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Hundreds of sci-tech jobs announced across 9 companies in Ireland

4 Nov 2016

There is a jobs bonanza in Ireland this November as IDA Ireland announces 215 jobs across nine Irish-based companies, including 35 from the IoT start-up, Smartfrog.

The month of October proved to be quite busy in terms of jobs announcements for IDA Ireland, with seven companies revealing their intentions to hire over the coming months.

Now as part of a single announcement, the organisation announced with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny,TD, that nine high-growth companies in Ireland plan to hire a total of 215 jobs in Dublin and Waterford.

The North American and European companies – who have Irish bases – are across a wide-ranging group of sectors including software engineering, finance, sales, technology, customer support, operations and marketing.

Endura Technologies

The largest single job creation is with Endura Technologies, a fabless semiconductor company providing power management solutions to the microelectronics industry.

As part of its plans, it wants to add 40 engineers to its Irish operations to create an R&D team of 50 staff by the end of 2018.


Dublin-based MacStadium – a Mac hosting authority and a major provider of Apple Mac Pro private cloud infrastructure as a service – revealed it has established its first European data centre and international headquarters in the capital.

This will result in the creation of 35 IT jobs over the course of the next three years.


Remaining in Dublin, Cloudbeds – a hospitality property management system software firm – announced its intentions to create around 20 jobs over the next two years at its office, focusing on customer support and European-based sales.

Since opening its Dublin office in January 2015, the company has experienced considerable growth in the Irish and European markets.


Looking towards developing talent, Emergenetics has announced the opening of its EMEA headquarters in Dublin’s IFSC to serve its growing international client base.

Describing itself as a global provider of talent development solutions, the company from Denver in the US plans to hire 20 people for its new office over the next three years.

Roles will include operations and client services, business development, company trainers, and office administration.


Real-time communications and VoIP provider Telnyx has revealed it will open a new office in Dublin, making it the start-up’s second branch alongside its Chicago base.

It plans to hire up to 20 network development and site-reliability engineers in the next year to create a full platform-engineering team to support global deployments.

It has also revealed that it will be building a technical-network operations centre and a service centre to offer customers more coverage and availability across a wide range of time zones and languages.

Paragon 28

Dublin-based orthopaedics device manufacturer Paragon 28 has established itself as one of the fastest growing companies in orthopaedics, with plans to expand into the EMEA market.

The company has said it plans to hire as many as 15 employees over the next year for functions such as engineering, operations, accounting, marketing and quality.


TPGS – a major international financial and economic-modelling service provider – has now opened its new Dublin office.

The announcement comes just three months after the company confirmed its plans to extend its global reach, creating 15 jobs in Ireland.

Compar AG

In Waterford, Compar AG – a company specialising in image processing and robotics – has said it will establish an engineering development and sales centre in Waterford, with the creation of 15 highly skilled jobs over the next few years.


Earlier today, it was also revealed on that the internet of things (IoT) start-up Smartfrog was to hire 35 staff at its Dublin office.

Smartfrog is currently recruiting across a range of positions including finance, sales, marketing and support roles, following its securing of €20m in funding in October.

Welcoming today’s announcement, Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland, said: “These companies are creating jobs across a range of activities and offer a chance for candidates to get involved at an early stage, leading to promising career progression in exciting high-growth companies.”

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Colm Gorey
By Colm Gorey

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic. He joined in January 2014 and covered AI, IoT, science and anything that will get us to Mars quicker. When not trying to get his hands on the latest gaming release, he can be found lost in a sea of Wikipedia articles on obscure historic battles and countries that don't exist any more, or watching classic Simpsons episodes far too many times to count.

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