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Exida to bring 25 new jobs to Shannon centre of excellence

27 Oct 2020

The functional safety, industrial cybersecurity and alarm-management company will hire for new roles in Ireland over the next five years.

Safety-certification company Exida announced today (27 October) that it is opening a new European centre of excellence in Shannon, creating 25 jobs over the next five years.

Exida was founded in 1999 by Rainer Faller and William Goble. It specialises in functional safety, industrial cybersecurity and alarm management. The business provides customers with tools to reduce the time and costs of compliance, coaching and training, life cycle services and independent assessments.

It clients include automation, automotive, robotics and machinery equipment manufacturers as well as companies across pharma, oil and gas, metals and mining, pulp and paper and power utilities. Exida has offices in the US, Germany, the UK, Canada, Singapore, Mexico, China, India, South Africa and more.

New jobs at Exida Ireland

The new roles in Shannon will be created over the next five years with support from the Government through IDA Ireland. Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, TD, said the positions will be “highly skilled”.

“Exida is a world leader in a highly specialist field and it will be a welcome addition to the business ecosystem in the region,” he added.

Exida CEO Chris O’Brien said the Shannon team will give the company’s European customers local support and “expand Exida’s technical capabilities”.

“There were several factors that led to choosing Ireland for this expansion, including proximity to European customers, a strong local talent pool to recruit from, support from IDA Ireland and the country’s proven track record for foreign direct investment,” O’Brien said.

The company’s CTO and Exida Ireland director, Iwan van Beurden, explained that initial hiring at the Shannon base has been completed. “Our plans are to bring the total staff count up to 25 in the next three to five years,” van Beurden said. “This staff will allow us to expand our software development capability and resource EU projects.”

Learn more about jobs at Exida through its careers portal.

Lisa Ardill
By Lisa Ardill

Lisa Ardill joined Silicon Republic as senior careers reporter in July 2019. She has a BA in neuroscience and a master’s degree in science communication. She is also a semi-published poet and a big fan of doggos. Lisa briefly served as Careers Editor at Silicon Republic before leaving the company in June 2021.

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