Are you passionate about making software more accessible through the medium of natural language? Do you have a strong research background in AI and natural language processing? Do you love to write code and validate your ideas using working prototypes? Then why not join us in reinventing the way the world develops software at Nokia Bell Labs, the birthplace of software pearls like UNIX and C.
The Team
The team is part of Nokia Bell Labs, the research arm of Nokia. The Bell Labs charter is to invent disruptive, game-changing technology. The New Programming Experiences group within Nokia Bell Labs designs and develops next-generation software development tools. The team’s mission is to reinvent the way developers interact with code. The team builds research prototypes that have the potential to impact Nokia’s existing products or to grow into entirely new products. The team is based in the heart of the city of Antwerp in Belgium.
Main Job Role And Responsibilities
We are looking for a motivated new team member that can help us research and invent groundbreaking new software technologies at the intersection of software engineering and machine learning.
As a researcher at Nokia Bell Labs, you
Push the boundaries of the state-of-the-art in your area of expertise.
Build and present proof-of-concept demonstrators and convince others of your work.
Create new intellectual property through code, patents, prototypes, papers, software libraries, etc.
Work with Bell Labs researchers across the globe, and external academic and industrial partners, on challenging technical research projects.
Work with Nokia business units to transfer knowledge and to consult on expert knowledge. Work to become the go-to person in your field of expertise.
We offer
A competitive salary package with fringe benefits.
An inspiring, stimulating and internationally-oriented work environment.
The ability to work on state-of-the-art topics in research.
The opportunity to have impact on a large enterprise and the software industry in general.
Occasional travel to select conferences and strategic workshops and events.
A modern workplace in the heart of the city of Antwerp, with fantastic mobility options (we are located right next to Antwerp central railway station) and flexible office hours.




We are looking for a person with academic and/or industrial research experience in AI and state-of-the-art natural language processing techniques. This can be interpreted broadly, but we are particularly interested if you have previously applied NLP techniques to process technical documentation or semi-structured software artifacts.
You have a PhD degree or Master degree in Computer Science or ICT Engineering.
You have a proven track record in AI, machine learning, natural language processing (with publications at quality conferences such as ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, EACL, COLING, CoNLL or related areas such as machine learning (ICML, ICLR) or information retrieval conferences)
You have demonstrable programming skills. Pointers to research prototypes you have built or open source libraries you have developed or contributed to, are much appreciated.
Hands-on experience with deep learning is a plus (not an absolute requirement).
You are a great communicator, able to explain your goals and your research to a broad audience.
You are a quick learner, able to identify & research new technologies.
You have personal drive, are committed to team objectives and have a positive, “can-do” attitude. You can work autonomously with little day-to-day guidance.

Language requirements:

You feel comfortable working in an international environment where English is the main language.

Educational level:

Ph. D.

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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About Nokia

Nokia invests in technologies important in a world where billions of devices are connected. We are focused on three businesses:

- Nokia Networks, for trusted connectivity infrastructure and services
- HERE, a leader in navigation, mapping and location experiences
- Nokia Technologies, driving future innovation and licensing

Each of these businesses is a leader in its respective field.

Nokia has a long history of successful change and innovation, adapting to shifts in markets and technologies. From its humble beginning in 1865 with one paper mill, the company has over time been active in many sectors: cables, paper products, tires, rubber boots, consumer and industrial electronics, plastics, chemicals and more.

As the world of technology is going through a profound change, so will Nokia continue to evolve. With our deep experience in connecting people we are ready for a new world of technology. Are you?