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Post-Doctoral Researcher on Software-Defined Transport Networks, Trento



Trento, Italy 

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Information Technology, Telecommunication

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Job Description:

The Future Networks (FuN) research department  at CREATE-NET is seeking for a Post-doctoral researcher that will work within the domain of future IP/Optical transport networks, with emphasis on software-defined network control and orchestration. As a post-doctoral researcher, the successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out research spanning the design, implementation, and evaluation of the components of the programmable transport network. The ideal candidate should be passionate about introducing novel ideas, and will have the opportunity to define and lead focused research work upon agreement with the team leader.
The research duties of the successful candidate will be carried out mainly within a EU H2020 funded project called ACINO (Application-Centric IP/Optical Network Orchestration). The ACINO project aims at bringing to reality the innovative "application-centric" concept, where network applications are directly mapped into the optical layer, thus trying to avoid the grooming process that prevents the fulfilment of their requirements by means of a tailored treatment. To this account, ACINO will develop an SDN-based controller capable of managing the transport (IP/Optical) networks operating in the core and the backbone segments of the current telecommunication networks. The final purpose of the project is to offer to business applications a more programmable and dynamic infrastructure. 

Job Requirements:

Candidates should have:
  • PhD degree, or equivalent, in the area of Telecommunications/Computer Science;
  • Prior postdoctoral or research experience in academia/industry (minimum 2 years).
Required Skills:
  • Experience with transport networks (IP/Optical) and good knowledge of networking fundamentals and protocols;
  • Very good software programming skills (C++/Java);
  • Ability of defining and solving complex optimization problems;
  • Willingness to work in dynamic environments and to conduct high quality research;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to work in an international team.
Desired Skills:
  • Experience in synthesizing/abstracting the characteristic of the physical media;
  • Experience in working with PhD students, postdocs and colleagues on open-source code, and lead and/or participate in the preparation of academic publications.
  • Experience with Software Defined Networking, network controllers (e.g. Floodlight, Pox, RYU, Beacon) or frameworks (e.g. OpenDaylight, ONOS) is a plus;
  • Hands on experience on switch/router hardware/software embedded system environment is a plus;
How to apply:  Please ensure you send your Curriculum Vitae (CV) clearly marking the list of publications and a cover letter stating the motivation and supporting description of relevant experience.  Applications must be send by email to careers@create-net.org with subject line “APPLICATION FOR POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER ON SOFTWARE-DEFINED TRANSPORT NETWORKS”. 

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Employment Type:

Full time
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alla Cascata 56/D Povo - 38123 Trento - Italy
Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Phone: +393279776431
Web Site: http://www.create-net.org/
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