Security software player brings 30 new tech R&D jobs to Galway

12 Aug 2009

Security software company Lumension is to create 30 new jobs in Galway to drive its R&D efforts.

Lumension is a global leader in operational endpoint management. The new Galway office will serve as a hub for Lumension’s product research and development.

The new jobs will be for highly skilled individuals who will help build out its powerful suite of endpoint security solutions. The investment is supported by IDA Ireland.

Lumension is currently seeking talented, team-oriented individuals who want to be part of an established, fast-growing global company in a dynamic market space. To learn more about the new positions available at the Ireland office, please visit

“Over the years, Ireland has proven itself to be a vibrant economy that boasts technological innovation at many levels,” Colleen Shannon, CFO and SVP of Finance and Administration for Lumension explained.

“The Irish Government and IDA’s innovative approach to attracting a highly skilled pool of talent in the technology area combined with modern infrastructure and flexible business environment are the reasons why we selected Galway for our new global R&D centre.

“We are committed to continuing our efforts in recruiting and advancing the research and development for our industry leading solutions that help organisations protect their vital information and manage critical risk across their IT network and endpoints.”

Shannon said Lumension firmly believes that the new region will help drive operational excellence based on Ireland’s attractive tax incentives, further allowing the company to streamline costs across the entire organisation while focusing on technology innovation.

According to the US Department of State, Ireland is proving to be an attractive location to many US businesses based on numerous factors, including the quality and flexibility of the English-speaking workforce, cooperative labour relations, political stability, pro-business government policies, strong intellectual property protection, and an existing cluster of international corporations operating successfully.

“On behalf of the Irish Government I am delighted to welcome Lumension to Ireland with the establishment of 30 jobs in Co. Galway,” Minister for Housing and Local Services, Michael Finneran TD said.

“The decision by a company of the calibre of Lumension to choose Ireland as the location for this significant investment in information technology adds further impetus to Ireland’s reputation as a leading location for software development operations,” Finneran added.

By John Kennedy

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