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Senior Software Engineer

Job Title
Senior Software Engineer


A Senior Software Engineer is required to join the team at the Telecommunications Software and Systems Group in Waterford Institute of Technology.


Commencement Date: ASAP



  • Work with the Product Manager, Chief Architect and customers to develop requirements for software.
  • May be required to act as technical lead on one or more projects and will have responsibility insuring that delivery deadlines are met.
  • Develop software using the appropriate technology set as specified by the Chief Architect and according to agile development best practices (e.g. test driven development, continuous integration, etc.).
  • Develop Object Oriented software modules in Java or similar language.
  • Work with database technologies - for example PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, MS- SQL Server.
  • Work with customers and travel to their sites (National and European) as needed to support the product in production, identify enhancements, elicit requirements and/or solve production problems.
  • Document any necessary processes or procedures.
  • Support the Research Unit Manager in defining new products/services/technology roadmaps.
  • Work with the Product Manager to write proposals for future funding.
  • Mentors junior staff members in software engineering processes and new technologies.
  • Report to the Research Unit Manager.




  • BSc/BEng in computing or telecommunications, or equivalent, and a minimum of 4 years software engineering experience.
  • Strong Object Oriented programming ability in Java or similar OO language.
  • Strong Knowledge of network protocols (either telecommunications or Internet).
  • Strong Knowledge of database technologies - for example PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, MS-SQL Server.
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Logical approach to problem solving.
  • Attention to detail and methodical approach.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to create test procedures and test plans.
  • Ability to write proposals.
  • Willingness to travel.




  • Advanced understanding of web technologies and frameworks.
  • Understanding of Computational Complexity for developing data analysis algorithms.



Minimum Qualification Required:

  • BSc/BEng in computing or telecommunications, or equivalent.



Next Step:

To apply for this position please submit a loose-leaf CV with accompanying letter/email specifying the position you are interested in before 5pm on 21st February 2012 to:


The Human Resources Office,

Waterford Institute of Technology,






Telephone: 051-845519 Fax: 051-302663






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