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.

Context

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.).

Assignment

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