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Street scene in historic Galway city. Image: Littleny/Shutterstock

Numbers add up as Galway to get 50 new jobs in MathWorks investment

19 Sep 2016

MathWorks, a mathematical computing software maker for engineers and scientists, is to create 50 jobs at a new location in Galway.

In an investment supported by the Department of Jobs and IDA Ireland, MathWorks is currently actively recruiting to fill more than 20 of these new positions.

IDA CEO Martin Shanahan said the investment adds to IDA’s cluster of technology companies in Galway, reinforcing the area’s reputation as an ideal location for such businesses.

‘Galway has access to a diverse multilingual workforce, and it has a university system that attracts talent from all over Europe’

The new centre in Galway will support the company’s EMEA markets across a range of customer-facing roles, including sales and services support, inside sales, channel development and support, finance and administration.

Core competencies found in Galway

MathWorks was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts.

“We selected Ireland because it has built a core competency in shared sales and services centre operations,” said Richard Haxby, managing director, MathWorks Galway.

“Additionally, Galway has access to a diverse multilingual workforce, and it has a university system that attracts talent from all over Europe.”

The company’s flagship products, MATLAB and Simulink, are used throughout the automotive, aerospace, communications, electronics, and industrial automation industries as fundamental tools for research and development.

They are also used for modeling and simulation in increasingly technical fields, such as financial services and computational biology. More than 5,000 colleges and universities around the world use MATLAB and Simulink for teaching and research in a broad range of technical disciplines. The company employs more than 3,500 people around the world.

“We are all aware that specialist software is a huge growth area and the generator of quality jobs,” Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD, said.

“This initiative builds on our success in developing a thriving software sector in Ireland over recent years, following our ongoing investment in developing appropriate skills.”

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Street scene in historic Galway city. Image: Littleny/Shutterstock

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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