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From left: VMware senior VP and CTO Kit Colbert, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath, and IDA Ireland VP Victoria Mackechnie. Image: Maxwell Photography

VMware to create 205 Dublin jobs by 2025 to develop cloud services

16 Jun 2022

The new staff will be able to work remotely, while helping VMware bring its engineering closer to European customers.

Cloud services giant VMware is expanding its presence in Dublin, with plans to create 205 new tech jobs by 2025.

VMware’s expansion plans will extend its office of the CTO, which is focused on researching new technologies that will develop its platform and create new cloud services.

The company plans to draw on Ireland’s skilled workforce of engineers, project managers and graduate-level developers to create “the multi-cloud platform of the future”.

While the team will have a hub in Dublin, VMware said its new staff will have the option to work remotely, as the company believes this boosts productivity, morale, performance and team cohesion.

“This is a very positive announcement from VMware, a company that already has a hugely significant presence in Ireland,” said Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath, TD.

“The creation of more than 200 highly skilled roles is clear demonstration of the confidence that VMware has in Ireland as an international destination of choice for major investment by firms in the technology sector.”

Founded in 1998, VMware is one of the world’s leading technology companies with more than 500,000 customers globally.

VMware said that Europe is a key region for its business and it is looking to bring its engineering closer to these customers. As part of the Dublin expansion, VMware has made Andrei Grigoriev the new VP of engineering.

Grigoriev brings more two decades of experience in software development, product management and organisational leadership. He will work to create a world-class engineering team that drives multi-cloud services and helps bolster the region’s software engineering expertise.

Since opening its Cork office in 2005, Ireland has become VMware’s third largest location globally with more than 1,000 employees.

VMware senior VP and CTO Kit Colbert said the latest expansion plan is a “testament to the exceptional talent pool Ireland provides”.

“It is with Andrei’s engineering leadership that we will build and foster a team that develops world-class multi-cloud services that organisations can easily consume and embrace to accelerate their digital ambitions,” Colbert added.

The cloud services business is set for a shake-up, as semiconductor giant Broadcom announced plans last month to acquire VMware for $61bn in cash and stock in one of the biggest tech deals of the year. The acquisition would mark another big change for VMware, which spun out of Dell last year.

VMware’s Dublin investment is being supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

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Leigh Mc Gowran
By Leigh Mc Gowran

Leigh Mc Gowran is a journalist with Silicon Republic since November 2021. He has previously worked as an environmental and breaking news journalist, and a local radio presenter. When he’s not writing articles and stressing about the climate emergency, he enjoys judging the latest film releases and perfecting his renowned cooking skills. He also has a love for video games, coffee and cats.

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