Major firms seek tech professionals at Career Zoo
Brian O'Hoisin, director of Career Zoo; Richard Eardley, MD of Hays Recruitment; Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD; and Jackie Slattery, director of Career Zoo, launching the event

Major firms seek tech professionals at Career Zoo

30 Jan 2012

Companies such as Amazon, BioWare, PayPal and Ericsson have revealed what technology job opportunities will be on offer at Career Zoo this February.

Career Zoo, an event aimed at graduates and professionals, will see major companies showcase jobs in IT, sales, engineering, customer services, accounting and finance, and more.

The event takes place on 11 and 12 February at Dublin’s Mansion House with about 60 Irish and international companies, educators, recruiters and enterprise organisations. It will have more than 2,500 job vacancies on offer.

Who’s hiring?

Amazon will be at the event, seeking software development engineers, field test engineers, network engineers, system engineers and security engineers. The company will also need data centre technicians, network managers, ops managers, developer support engineers and customer services associates.

Game developer BioWare, which recently opened a studio in Galway offering customer and operational support for its game Star Wars: The Old Republic, will be at Career Zoo showcasing opportunities in customer support at all levels, training, knowledge base, community management, in-game fraud, quality assurance, network operating, desktop support network engineering and database engineering.

Ericsson, which employs 1,400 people across a site in Athlone and a site in Dublin, is looking for people to fill roles in software development, R&D, network engineering, technical training and consultancy.

Fidelity Investments, which employs more than 250 people in Dublin and Galway, is looking for technology professionals for roles such as software developers, system analysts, QA/test engineers, project managers and information security specialists.

Online payments firm PayPal will be there looking to fill multilingual positions in customer service, risk operations, financial operating, sales and account management for its European base in Blanchardstown, Dublin.

Other employers at the event include Valeo Vision Systems,, Pramerica, Accenture, AOL, EMC Ireland, HiberniaEvros and Shenick.

Upskilling and start-ups

Along with job opportunities, the event will also host DIT, UCD Smurfit School and TCD School of Business, which will be showcasing courses to help people upskill. Skillnets will also offer conversion courses to allow people to train for a different career in growth areas such as biomedicine and cloud computing.

There will also be a Career Clinic from Hays Recruitment, where people can obtain job-seeking advice and a “start-your-own-business” area with advice from representatives from the Dublin City Enterprise Board.

Silicon Republic is delighted to be a media partner of Career Zoo again this year.

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