Internship Opportunities: Cloud Infrastructure (5G Edge)

Job Type:Full Time

Cellular networks are undergoing a significant transformation in the 5G era, moving away from custom hardware deployments to designs based on virtualized mobile network functions running entirely on top of commodity x86 servers at the edge. Our work is about designing the 5G edge of the future and spans multiple domains including operating systems, networking, distributed systems, hardware acceleration, machine learning and applications for the edge. Our research focuses on designing and building systems that will enable the deployment of 5G network functions and other workloads at the edge, by providing an efficient and intelligent utilization of the edge resources, while maximizing performance. As part of this, we also work with product groups to contribute to Microsoft’s services.


Successful candidates will be expected to propose new ideas in the 5G edge architecture, edge applications and related topics. They will also be expected to build 5G edge-related systems and perform experiments to understand their performance.


Ideal candidates are expected to be in the process of obtaining their PhD degree in Computer Science. Exceptional candidates currently enrolled in a Masters program will also be considered.

Ideal candidates should have:

Experience working on research projects and publishing at top-tier conferences and journals
Strong C/C++ coding skills
Good understanding of the internals of Linux
A good understanding of the 3GPP 4G/5G radio access network architecture and protocols
One or more of the following skills would be a plus:

Experience with real-time operating systems
Experience with hardware accelerators
Experience with ML techniques and relevant frameworks

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

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