Director of Software Engineering


$120K — $180K *


More than 4w ago


5 - 7 years of experience

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Job Description

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

Strategy and Technology (S&T) lays the path for Nokia’s future technology innovation and identifies the most promising areas for Nokia to create new value. One such avenue for S&T is the Incubator, which takes on innovative new ideas and helps to commercialize them as new businesses. Nokia AIMS is an incubation venture operating in a start-up-style environment, mixing R&D and business skills, and has launched an autonomous drone solution for the logistics industry that helps customers get a clear picture of their inventory. Our development team is primarily in Murray Hill, New Jersey, and is embedded in a wider international team.

What you will learn and contribute to

The team is comprised of big-brained engineers who know a lot about drones, autonomy and computer vision, but we need someone with experience in software development best practices to take the team to the next level.

You will play a critical role in shaping the AIMS software development team, leading them to be first class coders, implementing SW development best practices and undertaking complex hands-on coding and development yourself.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead software engineering by implementing SW development best practices and processes
  • Guide, inspire and mentor a team of brilliant autonomy and computer vision engineers
  • Work closely alongside architect, product management and test team to build amazing products customers will love
  • Hands-on coding and development to solve complex technical problems related to drone/robotics autonomy, computer vision and object recognition, machine learning, real-time applications and UI
  • Conduct code reviews and bug hunting expeditions
  • Select tools and platforms to meet team’s software development requirements
  • Ensure all software meets product requirements, is of high quality, well-documented and delivered on-time
  • Foster a culture of innovation and continuous learning
  • Own quarterly software development objectives and key results

Your skills and experience

You have:

  • Minimum five years’ experience leading software development in an agile environment
  • Hands-on experience with code management, release planning and CI/CD, and overall software development life cycle
  • Versatile coder with expertise in Python and C++
  • Knowledge of Kubernetes, software containerization and code deployment
  • Good understanding of RESTFul APIs and database management
  • Developed software for one or more of real-time, embedded systems, mission critical or robotics applications and demonstrated record of having shipped code in production
  • Understanding and experience with software testing methodologies
  • High EQ, communications and influencing skills
  • Worked for a software startup, large software development company or IT consultancy

It would be nice if you also had:

  • People management experience
  • Expertise in Javascript
  • Sense of humor


  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in computer science or equivalent

While this is an individual contributor role, it is expected to lead to head of engineering responsibilities as team grows. We work in the office in New Providence, NJ (commuting distance to NYC) a minimum three days per week. You must have valid work authorization for the US as we are not able to sponsor candidates.

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.

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, color, 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.

Additional Information

  • United States Salary Range: The base salary range is: $141,470 – $262,730 USD Plus eligibility for incentive/variable pay
  • United States Benefits: Nokia offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following: Pension Plan - Cash Account Program, Medical, and dental coverage, Short-term disability, and long-term disability, Life insurance, and AD&D – Company paid 2x base pay, Supplemental life and AD&D insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child), Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-tax commuter and parking benefits, Savings/401(k) Plan, Paid time off for holidays and vacation, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Tuition Assistance Plan, Adoption assistance, Employee Assistance Program/Work Life Resource Program, Voluntary benefits including vision, legal, auto & home Insurance, pet insurance, Identity Theft Protection Services, and Health Advisory Services and Nokia Perks At Work.
  • Disclaimer (For US Jobs): Nokia Maintains broad annual base salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience and market conditions, and with consideration to internal peer equity.
Nokia is a Finnish multinational telecommunications, information technology, and consumer electronics company. The company was founded in 1865 and has since grown to become one of the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturers in the world. Nokia's products include mobile phones, smartphones, and network equipment, among others. The company is committed to innovation and has a strong focus on research and development. Nokia is also committed to sustainability and has set ambitious targets for reducing its environmental impact. The company operates in over 100 countries and has a strong presence in Europe, Asia, and North America.
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