Indoor Positioning Senior Research Engineer – Contractor

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About Huawei Research and Development UK Limited

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have more than 194,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.

Our vision and mission is to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. To this end, we will drive ubiquitous connectivity and promote equal access to networks; bring cloud and artificial intelligence to all four corners of the earth to provide superior computing power where you need it, when you need it; build digital platforms to help all industries and organizations become more agile, efficient, and dynamic; redefine user experience with AI, making it more personalized for people in all aspects of their life, whether they’re at home, in the office, or on the go.

This spirit of innovation has led Huawei to work in close partnership with leading academic institutions in the UK to develop and refine the latest technologies. The company’s commitment to investment in R&D in the UK, through university partnerships or bespoke facilities such as the photonics centre in Ipswich, will keep the country at the forefront of global digital innovation. And through this commitment, the UK will play an increasingly significant role in helping Huawei to develop the technologies of the future that will transform the way we all communicate, work and live.

For the past 30 years we have maintained an unwavering focus, rejecting shortcuts and easy opportunities that don’t align with our core business. With a practical approach to everything we do, we concentrate our efforts and invest patiently to drive technological breakthroughs.

This strategic focus is a reflection of our core values:

– staying customer-centric,

– inspiring dedication,

– persevering,

– Growing by reflection.

Huawei Research and Development UK Limited Overview

Huawei’s vision is a fully connected, intelligent world.

To achieve this, we work to inspire passion for basic research around the world. Our combined passion drives development across the global innovation value chain. Huawei has the largest Research and Development organization in the world with 96,000+ employees in research centres around the globe. In the UK, we already have design centres in Cambridge, London, Edinburgh, Ipswich and Bristol. We continue to explore and define new research directions and new services. We have expanded our collaborations with academic researchers; researched new network architectures, integration of communications and key enabling technologies; and developed the fundamental theories of these technologies. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey and drive your career forward.


Job Summary
Huawei R&D UK is now recruiting Consultants in the field of AI & Indoor Positioning. The positions are open in its Edinburgh Research Centre. The team you will be joining is systems-focused, so we are looking for engineering-minded researchers with a focus on building software to address current challenges for smart phone users. The successful candidates will hold relevant research contribution or engineering background and able to undertake research and engineering work in data and AI system components. We’re looking to recruit various level consultants with skills in designing and implementing large scale graph optimisation or machine learning (Unsupervised / Reinforcement) activity recognition and features extraction. Candidates should have a solid computer science or mathematical background, be comfortable with both academic research, and engineering skills.

Job Purpose:
Working as part of the Huawei position and navigation team will involve empirical computer science research within the Huawei Edinburgh Research Centre. The team is responsible for developing and providing prototypes and production components to improve Huawei smartphone user’s experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Systems research and development on GNSS alternative navigation systems for pedestrians or vehicles.
  • Geospatial data analysis utilising features recognition, clustering, classification and dimensionality reduction in a multi-dimensional trajectory.
  • Support the development of key technical components for the next generation localisation and positioning systems on Huawei’s products.
  • Support the realisation of cooperative SLAM and data driven AI for hand held devices.
  • Unleash the full potential of geospatial data modelling for indoors.
  • Realise and procure innovations for the future development of positioning and navigation technologies.
  • Cooperation with the academic partners and field experts in Edinburgh and the UK.

Person Specification:
List details of Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Qualifications needed to do the job:


  • Researching/engineering experience in at least one of the following:
  • Sensors fusion, Signal processing, SLAM, Machine Learning.
  • Excellent data science tech stack, such as Python, PyTorch and Pandas data frame.
  • Ability to pick up and progress new cutting-edge technologies in literature.
  • Commercial R&D experience or relevant publications records.


  • PhD in positioning systems, robotics or machine learning related topics;
  • Relevant industry experience delivering innovations and R&D projects in activity recognition, deep learning or robotics.
  • Contributions to open-source projects navigation systems, autonomous driving or geospatial data science
  • Some exposure to computer vision and augmented reality research & development.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this position and believe your experience and skills are suitable, please email a copy of your CV and cover letter to