Baseband SW Feature Project Manager


Dec 8th, 2022
Nokia is one of the world's leading makers of cell phones. First incorporated in the Finnish city it's named after, Nokia's business consists of mobile device manufacturing and services, primarily running Microsoft's Windows mobile platform, as well as NAVTEQ (digital map content and services). Nokia also operates the Nokia Siemens Networks in partnership with Munich-based Siemens; the joint venture is a leading player in the telecom infrastructure and services market. With products in more than 160 countries, Nokia's largest single-country market, by more than double, is China, at about 15% of sales.

By region Europe is Nokia's largest contributor to sales, pulling in about one-third. Its business in the US generates less than 5% of sales, behind six other countries by percentage of Nokia's sales. Key R&D and software development locations are in China, Finland, Germany, and the US.

By domestic currency Nokia's 2010 revenue grew by 4%, but 2011 sales receded to €38.7 billion (about $50 billion), its lowest take since 2006. The company's legacy Symbian operating system continued to get hammered in the marketplace by Apple's iOS and Google's Android and its lack of devices that could support dual SIMs (memory cards) also contributed to the drop in sales.

Smartphones are at the center of Nokia's strategy. Once dominant in the cell phone device market, Nokia faces increasing competition both on the device side and the operating system side. While the company is still a top three player in devices (behind only Samsung Electronics and Apple), its Symbian OS has long-since been eclipsed by the two main juggernauts. A key move to combat this, in 2011 Nokia began a major partnership with Microsoft, which includes a shift away from Symbian to focus on Microsoft's more competitive Windows smartphone OS. The company expects that transition to take about two years. The company further paved this road that year by outsourcing its Symbian software development and support to Accenture, effective through 2016, which included a transfer of 2,300 employees to the outsourcer. Nokia's partnership with Microsoft will also touch developments in other areas, such as Nokia's location and commerce business.

Strengthening Nokia Siemens Networks' global presence, particularly in the US and Japan, the company picked up Motorola Solutions' networks business in 2011 for nearly $1 billion. The acquired assets include the company's GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, WiMAX, and LTE products and services. Besides the improved global visibility, the purchase also boosted its position with service providers such as China Mobile, KDDI, Clearwire, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless.

To gain ground in the US against device competitors, Nokia increased its focus on its core handset business by selling its wireless modem operations to Renesas Electronics in 2010 for about $200 million. The deal included the transfer of more than 1,000 employees to Renesas and plans for the two companies to cooperate in developing high-speed modem technology.

Earlier in 2010 the company fueled its location and commerce business when it acquired geographic data and mapping software maker MetaCarta as part of its ongoing investment in technology to support location-based mobile services for wireless phones. Also that year Nokia it acquired Novarra, a developer of a browser and service platform for mobile devices. Nokia uses the Novarra software on its Series 40 platform, and other handset manufacturers employ Novarra's mobile software products, as well. It later bought US-based mobile application tracking and reporting service provider Motally to further enhance the wireless Web-browsing functionality of its mobile devices.

That year also saw the company bring in its first CEO from outside of Finland -- Canada native Stephen Elop, former leader of Microsoft's core business software division.
Espo, Finland

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

Our Business Group is a leader in wireless mobility networks and associated services. With more than 3.500 patent families essential for 5G we have a strong 5G portfolio and are a front runner in open and virtualized radio access networks (O-RAN and vRAN).
You will join the MN Business Unit and will enjoy our culture of innovation, openness, discipline, simplicity, accountability, and profit mindset.
Your future teams are developing Nokia 3GPP mainstream radio technology products and solutions including cross-technology responsibility (Multi Radio Access Technology).
Your unit’s main priorities are flawless execution of System programs including Network Management & Optimization and attached services.

What you will learn and contribute to

Within MN BB&SoC BaseBand Platform organization, the offered position is about Feature Leader (m/f). You join the Research and Development team Software Base Band Platform which is in charge of the development of platform software functions of the NOKIA Radio 5G base stations (eNB), intended to be delivered to the customers around the world.

  • You contribute to the technical management/tracking of low level SW features in close collaboration with R&D Baseband teams and other MN teams. You will be the interface with the Baseband release project managers or program managers.
  • You contribute to the effort estimates and planning. You are responsible to coordinate the plan, its proper execution, from its definition to its delivery, with the right level of quality, aligned with customer’s requirements.
  • You coordinate cross-functional teams spread over several sites in France, Finland, Germany, Poland, China, India and USA.
  • You actively manage the risks of the features.
  • You report the status and decisions regularly.

Your skills and experience

  • Engineer (m / f) in the field of, you have more than 7 years in SW and/or HW development and a proven experience in project management (PMP certificate would be a plus).
  • Knowledge in Agile methodology, in wireless technology (2G/3G/4G/5G) and/or embedded systems would be most appreciated.
  • You have excellent communication skills, both written and orally as well as ability to work in an international team environment.
  • You are fluent in technical English.
  • Being rigorous, you have sense of responsibility in your professional duties.
  • You are demonstrating a strong capacity in problem solving and decision making.

What we offer

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.

Office at a central location and a flexibility for Remote teleworking.

Frequent team events, financial participation to sport practice & cultural events such as concerts & theatre as well ad organised travels by the works council (Comité d’Entreprise).

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, colour, 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.

MN BB&SoC Plateform DU is recognized as a pool of dynamic experts & engineers. If you enjoy technical challenges , we would be pleased to welcome you !

If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach NOKIA directly to request this, as we're not responsible for the employer's application process.

RedHired TIP

For your privacy and protection, when applying to a job online, never give your social security number to a prospective employer, provide credit card or bank account information, or perform any sort of monetary transaction.

By applying to a job using RedHired you are agreeing to comply with and be subject to the RedHired Terms and Conditions for use of our website. To use our website, you must agree with the Terms and Conditions and both meet and comply with their provisions.


All job types

All locations
Centre-Val de Loire