Business software player creates 70 jobs in Kildare

5 Dec 2008

Irish software company Sentenial has revealed plans for a €15m expansion over the next two years that will see the company create 70 jobs in Maynooth.

Sentenial has announced details of a major €15m investment plan for the company to span the next two years. This plan will include overseas expansion, a major recruitment drive and a significant R&D investment.

The company is currently recruiting a range of experienced professionals, such as software developers, QA and software engineers, project managers and business analysts, as well as product and implementation consultants.

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Mary Coughlan TD, today formally opened the Sentenial offices in the Maynooth Business Campus, Kildare.

“This is a company that has grown year on year since its establishment in 2004,” the Tánaiste said.

“With support from Government through Enterprise Ireland, Sentenial has increased its market share and doubled employment every year for the past three years. It has followed an aggressive international growth strategy, and its success confirms Sentenial as a technology pace-setter in the area of direct debit and payment solutions.

“This is an example of an indigenous, expanding, export-driven Irish software company employing highly skilled people, and I wish it continued success,” Minister Coughlan said.

Sentenial has had marked success providing its payment systems to Tier 1 banks across Europe, and recently won multimillion euro contracts with a number of major banks.

“Sentenial is currently on a recruitment drive to expand further, and we are actively recruiting developers, project managers, business analysts and product consultants,” said the company’s chief executive, Sean Fitzgerald.

“With our success to date in international markets and with our sales pipeline and product development plans, we are well positioned to capitalise on increasing global demand for our products and services and to further increase our market share,” Fitzgerald said.

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years