Ericsson is to create 120 ICT jobs in Dublin and Athlone , while SAP are creating 60 research and development roles and 200 new technology support jobs.
The new jobs were announced this morning by IDA Ireland and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton.
Both companies, headquartered in Germany and Sweden, made the investment in Ireland in order to “take advantage of the many highly-skilled graduates emerging from Ireland’s third level institutions” said the department.
“SAP continues to be a great success story in Ireland and today’s announcement is another strong vote of confidence in the ability of SAP’s Irish based operations to continue to attract talent that will be the source of innovation and support. We are delighted to be creating these new exciting roles to support SAP’s continuing strong business growth and providing excellent career opportunities for talented professionals and graduates to work in Ireland.
Liam Ryan, Managing Director, SAP operations in Ireland
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today announced that SAP is to increase investment in the Business Objects Software Ltd.’s Development Centre in Ireland. The centre which is located at SAP’s facility in Citywest Dublin will create 60 highly skilled roles in Predictive Analytics. These new R&D roles will significantly expand the BusinessObjects development organisation in Dublin. SAP is also currently recruiting in its Business Suite and Cloud Support organisations and expects to fill over 200 roles in 2014. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
SAP operations in Ireland provide industry-leading solutions for reporting and analytics. The Dublin Development Centre continues to lead the evolution of the business intelligence and analytics suite, providing SAP customers with advanced and revolutionary analytics tools. The new Predictive Analytics drive will focus on enabling enterprises to better consume Big Data, and also to utilise powerful new technologies to forecast and predict better outcomes for businesses.
Today’s jobs announcement will provide opportunities for software developers, data scientists and quality specialists to join a world-class product development team.
“SAP is one of the most prominent brands in the global ICT sector. Today’s announcement is a vote of confidence in Ireland’s technological capabilities and strong track record in the ICT sector. IDA values our strong partnership over the years with SAP and I would like to congratulate Liam Ryan and the SAP teams in Galway and Dublin for all they have achieved over the 14 years since they established in Ireland. I wish SAP every success and the continued support of IDA in implementing their plans in Ireland.”
Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland
Meanwhile, Ericsson is to add 120 jobs in Athlone and Dublin including software development as well as programme management and consultancy roles.
“We are looking for highly-skilled people who want to work in a dynamic and creative environment. I am enormously proud of our team here in Ireland and the opportunity to grow even further. Ireland is a major research and development hub for Ericsson globally. We have a track record of ingenuity, with 87 patents developed in Ireland over the past 5 years.”
Traoloch Collins, Ericsson’s Managing Director in Ireland
A number of roles to be offered to graduates from Ericsson sponsored MSc programmes in DIT and AIT.
Ericsson is Ireland’s leading provider of telecommunications infrastructure and services. Recruitment for the 120 new positions, to complement the existing workforce of more than 1,400, will commence immediately.
Ericsson is seeking to fill a range of positions in both Dublin and Athlone. The jobs being created are highly-skilled roles encompassing software developers, solution architects, consultants and programme managers. A number of these roles are in Ericsson’s recently acquired TV business unit, Mediaroom.
Commenting on the announcement Barry O’Leary, CEO, IDA Ireland said “Ericsson has long been an integral part of the ICT sector in Ireland since it first set up an operation here in 1957. Ericsson provides excellent career opportunities to both graduates and experienced ICT professionals. The R&D activity carried out in Ireland by Ericsson is at the cutting edge of technology and contributes to Ireland’s position as a location of choice for ICT.”
A number of the roles will go to graduates of the Dublin Institute of Technology MSc in Applied Software Technology and the Athlone Institute of Technology MSc in Applied Software Engineering. Both MSc programmes are Ericsson sponsored.
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