Tech giant IBM is to create 110 new cloud, collaboration and analytics software jobs at its Analytics and Solutions Lab, with roles based in Dublin, Cork and Galway.
The aim of the expansion is to advance cloud social collaboration and HR analytics software that helps organisations to build and maintain a smarter workforce.
New jobs will be created for high-value software engineering roles at the development lab, which has offices in Dublin, Cork and Galway.
Recruitment for graduate and experienced computer scientists is expected to start in the coming weeks.
IBM Smarter Workforce solutions combines the power of analytics and workforce science with market-leading talent management and social collaboration solutions.
By putting relevant data and expertise into the hands of business leaders it helps companies to attract, engage, develop and retain the best talent.
‘Data analytics is a key area which we have targeted as part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and in recent years we have seen a strong performance in this sector’
– RICHARD BRUTON TD
“The Ireland lab, together with our research and development labs around the world, is helping companies tap into the power of social networking to transform the way they work and innovate over their competitors,” said Debbie Landers, IBM General Manager, Kenexa & Smarter Workforce.
“By combining social, behavioural science and analytics in the cloud, we give businesses a clear path to empower their most valued asset – employees.”
According to a recent IBM study that surveyed chief HR executives representing 18 industries, many businesses are not taking full advantage of the insights delivered by workforce big data and analytics. The study also found that human resources executives are in the early stages of applying social approaches within their organisation.
IBM Kenexa Talent Insights, powered by IBM Watson Analytics, allows organisations to build deep insights into their HR data. IBM Kenexa BrassRing on Cloud is a global leader in applicant tracking systems and is used by many large and successful organisations around the world to attract, engage and hire top talent. IBM Smarter workforce is offered as a suite of capabilities hosted on IBM’s Cloud.
The investment was welcomed by Jobs Minister Richard Bruton TD, who said data analytics and data science are a key focus of Ireland’s inward investment policy.
“Data analytics is a key area that we have targeted as part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and in recent years we have seen a strong performance in this sector,” Minister Bruton said.
“IBM is, of course, a world-leading company and a household name in tech, and today’s announcement that it is expanding its high-end analytics and solutions labs in Ireland and creating new jobs here is very welcome news.”
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