• Job Tracking ID: 2018I-4650-75
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: December 10, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

As a global leader in IP-based satellite communications, we are the change agent, shaping the future of how the world connects. Our team is helping the world’s leading satellite operators and service providers capture the future through major innovation. The most fulfilling work of your career is waiting for you at iDirect…imagine your talent and energy paired with our vision and technical leadership: the sky is truly the limit!

We are seeking a talented Integration & Test Engineer to join our team in Kerry who will work with an outstanding team of engineers with the goal of delivering a premier IP-based satellite communication product making it possible to deliver voice, video and data connectivity anywhere in the world.

Our Killarney Innovation and Engineering center is responsible for the developing solutions for satellite data optimization and inter provider roaming based on a virtualized network architecture, to be utilized as part of the wider iDirect satellite communication suite. We work actively with European Space Agency, EC H2020 and SFI-CONNECT defining future architectures and technologies for satellite networks.

Our teams use Scrum for Agile software development, and as such we work in diverse teams where thoughts and ideas are shared and collaboration is actively encouraged. This gives team members the opportunity to work across products, getting to understand exactly how products operates, and how it fits within the larger iDirect communication solution.


Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or a related engineering discipline is preferred.


  • Integration and Verification (I&V) testing of complex Satellite and Cellular (3GPP) software systems.
  • Analysis of test lab requirements and procurement of test lab equipment/Tools for Satellite and Cellular systems.
  • Maintenance of Test lab and demonstration equipment to ensure minimum down time
  • Regular reviews and updating of I&V test plans and activities to keep up to date with rapidly changing customer requirements.
  • Occasional training of other employees and customer representatives on the software functionality and troubleshooting
  • Support of PoC (Proof of Concept) and trial deployments
  • Assist the documentation group in preparing material on the products for use in training courses and customer documentation.

Experience and Skills:

Must have -

  • 3+ Years of experience (preferably within the telecoms industry)
  • Scripting (Python, Perl, Shell)
  • IP Networking
  • Knowledge of Virtualization (VMWare, VirtualBox, KVM, openStack, etc.)
  • Excellent documentation and test result recording/reporting skills

Good to have skills -

  • C, C++, Java
  • Experience of Linux OS (RedHat, CentOS, Ubuntu)
  • Knowledge of Telecom Standards, Protocols and Interfaces (i.e. 3G/4G/5G, , GTP, , S1, S5/S8, billing/charging and VoIP protocols)


  • Strong problem solving and communications skills.
  • Must be a self-motivated individual with technical leadership potential and proven success in a structured development environment.
  • Possess the ability to proactively drive technical solutions in a collaborative environment.
  • Good software design skills using proven and best practice design methodologies & related principles; Strong command of Object Oriented Design and Object Oriented Programming techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing quality and maintainable software.
  • Hands-on experience developing, designing and testing multi-threaded and multi-process applications on Linux, with strong working knowledge of C++.
  • Good understanding of networking and network protocols (TCP/IP)
  • Strong documentation and writing skills.

We offer a highly attractive package consisting of a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, along with a unique opportunity to be part of not only a close-knit, world class team here in Kerry, but also part of a larger global team making a real difference to global communication.