Innovate Global Early Career Technology Program - Developer

Job Description

Date: May 10, 2019

Shape your career in global innovation.

Innovation that can change how people and communities interact is at the heart of the Networked Society. Our Innovate Global Leadership Program is designed to give high performers real opportunities to deliver commercially successful innovation. Through a combination of international rotation, formal training and constant challenge, you’ll learn at pace, engage with live projects and discover what it takes to develop a career with a genuinely world-class leader in technology.

The potential is exceptional. To make a breakthrough career move. To build your influence in the global arena. To make a visible difference to way people use and interact leading-edge mobile technology. That’s why You + Ericsson is such a powerful combination.


What does your future look like?


We are on the brink of the Networked Society - a technology revolution that will change the world for good through instant global connections and expanded freedom and opportunity.

Ericsson is a world leader in the rapidly changing environment of communications technology – providing equipment, software and services to enable transformation through mobility

Headquartered in Stockholm – Sweden, Ericsson is a publicly listed company with more than 115,000 employees



More than 180 countries use Ericsson equipment, and more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. Technology is at the heart of our business. Ericsson engineers, researchers and scientists around the world are working on what’s next in information, communications and telecommunications (ICT).


A connected world is just the beginning. Your passion determines what comes next! Apply your ideas and insights to empowering people, business and society.


Come and discover what makes YOU + ERICSSON a powerful combination


We welcome the opportunity to meet you!

Position Summary

Part of Ericsson’s Global Early Career Program, this position aims at identifying potential technical leaders early on their careers, which ambition reaching a leading position within 5 years after completion of the program.

We look for agile, smart, technology-savvy, multicultural, and open-minded young talent that we will support going through multiple experiences within Ericsson with the objective of accelerating his/her career development.

We will leverage internal resources and build on the everyday learning 70/20/10 principle, where geographical mobility, job rotation, assignments and shadowing/coaching/mentoring will be the foundation.

Being part of a global trainee program, you will get the opportunity to work in all steps of the product development process; from business opportunity to requirement analysis, design, integration, verification, deployment and customer support.

Focus will be put on the analysis of requirements to design SW architectures and solutions that are innovative and satisfy our customers’ needs. You will practice and develop your skills for creating efficient proof of concepts and demos as well as products ready for release on the market.


Position Qualifications


Minimum Qualifications & Experience Requirements:

  • A university degree (MSc or PhD), preferably within telecom or software engineering
  • Excellent knowledge of SW programming languages (e.g. C++)
  • Very good understanding of telecom and IP networks and new technology trends like Network Function Virtualization, Cloud, Software Defined Networks
  • Genuine technology interest, curiosity and eagerness to learn about new technology and how to apply it in telecom and ICT
  • Creativity, willingness to experiment and prototype
  • Fluent English
  • This is a Trainee program - You may have at most 2 years of working experience
  • You must be willing to spend several months in a different location than your hiring’s unit


Any of the following qualifications are valuable but not mandatory:

  • Programming skills, for example Web-scale IT, or enterprise cloud applications
  • Modern development methods, such as lean/agile, micro service design
  • Entrepreneurial experience


Preferred soft skills:

  • Knowledge Sharing & Collaboration skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Coaching & Mentoring skills


The position is based in Madrid, Spain, with global rotation

Please submit your application in English as soon as possible - we are working continuously with candidate selection.



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Ericsson complies with applicable country, state and all local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location across the world in which the company has facilities. In addition, Ericsson supports the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and the United Nations Global Compact.

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Primary country and city: Spain (ES) || || Madrid || R&D; Stud&YP

Req ID: 280819