Tech Jobs – The big tech jobs announcements

13 Feb 2011

We take a look at the most significant job announcements coming this way from now through to the next few years.

IDA chief predicts 10,000 digital jobs next year

Between 9,000 and 10,000 jobs have been forecast for Ireland over the next year as a direct result of foreign investment.

IDA Ireland chief executive Barry O’Leary said the jobs would be created and they would mostly exist in the field of digital media.

1,000 new jobs as Intel invests US$500m in Ireland

Chip giant Intel, which recently posted revenues of US$43bn for its financial year, has revealed plans to begin a substantial new US$500m construction project at its Leixlip campus, where it already employs around 4,000 people.

The project will create 200 high-level technology jobs, as well as 850 construction jobs.

Google plans 1,000 new jobs for Europe

Google’s outgoing CEO Eric Schmidt recently announced Google will be creating 1,000 new jobs in Europe. A spokesperson for Google said the new jobs will be spread across the entire European region, where Google already employs 5,000 people.

She explained the jobs will be split evenly between engineering and sales and pointed out that Google is currently recruiting in Dublin.

500 new digital economy jobs at Paddy Power

Online gaming company Paddy Power is to generate 500 new jobs in Ireland as part of a major expansion of its online operations. The company said this will bring total employment in its Irish operations to 2,210.

Internationally, Paddy Power’s expansion will generate a total of 1,440 new jobs in Ireland, Australia and the UK.

Quest Software to create 150 jobs in Cork

US company Quest Software will create 150 new jobs in Cork. The software company will create these jobs over the next three years in the areas of finance, software development and renewal and inside sales.

Staff will be recruited for an international shared services centre in Cork, which Quest plans to use to manage its worldwide growth. The centre will be located in the Citygate complex at Mahon.

HP to create 105 software R&D jobs in Galway

HP is adding 105 new jobs at its global IT organisation in Galway, which focuses on HP’s enterprise business (EB) unit.

The new jobs will be located at HP’s Galway operations, which was the original site of the Digital Equipment Corporation operations at Ballybrit. The jobs are technical in nature, focused on enterprise data architecture, application development and the latest in software engineering and testing, among other skill sets.

Accenture to create 100 new R&D jobs in Dublin

Accenture will create 100 new IDA Ireland-supported jobs at a new centre in Dublin over the coming four years.

Accenture already employs 1,300 people in Dublin in a range of areas, including management consultancy, technology services and outsourcing. The new jobs will be based at a new research and innovation centre and its role will involve advanced statistical modelling for companies and governments.

100 jobs for Galway as IP giant GENBAND invests €8m

Leading developer of internet protocol (IP) infrastructure and service solutions GENBAND plans to establish its international headquarters and business services centre in Galway, which represents an €8m investment and more than 100 new jobs.

The Galway facility will create new employment positions in finance, supply chain management, customer support, software development, HR, legal and administrative activities.

100 technology jobs for Tuam as Valeo invests €17m

One of the world’s leading automotive suppliers, Valeo, is to create 100 new jobs in Galway over the next three years as part of a major expansion and research, development and innovation (RD&I) investment.

Valeo is undertaking a major R&D initiative at the operation in Tuam to target a growing share of the camera market with the development of the next generation of new camera/vision systems and supporting technologies for vehicle parking and manoeuvring.

ClearStream Technologies to create 70 new jobs

Medical devices firm ClearStream Technologies has announced it will create 70 new jobs in Wexford over the next three years.

As part of a major expansion plan, the Irish-owned company will create the new jobs in Enniscorthy. The positions will be in product engineering, research and development, manufacturing, and sales and marketing. to create 65 new jobs

Sixty-five new jobs are in the pipeline with the launch of a new sports betting site,, based on the penny auction concept. Players can bid for cash prizes or tickets for sporting events., the brainchild of former Central Bank executive Enda Morgan, currently employs 14 people and plans to expand and create up to 50 new jobs in 2011.

PopCap Games to increase Irish workforce

Creators of the popular Plants vs Zombies computer game, PopCap Games, has said it will double its workforce in Ireland to 110 over the next three years.

The company’s European headquarters was set up in Dublin six years ago and in 2009 it was the recipient of an IDA research and development grant.


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