CALL 19-2017-1 - Researcher position in Communication Networks Division –Mobile Networks Department

21 November 2017 - Expires: 06 December 2017


The Communication Networks Division of the CTTC is searching for interested candidates in a research position in its Mobile Networks Department. Interest is in system-level researchers highly skilled in software development for wireless and wired networked systems. System administration skills are also a must. We are looking for a researcher interested in and capable of designing and developing network simulation and experimental platforms for 5G networks. Therefore, the ideal researcher should demonstrate experimental experience in as many as possible areas out of the following list: SDN, NFV, cloud, WiFi and WiGig networks, experience in system level simulators, and experimental prototyping.

Really solid software development skills are a must, including 1) programming languages such as C++, C, Python, Java, Bash scripting; 2) knowledge of SQL and NoSQL databases; 3) development tools (e.g., Eclipse, SVN, Gerrit, Jenkins); and 4) software testing design, implementation, and automation.

Design and deployment of experimental testbeds featuring: 1) heterogeneous data plane technologies (wired and wireless); 2) control plane software (incl. SDN and NFV control building blocks); 3) deployment management software (e.g., Chef, Puppet); and 4) remote and distributed testing infrastructure (incl. experiment management).

Other highly valued specific knowledge:

  • Experience on virtualization with Openstack-related software (Heat, Neutron).
  • Experience on SDN-related software (e.g., OpenvSwitch, DPDK, Ryu, ODL).
  • Experience on wireless networking development on SDN-based and mesh networking Wi-Fi and WiGig scenarios.
  • Hands-on experience on cellular networking.
  • ns-3 network simulator.

Other highly valued items:

  • Publications on the above fields.
  • Having worked in software development in any of the above fields in industrial environments.
  • Experience on software development in research environments (e.g., universities or research centers).
  • Experience on vertical industries (e.g., automotive, factory automation, e-health).
  • Good academic record.


Interested researchers must be strongly motivated, hold a BSc or MSc degree in telecommunications, electrical engineering, computer science, or related area, and have the capacity of carrying out collaborative innovative research.


The position is permanent. The salary would be defined according to previous experience and skills of the interested researcher. Researchers interested in joining the Mobile Networks Department should send their curriculum vitae, including list of publications, and the names and addresses of at least two referees. These documents should be sent in PDF format through this online application. CVs and any other information gathered during this process will be handled confidentially.

The CTTC seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

The CTTC is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), in Castelldefels – Barcelona, is a growing and well-funded research institution fostering excellence and diversity. CTTC offers a highly international environment at an exceptionally attractive location. As a research centre in telecommunications and geomatic technologies CTTC provides a fertile environment for research cooperation and innovation between different disciplines. For more information, see