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Bell Labs Researcher Software Engineering – Distributed Stream Processing

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The Real-Time Information Processing research team within Nokia Bell Labs is looking for a motivated new team member. The team focuses on creating new technologies for the creation, expression, deployment, execution, and dynamic optimisation of stream intensive applications (M2M/Internet-of-things as well as media applications). These services, which span different types of interactions (real time data & event streams, protocol interactions, database interactions, …), require extremely high flexibility both in terms of programmability & customization as well as adaptability to the (live) real-world context.

You will be part of a highly skilled research team of computer scientists and engineers that works closely with the Nokia business units on new long term technologies that have the potential to disrupt the company’s product roadmaps. 

The team has created the World Wide Streams platform (see www.worldwidestreams.io) and continues to research beyond this.

Main Job Role

We are looking for a strong and passionate researcher to join us in our research on new programming techniques and dynamic optimization approaches for programmable streaming data processing and analysis applications.   

As a researcher at Nokia Bell Labs, you

-          Advance the state-of-the-art and create disruptive new technologies where state-of-the-art falls short.

-          Create proof-of-concept demonstrators and publish, present and convince others of your work.

-          Create new intellectual property through patents, research platforms, prototypes, libraries, …

-          Work with Nokia business units to transfer knowledge, challenge current practices, and to consult on expert knowledge. 

-          Acts as prime reference in your field of expertise in close cooperation with business units, academic and industrial partners.



Solid Research Experience in one or more of the following fields is a plus

-          Stream processing, streaming analytics, query languages, data-flows

-          Knowledge representation and automated reasoning

-          Compilers, code analysis and code generation, software synthesis, constraint-satisfaction programming and model-driven software engineering, software language design

-          Distributed systems

Position Requirements

-          You have a PhD degree or Master degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering.

-          You have a proven track record as a researcher in at least one of the domains above. You have publications at quality conferences like SIGMOD, VLDB, DEBS, ICDE, OOPSLA/SPLASH, ECOOP, ICDCS, NSDI, ICFP, ICSE, KDD, …

-          Capability to conduct research from conceptualisation, SW prototyping up to writing patents & publications.

-          You have demonstrable programming skills and you have experience with building software involving a combination of open source frameworks and libraries.

-          You master programming languages covering several methodologies (functional, imperative, declarative, logical, ...)

-          You are a quick learner, able to identify & research new technologies.

-          You are eager to work on concrete, hard problems, and deliver outstanding research result.

-          You combine a personal drive with commitment to team objectives and you feel comfortable to work autonomously, with little day-to-day guidance

-          You can express yourself fluently in English, both verbally and in writing.


Location: Antwerp (Belgium)


For more information, please contact Lieven Trappeniers  lieven.trappeniers@nokia.com  

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