Fleetmatics to create 75 new R&D jobs in Dublin
Set up in a tiny office in Templeogue in 2004, Fleetmatics is a multi-million dollar global fleet management empire looking to hire 75 R&D workers

Fleetmatics to create 75 new R&D jobs in Dublin

9 Jun 2016996 Views

Mobile workforce technology player Fleetmatics is to create up to 75 new R&D jobs at its global HQ in Tallaght by 2018, bringing its Irish employee headcount to well over 200.

Fleetmatics provides web-based SaaS solutions for fleet operators with visibility into vehicle location, fuel usage, speed and mileage, as well as other insights into the performance of their mobile workforce. It recently scooped a major deal with An Post to digitise 900 of its 2,700 vehicles with M2M telematics technology.

Founded in 2004 in a tiny office in Templeogue to provide mobile-based solutions to transport firms, Fleetmatics today services 37,000 customers and approximately 737,000 subscribed vehicles worldwide.

‘It is important that we continue to invest here where it all began’

The New York Stock Exchange-listed company reported total revenues of $284.8m in 2015, an increase of 23pc compared to $231.6m in 2014.

Expansion plans

“While we are growing and expanding Fleetmatics across our major international markets, it is important that we continue to invest here where it all began,” said Dublin-based Peter Mitchell, co-founder and CTO at Fleetmatics.

“Here in Ireland, we are spoiled with an incredible talent pool in R&D. And we attract them to Fleetmatics by offering engineers and product managers an opportunity to work on leading-edge UX, SaaS, mobile, IoT and data analytics projects – all of which help rapidly transform our customers’ businesses and truly make a difference. And, of course, they get to be involved in a great Irish tech story.”

The expansion plans also include the development of Fleetmatics’ new Network Operations Centre (NOC) in Tallaght, Dublin, a custom-built facility housing the company’s operations and application support engineers.

The building will consolidate engineering resources to foster closer collaboration and quicker response times for monitoring, maintenance, scale and support of software and infrastructure.

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By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist who served as editor of Siliconrepublic.com for 17 years. He joined Silicon Republic in 2002 to become the fulcrum of the company’s news service. He received of the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Technology Journalist Award 2005 and saw Siliconrepublic.com awarded ‘Best Technology Site’ at the Irish Web Awards seven times. In 2011 he received the David Manley Award commending him for his dedication to covering entrepreneurs. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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