VTT Summer of Changemakers: Research Trainee, Edge computing solutions in Connectivity services and solutions

Do you want to start changing the world for the better next summer? Are you all about science and technology? Would you like to develop your skills and use them to tackle the greatest challenges of our time? VTT might be just the place for you. Apply now for VTT Summer of Changemakers 2022 traineeships. Together, we can turn these challenges into a hopeful future.

VTT is one of the leading applied research organisations in Europe. What unites us are curiosity, a passion for learning and a purpose: to solve the biggest challenges of our time and turn them into sustainable growth and well-being. Our cross-disciplinary community of over 2000 brilliant minds from 48 different nationalities is focused on creating impact through science-based innovation. Now, we are looking for passionate changemakers – you – to join us as summer trainees.

Do you want to be our next research trainee in our Connectivity Services and Solutions team? Join us - and let’s make science work for hope next summer!

As a research trainee, you will work on edge computing solutions to support time-sensitive applications in 5G networks. You will participate in the implementation and performance evaluation of applications deployed in the container of the edge server. You will conduct research on the latency performance of edge applications and learn how to apply deep learning techniques at the edge to improve the performance of network services. You will have excellent opportunities to participate in both national and EU R&D projects. The content of the work will be tailored according to your skills and practical experience.

Our team, Connectivity Services and Solutions focuses on the development of advanced communications and network technologies, AI/machine learning, and intelligent edge computing technologies for connectivity solutions used in different sectors, which include, but are not limited to, intelligent transportation, smart city, smart energy, and smart factory. The team is located in Espoo and Oulu, and this open position is located in Espoo.

What your responsibilities as a Research Trainee would include?

  • Understanding edge computing architecture defined by ETSI and 3GPP.
  • Getting familiar with the edge computing platform used in VTT’s 5G test network. 
  • Designing edge computing application utilizing 5G network architecture and core network user plane function (UPF). 
  • Implementing and testing performance of edge applications in different network configurations.
  • Participating in the development and evaluation of AI-based network services at edge.

Who we are looking for?

  • Basic knowledge about wireless network technologies (e.g. Wi-Fi, LTE, 4G/5G) and computer networking technologies.
  • Basic knowledge about edge computing and network virtualization. 
  • Basic programming skills on e.g., C#, C++, Python. 
  • Prior knowledge about TensorFlow is advantageous.
  • A basic understanding of positioning techniques (smart tag, sensor based, network based, and GNSS) is a plus. 
  • Spoken and written fluency in English.

As a person, we hope that you are a curious mind, who is eager to develop and take on new challenges. You are an innovative and solution-oriented team player, being able to work also independently. You are willing to learn new things. You have good problem-solving and hands-on skills.

We appreciate ambition and willingness to learn over having all the answers or skills ready when you start.

What would we offer you?

  • Impactful work for the future. As a leading applied research organisation, we are on a mission to bring exponential hope to the world by joining together people, businesses, science and technology. We tackle the biggest challenges of our time – from climate change and resource sufficiency to industrial renewal and smart healthcare – and turn them into sustainable growth. Read more about our strategy – the path of exponential hope.

  • Career opportunities, top-level mentors. At VTT, your skills are appreciated and supported with the opportunity to learn from the top experts in their field. You’ll get to discover our community of over 2000 experts representing more than 40 nationalities working across cutting-edge fields of science and technology.

  • Meaningful projects, real responsibility. With us, you get to take on meaningful projects and create innovative scientific and technical solutions as part of our Connectivity Services and Solutions team. We treat all employees as equals and give you real responsibility from the start. VTT is a caring employer that supports your growth and work–life balance and offers a range of well-being services

  • Training on new network technologies. We offer you a position where you get the opportunity to collaborate with top researchers from Finnish academia and leading industry. You will have a chance to build your professional network, meet experienced researchers, and learn new technologies about 5G networking, edge computing and AI. The position is first for the summer, but can potentially offer possibilities for continuation e.g. towards a M.Sc. thesis. The work will be done in supervision of a VTT senior researcher.

What is like to work with us solving the biggest challenges of our time? Check from the video what kind of experiences Aymara, Daniil, Eric and Isabella had from their summer traineeships and what kind of change did they drive.

Apply now and join our community of brilliant minds!

Come, curious minds and clever changemakers! Prepare your CV and cover letter, and send in your application with your transcript of records via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by 6 February 2022. Let’s change the world for the better next summer.

All VTT Summer of Changemakers traineeships are paid and the duration is usually between 3 and 6 months. The exact starting date and length of the traineeship can be discussed. We will process applications as they come in, and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate.

Please read more of VTT Summer of Changemakers from here: https://www.vttresearch.com/en/summer-changemakers

Interested and want to hear more?

For further information, please contact Tao Chen, Research Team Leader tao.chen@vtt.fi by email or tel. +358 40 7491691 on 10:00 – 11:00 12.1.2022 or 10:00 – 11:00 20.1.2022.

Meet last summer's VTT Changemakers in VTT's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vttfinland/

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Employment type: Full-time, Fixed-term (Summer traineeship)


VTT is one of Europe's leading research organisations, a visionary innovation partner for businesses and society. We bring hope to the world by turning the greatest challenges of our time into sustainable growth with cutting-edge science and technology. We employ a community of over 2000 world-class problem-solvers across fields of science and business. Our turnover and other operating income 258 M€. You can familialise yourself with VTT's research infra from here.

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Location: Tietotie 3, Espoo

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