TSSG are currently looking to hire a Senior Software Developer (with Android).  The successful applicant will have a BSc in Computing or from a  similar discipline and a minimum of 5 years of total relevant software development experience.    Full details of the position can be found below.

Major Duties:

  • Work with the Project Manager and customers to develop requirements for software.
  • Work with multiple projects and ensure delivery deadlines are met.
  • Develop software using the appropriate technologies according to agile development best practices (e.g. test driven development, continuous integration, code reviews etc.).
  • Develop software in native Android, web frameworks such as AngularJS, Ruby on Rails or similar language / framework.
  • Work with database technologies – for example MySQL, Redis.
  • Utilise process management tools such as JIRA, gerrit, Jenkin and git.
  • Act as a mentor to less experienced developers – providing technical guidance and direction, developing their skills and competences.
  • Work with the software test function to resolve defects promptly.
  • Work with customers and travel to their sites (both National and International) as needed to support the product in production, identify enhancements and/or elicit requirements.
  • Document any necessary processes or procedures.
  • Flexibility to work with customers in different time zones such as US West Coast and Japan.
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Call for Innovative ICT Concepts







The eDIGIREGION project is looking for innovative concepts that are ICT related and will be of benefit to furthering the development, sustainability and profitability of industry and/or agriculture.  This call for innovative Concepts provides an opportunity to promote your concept and to receive intensive development/commercialisation support in an international two-day workshop to be held in Bucharest, Romania on May 18th and 19th 2016.

All travel and accommodation expenses to Bucharest will be paid or the promoter of the chosen concept.

Concepts can be early stage ideas for innovative products or services that are targeted at either industry or precision agriculture. The chosen concept will represent Ireland in Bucharest; and along with chosen concept promoters from each of the following three regions: Castilla-La Mancha, Spain; Bucharest-Ilflov, Romania; and Budapest, Hungary, will take part in an intensive two-day concept-support programme.  The programme will be delivered by international experts and practitioners in the fields of commercialisation, market analysis, product/service development, business modelling, and funding, to mention but a few dimensions of the concept-support programme.

This competitive Call for Innovative Concepts provides entrepreneurs, researchers, HEIs, and enterprises with an excellent and unique opportunity to present their concept to an international audience and to receive support and advice from a panel of international experts and practitioners to progress their concept into a commercial reality.

Closing date for entries: Friday 25th March 2016

To apply submit your one-page Call for Innovative ICT Concepts Application form to  




1st CIRCLE Workshop on Molecular Communications


The 1st CIRCLE Workshop on Molecular Communications is being held at Cambridge, UK on the 11th and 12th of April 2016. The workshop will focus on three core objectives related to the strategic development of Molecular Communications research in Europe.
1. Converging towards a common Research Agenda for Molecular Communications.
2. Supporting Young Researchers in Molecular Communications.
3. Stimulating Engagement with Industry.

The Workshop will also run three expert lead sessions focusing on hot topics in the area of Molecular Communications. This will provide the research community an opportunity to meet and share their research, vision and experience in the area of Molecular Communications. This workshop also aims to attract other complementary disciplines to this emerging research domain, such as synthetic biology and microfluidics.

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Research centres TSSG and PMBRC account for two of the 30 shortlisted entrants to the annual Waterford Business Awards on Friday, 4 March 2016.

Two WIT centres are among 30 Waterford organisation’s shortlisted for the second annual Waterford Business Awards, organised by Waterford Chamber and media partners WLRfm and taking place on Friday, 4 March.

Three businesses have been shortlisted for each of the ten categories and the winners of those categories will then go head to head in the hope of claiming the Overall Waterford Business of the Year, sponsored by Waterford City & County Council.

The TelecommunicationsAwards nominee web decal Software and Systems Group (TSSG), an internationally recognised centre of excellence for ICT research and innovation, has been shortlisted in the Innovation & Technology category (sponsored by Coillte Panel Products). It will be up against WIT spin out NearForm, now based in Tramore, and FundRecs a company based in WIT’s ArcLabs Research & Innovation Centre, WIT West Campus, Carriganore

The Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre (PMBRC) an applied research centre which aims to support the sustainable growth of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry in the south east of Ireland is shortlisted under the Manufacturing & Industry category (sponsored by Waterford Institute of Technology). It is in competition for the title with Q1 Scientific and TEVA Pharmaceuticals.

Dr Niall O’Reilly, PMBRC Centre Manager said that the team is delighted to be shortlisted for a Waterford Business Award this year. “Over the past 5 years we have worked with over 60 companies in Ireland, approximately half of which have been in the South East region. This nomination recognises the impact of our work on companies, both small and large, in the region over this period. The past 12 months have been our busiest to date in terms of research output and we have successfully grown all aspects of our operations from basic to applied research activities”. Last year PMBRC was shortlisted for 2 awards at the Pharma Industry Awards 2015.

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TSSG attends ACM NanoCom 2015

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Pic. Kriti Bhargava, TSSG

The 2nd ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (NanoCom) was held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, on the 21st and 22nd of September, 2015. The aim of the conference was to bring together researchers from diverse areas to increase the visibility of this emerging research area and encourage them to develop communication and computing paradigms at the nanoscale.

Kriti Bhargava, a PhD student at the Waterford Institute of Technology’s Telecommunication Software and Systems Group (TSSG) is the main author of the paper titled ‘Internet of Nano Things for Dairy Farming’. The paper discusses the feasibility of using Internet of Nano Things in a dairy farming scenario along with the challenges and benefits associated with its deployment. The paper was accepted under the ‘Work-in-Progress’ session of the ACM NanoCom 2015 conference (to be published by ACM).

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