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Principal Researcher

Hayes Park, Uxbridge, UK

Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe (FLE) is a multidisciplinary centre which, as part of Fujitsu’s global R&D activity, conducts research in the fields of information technology and mobile communications.

Applications are invited for this full-time, permanent position in our Future Networks Research Division which is at the leading edge of next generation wireless network research (5G). In particular we are focusing on the technologies that will contribute to the realisation of the next generation networks including advanced networking solutions, network virtualisation, software defined networking, and radio technologies. Creation of added value through advanced networking data analytics is seen as a key element. The division is looking to complement our strong radio expertise with individuals having a strong understanding of the emerging innovative networking technology that is expected to underpin the future access networks.

Applicants should ideally possess a relevant PhD or MSc in Computer Science (preferably) or in Telecommunications with extensive experience in either software defined networking or ICT virtualisation, be highly self-motivated and able to demonstrate the following:

  • Relevant Industry/commercial experience of at least 5 years, ideally in network virtualisation and/or software defined networks in the capacity of a technical leader
  • Proven technical leadership both within an R&D environment in particular capability for the development of the research strategy and vision for future mobile networks
  • Industry recognised and strong understanding of the emerging technologies in evolving mobile networking such as:
    • network virtualisation,
    • software defined networks,
    • self configuration & self optimisation, and
    • network data analytics
  • Strong analytical skills and a proven aptitude for innovation
  • Proven ability to develop new business models for future network deployments
  • Strong experience of and practical skills in modern software prototyping
  • Strong theoretical and practical knowledge of the architectures and fundamentals of mobile networks both from the wireless and network access network perspective
  • Detailed knowledge of network, service and application layers of modern mobile, wireless and wired communication networks.
  • Proven effective project management skills

Personal Attributes:-

Following personal attributes are considered essential for the role:-

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentational skills
  • Effective collaborative team working in international multicultural virtual teams
  • Strong report writing ability
  • Willingness to travel overseas when required for business
  • Outgoing and proactive personality

We offer a competitive salary and excellent working conditions together with an attractive benefits package.

Applications to include a covering letter (confirming the job title of the role you wish to apply for and your salary expectations) and your C.V. should be sent to