30 jobs for Galway as mobile content firm Synchronoss accelerates hiring

24 Oct 2012603 Views

Galway is to get 30 new jobs as mobile content management solutions player Syncrhonoss enters Phase II of its hiring plan for its R&D and operations centre in the city.

The positions will be in the areas of research and development, quality assurance and service delivery. The centre and the new positions are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland. Synchronoss first established its Research and Development (R&D) and Operations centre in Galway in 2010.

“The Irish economy is in transition, and a key part of the Government’s plan is to support the innovative companies like Synchronoss who will drive and accelerate this transition,” Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, said.

“This week in Silicon Valley and the western USA I am meeting some of the world’s leading innovative tech companies who clearly recognise Ireland’s success in this area. Today’s announcement that it is recruiting 30 additional people in its centre for research and development for mobile devices in Galway is a great example of the cutting-edge activities being carried out in Ireland.”

Empowering the connected consumer

Synchronoss’ technology allows its customers to connect, synchronise and activate connected devices and services that empower enterprises and consumers to live in a connected world.

“The market for connected devices and cloud solutions is exploding and our business must keep pace with industry dynamics,” Stephen G Waldis, founder, chairman and CEO of Synchronoss, explained.

“Our R&D efforts are critical to our success and we need to continue hiring innovative and creative minds across the globe,” Waldis added.

The growth of Synchronoss adds greatly to the vibrant ICT cluster servicing the global market from Galway, said IDA Ireland CEO Barry O’Leary.

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By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist who served as editor of Siliconrepublic.com for 17 years. He joined Silicon Republic in 2002 to become the fulcrum of the company’s news service. He received of the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Technology Journalist Award 2005 and saw Siliconrepublic.com awarded ‘Best Technology Site’ at the Irish Web Awards seven times. In 2011 he received the David Manley Award commending him for his dedication to covering entrepreneurs. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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