Amazon to create more than 100 new jobs at Dublin centre

28 May 2012

E-commerce giant Amazon will create more than 100 jobs at its Development Centre in Dublin, the company has announced.

The jobs now available at the centre include positions for support engineers, systems engineers, network engineers, software developers and technical managers.

“Dublin has proven to be an excellent location for finding the top talent we need to support our continued growth and we are delighted to be expanding here,” said Paul Conlon, managing director of the Amazon Development Centre in Dublin. 

“Our focus now is on hiring the right people as quickly as we can, as we aim to fill the majority of these roles before the start of the busy Christmas period.”

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, said that central to the Irish Government’s plans for jobs and growth is ensuring Ireland deepens and develops the impact of multinational companies in the country.

“We are determined to convince more companies to locate more high-end activities here and create more jobs. Over recent months we have seen a string of top companies decide to locate investments and jobs here,” Bruton said.

“Today’s announcement that Amazon is creating more than 100 high-end engineering and software development jobs at its development centre is great news for Dublin and for Ireland. It shows what is possible in a stable Irish economy, and we as a Government are determined to ensure that the strong flow of jobs we have seen in recent months from top multinational companies can continue, and we can create the jobs and growth we need.”

IDA Ireland CEO Barry O’Leary said the decision by Amazon to expand the technology centre illustrates Ireland’s ability to attract high-calibre foreign direct investment and represents a key endorsement by one of the world’s leading companies.

“Today’s announcement further adds to Ireland’s reputation as the online capital of Europe and a key strategic hub for next-generation data services,” O’Leary said.

The Development Centre opened in 2005 and moved to its current offices in Kilmainham two years ago. The centre is home to a team of engineers and developers that support the design and deployment of Amazon websites.

The centre also hosts an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Developer Support team which provides technical assistance for customers using applications like Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon CloudFront.

Those interested in applying for a job at Amazon can apply by visiting Amazon’s website.

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