Silicon-Valley headquartered software company Pivotal is to create 130 new jobs in Dublin and Cork as part of a €100 million five-year investment. The company is to open a new office in Dublin and is to hire more people in Cork.
The company’s founder Rob Mee, who established Pivotal in 1989, took over as chief executive from Paul Maritz earlier this year. The announcement is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
“It is fantastic to see Pivotal open another office in Ireland. Pivotal’s decision to establish a software innovation hub for startups and enterprise customers in Dublin is a strong endorsement of the city’s established reputation as a tech hub. Pivotal’s new operation in Dublin will provide roles for those with software development and technology backgrounds.”
Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland
Pivotal – spun out from tech firms EMC and VMware – makes software that helps firms develop cloud-based systems for staff and customers. It was acquired by EMC in 2012 with GE taking a stake in the company the following year.
The company employs some 1,700 staff worldwide and its customers include Twitter, Best Buy, BT, Philips and BMW. Its Irish operations are currently based in Dogpatch Labs in Dublin’s Docklands.
“The continued rapid development of Dublin’s tech scene makes it the perfect location for further investment by Pivotal. It is a hotbed of talent, innovation and exciting ideas that we are looking forward to playing a central role within
“The company said it intends to invest in a new office in Dublin and to expand its current operations in Cork over the next five years in a move that will result in recruitment for full-time software engineering” technical support, operational and general and administrative roles.
Kevin Flanagan, Group’s General Manager Ireland.
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