Ericsson to hire 250 new staff in Athlone as part of expansion
Telecommunications company Ericsson will create 250 new jobs at its research and development campus in Athlone, it announced today.
The new jobs will be created over the next three years and will focus on hiring native software developers, engineers and cloud architects in a variety of professional stages.
The Swedish company has had staff at Athlone for over 40 years and its software development campus is one of the largest in Ireland.
Ericsson currently employs 1,200 people at Athlone and 200 employees in Dublin, making it one of Ireland’s largest employers in the software development industry. Due to previous investments, Ericsson Ireland has grown by more than 25% in the last 5 years.
Ericsson’s Athlone campus acts as a global headquarters for research and development of its digital service operations support systems.
Denis Dullea, Head of Research and Development at Ericsson Athlone, said: “This announcement underscores our global reputation as a world-class software development and research development center. Our team here already plays a key role in the development of Ericsson products, services and solutions that enable Ericsson to offer unlimited connectivity that makes the unimaginable possible.
“We are hiring 250 additional software developers, engineers and architects with native cloud skills to enhance our ability to deliver the benefits of native cloud technologies to our global customer base through our RAN, management, automation and orchestration, “Dullea added.
Commenting on the expansion of the company to Athlone, Tánaiste and the Minister of Business, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD said: “These new jobs are in new areas of native cloud technologies, offering opportunities really “It is truly a vote of confidence in Athlone and Ireland as a whole that such an internationally recognized company has chosen to make this investment.”
Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital Regulation and Enterprise Robert Troy TD said: “I am delighted with Ericsson’s announcement to add 250 posts to its research campus and These highly skilled functions in software development, engineering and cloud technology are a welcome development for the region and this expansion reaffirms the Midlands as a center of excellence in the ICT and technology sector. from the cloud.
“Ericsson is a well-established presence here at Athlone and its continued success and investment in its research and development campus is a testament to the fact that Westmeath and the Midlands as a whole are a great place to do it. business, “he said.