We’re on our way to becoming a world-class technology company that empowers people to connect.

To help us achieve this goal we’re actively working on building the networks of the future that’ll help people find better ways to communicate, learn, and do business.

Business is changing so we’re trying to move as fast as the industry around us, but success can only be achieved by having the right people doing extraordinary things.

We are trialling 5G technology, developing Internet of Things network capabilities and deploying optical transport technology in our transmission network.

Sqoop, Spark, Hive, Flume, Oozie, and NumPy may sound like band names to me, but on a serious note, I know that these are the kinds of tools and skills that our workforce of the future needs to help us be successful for our customers.

Even then, that only refers to a fraction of the talent we’re seeking. These are the biggest areas we’re looking to hire in, in 2018:

Data Analytics and Management

Data. It’s the thing I use to make informed decisions but the same can be said for any good business. The challenge is that there’s a lot of data out there and its growth rate is exponential, so we need talented data specialists to help us make sense of it all.

Whether your specialty is data analysis, architecture, or modelling there will be room for your skills at Telstra.

 Telstra Labs working environments

Information and Cyber Security Specialists

As our networks get smarter, so too are the threats against it.

We’ve recently launched Security Operations Centres (SOCs) in Melbourne and Sydney giving our people the tools and environment they need to identify and neutralise threats before they happen.

This means you’ll get to work on a scale you won’t find anywhere else.

Solution Architects

A great customer experience doesn’t just happen, it’s designed. In order to build our capability in customer solutions, we’re seeking technical specialists with a broad range of expertise in user design. We’re particularly looking for people who have the customer journey front of mind, these skills will help us deliver products end-to-end.

Our Solutions Architects will have a critical role in helping us digitise our network of the future and enhance how our customers engage with us in better ways.

Security operations specialist Roxanne speaks to her colleagues about a recent innovation

Infrastructure Designers and Engineers

Find yourself at home in a DevOps and Agile environment? Comfortable coding in Python and looking at better ways to deploy automation? You’ll find yourself among friends with our Infrastructure Designers and Engineers then.

This area of growth is an exciting space particularly because of the types of work you’ll have access to. It’ll also make it easy for people to adopt and use our technology, which will help to enrich their lives.

Innovation lab - west wing

Network Engineers

As Australia’s largest telecommunications and technology provider, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we’d be looking for network engineers. But it’s the kinds of networks you’ll be working that makes our business so unique.

In 2017, we launched our Cat M1 network to better accelerate growth of IoT based business and applications across the country as well as laying the groundwork for the national rollout of 5G technology.

Did you know we’re going to be testing 5G technology on the Gold Coast in 2018? It’s exciting projects like this that you may be able to work on.

Product and Service Designers

As our new projects and technologies transform from ideas to viable products for our customers, we’re going to need the right people with the right skills to ensure they’re designed to world-class standards.

We put the customer at the heart of everything we do, so we’ll be looking for designers of products, digital experiences, app developers and more to join our dynamic teams.

Innovation Lab - east wing

Software Engineers

Our Software Engineers will need to be ambitious, curious, and ready for a challenge.

A job with us will give you the opportunity to work on projects that have real impact on our customers and society.

You’ll need to be familiar with APIs for leading technology platforms and integrations, work in an Agile manner (typically Scrum), and have a willingness to apply data to make informed decisions that deliver results. Better still, your skills could be deployed right around our business so you’ll have no trouble keeping busy.

It’s a new year filled with new opportunities. I hope this list has presented you with more insight into what we’re looking for and perhaps offered you a glimpse into your future career with us.

We work collaboratively as a team, as one Telstra, and I look forward to you joining us.