MathWorks opens first Irish office creating 50 new jobs
Mathematical computer software firm MathWorks is to create 50 new jobs at its new shared sales and services centre in Galway.
Recruitment is already underway with the company looking to fill more than 20 of the positions already.
The Massachusetts-based firm's flagship products include MATLAB and Simulink, which are used iin the automotive, aersospace, communications, electronics and industrial automation industries.
The MATLAB and Simulink technologies are being used by over 5,000 colleges and universities.
Jobs minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor welcomed the new jobs.
"We are all aware that specialist software is a huge growth area and the generator of quality jobs. This initiative builds on our success in developing a thriving software sector in Ireland over recent years following our ongoing investment in developing appropriate skills," she said.
MathWorks managing director Richard Haxby said the firm was pleased to become part of the Galway community.
"We selected Ireland because it has built a core competency in shared sales and services centre operations. Additionally, Galway has access to a diverse multi-lingual workforce, and it has a university system that attracts talent from all over Europe.”
For information on the new roles go to the MathWorks Galway career site: http://www.mathworks.com/company/jobs/galwayarea.html