BT Senior Researcher - Video & Multimedia Networking in Ipswich, United Kingdom

Senior Researcher

Video & Multimedia Networking

Our purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. For each other, for our customers, for society and our communities. We need you to help us do this.

Why this role matters

BT Technology combines network and platform development with long-term technology strategy and research. It aims to improve speed to market, reduce development costs and, above all, enhance the end-to-end customer experience. Its dedicated professionals provide the technology foundation for BT Group's transformation into a global networked IT services company while working to create a zero touch, self-service, real-time world for BT’s customers.

Applied Research have a vital role to play supporting the development of new opportunities. One of the strengths of the organisation is the close coupling of research and technology strategy. By working together across BT and fully utilising our diverse skills, we transform good technical ideas into fully formed and clearly articulated business cases.

We leverage partnerships with universities and other companies to conduct unique research in video networking and multimedia technologies which can be used by the rest of BT to provide solutions for our customers. Through technology consultancy we provide strategic direction on key topics to help BT make the right investment decisions and propose options for the future.

What you'll be doing

The role holders will:

Carry out novel research work into the delivery of TV and multimedia applications over converged fixed & mobile networks, making clear technical recommendations which lead to new solutions to business challenges and identifying new opportunities supporting BT’s strategic priorities for BT TV and BT Sport, or new fields with potential impact for BT’s future business.

Influence the strategic direction of relevant technical projects within BT in order to intercept the most appropriate market opportunity with best effect. They will report and present on deliverables, output and progress to cross business stakeholders.

Contribute to the creation of intellectual property, such as patents and trade secrets, which will enhance BT’s competitive position

Maintain awareness of advances in video & multimedia networking and the activities of other researchers or organisations.

Work closely with colleagues in the wider BT Research community, and stakeholders across the BT group

Prepare reports and presentations to customers and collaborative partners

Contribute to journal publications, popular science articles etc. which contribute to BT’s world-class standing in telecommunications and ICT research.

We'll also need to see these on your CV

  • Educated to degree level in relevant subject such as Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, or Maths

  • Relevant post-graduate qualifications would be an advantage.

  • Knowledge of Internet protocols and IP architectures, ideally both fixed and mobile networks.

  • Software development skills using languages such as C/C , Python and JavaScript.

  • Experience of working in an industrial or academic research organisation.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and with ability to persuade and influence internal and external customers.

Why choose us?

Applications are invited for new and exciting roles in our Applied Research organisation. We are looking for driven individuals with a scientific, mathematical or engineering background, educated to at least degree level in a relevant subject such as Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, or Maths. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in video networking, multimedia applications, software engineering, and related networking technologies. All roles are based at BT’s Research Labs at Adastral Park in Suffolk - a fast developing science park, home to BT and over 100 other hi-tech companies.

We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. We’re creating an inclusive working culture where people from all backgrounds can succeed. That’s why we welcome applications from all parts of the community.

To Be Defined

Job: Research and Development

Title: Senior Researcher - Video & Multimedia Networking

Location: GBR %26 Ireland-GBR-Suffolk-Ipswich

Requisition ID: 103345