Junior Research Engineer

We are currently looking for a Junior Research Engineer to our client company Ekahau, which is the recognized leader in wireless network design tools, especially for enterprise Wi-Fi. Do you want to work side-by-side with world-class experts and get the possibility to try new things and expand your expertise to the direction you prefer? This is a great opportunity to work in an international environment where you can focus in a long-term development of company’s products. If you got interested, keep reading and apply today!


Academic Work is looking for a Junior Research Engineer to our client Ekahau.

This job is a staffing position, which means that you will be employed by Academic Work and work as a consultant at Ekahau. This is first 12 months temporary contract, with possibility to get permanent contract with the client company after that.


Ekahau creates Wi-Fi analysis and planning tools and measurement devices for globally well-known customers and they are the recognized leader in enterprise grade wireless network design tooling. Therefore, if you want the work with the smartest colleagues in the industry, this might be the best place for you! We also offer you friendly and helpful team, challenging tasks, flexible hours and fast-paced environment.

At first, you will be working with versatile Java development tasks, mainly focusing in a long-term development of Ekahau’s product. Your specific job duties are initially on complex data structures and algorithms, as well as performance optimization. Later, depending on your personal interests, you will both develop the current product and create new stuff. In the future, you have freedom to expand your expertise to the direction you prefer.

Keywords for Ekahau: Cloud (Amazon), Terraform, C++, Java, Android, iOS (Swift), Front-End


Our ideal candidate has a good knowledge in Java and interest to develop in his/her career. You know the logic of programming, have good skills in data structures and algorithms, feel passion for performance optimized code and are willing to learn new stuff all the time! You might be recently graduated, finishing your studies or already gained a bit working experience.

We are looking for someone who can show his/her interest towards the industry. For example, you might have worked with interesting projects, created your own application or took part to open source competition. Please make sure you let us know about these in your CV. You are the one we are looking for if you are always looking for new challenges, likes to research and can work with uncertainty and incompleteness.

Apply if you have:
- Good knowledge in Java
- Special interest for data structures, algorithms and performance optimized code
- Relevant academic studies
- Good problem solving skills
- Awesome attitude towards developing your skills
- Fluent skills in English
If Java is not your main language but you are otherwise extremely talented developer and you can prove it, we can also consider you for the position!

It is an advantage if you speak Finnish and/or have previous working experience in this field or technologies mentioned above.

Start: As soon as we find the right candidate
Working hours: Full-time (if you are still studying, we can be flexible with this)
Employment period: 12 months, with possibility to recruitment
Location: Helsinki
Salary: According to agreement
Published: 7.11.2017

In this position you will be employed by Academic Work and we take care of all the legal responsibilities of an employer such as salary payments, insurances and health care. It is important for us that you feel well and perform in your job. Your consultant manager will be in regular contact with you during the assignment and guides you on your career. Academic Work is an authorized staffing and recruitment agency and our employees are extremely satisfied, something that we are very proud of. We are here to help you succeed!


To apply for the job click on “Apply here” below. Remember to attach your CV into your application! We only handle applications through our website but if you have questions about the position you can reach us via email in hel03@academicwork.fi. Please write the advert ID in the subject and paste the advert link in the mail. We are ongoing screening and contacting candidates so make sure to send your application as soon as possible. Please notice that the advert can be removed before eventual last dates on our external advertising pages. When the advert is being removed it’s either due to that the processes is finished or because we have many qualified applications and are continuing in the selection/interview phase.

We are the Home of the Young Professionals. We are experts in recruitment and staffing university students, recently graduated and professionals in the beginning of their career. You can be employed by us as a consultant in one of our client companies or be recruited directly to our client via our recruitment co-operation. You can read more about us at www.academicwork.fi.

When employed at Academic Work you will have your own dedicated Consultant Manager, who’s role is to answer your questions, support your career development and ensure you enjoy your place of work.


Ekahau is the innovation behind smart wireless network design. We provide the enterprise with tools to design wireless networks – smarter. As the global leader, our solutions minimize network deployment time and ensure sufficient wireless network performance and capacity regardless of the industry, project size, building infrastructure or level of complexity. We are recognized for consistently delivering the industry-best solution for designing and maintaining Wi-Fi networks. Our award-winning software offers industry-leading customer experience and our intensive global Ekahau Certified Survey Engineer program has graduated over 2,300 wireless professionals. Today, more than 15,000 professionals worldwide, including over 100 of the Fortune 500 companies, rely on Ekahau when they need high performance Wi-Fi networks. Ekahau Wi-Fi solutions help you design, deploy, validate, and maintain your wireless network – smarter.