Sunday 18 February 2018

Citrix doubles workforce here with 50 new jobs

Peter Flanagan New Technology Correspondent

A US cloud-computing firm is to create 50 jobs in Dublin.

Citrix, which specialises in software solutions for business, will double its workforce here.

The Texan firm is looking for staff across a range of disciplines, including sales, tech support and engineering.

Citrix's Dublin office supports the group's business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton welcomed the announcement, claiming it was a "further indication of what is possible in this sector".

Citrix vice-president for worldwide infrastructure and operations Martin Kelly claimed the skills and talent available in Ireland were key to the company's decision to expand here.

"These job openings exist now, we are hiring immediately and want to hear from talented sales and technology professionals," he said.

"Immediate career opportunities for sales and technology professionals, at a variety of levels, are available to those who want to advance their career in a dynamic, customer-focused environment.

"Customers are embracing cloud services and mobile workstyles to create agile, cost-effective, new ways of working," Mr Kelly added.

"As such, all divisions of Citrix continue to experience significant growth across Europe, including the technical support and education business.

Citrix already has a sizeable presence in Ireland, with significant operations in sales, IT operations and tech support teams based here.

While the Dublin office is largely focused on so-called "virtualisation" for desktop and computing and servers, the business also has a strong presence in cloud-networking and data-sharing products.

The IDA is supporting the Citrix investment.

Commenting on the announcement, the agency's chief executive Barry O'Leary described Citrix as a "growth leader in cloud computing services".

"This expansion across all divisions of Citrix in Ireland will strengthen Ireland's existing technology cluster and complements Ireland's reputation as a leader for cloud-computing investment," he said.

Irish Independent

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