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Applied R&D (AR) consists of target-oriented research either with the goal of solving a particular problem / answering a specific question or for multi-discipline design, development, and implementation of hardware, software, and systems including maintenance support. Supplies techno-economic consulting to clients. AR work is characterised by its detailed and complex nature in order to systematically combine existing knowledge and practices to further developing and incrementally improving products, operational processes, and customer-specific feature development.

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CTO comprises the understanding of the technical details and the guiding of the technology strategy of a particular business, unit, or function. Covers driving of technology choices to positively impact Nokia's business.

How You Will Contribute And What You Will Learn


Core Mission:

As a visionary in Advanced Technologies & Strategic Innovation, be at the forefront of navigating the dynamic intersection of technology and business. Anticipate the future, harnessing insights into internal and external challenges, including regulatory landscapes, to spearhead transformative improvements. Pivotal in shaping the technological direction and strategic decisions, ensuring Nokia anticipates & capitalizes of technology market shifts, setting a competitive pace in the industry.

Future-Oriented Leadership:
• Proactively anticipate technological trends and business challenges, leveraging this foresight to guide strategic innovations in products, services, and processes. Lead cross functional teams across business units to create a Technology Strategy vision for positioning Nokia as an industry pioneer in cutting edge technology.
• Employ your expertise in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, IoT and Wireless Networks, Enterprise Networking, Multi-cloud Technologies, and Network & Infrastructure Security to lead our technology strategy and product evolution.

Standards & Intellectual property Excellence:
• Establish and refine guidelines and criteria for the definition of industry-leading technology standards, ensuring Nokia’s establishment as a thought leader in the space.
• Cultivate a culture of innovation in the space of advanced technologies, supporting the organization in building intellectual property and patents in the technologies relevant to its business.

Strategic Influence & Decision-Making:
• Leverage your comprehensive understanding of the technology, business, and commercial ecosystem in shaping strategic decisions for significant impact on Nokia’s competitive positioning and overall business performance.
• Lead cross functional teams across business units, globally to collectively solve complex, multifaceted problems with original, innovative solutions that have a broad and lasting impact on the business landscape.

Professional Development & Organizational Strategy:
• Guide and monitor the professional growth within cross functional teams, aligning talent development with strategic business objectives.
• As a recognized authority and strategic expert, both internally and externally, lead high-risk, complex projects with adeptness, setting the blueprint for project strategy and execution.

Business Acumen & Opportunity Identification:
• Identify and evaluate new technology & product development opportunities, understanding their relevance and potential impact on our strategic direction, enabling Nokia to capitalize on emerging market opportunities, driving growth and innovation.
• Foster collaborative excellence, working seamlessly leading cross functional teams to translate technological advancements into compelling business propositions.

Scope & Contribution

Functional Manager
• Responsible for definition of Technology Strategy in the responsibility area by leading cross functional teams of Technology strategy leads spread across Business Units & geographies. Demonstrates strategic thinking, assumes broad perspective. Designs and/or develops original programs, projects, content for functional subject areas. Manages implementation/utilization through other organisation resources. Authorised to take decisions within responsibility area.
• Anticipates internal and external technology and business challenges and / or regulatory issues and drives process, product or service improvements that create competitive advantage. Should be well versed and skilled in technologies like Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Wireline and Wireless Telecome Networks, Enterprise Networking, Multi-cloud technologies, Network and Infrastructure Security.

Key Skills And Experience


Impact is short to medium term and influences business unit results and/or customer relationships. Accountable for setting function/program goals, managing cost performance and ensuring achievement through people and processes. Decisions and actions will normally impact business, program, project, function. Predominant authority for development of new products, processes, standards or operational plans based upon business strategy.


High degree of independence within agreed policies, targets and budgets. Problem solving generally requires research and creative thought. Develops and applies new, innovative approaches to complex or infrequently occurring problems. Formulates operational guidelines. Ensures immediate working environment encourages innovation.Stretches beyond comfort zone to support a variety of senior roles and deliver business value in changing business environments.


Operates mostly at the senior level of the business with a global mindset and in many different environments (e.g. outside of home country, new business unit/entity, different cultures).Negotiates and compromises to influence internal and external parties who may have conflicting objectives to accept concepts, practices and approaches.Requires communication with senior executive leadership ( internal / external) and creation of a collaborative working environment e.g. in engaging and inspiring manner

Knowledge & Experience

Management experience across several functional areas or businesses. Mastery of a specific professional discipline combining deep knowledge of theory and practice or expertise across several different disciplines within a function. Command of content of sub function. Recognised thought leader. Typically requires 10-12 years extensive relevant experience and/or a graduate / postgraduate equivalent degree. PhD degree would normally be expected in R&D stream.

About Us

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

What we offer

Nokia offers 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

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

US/Canada Nokia Offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes but is not limited to:
• Corporate Retirement Savings Plan
• Health and dental benefits
• Short-term disability, and long-term disability
• Life insurance, and AD&D – Company paid 2x base pay
• Optional or Supplemental life and AD&D insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child)
• Paid time off for holidays and Vacation
• Employee Stock Purchase Plan
• Tuition Assistance Plan
• Adoption assistance
• Employee Assistance Program/Work Life Resource Program

The above benefits exclude students. All North America job posts will post for a minimum of 7 calendar days and up to 180 days or until candidate/s identified
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