Citrix is ‘centralising’ its inside sale activities in Dublin, with growing business and ‘customer success’ requirements seeing the need for dozens of new hires.
Citrix, rumoured to be up for sale, is expanding its Dublin operations, with plans to create 150 jobs in the coming months.
Largely sales and technical support positions, Citrix is establishing a ‘sales academy’ at its Dublin offices in order to develop junior sales talent, with the aim of preparing them for more senior roles with the company in the future.
The job creation comes as a result of a decision to centralise Citrix’s inside sales activities in Dublin, with a push on ‘customer success’ and cloud adoption adding to the labour requirements.
Having already added 26,000 sq ft of office space to its footprint at EastPoint in north Dublin, Citrix’s current office facilities are being upgraded as part of the recruitment drive.
“We ultimately decided that Dublin is the best location to attract the right talent and build out our inside sales EMEA practice,” said Sherif Seddik, VP and MD of Citrix EMEA, with the company originally coming to Ireland in 1999.
“We are looking for a wide range of talent, including new graduates, experienced technical support engineers and sales staff. We would encourage anyone looking to take their career to the next level to explore the roles available.”
Last month, it was rumoured that Citrix was up for sale again, and is understood to be working with Goldman Sachs to seek potential suitors.
Citrix is believed to be an acquisition target of long-time partner Microsoft; indeed, the current CEO, Kirill Tatarinov, is a former Microsoft employee. The computer giant may have some competition on its hands, though, as several venture capital firms are understood to be interested.
In January, Citrix strengthened its ties with Windows clients, acquiring Massachusetts-based Unidesk, the company behind a management technology known as ‘layering’.
“Citrix recognises that the mid-market and SMB segments, combined with the move to a cloud-based model, are pivotal to our success,” said Seddik.
“Adopting cloud technologies in the enterprise is much more complex than just downloading an app. Companies have to rationalise all of their past, present and future investments, and tie them together seamlessly as they progress toward the cloud future.
“Today’s announcement will enable us to create a better experience for our customers and partners.”