Robotics Bell Labs Summer Intern
Murray Hill, NJ 
Posted 3 months ago
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Position: Robotics Bell Labs Summer Intern
Duration: 10 weeks Summer 2022
June 6, 2022 through August 12, 2022

Come create the technology that helps the world act together

Nokia is committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. Your career here will have a positive impact on people's lives and will help us build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive world.

We challenge ourselves to create an inclusive way of working where we are open to new ideas, empowered to take risks and fearless to bring our authentic selves to work.

The team you'll be part of

Bell Labs

Nokia Bell Labs is the world-renowned research arm of Nokia, having invented many of the foundational technologies that underpin information and communications networks and all digital devices and systems. This research has produced nine Nobel Prizes, five Turing Awards and numerous other awards.

Bell Labs Summer Intern

Nokia Bell Labs is building the future of human experience and our interns will have the opportunity to learn from and work with industry leading experts, who solve the most formidable challenges confronting our world through disruptive innovation and research.

The interns with collaborate with researchers and innovators in the Integrated Solutions and Experiences (ISE) Laboratory in the Bell Labs Solutions Research organization. The team is focused on impactful research outcomes in industrial automation and is therefore very hands-on and collaborative. There are many opportunities for extensive inter-disciplinary work.

Education Recommendations

Pursuing a degree program in a relevant engineering field such as Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics from a leading US college/university.

What you will learn and contribute to

In this role, you will be part of the Aerial Robotics team in the Integrated Solutions and Experiences Lab at the prestigious Nokia Bell Labs. Your work will create an impact by solving hard challenges in indoor autonomous drones, advancing the state-of-the-art, and developing innovative solutions for real use cases.

You will be doing cutting-edge and exciting work in a passionate, cross-disciplinary, and collaborative team. You will build your ideas from the drawing board and drive towards bringing it to the final product by building prototypes. Candidates with a passion for and skills related to perception, planning, and control in drones and/or robots are invited to apply.

As part of our team, you will:

  • Implement large-scale distributed and networked software systems.
  • Invent and Implement new robotic algorithms and integrate them with the existing code base
  • Design, develop, deploy, and maintain network and server infrastructure for Industry 4.0 machine control
  • Create technologies with potential of becoming a future business for the company

What is Nokia looking for from me

While software is a predominant aspect of the system we are building, the candidate must be a versatile person that understands the hardware concepts (electronics and mechanics) relevant for robotics and can perform hands-on work in that area when needed. Good understanding of relevant mathematical concepts is an absolute must.

Candidates should possess a subset of the following skills either through previous employment experience or through university academic research:

  • Strong knowledge of networking, system software, operating systems, distributed systems.
  • Strong software development skills in Python, C/C++, shell scripting, Git.
  • Strong mathematical background relevant for robot control, navigation, localization, vision, etc.
  • Ability to develop and debug the system across all layers of hardware and software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and fluent in English
  • Can work in the "gray zone" when there is uncertainty or lack of clarity. Very comfortable with innovation risk taking

Why we're awesome

Nokia offers flexible and hybrid working schemes, continuous learning opportunities, well-being programs to support you mentally and physically, opportunities to join and get supported by employee resource groups, mentoring programs and highly diverse teams with an inclusive culture where people thrive and are empowered.

Company Culture: We believe our people are our greatest asset and we aim to foster a fun, challenging, positive, and inclusive work environment. We offer 1-on-1 mentorship, learning and development opportunities, global impact and interaction, and flexible work/life balance.

Meaningful Co-op Term: During your co-op term, you will have the opportunity to test out the latest technologies and work on innovative projects that could leave a global impact. You get to use skills learned in the classroom and apply it to real work situations while gaining professional hands-on experience.

Nokia is committed to inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer

Nokia has received the following recognitions for its commitment to inclusion & equality:

  • One of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere
  • Gender-Equality Index by Bloomberg
  • Workplace Pride Global Benchmark
  • LGBT+ equality & best place to work by HRC Foundation

At Nokia, we act inclusively and respect the uniqueness of people.

Nokia's employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
We are committed to a culture of inclusion built upon our core value of respect.

Join us and be part of a company where you will feel included and empowered to succeed.

See you this Summer 2022

"The intern program at Nokia is truly designed to give students all the support and guidance we need to excel in our professional careers. Working at Nokia as a software developer Co-op, I was able to learn and grow with the guidance of mentors from across the company through a multitude of research, development, and leadership opportunities. It was exciting to be able to contribute to real-world projects and apply my previous experiences to new domains, especially since the Nokia work culture encourages innovation and creativity. I've made lifelong connections and skills through my time here, and I'm so grateful to have been a part of the Nokia team!" - Mara Hubelbank, Former Nokia Co-op student, Spring - Summer 2021

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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