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A career in automation could take you anywhere

30 Jul 2021

This week on Siliconrepublic.com, we focused on automation and what the future could bring for careers in this space.

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Automation is shaking up enterprises across all industries and workers with automation skills are in high demand. This is something we found out more about this week on Siliconrepublic.com.

Allison Rose Barry, a robotic process automation developer at Deloitte, told us what her job entails and what sort of projects she worked on during the pandemic. And project manager at Fidelity Investments, Donal Lyons, took us through his career journey and how automation has helped it evolve.

Both Lyons and Barry said their work days tend to be varied and filled with challenges, and both have to constantly keep on top of trends in the fast-changing automation space.

Tim Olsen, intelligent automation director at Hays Technology, explained that automation is one of the most rapidly growing job markets right now and highlighted some of the skills you might need for a job in this area.

And if you’re on the lookout for a new opportunity, we compiled a list of 18 companies that are hiring for professionals with automation skills around Ireland and further afield.

Meanwhile, for managers and business leaders wondering how they should go about bringing automation into their organisations, check out this seven-step guide from Forrester’s Craig Le Clair.

This week in Careers

Even if you’re not working in the automation space, there are plenty of sci-tech opportunities out there.

Life sciences company Repligen Corporation announced this week that its Waterford site expansion would create 130 new jobs, while pharma company Eli Lilly’s Cork expansion has the potential to create “a substantial number” of new roles. Elsewhere, more than 50 jobs will be created at TikTok’s new Dublin cybersecurity centre.

In Co Kerry, plans for a new digital hub were announced this week. The new €2m development in Ballinskelligs will be the latest in a chain of hubs developed by Údarás na Gaeltachta under its Gteic digital hub network.

And further afield, we looked at the rocky road to reopening for tech offices in the US and what that could mean for Irish workplaces.

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Blathnaid O’Dea
By Blathnaid O’Dea

Blathnaid O’Dea joined Silicon Republic in 2021 as Careers reporter, coming from a background in the Humanities. She likes people, pranking, pictures of puffins – and apparently alliteration.

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