Senior Research Associate or Research Fellow in 5G Networks - Cloud Network Engineer

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol (GB)
£36,613-£41,212 (Grade J), £42,418-£47,722 (Grade K)
01 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Applications are sought from highly talented and practically gifted engineers to join a strong team working on the development of the Smart Internet Lab’s infrastructure and platform for 5G experimentation.

Through various UK and EU funds recently awarded to architect, procure, deploy and trial 5G technologies, as well as, demonstrate exemplar end to end use cases, a unique opportunity exists for up to 5 engineers with various network solution expertise to join the Smart Internet Lab ( a world class hub for internet research, at the University of Bristol.

This is an opportunity to join a strong team working on the development of the infrastructure and platform for 5G experimentation. You will join an expanding project team working on innovative technology with a chance to use your engineering skills. This is a superb career opportunity to join the Smart Internet Lab ( a world class hub for internet research interfacing with various research groups in the University.

The team activities involve -

  • Wired & Wireless Systems Engineering
  • Cloud Network Design, Configuration, Deployment and Operation
  • 5G Service creation on cloud networks and trials

As an expert in experimental trials of one or more 5G technology enablers, or advanced networking experimentation for 5G converged wired & wireless systems, you will work on systems and networks design defining the specifications for procurement, solution configuration, deployment of hardware and software for end to end testing of the selected technologies.

Cloud Network Engineer

We are looking for an experienced cloud network design and solutions engineer to undertake a pivotal role in the network design, configuration, deployment and testing of a newly built 5G test network in the City of Bristol with a pre-commercial demonstration of end-to-end 5G applications.
The technology demonstrator will include 5G wireless, optical and layer 2 transport technologies that are controlled by a Software Defined Network (SDN) controller and utilise a Network Function Virtualization (NFV) platform. Specialisation on maintaining and designing network solutions with experience on transport and cloud network solution is sought.

This post is being offered on a full time, fixed-term contract until 30 November 2019.

It is anticipated that interviews will take shortly after the closing date.
Informal enquiries can be made to: Maria Korea, Smart Internet Lab Manager, or call +44 (0)117 33 14788
Professor Dimitra Simeonidou, Professor of High Performance Networks, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering,

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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