Codec-dss staff at the Galway office opening. Image: Codec-dss
Codec-dss staff at the Galway office opening. Image: Maxwell Photography

West gaining 50 IT jobs as Codec-dss opens new Galway office

19 Jun 2017

Galway-based IT services company Codec-dss recently opened a new office, with 50 new positions coming on the back of a €2.5m investment.

Following the acquisition of Vulcan Solutions in 2016, Codec-dss has seen business opportunities explode in the west of Ireland.

A Microsoft partner, the company opened a new office in Galway city at the end of May, having increased its workforce by almost one-quarter in the year since the acquisition.

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Now, with the company responding to high demand for services such as CRM and ERP implementations, process automation solutions (SharePoint), analytics and cloud solutions, another recruitment drive is underway.


Three-year plan

The next three years will see 50 people added to the Codec-dss team, with the company already employing more than 180 people across seven offices in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Galway, London, Poland and Germany.

The Galway office is now fully operational and will enable Codec-dss to offer its full suite of services to its western client base.

It’s on the lookout for Microsoft solutions experts (Dynamics 365, CRM, ERP, Analytics, SharePoint, Azure and Office 365), as well as graduates in the region.

“Our Microsoft practice is a true success story. The quality of our resources has been the key factor,” said Ronan Stafford, CEO of Codec-dss.

“Customers come back to us for new projects and ask to work with our teams. We look forward to attracting new talented recruits to our new office so that we can provide our clients with the advice and support they need to grow their business in the region and further.”

Codec-dss’s Microsoft practice is one of the largest of its kind in Ireland and employs nearly 80 consultants, hailing from 16 different countries and speaking 20 different languages.

“Since the acquisition, Codec-dss has gone from strength to strength in the region, both in customer acquisition and in staff numbers, and the company wants to continue the investment in the region and its people,” said Stephen Black, GM of operations for the group.

Western promise

Last month, it emerged that e-learning platform Alison would boost employment in the west of Ireland, with 30 jobs planned for its offices in Galway Technology Park in Ballybrit.

Founded in 2007 by serial entrepreneur Mike Feerick, Alison is recognised as the first massive open online course (MOOC) provider. The learning academy already employs 50 people in Ireland and across western Europe.

Elsewhere, OpenJaw, a Dublin-based technology firm, is expanding its workforce, with 50 jobs to be filled across the capital, as well as Galway.

To up its headcount to 450, OpenJaw will fill 50 new positions at its Irish offices, including at Galway Technology Park. The roles will include technical engineering staff, as part of a wider expansion of the firm’s Irish operations in Galway and Dublin.

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