The opening of software company 1E’s new R&D office in Dublin will see software engineers, designers and QA testers hired over the next two years.
The Dublin office will lead the development of 1E’s AppClarity software asset management tool, complementing an existing research and development teams in the UK and India. There will be 14 positions filled immediately, with up to 26 more hired over the course of the next two years.
“Our expansion into Ireland marks a period of strong growth for 1E,” explains Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E. “Investing in Dublin was an easy decision. Ireland has a positive attitude towards attracting and nurturing overseas businesses, Dublin offers a world-leading IT skills base and is home to experts in our particular field.”
Globally, 1E is increasing its workforce by 100 by the end of 2015 to strengthen its engineering team, 40 of which could be based in Dublin.
“Software is a key sector that we have targeted as part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and in recent years we have seen a strong jobs performance in this area,” says Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton.
“Today’s announcement that 1E is creating an extra 40 jobs in Dublin is another very welcome boost. I wish all at 1E every success with this project for Ireland.”
Dave Harding, senior product manager responsible for the products being developed in Dublin commented that, “By adding development functions in Dublin, 1E has access to three talent pools when hiring engineers: London, Noida (India) and Dublin. We are building an exciting product and an extremely capable team. We look forward to expanding the team and to further hires in 2015.”
ConnectIreland founder Terry Clune, 1E product manager Dave Harding, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, and 1E Ireland connector Jason Keogh. Image via Paul Sherwood