Research Positions in Cloud Technologies and Services

AT&T Labs-Research, one of the premier industrial research laboratories in the world, is looking for talented individuals in all areas of cloud computing to join an existing core team building transformational next-generation cloud solutions and services for AT&T.

AT&T is currently embarking on a transformative initiative called the User-Defined Network Cloud that will change AT&T’s networking businesses and enable intelligent services by leveraging cloud technologies and Software Defined Networking (SDN). This transformation is expected to give greater access to technologies and innovations from data centers, including rapid innovation in server hardware, virtualization, cloud computing, software defined network switches and controllers, competitive independent software and software development solutions, and well supported open source communities that deliver parity to the industry. The transformation enables exciting opportunities for Researchers exploring how such networks should be designed and managed.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Deployment and management of virtualized resources at scale
  • Novel cloud services, as well as innovative techniques and models for building such services
  • Cloud monitoring and runtime adaptive control techniques
  • Compute, storage, and network virtualization
  • Distributed storage and database technologies
  • Cloud networking solutions, both within and between data centers
  • Hypervisor and related systems technologies
  • Cloud architectures and control techniques for ensuring low latency, high availability and other Quality of Service (QoS) characteristics
  • Cloud security and resource isolation
  • Virtual machine (VM) image management
  • Resource scheduling and optimization, including data placement
  • Cloud federation and brokering
  • Mobile cloud

Outstanding Ph.D.-level candidates at all levels of experience are encouraged to apply. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in research, a collaborative spirit, strong communication skills, and software and systems expertise. Familiarity with current technologies such as OpenStack and Hadoop is a plus. Access to real-world systems and data, the ability to work with internal and external collaborators, and the possibility of making an impact by developing solutions that will be used by tens of millions of consumers, and the largest Corporations in the world, are some of the reasons AT&T Labs-Research is an exciting place to work.

Cloud positions are based in Bedminster, NJ and New York, NY.

AT&T Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers. Applications will continue to be considered until positions are filled.


Outstanding PhD-level candidates at all levels of experience are encouraged to apply.  All other applicants or anyone interested in learning more about employment with AT&T can visit the AT&T employment pages ( our corporate website.


Important Dates

Our recruiting season begins in October and we will begin interviews in January. Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis, until positions are filled. 



  • Your curriculum vitae, including your complete academic and professional histories and your publication record.

  • At least three (3) and up to five (5) references.
    Your references will be contacted by email and provided with a URL for uploading their reference letter. It's a good idea to contact your references now to let them know that they will be hearing from us.

You do not have to submit all references at the time you submit your application, but you must provide them to complete your application.

  • A research statement (up to 2000 words) describing your current research and your vision for your future research.
    Feel free to supply any other information helpful in assessing your application.


Selection Process

Note that candidates' applications and credentials are reviewed throughout the recruiting season. During this time, you may receive an email or phone call from a technical staff member to discuss your application. At that time or at a later date, you may receive an invitation to interview in person. An interview visit is typically one to two days in length. During your visit, you will give a one-hour lecture on your research and meet with technical staff members individually or in small groups.

Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications, not each applicant will be contacted individually.

AT&T Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers. All qualified candidates will receive full and fair consideration for employment.


How to Apply

Complete this on-line application at the AT&T corporate site:

  • Provide your basic contact information
  • Upload your CV (additional fields will be populated automatically from your CV)
  • Basic profile: Answer questions labeled with (*)

If you have any problems with the above link, please  email Amy Messina.