Qualcom creates 25 new jobs in Dublin, Belfast
A Dublin-based IT service firm is to expand its operations, creating 25 new jobs. Qualcom is to open a Belfast office with 12 new positions, while the company says that it has recently hired 10 new people in its Dublin office with more to come by next summer.
The new jobs are in engineering, IT consulting, sales and marketing. The company is putting almost €2m into its expansion, according to a spokesman.
"Our international expansion is led by the more buoyant market in the UK," said Ken Breen, Qualcom's managing director.
"We have just opened a shared operations and network operations centre in Dublin. Most administrative and remote support for UK customers will be based here, with sales and engineering visits provided from our Belfast offices.
"We expect to expand this further when we announce the opening of an office in England next year."
The company, which employed 38 people before its latest recruitment drive, has been in business since 1995.
It provides IT infrastructure services to 200 enterprise customers in the public and private sectors.
These services include security, virtualisation, disaster recovery and data storage.
"While local market conditions have been challenging in recent times, we have had good growth in our managed services business in the last three years," said Mr Breen.
"This has been driven by enterprises looking to benefit from the more cost competitive shared IT managed service support of an outsourced partner, rather than staff in-house."
Mr Breen said that the financial services sector was a particular area of focus in its operations abroad.
The move follows a succession of jobs announcements in the technology sector in recent weeks. In 2013, there has been an increase in the number of new IT jobs created, according to official figures.