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HPE’s Maeve Culloty with Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and IDA CEO Martin Shanahan. Image: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

HPE seeks 150 experienced tech hires from anywhere in Ireland

31 Mar 2021

Ireland’s critical position as a global centre of excellence for HPE is growing with the announcement of 150 tech jobs at the company.

Following half a century of operations in Ireland, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced 150 new high-tech jobs at its Irish operation.

Jobs will be available in R&D, cybersecurity, software development and cloud consulting – areas of critical importance to HPE’s business.

The company expects recruitment of the experienced technologists required to fill these roles to be completed over the next two years.

While these jobs will be based at its sites in Galway and Kildare, the company said that the majority of the work could be carried out from anywhere in the country using HPE’s own tech and services, so applicants from anywhere in Ireland are invited to apply.

Along with the jobs announcement, HPE revealed that its Galway base has been designated as the company’s European hub for cybersecurity operations. A new hybrid cloud practice will also be established at its Leixlip base in Kildare to help Irish customers with their digital transformation goals, particularly amid the shift to remote and hybrid working models.

“With these strategic investments in Ireland we will enhance our ability to support HPE’s customers globally and in Ireland with the latest cybersecurity and cloud technologies bringing resilience and agility to their operations,” said Maeve Culloty, managing director of HPE Ireland.

As it already has the largest concentration of cyber professionals within HPE globally, the Galway site is a natural choice as the company’s European cybersecurity hub. This team is set to expand with new roles for data scientists and incident response practitioners.

Other key global operations from HPE in Ireland are also hiring now, such as the company’s HPE GreenLake cloud R&D hub, its EMEA HQ for HPE financial services, and subsidiary company Aruba, which employs a global operations team in Cork.

Over its 50 years in operation in Ireland, HPE has contributed to the local sci-tech community through education and cybersecurity training initiatives, as well as investment in the Irish Centre for High-End Computing at NUI Galway.

‘Our investment in Ireland will further develop the country as a critical market for HPE’s global business’

HPE president and CEO Antonio Neri said this latest announcement builds on the company’s “50-year legacy of operations in Ireland”.

“Ireland has an incredible technology-focused economy and a highly skilled workforce, and our investment in the country will further develop the country as a critical market for HPE’s global business, as well as benefitting our customers, partners, team members and the citizens of Ireland,” said Neri.

The news was welcomed by Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, TD. “Hewlett Packard Enterprise has been long-established in Ireland and is a significant source of employment in both Galway and Kildare. This announcement demonstrates the company’s continued commitment to our country and shows that we have the right infrastructure and ecosystem to enable leading technology companies to grow and thrive,” he said.

HPE is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

This announcement brings further job creation news to Kildare following Intel’s expansion revealed last week. The multinational computer chipmaker will create 1,600 jobs at its campus in Leixlip following an extensive expansion of its manufacturing facility.

Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

Elaine Burke was editor of Silicon Republic until 2023, and is now the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. Elaine joined Silicon Republic in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs. She later served as managing editor before stepping up as editor in 2019. She comes from a background in publishing and is known for being particularly pernickety when it comes to spelling and grammar – earning her the nickname, Critical Red Pen.

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