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MathWorks adds 85 new jobs in Galway

10 Dec 2018

MathWorks will expand its Galway workforce in 2019.

Engineering software maker MathWorks has revealed that it plans to create 85 new jobs in the year ahead. 20 of the positions are currently available and the remaining ones will be created throughout 2019.

‘We are confident that we will have a strong pipeline of candidates to fill these jobs quickly’

“The growing job opportunities in our Ireland office are a testament to the success of our new staff in delivering for our customers throughout EMEA in our first two years,” said Richard Haxby, managing director at MathWorks Ireland.

“We are confident that we will have a strong pipeline of candidates to fill these jobs quickly given the overwhelmingly positive feedback we receive on our collaborative culture, competitive compensation, excellence in staff development and potential to explore global career opportunities.”

Customer success is the new mantra of business

The company opened the Galway office with an initial focus on sales and support job functions to assist the EMEA region. Today, its operations span customer-facing roles including sales and services support, inside sales, channel development and support, marketing, and finance and administration.

Most recently, the office expanded to include a team of customer success specialists who focus entirely on helping customers realise the return on their investment in Matlab and Simulink.

“We have a strong footprint of innovative ICT businesses investing in Ireland, and we have the IT specialists and multilingual talent available to enable the company to grow and to embed their operations here,” said Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys, TD. “Their expansion is a great vote of confidence in what we have to offer, and I wish them well for the future.”

Staff in Galway are fluent in 11 languages; range in work experience from seasoned professionals to new graduates; and represent diverse geographical backgrounds, including long-term Galway residents, those who have relocated from cities such as Dublin and Cork, and those originally from the likes of Germany and Finland.

IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan added: “We are confident Ireland can meet MathWorks Galway’s expansion needs given our proximity to the European market, the steady pipeline of talent spanning professionals and students, and our investments in economy and infrastructure.”

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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