Telco Cloud Software Engineer


Nov 16th, 2022
Nokia is one of the world's leading makers of cell phones. First incorporated in the Finnish city it's named after, Nokia's business consists of mobile device manufacturing and services, primarily running Microsoft's Windows mobile platform, as well as NAVTEQ (digital map content and services). Nokia also operates the Nokia Siemens Networks in partnership with Munich-based Siemens; the joint venture is a leading player in the telecom infrastructure and services market. With products in more than 160 countries, Nokia's largest single-country market, by more than double, is China, at about 15% of sales.

By region Europe is Nokia's largest contributor to sales, pulling in about one-third. Its business in the US generates less than 5% of sales, behind six other countries by percentage of Nokia's sales. Key R&D and software development locations are in China, Finland, Germany, and the US.

By domestic currency Nokia's 2010 revenue grew by 4%, but 2011 sales receded to €38.7 billion (about $50 billion), its lowest take since 2006. The company's legacy Symbian operating system continued to get hammered in the marketplace by Apple's iOS and Google's Android and its lack of devices that could support dual SIMs (memory cards) also contributed to the drop in sales.

Smartphones are at the center of Nokia's strategy. Once dominant in the cell phone device market, Nokia faces increasing competition both on the device side and the operating system side. While the company is still a top three player in devices (behind only Samsung Electronics and Apple), its Symbian OS has long-since been eclipsed by the two main juggernauts. A key move to combat this, in 2011 Nokia began a major partnership with Microsoft, which includes a shift away from Symbian to focus on Microsoft's more competitive Windows smartphone OS. The company expects that transition to take about two years. The company further paved this road that year by outsourcing its Symbian software development and support to Accenture, effective through 2016, which included a transfer of 2,300 employees to the outsourcer. Nokia's partnership with Microsoft will also touch developments in other areas, such as Nokia's location and commerce business.

Strengthening Nokia Siemens Networks' global presence, particularly in the US and Japan, the company picked up Motorola Solutions' networks business in 2011 for nearly $1 billion. The acquired assets include the company's GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, WiMAX, and LTE products and services. Besides the improved global visibility, the purchase also boosted its position with service providers such as China Mobile, KDDI, Clearwire, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless.

To gain ground in the US against device competitors, Nokia increased its focus on its core handset business by selling its wireless modem operations to Renesas Electronics in 2010 for about $200 million. The deal included the transfer of more than 1,000 employees to Renesas and plans for the two companies to cooperate in developing high-speed modem technology.

Earlier in 2010 the company fueled its location and commerce business when it acquired geographic data and mapping software maker MetaCarta as part of its ongoing investment in technology to support location-based mobile services for wireless phones. Also that year Nokia it acquired Novarra, a developer of a browser and service platform for mobile devices. Nokia uses the Novarra software on its Series 40 platform, and other handset manufacturers employ Novarra's mobile software products, as well. It later bought US-based mobile application tracking and reporting service provider Motally to further enhance the wireless Web-browsing functionality of its mobile devices.

That year also saw the company bring in its first CEO from outside of Finland -- Canada native Stephen Elop, former leader of Microsoft's core business software division.
Espo, Finland

Come create the technology that helps the world act together

Nokia is committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. Your career here will have a positive impact on people’s lives and will help us build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive world. We challenge ourselves to create an inclusive way of working where we are open to new ideas, empowered to take risks and fearless to bring our authentic selves to work.

The team you’ll be part of

The pandemic has highlighted how important telecoms networks are to society. Nokia’s Network Infrastructure group is at the heart of a revolution to bring more and faster network capacity to people worldwide through our ambition, innovation, and technical expertise.

Nokia’s Telco Cloud solutions help our customers to decouple growth from cost and automate their operations. Across hundreds of SDN & NFV commercial deployments, we’ve built our expertise in designing, securing and operating these networks.

Now the confluence of 5G and cloud-native present the opportunity to our customers to go digital across their organization with scaling, service agility and extreme automation. We provide the automation to converge fixed, 4G and 5G with our universal adaptive core, pursue new business with edge cloud (factories, enterprises, scene analytics, Cloud RAN, etc.) or public cloud (new service launches, cloud-bursting, etc.), and link it all together with our SDN and cloud-interconnect solutions. As an end result, we enable our customers to grow their business with confidence.

Our Telco Cloud portfolio provides the automation to on-board and lifecycle-manage Virtual Networking Functions (VNF’s) and Cloud-Native (Containerized) Networking Functions (CNF’s). To accomplish that, we integrate with Kubernetes, OpenStack, VMWare and public cloud.
We are looking for excellent software developers, who want to implement solutions in this new technological space, and be at the center of Cloud Technologies, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and state-of-the-art Software Development in python, GoLang and Java.

What you will learn and contribute to

  • Analyzing Product Requirements for our Telco Cloud 2.0 portfolio and extensions to Telco Cloud 1.0
  • Conceiving and documenting a functional specification and software design
  • Implementing the design, develop-test it and addressing peer reviews
  • Test-automate functionality developed by others
  • Analyze and resolve reported (internally or externally reported) bug reports

Your skills and experience

  • Obtain a Master degree in Computer Science or similar
  • Strong development skills; experience in GoLang, Python and Java is a strong plus.
  • Experience with Kubernetes, OpenStack and/or VMWare is a strong plus.
  • Linux experience
  • Have solid ground knowledge of IP networking
  • Familiar with git / GitHub
  • Ability to learn quickly and to work in a fast paced, innovative environment
  • Good communication skills in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Be an excellent team player, and enjoy working in an international context

What we offer

Nokia offers flexible and hybrid working schemes, continuous learning opportunities, well-being programs to support you mentally and physically, opportunities to join and get supported by employee resource groups, mentoring programs and highly diverse teams with an inclusive culture where people thrive and are empowered.

Nokia is committed to inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer

Nokia has received the following recognitions for its commitment to inclusion & equality:

  • One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere
  • Gender-Equality Index by Bloomberg
  • Workplace Pride Global Benchmark
  • LGBT+ equality & best place to work by HRC Foundation

At Nokia, we act inclusively and respect the uniqueness of people.

Nokia’s 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.

We are committed to a culture of inclusion built upon our core value of respect.

Join us and be part of a company where you will feel included and empowered to succeed.

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