Researcher in (Distributed) Machine Learning Systems / Networks

Fecha: 21 mar. 2024

Ubicación: BARCELONA, ES

Empresa: Telefonica S.A.



Telefonica Research is a leading industrial research lab based in Spain. The aim of the lab is to carry research studies on mid to long-term related to several technological areas of interest to the Telefónica Group. The Research group follows an open research model in collaboration with universities and other research institutions, promoting the dissemination of their work both through publications and technology transfer. The group is constituted of a multi-disciplinary team with a variety of skills that includes systems, networks, HCI, Machine Learning and Privacy/Security.


For this position, we are seeking candidates at all level of seniority for a staff researcher position to strengthen and complement our efforts in the area of Machine Learning (ML) and Systems, with specific focus in the areas of (theoretical) Distributed or Federated ML, and how it can be applied to (mobile) systems and networks, and vice versa. Knowledge / past experience on the aspects of privacy and security for these areas, will be highly appreciated.



The researcher  will have the opportunity to propose and develop research ideas individually and jointly with the rest of the research team and Telefonica at large. The researcher will also strengthen the research work via the creation and leading of strong collaborative associations with academic institution, industrial partners, customers, and government agencies. Furthermore, the researcher will work on dissemination of research results via publications and demonstrations in major venues worldwide, generation of intellectual property, and partnership with business units to ensure the successful exploitation of research outputs.



  • Propose and develop research track that advances the state of the art in the field.

  • Create and lead collaborations with academic institution, industrial partners, customers, and government agencies.

  • Pursue funding opportunities for personnel and/or equipment and/or research visits, via proposal writing and submission for National and/or European and/or International competitive grants.

  • Disseminate research results via publications and demonstrations in top venues worldwide.

  • Generate of intellectual property.

  • Partnership with business (and other Telefonica) units to promote the successful exploitation of research outputs.

  • Supervise intern students, collaborate openly with other researchers as well as other Telefonica members.



  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Telecommunication, Machine Learning, Systems & Networking, or other related fields. (Or PhD expected in next few months).

  • Great record of research output (e.g., publications in top conferences and journals in the field, such as NeurIPS, KDD, ICML, ICLR, AAAI, MLSys, EuroSys, MobiCom, MobiSys,etc.)

  • Strong verbal, visual, and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinacy environment.

  • Strong knowledge and experience for research in the area of (distributed) ML, Split Learning, systems & networks for Large ML Models (LLM), etc.

  • Strong background and experience in building systems and experimental work (e.g., methodologies, software, testbeds, models, etc.) in one of the areas listed above.

  • We are seeking candidates at all level of seniority.







If you join us, we offer you...

  • Work in a dynamic team and be part of challenging projects that will allow you to play a leading role in the transformation of the company.
  • An interesting package of social benefits (luncheon vouchers, health, life and accident insurance, pension plan, flexible compensation plan...).
  • A flexible working environment with hybrid models of face-to-face and telecommuting.
  • Access to a wide range of continuous learning opportunities for you to grow with us.
  • Participate in volunteering programmes, social actions, international mobility, off-site...



If you join Telefónica

You join almost 100 years of history, you join a team of 106 nationalities present in more tan 35 countries. You join a team that works to connect people wherever they are. We are leading the digital revolution with the enthusiasm of the first day in all our businesses, creating the best digital ecosystem for our clients: network, IoT, cloud, security, innovation etc. Here, at Telefónica you count with everything you need to be the best you. We need people like you that wants to take this challenge of creating the Telefónica of tomorrow.

Telefonica is committed to the new working ways. Under our proposition “Disconnect to Reconnect” we have applied the Digital Disconnection.


We strongly believe diverse and inclusive teams become more innovative and they achieve improved results. Telefonica aims to promote and guarantee a place for everyone, just the way we are: gender, age range, sexual orientation and/or identity, culture, creed, disability or any other personal condition.