The internet of things is everywhere. Literally. From the smartphone in your pocket to your Fitbit, to the smart thermostats that are becoming more prevalent, internet of things (IoT) devices are taking over our lives.
IoT is all-encompassing, but the building blocks supporting the new technology – and the technology itself – don’t materialise out of nowhere. Someone has to build it.
As the IoT sector has grown, so too has the number of companies competing in that sphere. Many of these are even Irish or have an Irish base of operations.
It’s an exciting area to get into, as a company or as an employee, and career opportunities can be plentiful.
To help you cut through the sheer number of companies hiring in the IoT sector, we’ve selected a handful of the best companies hiring right now. Check them out below.
Providing cloud-delivered connectivity services that help IoT companies bring products rapidly to market, Asavie is truly at the cutting edge of the IoT.
Headquartered in Ireland, the Irish company has operations in the US, UK and Spain.
Asavie announced 106 new jobs late last year, and is currently hiring software engineers, sales engineers, and network and systems specialists.
Dairymaster is a Kerry-based company with a strong focus on agritech R&D. It utilises sensors, accelerometers and GPS – some of the building blocks of IoT – to create innovative devices to ease the complexities of farming.
The agritech company won the top prize at last year’s National Ploughing Championships’ Innovation Awards for its Swiftflo Commander, a processing system to help dairy farmers manage the milking process.
Dairymaster is currently seeking candidates for roles in engineering, development and sales.
One of the biggest homegrown tech employers in Ireland, Fleetmatics is – as you may hazard from the name – a fleet-tracking software company, monitoring some 650,000 vehicles remotely.
Headquartered in Tallaght, Dublin, the company has more than 1,100 employees globally, 150 of whom are in the Dublin HQ and technical hub/R&D centre.
The company is currently hiring for engineering, development, database, project management and sales roles.
Kellton Tech Solutions
Kellton Tech Solutions is an India-headquartered software development company, offering IT solutions in a number of arenas, including IoT.
In concert with an announcement centring on the company’s imminent move to Ireland – making Ireland the EMEA HQ – Kellton recently announced the creation of 100 jobs in Drogheda over the next five years. These jobs will be focused on the IoT arena.
The company is currently hiring UX designers in Ireland.
Irish chip designer Movidius is elbow deep in the internet of things, creating chips that power machine intelligence and that will be shipping in smartphones that can sense their immediate environment.
A lucrative deal with Google’s Project Tango, and major funding rounds, have led to growth within the company, which last year announced intentions to create 100 jobs.
Movidius is currently hiring engineers across a range of disciplines.
The Swiss-headquartered U-blox is a supplier of chips and modules for wireless communication and position, with a strong focus on creating solutions for IoT.
With work encompassing connected vehicles, cities and industry, U-blox endeavours to make it easier and more secure to connect products to the internet of things.
The company’s Irish operation is based in Cork, and design team leads, RFIC design engineers, RF analogue layout engineers, and others, are currently sought for that location.
This week’s Siliconrepublic.com Start-up of the Week, Wia is a NDRC-based IoT start-up that aims to provide makers with a platform on which to bring projects to life.
The company provides cloud infrastructure for the building of real-time sensor and location applications, utilising ready-made APIs to create applications without the need for knowledge of complex infrastructures.
Wia is currently seeking candidates for roles in development and marketing.
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