Senior Software Test Engineer

Job Title: Senior Software Test Engineer 

Department: V&V, TSSG (                                         

Salary:  €46,000 – €61,000 p.a.

Commencement Date: ASAP 

Closing Date:  13 November 2017 @ 17:00 GMT


TSSG are inviting applications for the temporary position of Senior Software Test Engineer .  The successful applicant must hold a BSc in Computing or similar discipline and have at least 8 years relevant testing experience.  Closing date for receipt of applications is 13 November 2017.

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Experienced Software Research Engineer

Job Title:  Software Research Engineer (Experienced)           

Department: ENL, TSSG (

Location: Waterford

Commencement Date: Immediate 

Salary: €31,000 – 51,000 p.a.

Closing Date: Friday 3 November 2017 @ 17:00 (GMT)


TSSG would like to invite applications for the temporary role of experienced Software Research Engineer.  The successful applicant will have a  BSc in Computer Science / BEng or equivalent and a minimum of 1 years’ software development experience.

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The wireless future beyond 5G is in the terahertz spectrum

Dr. Alan Davy, TERAPOD Project Co-ordinator and Research Manager at TSSG (Left) and Dr. Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, Acting Director of Research at TSSG, WIT Waterford.

Dr. Alan Davy, TERAPOD Project Co-ordinator and Research Manager at TSSG (Left) and Dr. Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, Acting Director of Research at TSSG, WIT Waterford.

Imagine speeds 1,000 times faster than today’s optimum wireless speeds.

Tech experts and academics from all over Europe were in Ireland this week, collaborating on the future of wireless beyond 5G.

Waterford Institute of Technology’s TSSG group played host to industry partners Dell EMC as well as partners in the Terapod (terahertz-based ultra-high bandwidth access network) group, a €3m EU-backed consortium.

‘This is beyond 5G and it could even be 8G or 10G, and could serve demands that are 10 or 20 years down the road’ Says Dr. Alan Davy

Terapod is devising a novel way of communicating wirelessly for the decades to come.

The future of wireless

Currently, the state of the art is in the 60GHz spectrum range, at millimetre wave.

However, the terahertz spectrum range is in the sub-millimetre range, or 300GHz, between high-frequency infrared (IR) and just below optical physical light.

A good analogy would be the split second it takes for the new Face ID sensors on the iPhone X smartphone to examine 33,000 IR dots that map your face and unlock the phone, even in poor light conditions.

“Very close but in terahertz, rather than depth sensing on the face, imagine doing that in high resolution,” explained Dr Alan Davy, leader of the Terapod team at TSSG.

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TSSG’s Three-year project – Terapod – could revolutionise data centre operation and design

TERAPOD-LOGOResearchers at Waterford Institute of Technology’s Telecommunications, Software and Systems Group (TSSG) are leading an EU-funded project to plot and plan the future of wireless technology.

Dr Alan Davy and his team will be joined by experts from across Europe and industry partner Dell EMC to work on the three-year project, Terapod.

Terapod will investigate, test and demonstrate the feasibility of an ultra-high bandwidth wireless network operating in the Terahertz (THz) band that is 1,000 times faster than 4G. The band is seen as the new frontier for wireless communication and the key to satisfying the increasing demand for higher speed wireless communication.

The resarchers’ work could affect how data centres operate by improving operational efficiency and geometric design of facilities into the future. Terapod will also lead to an exponential growth in scientific output and disclosure of THz communication research over the next 10 years.

“This is a massively prestigious project for TSSG to lead and it opens up a whole new horizon for us as a leading research hub and for Ireland as a whole,” said Dr Davy. “Our role in TSSG extends beyond coordination and into THz communication protocols at the physical and data link layer along with novel software defined network (SDN) management strategies The European Commission funded six projects to look beyond 5G and this flagship initiative is unrivalled.

“The saturation of wireless spectrum access is leading to innovations in areas such as spectrum resource usage. It is widely thought however that the low hanging fruits of innovation for wireless communication are all but exploited with only marginal gains possible. For a real step change towards the coveted 1Tb/s wireless transmission, new areas of the spectrum must be used. That is what Terapod is all about.”

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TSSG Project a Finalist at Innovation Arena – 86th National Ploughing Championships

Mohit Taneja (MSc Student) and John Byabazaire (Masters Student)

Mohit Taneja (MSc Student) and John Byabazaire (Masters Student)

The National Ploughing Championship is one of Europe’s largest outdoor agricultural trade exhibitions. Held in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly from September 19th to 21st 2017, the 86th edition was the most successful Championships ever with a record-breaking 291,500 attendees over three days.

Organized by the National Ploughing Association (NPA) in association with Enterprise Ireland and The Irish Farmers Journal (IFJ), a key part of the Championships is the NPA Innovation Arena, which aims to recognize and reward outstanding innovation in the agricultural sector.  Each year the NPA Innovation Arena receives extensive media coverage as the world looks to Ireland to lead innovation for the agriculture sector by improving farming practices in Ireland and beyond.

Our Emerging Networks Lab (ENL) team from TSSG comprising of Mohit Taneja, John Byabazaire and Dr. Alan Davy were selected to showcase their project ‘SmartHerd’ at the Innovation Arena this year, and progressed on to be the finalists in the competition. SmartHerd demonstrates how to use data collected by pedometers attached to cows to predict events related to animal health in real time leveraging the technique of Fog Computing. SmartHerd is focused in particular on the issue of lameness in dairy cattle.

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