Up to 30 new jobs for Citrix in Dublin

30 Mar 2010

Citrix is to create 30 new jobs at its EMEA Customer Technical Support headquarters in Dublin. This is in addition to the 20 new jobs announced late last year.

Citrix in Ireland continues to expand steadily and after a highly successful recruitment drive in October 2009, the company has opened a number of additional roles to support the Customer Technical Support business growth team.

The latest expansion will increase Citrix’s headcount to almost 150, a figure which has risen year on year from 70 in 2007.

“It is testament to the hard work, commitment and innovation of our existing EMEA technical support team who have consistently executed and delivered high quality results,” said John Kelly, senior director of technical support, EMEA.

“Through this we have secured additional investment and are able to announce the creation of these new positions.

“We are investing in all parts of the technical support operation and this recent investment adds additional resource to the software development and code modification roles announced last year.

“We are also investing further in our technical training and knowledge management areas – both high value and knowledge intensive areas. These activities require a higher level of technical skills and add increased value for our EMEA customers as it will enable us to solve any problems faster, as well as providing exciting career opportunities for our employees.”

Citrix Systems are now recruiting for a number of roles including technical support and escalation engineers, technical relationship managers, technical trainers, and inside sales specialists, ideally with experience in selling services.

“The technical talent we recruited in October of last year is down to the skills and highly educated background of candidates available in Ireland. Results and customer orientation are rewarded with real opportunities to advance careers in Citrix and we want to hear from talented technology professionals immediately with experience in the above disciplines. Having an EMEA focus means that language skills combined with technical and customer skills are particularly relevant. We are also keen to hear from engineers with software development skills and an interest in working with the global leader and the most trusted name in virtualisation, networking and cloud computing solutions,” Kelly added.

Commenting on the announcement, Barry O’Leary, IDA CEO said: “The announcement by Citrix of an additional jobs expansion, following on from the 20 new jobs announced last year, is welcome news for Ireland’s ICT sector.

“Since setting up its Irish operation Citrix has continued on a path of growth and development. These 30 new jobs will further embed the Citrix presence here while the investment in new areas of high value engineering display the company’s dedication to constantly updating its mandate in Ireland and increasing its strategic importance within the Citrix corporation,” O’Leary said.

By John Kennedy

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