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Mandiant founder and CEO Kevin Mandia in Dublin as the company officially opened its Dublin office. Image via Jason Clarke Photography

Tech Jobs 2013 – Top 50 jobs announcements of 2013: Nos 50-46

9 Dec 2013

Today we begin our countdown of Ireland’s top tech jobs announcement stories of 2013, from start-ups to multinationals.

It has been the year of companies in sectors that are thriving – technology, science and cloud – as Ireland claws its way back from the downturn, have created jobs in their organisations.

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter, for example, announced hundreds of new jobs between them, Novartis revealed the creation of about 100 jobs, and HP proclaimed the building of a cloud R&D operation in Galway for 700 workers.

To celebrate a year of jobs announcements, has dedicated the month of December to the top 50 most popular jobs announcements of 2013. The list contains a myriad of companies, large and small, creating opportunities across Ireland.

Below we begin our countdown of the 50 most-viewed jobs announcement stories of 2013.

 wind turbine

50 – Bord na Móna wind farm to create 150 construction jobs in Offaly

Bord na Móna is creating up to 150 construction jobs during the build of its new wind farm in Mount Lucas, Co Offaly, Ireland’s Energy Minister Pat Rabbitte, TD, has announced.

 data centre

49 – 400 new jobs as Microsoft invests €170m to expand cloud empire from Dublin

Microsoft is investing €170m to expand its data centre in Dublin which serves Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Construction of a new facility has already begun and 20 additional tech jobs and 380 construction jobs will be generated.

 big data

48 – Big data meets online ads as Quantcast creates 100 new jobs in Dublin

Digital advertising player Quantcast is to create 100 new jobs in Dublin. The company specialises in digital advertising and is a pioneer of real-time audience measurement.


47 – Cybersecurity firm Mandiant opens Dublin office to target EMEA; taps into tech talent

Cybersecurity company Mandiant’s founder and CEO Kevin Mandia has opened the firm’s Dublin hub, which will create 100 high-tech jobs over time and will be known as Mandiant’s ‘European Engineering and Security Operations Centre’ (SOC).


46 – eBay Inc to create 450 new jobs in Dundalk

Online auction giant eBay Inc is expanding its operations in Ireland and creating 450 new jobs within its customer services team at its operations centre in Dundalk, Co Louth.

Tech image, via Shutterstock

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