Engineer for 5G-mMTC platform

March 31, 2023
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2022-04460 - Engineer for 5G-mMTC platform

Contract type : Fixed-term contract

Level of qualifications required : Graduate degree or equivalent

Fonction : Temporary scientific engineer

Level of experience : From 3 to 5 years

About the research centre or Inria department

Le centre de recherche Inria Saclay – Île-de-France, créé en 2008, accueille 450 scientifiques et 100 membres des services d'appui à la recherche. Les scientifiques sont organisés en 35 équipes de recherche dont 26 sont communes avec des partenaires du plateau de Saclay.

Le centre Inria Saclay - Île-de-France est un acteur essentiel de la recherche en sciences du numérique sur le plateau de Saclay. Il porte les valeurs et les projets qui font l'originalité d'Inria dans le paysage de la recherche : l'excellence scientifique, le transfert technologique, les partenariats pluridisciplinaires avec des établissements aux compétences complémentaires aux nôtres, afin de maximiser l'impact scientifique, économique et sociétal d'Inria.


The position is part of the 5G-mmTc research project aiming at deploying a 5G cellular network oriented “massive IoT”, compatible with 4G technology. The use cases are the Smart-Grid, in partnership with EDF and the connected bike, in partnership with the French Cycling Federation (FFC).

As part of this project, a 5G test platform will be deployed as an extension of the existing IoT platform IoT-LAB. IoT-LAB is a remotely accessible large- scale open platform for experimenting with the development, optimization and validation of IoT network protocols, including highly constrained sensor networks. FIT IoT-LAB focuses on these constrained IoT systems, with on one hand the embedded systems aspect and on the other hand, the radio- communications part for IoT (historically: 802.15.4, ZigBee, 6LoWPAN, today: LoRaWAN, UWB, Bluetooth, etc.).


The person recruited will be in charge of designing, developing and deploying the infrastructure of new services necessary for this extension of the IoT-LAB platform. Eventually, services related to 4G (LTE-M, NB-IoT) and 5G core networks will be usable for experiments conducted by members of the 5G-mmTc project.

Other IoT services deployments are also considered in this mission: MQTT, LoRa network server, Leshan, etc. The person recruited will work within the IoT-LAB engineering team and will contribute to the development and daily maintenance of the IoT-LAB platform: migration to Docker, migration of administration tools to Ansible, tutorials, user support, etc.

This mission will take place in the Inria research center in Saclay Ile de France.

Progress meetings will take place every 15 days and “sprint” are regularly organized in the different IoT-LAB sites (Grenoble, Lille, Nantes, Paris, Strasbourg, Toulouse).

Main activities
  • Design, development and deployment of 4G/5G network infrastructure
  • System and network administration
  • Software development
  • Documentation writing
  • User support
  • Skills
  • Systems and network: Linux (Debian), Docker, Kubernetes
  • Programming: Python, Bash, C/C++
  • Embedded systems (optional): Yocto
  • Benefits package
  • Restauration subventionnée
  • Transports publics remboursés partiellement
  • Congés: 7 semaines de congés annuels + 10 jours de RTT (base temps plein) + possibilité d'autorisations d'absence exceptionnelle (ex : enfants malades, déménagement)
  • Possibilité de télétravail (après 6 mois d'ancienneté) et aménagement du temps de travail
  • Équipements professionnels à disposition (visioconférence, prêts de matériels informatiques, etc.)
  • Prestations sociales, culturelles et sportives (Association de gestion des œuvres sociales d'Inria)
  • Accès à la formation professionnelle
  • Sécurité sociale
  • Remuneration

    Selon profil et expérience

    General Information
  • Theme/Domain : Networks and Telecommunications IT Infrastructure (BAP E)

  • Town/city : Palaiseau

  • Inria Center : Centre Inria de Saclay
  • Starting date : 2023-04-01
  • Duration of contract : 2 years
  • Deadline to apply : 2023-03-31
  • Contacts
  • Inria Team : TRIBE
  • Recruiter : Adjih Cédric /
  • The keys to success
  • A strong background in system and network administration is essential for success in this job, as well as a deep understanding of containerization technologies like Docker and Kubernetes
  • Knowledge of one or more programming languages, preferably Python and Bash. Knowledge of C/C++ or other system languages (e.g. Rust) is a plus
  • Knowledge of the protocols commonly used in IoT and cellular telephony is a plus that will also be appreciated
  • A good command of technical English
  • About Inria

    Inria is the French national research institute dedicated to digital science and technology. It employs 2,600 people. Its 200 agile project teams, generally run jointly with academic partners, include more than 3,500 scientists and engineers working to meet the challenges of digital technology, often at the interface with other disciplines. The Institute also employs numerous talents in over forty different professions. 900 research support staff contribute to the preparation and development of scientific and entrepreneurial projects that have a worldwide impact.

    Instruction to apply

    Defence Security : This position is likely to be situated in a restricted area (ZRR), as defined in Decree No. 2011-1425 relating to the protection of national scientific and technical potential (PPST).Authorisation to enter an area is granted by the director of the unit, following a favourable Ministerial decision, as defined in the decree of 3 July 2012 relating to the PPST. An unfavourable Ministerial decision in respect of a position situated in a ZRR would result in the cancellation of the appointment.

    Recruitment Policy : As part of its diversity policy, all Inria positions are accessible to people with disabilities.

    Warning : you must enter your e-mail address in order to save your application to Inria. Applications must be submitted online on the Inria website. Processing of applications sent from other channels is not guaranteed.

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