Cloud Native Developer, in Telco Open Source team

Posted date:  Jun 20, 2022

Athlone, WH, IE


Ericsson Software Technology (EST) is the open source software development company serving Ericsson, a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment & services to mobile & fixed network operators. EST hosts open source R&D resources, focusing on developing technology, fostering and incubating innovation and industry collaboration through open source development. 

Ericsson Software Technology employees live Ericsson's common vision & core values. They share a passion to win and a high responsiveness to customer needs that in turn makes us a desirable partner to our clients. To ensure professional growth, EST offers a stimulating work experience in open source projects, continuous learning and growth opportunities that allow you to collaborate with the brightest minds in software development and acquire the knowledge & skills necessary to reach your career goals. 

Our exciting opportunity 

We are looking for experienced software developers to join our team and work in open source communities in Cloud Native and Digital Infrastructure open source solution space. 

Open source software constitutes a significant part of Ericsson products, and EST is looking for developers that can balance Ericsson’s needs while engaging and steering the relevant open source communities in an open and constructive manner. 

The open source communities we are engaged in are primarily ONAP, Open RAN, Cloud Native technologies including the Kubernetes ecosystem, Spinnaker and other DevOps technologies. As needs evolve there will be requirements in other communities. 

If you are looking for a new challenge working in partnership with a global virtual team, developing global standards in software, this may be the right role for you.


What you'll do 

  • Implement cloud native and digital infrastructure software features in open source communities, including pipeline work. 

  • Work directly with product R&D teams to refine requirements, define product architectures, integrate and test solutions. 

  • Be self-motivated and disciplined in addressing stakeholder and community needs. 

  • Understand and engage with open source related technologies, projects and foundations. 

  • Develop a strong and respected presence in open source communities and projects. 

To be successful in the role you must have 

  • 5+ years professional programming experience with strong core competency in any of the following: Java, Python, Go, Groovy, Kotlin, C/C++. 

  • Experience in product development including familiarity with methodology and processes. 

  • Practical experience with Kubernetes and Docker 

  • Knowledge of DevOps technologies such as Jenkins, Spinnaker, Gitlab. 

  • Awareness of relevant open source community norms and behaviors. Experience in open source or inner source communities is an advantage. 

  • Strong verbal and written communication. While representing EST as an open source developer, a focus is placed on high emotional competence and communication skills. 

  • The proven ability to work collaboratively in a team-setting, working in a multi-cultural & international environment. 

  • Have a MSc/BSc level in Computer Science or the equivalent level of knowledge 

  • Be proficient in English, written and spoken 

What do we offer 

We support all forms of workplace environments, from using the office as a full or part time workspace with remote working within Ireland  

A healthy work-life balance (flexible hours, remote working option, maternity/paternity and parental leave) 

27 days annual leave, family-friendly work environment! 

Multifaceted sports and social club which hosts many sporting (e.g. golf, football, swimming, tennis) and social (e.g. gaming, theatre, movie, nights out) activities 

Expand your horizons in a rich multicultural environment with colleagues from all over the world 

Clearly defined career paths, improved with inhouse training and financial support for external study 

Opportunities to travel around the world and work directly with our customers 

Pension scheme, health insurance, company doctor, life cover and sick pay/income continuance plan 

Tax saver commuter/bike to work scheme 


What’s in it for you? 

Here at Ericsson, our culture is built on over a century of courageous decisions. With us, you will no longer be dreaming of what the future holds – you will be redefining it. You won’t develop for the status quo, but will build what replaces it.

Joining us is a way to move your career in any direction you want; with hundreds of career opportunities in locations all over the world, in a place where co-creation and collaboration are embedded into the walls. You will find yourself in a speak-up environment where empathy and humanness serve as cornerstones for how we work, and where work-life balance is a priority. Welcome to an inclusive, global company where your opportunity to make an impact is endless. 

You can also learn more about why our software campus in Athlone is a great place to work: Video Link 


Do you believe that an organization fostering an environment of cooperation and collaboration to execute with speed creates better business value? Do you value a culture of humanness, where fact based decisions are important and our people are encouraged to speak up? Do you believe that diverse, inclusive teams drive performance and innovation? At Ericsson, we do. 


We provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, religion, political opinion, nationality, ethnic background, social origin, social status, indigenous status, disability, age, union membership or employee representation and any other characteristic protected by local law or Ericsson’s Code of Business Ethics.


Be where it begins

Our Culture

Welcome to an inclusive, global company where your opportunity to make an impact is endless. Share your most innovative ideas, bring your unique perspective and bring your unique perspective in a speak up environment. With us, you will no longer be dreaming of what the future holds – you will be redefining it at a company where you’re empowered to lead and perform at your very best.

Learning and Development

Being a part of our team means having the flexibility to take your career in many different directions, but it also means leveraging the supportive structure of a big organization, with clear personal and professional development opportunities. 

Benefits and Rewards

We believe that great accomplishments deserve great benefits and transparent rewards. We strive to offer competitive, unbiased, and fair rewards for all our people. We empower you to manage your own time and promote flexible working opportunities, along with family-friendly policies.

Click here to find out more about our benefits.

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