Telecoms software player Openet to create 45 global jobs
Joe Hogan, CTO and founder of Openet, and Niall Norton, CEO of Openet

Telecoms software player Openet to create 45 global jobs

30 Oct 2014

Ireland’s largest indigenous technology company Openet is to create 45 new jobs to support its global expansion. Thirty of the jobs will be based in Ireland while 15 will be located at its Asian hub in Kuala Lampur.

Openet provides cutting edge software, that enables its global mobile phone and cable customers improve profitability, by commercialising network activity. Openet’s global customers include AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Bell and Vodafone.

The new roles being created include a number of graduate positions as well as senior technical and engineering positions.

“We are hiring top class software engineering graduates and senior engineers who can help us continue to innovate and create dynamic, real time software solutions for our Tier 1 global customers,” explained Openet CEO Niall Norton.

The expansion is being supported by Enterprise Ireland.

“Openet is a great example of the type of company which we are determined to support – an innovative Irish company, providing high-quality services, selling to world-leading companies around the world, and creating jobs at home in Ireland,” Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said.

“This is a very welcome announcement for Dublin, and I wish Openet every success with this project.”

High level coding

Openet invests over 15pc of annual revenues into R&D and new product development, explained Openet founder and CTO Joe Hogan.

“Our R&D lab and our core product development function are located here in Dublin where we employ over 200 engineers and we continue to create software products that provide 600 million mobile telecoms users around the world with the best network and data experience,” he said.

“We work closely with Irish universities and third level institutions to ensure that our graduates are equipped to take up the highly skilled roles which we offer.

“Software engineers need to be able to code at the highest level and this focus must be retained by the academic institutions here to ensure our graduates can compete in a global workforce,” added Hogan.

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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