Research Engineer on NNE infrastructure development

The Center for Resilient Networks and Applications
Application deadline: 
01 September 2018

Research Engineer on NNE infrastructure development

The Center for Resilient Networks and applications was established in 2014 as a response to modern society’s massive and increasing dependability on applications running on top of the Internet, as well as to recent events where outages have had serious societal consequences. Since its inception, the Center for Resilient Networks and Applications (CRNA) has worked closely with both public and private actors that are concerned with improving and developing the Norwegian telecommunication infrastructures. CRNA has contributed to important national debates about stability and performance of communication infrastructures. Furthermore, CRNA’s research results have been presented in many competitive international fora, which have led to a wide recognition within the relevant research communities. The Center receives base funding from the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications. The Ministry has given the Center specific responsibilities through a mandate that includes operating an infrastructure for monitoring the state of the Norwegian telecommunications infrastructure and publishing an annual report on that.

Over the past six years, CRNA has built and maintained a number of measurements infrastructure. Of a particular relevance to this position is the NorNet Edge Infrastructure (NNE) which is a country wide setup that consists of more than hundred probes that continuously monitor the stability and performance of Norwegian commercial mobile networks. NNE is intended as a permanent and evolving infrastructure.

We are looking for a talented research engineer for complementing our team of researchers and engineers. The duties of the engineer will involve maintaining and developing the NNE infrastructure. This includes, and not limited to, supporting NB-IoT, the testing of VoLTE and the gradual integration of 5G-related measurements. In addition, the engineer will contribute to supporting various research projects within CRNA. This position will involve interactions with various stakeholders and partners like mobile operators and the regulatory authority.      

Candidate requirements:

  • Bachelor or Masters in a relevant subject area
  • Advanced familiarity with the administration of Linux systems  
  • Working knowledge of mySQL
  • Fluency Python or a similar scripting language
  • Familiarity with C/C++ is a plus
  • Familiarity with Web programming is a plus    
  • Fluency in English both written and spoken
  • Fluency in Norwegian is strong advantage

Simula@OsloMet Offers

  • A highly dynamic and motivated team of international researchers and engineers.
  • A well-established collaboration with applied research teams and companies.
  • Access to an internally hosted HPC infrastructure of experimental nature, specifically targeting heterogeneous architectures that are expected to be vital for future exascale computing.
  • An informal and inclusive international working environment.
  • Professional courses and workshops in scientific and transferable skills.
  • Good office facilities located in the Oslo downtown.
  • Support with administrative matters, EU funding, accommodation, and visas
  • A competitive salary.

The successful candidate will also enjoy an inspiring and resourceful environment, with the possibility of travelling to conferences, short- and long-term research visits to existing and new collaborators.

Application requirements:

We invite applications from highly qualified and motivated young scientists of any nationality and background in information technologies, computer sciences, applied mathematics, engineering and/or related fields.

Candidates are requested to upload a cover letter, CV including a list of publications, and contact information of three references (including the main supervisor). Postdoc applications should include a research statement (max. three pages).  After initial screening, relevant candidates will be asked to provide further documentation of education and work experience.

Applications can only be submitted via our online system below.

The starting date is at the earliest convenience (negotiable), but preferably no later than November 1, 2018. Application deadline is September 1, 2018. However, applications will be screened continuously and a decision will be made as soon as we find the right candidate.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Find more information about Simula@OsloMet and the research topics here.


For further information please contact Dr. Ahmed Elmokashfi (, Tel: +4747452315) or Dr. Thomas Dreibholz (,  Tel:+47 466 28 652)