primarily in Antwerp, Belgium and Stuttgart, Germany. We have permanent research positions available. The department’s research objectives include but are not limited to:

  • Distributed, decentralized and trustless computing platforms.
  • Privacy-preserving machine learning and zero-trust data sharing platforms.
  • AI Pair Programming assistants and AI/ML-powered developer tools to accelerate software development.
  • Low-code tools and domain-specific languages for network automation and industrial automation.

Applicants will be selected on a rolling basis. For inquiries please write to Tom Van Cutsem (tom.van_cutsem@nokia-bell-labs.com)


Cyber-Physical Software Researchers

You will be joining a team of scientists who are exploring exciting new ideas around scalable and robust Software for Cyber- Physical Systems, focusing on industrial and enterprise automation. In the past few years, we have built a multi robot orchestration platform, which has been the cornerstone of two major commercial proof of concept deployments of robotic and drone based solutions for factories and warehouses. We are now expanding these activities with exciting new projects, continuing our adventure with new solutions, new industrial use cases, and new business opportunities. In this job, you will:

  • Conduct fundamental and applied research around software systems for enterprises and industrials
  • Apply your research to develop systems for proof of concept deployments, eventually transferring those to product units
  • Collaborate with world class researchers across the lab, and across Bell Labs
  • Help shape the research program of the extended team

To apply, or to hear more, please contact Itai Segall at itai.segall@nokia bell labs.com.


Data Processing & Software engineering Researchers

We are looking for strong and passionate researchers to join us in our research on easy service creation of IoT applications by domain experts in an Industry 4.0 context (manufacturing, intelligent transport systems, smart energy grids, …). The Agile Data Processing Systems Research team in Bell Labs has created a distributed stream processing platform (World Wide Streams – www.worldwidestreams.io) that is used in multiple Nokia products. We want to create novel authoring and programmability techniques – beyond today’s state-of-the art – for domain experts in these industries to easily author, simulate and deploy stream-intensive services. You will be part of a research team of computer scientists and – inspired by domain experts in these industries – you will create appropriate composable software abstractions and IDE tooling for authoring stream-intensive Industry 4.0 services. For this, you will create new Domain Specific Languages, new IDE techniques, and Live Programming techniques that blend simulation, runtime and programming perspectives.

Vacancies on ResearchGate:

Vacancies on LinkedIn:

To apply, or to hear more, please contact Lieven Trappeniers at lieven.trappeniers@nokia bell labs.com or click on the links above.