Tech Jobs – Situations vacant

7 Jun 2011

We take a look at the most significant job announcements that will create employment here in Ireland now and over the next few years.

Accenture innovation centre opens, creating 100 jobs

Following the announcement last year that it would create 100 new highly skilled positions in Ireland, the Accenture Analytics Innovation Centre (AAIC) officially opened its doors for business at Grand Canal Plaza in Dublin 2 in May.

Backed by IDA Ireland, the centre will form part of a wider Accenture global network of nine innovation centres dedicated to the demonstration, research and development (R&D) and delivery of predictive analytics.

Country managing director of Accenture Ireland Mark Ryan said the 100 jobs would be created over the next three years. He said the centre is now recruiting employees at all levels, from experienced management scientists and statisticians to graduates.

Employing people with backgrounds in statistic modelling and management science, the Dublin centre will deliver compliance and fraud-related analytics solutions to clients worldwide, addressing many of the key business challenges facing the public and private sector today, such as fraud, waste and error. The centre will also be a global showcase for Accenture analytical capabilities to clients who will visit from around the world.

Harmac to create 100 jobs in Roscommon

US firm Harmac Medical Products is to create 100 new jobs at its facility in Castlerea, Co Roscommon.

Recruitment is under way for the majority of the positions, with 20 roles already filled.

Harmac is making a significant investment in a 10,000 sq-foot expansion of its facility and the new jobs will come onstream over the next five years. This will bring total employment to 282 people once the expansion is complete.

The privately owned firm set up its Irish operation in 1998.

John Somers, CEO at Harmac, said: “Harmac’s investment in Castlerea and in the west of Ireland over the past 13 years has been a great success. We are proud to announce this major expansion to support our current customers and provide capacity for significant new opportunities.”


GxP Systems finding it hard to fill engineering vacancies in Cork

Cork-based regulatory compliance consultancy and project management services provider GxP Systems is looking to hire 20 engineers immediately to bring its workforce up to 60 people.

GxP Systems is looking for automation, electrical, mechanical, manufacturing, validation and quality engineers with regulatory experience. The positions are primarily in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors.

“There seems to be a shortage of engineers available in Ireland,” said Conor Wall, CEO, GxP Systems.

“Every single client company that pressed pause 18 months ago owing to uncertainty in the markets is switching back on. As a barometer of the state of Ireland’s economy, this increased demand for skilled engineers is a positive sign and something we haven’t seen for a long time. However, it is proving extremely difficult to recruit experienced engineers,” he said.

Set up in 1997, GxP Systems helps its clients to get drugs and medical devices approved by the FDA (US Food and Drugs Administration). The company is headquartered in Cork, with offices in Galway and Boston in the US.

Conor Wall

Conor Wall, CEO, GxP Systems

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