27 May 2014 - Ericsson, the fifth-largest software company in the world, is further expanding its Irish operations, with the creation of an additional 120 jobs in 2014. Ericsson is Ireland’s leading provider of telecommunications infrastructure and services with an existing workforce of more than 1,400. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Traoloch Collins, Ericsson’s Managing Director in Ireland, said “We are looking for highly-skilled people who want to work in a dynamic and creative environment. I am enormously proud of our team here in Ireland and the opportunity to grow even further.” He added: “Ireland is a major research and development hub for Ericsson globally. We have a track record of ingenuity, with 87 patents developed in Ireland over the past 5 years.”
Ericsson is seeking to fill a range of positions in both Dublin and Athlone. The jobs being created are highly-skilled roles encompassing software developers, solution architects, consultants and programme managers. A number of these roles are in Ericsson’s recently acquired TV business unit, Mediaroom.
Barry O’Leary, CEO, IDA Ireland said “Ericsson has long been an integral part of the ICT sector in Ireland since it first set up an operation here in 1957. Ericsson provides excellent career opportunities to both graduates and experienced ICT professionals. The R&D activity carried out in Ireland by Ericsson is at the cutting edge of technology and contributes to Ireland’s position as a location of choice for ICT”.
Source: IDA Ireland