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6 Limerick firms you need to know about if you’re on the job hunt

14 Oct 2019

Limerick has quickly emerged as a major technology hub in Ireland.

In the world of tech, Limerick’s star is continually on the rise as more and more major firms elect to open a base of operations there.

Its flourishing tech ecosystem means that any prospective jobseeker looking to forge a STEM career will be able to find roles across a broad swathe of industries, all concentrated in one dynamic region of Munster.

If you’re hoping to find a new role in Limerick, read more about these seven firms all hiring right now.


Kemp provides application-centric load balancing and application delivery controls, which is an increasingly important offering as more businesses go digital.

It has a variety of opportunities at its Limerick base, whether you’re a graduate first entering the working world or an experienced professional looking to take the next step up in your career.


Although it’s a relative newcomer to the life sciences sector, Regeneron has proven to be a formidable force in the world of medicines development, quickly carving out a space for itself in the global pharmaceutical market.

Since arriving in Limerick in 2013, the company has gained notoriety for its unique company culture, which it credits with helping it attract the best technical talent in the country. It is currently hiring QA specialists, quality compliance specialists, biotech production staff and more.


DesignPro, a creator of precision automation and machine-build services, announced last year that it would recruit 30 people at its hub in Rathkeale, Co Limerick.

The company is still filling some of those roles. Currently, it is accepting applications for positions in IT systems support, R&D, automation and design.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care is the eye-health arm of life sciences giant Johnson & Johnson. In other words: if you rely on contact lenses, you have likely come in contact with this company.

It is continually growing its team in Limerick and right now has jobs on offer in automation and manufacturing.

Northern Trust

Financial services firm Northern Trust has trillions in assets under administration. Though headquartered in Chicago in the US, it has a significant presence in Limerick, employing more than 1,000 people at its sites in Hamilton House and City East Plaza.

It is hiring now for a number of roles in the areas of accounting, business systems, operations and securities, client services and more.

Cook Medical

Cook Medical is a family-owned medical device company first founded in Bloomington, Indiana. The company has had a presence in Limerick for more than 20 years, where it grew its initial team of less than a dozen people to the hundreds of employees it now has in the area.

The company has available roles in the areas of quality and compliance, research and development, regulatory affairs, engineering and more.

Eva Short
By Eva Short

Eva Short was a journalist at Silicon Republic, specialising in the areas of tech, data privacy, business, cybersecurity, AI, automation and future of work, among others.

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