Ericsson Ireland to hire 250 new staff at Athlone R&D center
The company wants to hire cloud-native engineers as it focuses on 5G growth and continued investment in its Athlone base.
Ericsson Ireland plans to hire 250 new staff at its R&D center in Athlone, County Westmeath. The roles will be filled over the next three years.
Jobs will be available for software developers, data scientists, architects, cloud and mobile communications engineers at all stages of their careers.
Ericsson has grown its Irish business by 25% over the past five years and wants to focus on supporting 5G growth and continued investment in cloud technologies at its Athlone base.
The Swedish telecoms tech giant currently employs around 1,400 people in Ireland, 1,200 of whom are based at its R&D center in Athlone. These employees work on the development of Ericsson’s digital services operations support systems, as well as its Cloud Radio Access Network (RAN).
Ericsson has had an R&D presence in Athlone since 1979. It employs an additional 200 people at its Dublin base.
Internationally, Ericsson’s portfolio covers networks, digital services, managed services and emerging businesses. More than 40% of global mobile traffic passes through networks provided by Ericsson and manages networks that together serve more than one billion subscribers.
According to Denis Dullea, Head of R&D at Ericsson Athlone, the new hires will work to bring “the benefits of cloud-native technologies” to its global customer base through its “RAN, management, automation and orchestration offerings.” “.
“The investment is also good news for Athlone and the wider Midlands region, where Ericsson is one of the biggest employers,” Dullea added.
“Through continued strong partnerships with IDA, the Irish Government and the recently established Shannon University of Technology, we are delighted to continue to attract and nurture the best and brightest Irish and international talent into the heart of the ‘Ireland.”
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