Bangalore-headquartered IT outsourcing player Wipro, which employs 200 IT professionals at its Shannon Development Centre, is to grow by 50pc over the next 12 months, resulting in 100 new jobs for the region.
The Shannon centre provides Wipro’s IT and business process services’ (BPS) offerings to marquee retail banking and insurance customers. Buoyed by the rising demand for services, Wipro plans to increase the headcount by up to 50pc over the next 12 months.
“Ireland today offers a great talent pool and excellent infrastructure support,” Rajan Kohli, senior vice president and head of Banking & Financial Services, Wipro explained.
“We are seeing a lot of interest from banks in the region for services around business resilience, risk and compliance, simplification, digital, mobility and analytics.
“Our experience in working on similar engagements with various banks in the UK and other countries is helping us offer Irish banks the right strategy and execution capabilities in these areas. We have received positive feedback from our clients and are committed to delivering world class solutions and building on our existing footprint to create new job opportunities in the local market.”
The Shannon operation was set up in 2012. Wipro’s centre is a regulated entity through the Central Bank of Ireland and complies with the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) in the UK.