As another Engineers Week draws to a close, we have examined some of the many facets of what it means to be an engineer, from their important role in creating a sustainable future to the skillsets you might need to work in the industry. We also profiled many professionals working in different roles, highlighting the diverse backgrounds engineers can have. Here, we hear from … [Read more...] about Want to know some of the different paths to engineering?
Does the world of engineering interest you? The industry is going from strength to strength in Ireland in spite of the pandemic, and new career opportunities are opening up all the time in different parts of this broad field. As this year’s Engineers Week comes to a close, this is your chance to catch up on some of the stories you might have missed on Siliconrepublic.com over … [Read more...] about How to become an engineer (and what to expect)
Paul Hitz is an experienced software engineer and leader with more than 15 years’ development experience. We chatted to him about his extensive career path and the joy he now gets from watching his teams succeed. ‘Seeing a junior engineer excel at their job and progress to become a senior engineer, and beyond, gives me confidence that we’re doing something right’ – PAUL … [Read more...] about Going from software engineer to manager means taking pride in others’ work
While Engineers Week kicked off last Friday, today (4 March) marks World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development, a UNESCO international day to highlight the achievements of engineers and engineering in their role in sustainable development. Speaking at an Engineers Ireland’s conference in October last year, President Michael D Higgins told the remote audience: “Engineers … [Read more...] about How engineers can help build a more sustainable world
If you know medical devices, you will know Medtronic and Boston Scientific. If you are, like these, a company developing medical devices, you will know BlueBridge Technologies. Operating somewhat in the shadow of the corporate giants it services, this Irish company designs and builds devices specifically for the tightly regulated health space. Its clients include the … [Read more...] about BlueBridge: The great Irish medtech engineers you haven’t heard of