Senior Telecommunications Research Engineer

CREATE-NET (Center for REsearch And Telecommunication Experimentation for NETworked communities) is seeking a Senior Telecommunications Research Engineer looking for career opportunities for professional growth in driving funded experimental research projects in the areas of: G-MPLS controlled optical networks, Carrier Ethernet core networks, Next generation access networks. Ideal candidates should have a background on broadband network technologies deployed at industrial level (vendor or ISP). International experience is considered as an asset. This senior profile will report to the Area Head of Engineering & Fast Prototyping (ENGINE) Area.

  • Project execution and management: (i) Research and development in the field of experimental research infrastructures/testbed (e.g. EC ICT-FP7 FI-PPP Project „INFINITY“) and networking (e.g. EC ICT-FP7 projects „CHRON“ on optical networking, “OFELIA” on OpenFlow); (ii) Contribution to feasibility studies and consultancy activities in the field of Carrier Ethernet and next generation access networks for the local government; (iii) Management of ongoing and forthcoming projects, in the context of EU-FP7 Cooperative Projects, industry collaborations, and local/national initiatives.
  • Funding activities: EU-FP7: (i) preparation of project proposal applications under the framework of EC ICT-FP7: building consortia, identifying opportunities and contacts with EU officers, participation to EU consultation meetings; (ii) applications for local funding (large-scale projects, ERDF projects, post-doc grants, etc.) by the Province of Trento.
  • Business development: outreach to industry in order to favor technology transfer and create new business opportunities.
  • Technology Transfer: generation of new IP (Intellectual Property) and contribution to international standardization efforts.
Technical skills:
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with at least 5 years of work experience or an equivalent expertise (M. Sc. + 10 years in the field);
  • strong background in Telecommunications, relevant for Broadband communication systems and networking.
  • Strong academic record (experience and publications), being curious, creative and ambitious.
  • Multi-year industry experience, even better if at the European and/or international level. good writing and oral communication skills are also required. Fluency in Italian is highly desirable.
Organization skills:

The following organizational skills are requested for this position:

  • Significant project management experience, with proven skills in strategic planning, and financial responsibility;
  • Ability to coordinate cross-functional teams and multi-disciplinary projects;
  • Record of successful working relationships with internal/external collaborators, industrial partners, legislators, and funding institutions, and aptitude for building collaborations and partnerships;
  • Autonomous thinking, decision making and problem solving skills;
  • Prioritization, time management skills and capability to adapt to dynamic environments.
Languages: Excellent command of the English language is essential; fluency in written and spoken Italian is highly desirable
Working schedule: Full-Time


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