Technology


12
Jun 14

100 Jobs for Galway as US Software Company Arrives

SmartBear software is establishing its European headquarters in Ireland’s West, citing Galway’s lifestyle as major draw.

An American software company is to create 100 new jobs with the establishment of its European Headquarters in Ireland.

SmartBear Software is opening new offices in Galway, with the jobs coming on stream over the next five years.

The Massachusetts-based company delivers software solutions to more than 200 million people in over 90 countries worldwide and has offices in the US, Sweden, Spain and Russia.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD made the announcement this morning.

“We are excited about opening our European Headquarters in Ireland,” said Doug McNary, CEO of SmartBear Software. “We were impressed by Galway’s vibrant ICT cluster, pro-business environment and attractive lifestyle. This coupled with the support of IDA Ireland makes Galway the perfect choice for SmartBear.”

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12
Jun 14

Three Firms to Create Jobs in Galway and Dublin

100 new Galway jobs will be in sales, marketing, finance and software developmentOne hundred new jobs are to be created in Galway by an American technology company.

SmartBear is to establish its European headquarters in the city.

The company, which makes software for software developers, has thousands of customers across the world.

Its products are used to develop applications and to ensure they run smoothly across multiple platforms.

The company’s new European headquarters will open in Ireland in the coming months.

Roles in sales, marketing, finance and software development will be filled over a five-year period.

The technology sector is seen by Government as a key growth area for creating employment.

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton has described the announcement as a significant boost for the west.

IDA Ireland said the company’s decision was further proof of Galway’s attractiveness for tech companies.

Meanwhile, IT project management company Daysha Consulting has announced an investment of €1.5m to support the expansion of its business.

The investment will result in the creation of 15 jobs over the next 12 months, bringing the total team to 40.

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7
Jun 14

Review Site Yelp to Create 100 Jobs in Dublin

Yelp is an online business directory and a consumer review siteCEO and co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman has described it as a landmark moment in the company’s history.

He also said the office will be the engine behind its European sales operation.

Recruitment for the jobs is already under way.

Yelp describes itself as a company that connects consumers to local businesses.

In the first three months of this year, 57 million reviews had been posted on the site, and 132 million people had visited the site.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who is currently on a three-day trade mission to San Francisco, is to meet with representatives of the company today.

In addition to a trip to Yelp, the Taoiseach will also visit Google, Cisco, Tesla Motors and PCH International.

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5
Jun 14

Hewlett Packard to Create 100 Jobs at Galway Research Centre

Computer maker Hewlett Packard has confirmed that it will add about 100 new jobs at the company’s new research and development centre in Galway.  File photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesComputer maker Hewlett Packard has confirmed that it will add about 100 new jobs at the company’s new research and development centre in Galway.

The company made the announcement during the visit of Taoiseach Enda Kenny to its global head office in Palo Alto, California on his three-day investment mission to San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

The high-tech jobs will be created at a new cloud products and services research facility at Ballybrit which is being built and will be finished next year.Today’s announcement that HP is creating 100 additional jobs in Galway is a boost for Ireland and for the ICT [information and communication technologies] sector in particular,” said Mr Kennyduring his visit.

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27
May 14

SAP, Ericsson and Wipro Announce Almost 500 Jobs

Ericsson is to add 120 jobs at its Athlone (pictured) and Dublin operationsAlmost 500 jobs are to be created across four counties by three multinational technology companies.

SAP is increasing the numbers it employs in Galway and Dublin by 260, while Ericsson is to create 120 jobs in Dublin and Athlone and Wipro is adding 100 new jobs in Shannon, Co Clare.

Global business software firm SAP operates in 130 countries, including Ireland, where it already employs 1,200.

The company announced this morning that it is to add 60 research and development roles at its R&D centre in Citywest in Dublin.

It also expects to fill a further 200 technology support positions in Dublin and Galway this year, with recruitment already under way.

Elsewhere, the fifth largest software company in the world, Ericsson, is to add 120 jobs at its Dublin and Athlone operations.

The jobs are across a range of areas, including software development, programme management and consultancy.

Both investments are supported by the Department of Jobs through the IDA.

Meanwhile, an Indian IT, consulting and outsourcing company has announced it will increase its workforce in Shannon, creating 100 jobs over the next year.

Wipro currently employs 200 people, who deliver IT and business process services to banks and financial service businesses across Ireland and the UK.

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14
May 14

Marine Institute Welcomes New Marine Jobs & Maritime Training Contract

Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth - An integrated Marine Plan for IrelandKildare-based underwater technology company Cathx Ocean announced last Wednesday that it expects to create 50 high-tech marine jobs over the next two years having just completed a deal to supply US based Bluefin Robotics with their subsea camera and laser based imaging technology.

Last week also saw Ireland’s maritime training college sign a €2m training contract with one of the world’s largest shipping companies Chevron Shipping. The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) and GAC, a global shipping, logistics and marine services provider will train 450 officers with Chevron Shipping under a four year contract.

Biomarine Ingredients Ireland, a joint venture between Norwegian firm Biomarine Science Technology and Killybegs Fisherman’s Organisation held an information launch of their plans build the largest marine food ingredients plant in the world in Killybegs, Co. Donegal. The plant will extract high-end proteins, oils and calcium from species such as boarfish for use as food ingredients. They expect to create up to 70 jobs in Killybegs, as well as up to 50 construction jobs.

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24
Apr 14

Up to 180 new Jobs as IDA Signs Contracts to Build two Regional Tech Facilities

Up to 180 new jobs as IDA signs contracts to build two regional tech facilitiesBetween 160 and 180 construction jobs are in the pipeline after IDA Ireland signed contracts to build new facilities in Athlone and Waterford to attract technology and advanced manufacturing investments.

This is the first time since the early 1980s that IDA Ireland has funded and managed the construction of an advanced property solution for the marketplace.

The investments are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

The details of the two construction projects were announced at a sod turning ceremony today in Athlone, attended by senior IDA executives and Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

“It is encouraging that in the past 12 months, every region of the country has seen an increase in employment, with agriculture and tourism in particular contributing to jobs growth in rural areas,” said Bruton.

“As part of Action Plan 2014, we are bringing a particular focus on regional job creation, and are delivering a range of measures to support this goal, with the establishment of the Local Enterprise Offices, the development of regional enterprise strategies and creation of a county-based X-Factor-style competition to find the best entrepreneur in the country.

“Today’s announcement that IDA is resuming construction programmes in the midlands and the south-east is an important part of this. I welcome this announcement and look forward to seeing the results in the coming months.”

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18
Apr 14

Trilogy Technologies to Create 30 New Tech Jobs

Trilogy Technologies to create 30 new tech jobs  Edel Creely, managing director, Trilogy Technologies, with Taoiseach Enda KennyICT service provider Trilogy Technologies is to create 30 new jobs in Ireland and is expanding its presence in the UK through the acquisition of B2Lateral in London, which employs 20 people.

The expansion was announced at the opening of Trilogy’s new headquarters in Dublin at No.1 High Street, Dublin 8.

“Trilogy Technologies has grown by more than 250pc in the last four years,” said Edel Creely, managing director, Trilogy Technologies.

“Due to our continued growth we needed to expand our facility in Dublin as well as acquire a new office in the UK to take advantage of the growing demand for managed services.

“This expansion and acquisition will play a strategic role in the company’s ongoing development as we continue to grow to an expected turnover in excess of €10m in the next months,” Creely said.

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14
Apr 14

Taoiseach Lauds Entrepreneurs at ‘Irish Times’ Innovation Awards

Wayne Byrne and Eoin Casey of OxyMem, overall winners in The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards. Photograph: Conor McCabe PhotographyThe island’s hottest new innovators received some well-deserved recognition at this year’s awards where Enda Kenny presented UCD spin-out Oxymem with the overall prize

The historic baroque architecture of Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin played host to 3D presentations and a host of high-tech new innovations at this year’s Irish Times InterTradeIreland awards.

Guest of honour was Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who had the previous night attended the official banquet at Windsor Castle hosted by Queen Elizabeth, as part of the State Visit by President Higgins to Britain.

The Taoiseach was not alone in flying in from Britain in time to attend this year’s awards. The overall winner was also in Britain hours before the event.

Instead of witnessing the pomp and pageantry at Windsor Castle, however, Wayne Byrne was waist-deep in the waste water of Birmingham’s main treatment plant, demonstrating OxyMem’s new technology to potential buyers from across the world.

It was this export-orientated approach and a focus on the global potential of new business ideas that featured in the Taoiseach’s keynote speech as well.

In a speech that touched heavily on the significance of the visit to Britain by President Higgins, Mr Kenny underlined how stronger links across the islands can boost business.

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1
Apr 14

Kemp Technologies to Create 50 New Jobs in Limerick

US software firm Kemp Technologies is to create 50 new jobs in Limerick over the next three years, bringing its Irish workforce to 80.

The jobs, which will be based at the company’s EMEA headquarters in Limerick, include software development, quality assurance, marketing and operational positions. In addition to the highly skilled roles, a proportion of jobs will be for graduates.

“Choosing Limerick as Kemp’s gateway to international market expansion has turned out to be a tremendous success story for the company” said Ray Downes, Kemp Technologies CEO.

“Since the first investment the intervening three years has seen an almost five times worldwide revenue growth and headcount increase.

IDA Ireland chief executive Barry O’Leary said the development agency targeted Kemp Technologies as part its strategy to attract high potential companies to set up in Ireland.

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