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This was a 'good news' week in the tech jobs scene

Jobs scene in Ireland has a good news week

17 Jul 2015

After the highs and lows of last week’s tech scene, this week was significantly more positive, with jobs announcements and industry growth making the headlines.

More than 100 jobs have been announced since Monday, with Ellucian and Numerix bringing a combined 80 to the capital and GlaxoSmithKline bringing 25 to Sligo.

Some of those jobs may very well be filled by people moving to Ireland from abroad, and we have them covered. This week, we took a look back at some of the people we’ve spoken to who have moved to Ireland from India for work.

Support for existing jobs was evident during the week, with Pramerica and Letterkenny Institute of Technology providing Donegal’s ICT teachers with a masterclass in coding and programming.

The rest of this week’s news was positive and reassuring for those qualified to work in the tech arena.

Morgan McKinley released their monthly Irish Employment Monitor, which stated that there has been significant growth in the IT sector, driven predominantly by jobs in security and .Net development.

In a more specialist arena, it was revealed that 3D printing jobs are becoming more in-demand than ever before, with non-industry-specific companies seeking hires with skills in 3D printing.

And finally, our weekly jobs close-up focuses on the medical industry, taking a ‘humerus’ (sorry) look at the ins and outs of being a doctor.

For more details on any of these stories, take a look below.

1. 50 jobs for Dublin as Ellucian comes to Ballsbridge

Dublin is to be home to 50 new jobs, with Ellucian — a software and services provider, supporting higher education institutes as they strive to achieve student successes — expanding its global operation to new offices in Ballsbridge.

2. 30 fintech jobs in Dublin as Numerix joins the fold

Financial analytics company Numerix is opening a new Dublin office, seeking to fill 30 new positions, including roles in financial engineering and analytics.

3. GSK bringing 25 jobs to Sligo by Christmas

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced its employment plans in Sligo, with the company looking to double its hires in the region by recruiting 25 people before the year is out.

4. Tech jobs in Ireland draw talent from India

Many companies based in Ireland look elsewhere to find the talent to swell their ranks. India is one of the countries supplying Ireland with people skilled in the areas these companies require.

5. EDU.LOGIC gives Donegal’s ICT teachers a taste for coding

EDU.LOGIC was intended to provide ICT teachers with the fundamentals of learning to code, and allow them to experience the relationship between hypothetical coding challenges and real-world coding applications.

6. Security and .Net developers in demand in Irish IT scene

The number of professional jobs listed in Ireland has risen almost a third in the first half of 2015, with a June growth in security and .Net developer positions driving the IT scene.

7. 3D printing jobs secure, on the rise

There has been increasing demand in recent months for workers in the 3D printing sector, with a wide range of companies across a wide range of industries beginning to seek in-house employees with 3D printing skills.

8. 10 memes only a doctor will get

This week’s odd look at the STEM world casts its gaze on medical doctors – people you rarely see, always fear, and constantly moan about.


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Kirsty Tobin
By Kirsty Tobin

Kirsty Tobin served as careers editor of Silicon Republic from 2015 up to August 2017. When she was younger, she had a dream where she started and won a fight with a T-Rex, so she’s pretty sure she kicked butt at this, too. Passions include eating all the cake, watching more TV than is healthy and sassy comebacks.

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