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Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things.  Serving customers in over 100 countries, our research scientists and engineers continue to invent and accelerate new technologies that will increasingly transform the way people and things communicate and connect.  


General Purpose of the Role/Job Position Summary Description:   


Network Functions Manager - Transport (NFM-T) Software Engineer - Optical Management System


Our team is seeking experienced and talented Development Engineers for the Nokia Network Functions Manager – Transport, Optical Management System application. NFM-T centralizes multiple network management and operations functions into one unified platform for the Nokia Optical portfolio. It allows network planning and operations staff to plan, deploy, and manage the network over the total life cycle.  An intuitive, well designed user interface makes complex networking features accessible and usable for end customers with a range of technical skills.


Engineers on this project are expected to deeply understand the Optical Management domain, interact with peers in Network Element, System Engineers, Developers and Product Management teams to understand the operation of the devices that NFM-T manages. Engineers must Collaborate with other developers and software testers across multiple locations and teams in agile team-based environment. The end goal is to translate business/customer specifications into detail designs and software for management of Optics division products that bring leading edge features to our growing customer base. 


Key Responsibilities / Functions:   

·          Translate feature concepts into high quality software that will drive implementation in NFM-T to ensure the highest customer value for our end-to-end product offering

·          Support new and enhanced network elements and optical devices of Nokia, as the cutting-edge hardware evolves, and develop external interfaces to other products.

·          Interact/Collaborate with Network Element teams, developers and software testers across multiple locations and teams in agile team-based environment.

·          Maintain and support existing features of Nokia’s NFM-T product which requires the ability to learn code developed by others and continue the development seamlessly.

Nokia is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. At Nokia, employment decisions are made regardless of sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information or ancestry, protected Veteran or military status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Required Minimum Qualifications: (Education, Technical Skills/Knowledge)    

  • A degree in a technical field such as Computer Science, IT, Systems Engineering (B.S. + experience is ok, M.S. preferred)
  • At least 3 years of experience in Network Management Systems
  • Optical Communication knowledge and experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  •  Fluency in English


  • The candidate will be at the front end of the R&D process, directly reporting to an R&D Technical manager in the area of Optical Network Management
  • The candidate will have a peer relationship with Developers and Systems engineers
  • The candidate will have a peer relationship with Product Management teams
  •  Interactions with all teams is expected daily


Competence Requirements:

  • Strong experience in Java based programming technologies and framework like DOJO, JDBC, J2EE, Hibernate, Spring(MVC)
  • Network Data modelling using Hibernate with ORACLE (SQL) and JDBC templates
  • Experience with Build environment and packages such as GIT, Maven is preferred.
  • Expertise in Optical networking technologies like WDM, GMPLS, and Ethernet /Optical Networking Standards and Modeling Knowledge and Experience (G.709, Netconf,) is desirable
  • Agile/Scrum methodology

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Nokia is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. At Nokia, employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.