Sunday 17 December 2017

Digital mapping firm Esri to create 35 new jobs as part of €10m business plan

Paul Synnott, Esri Irleland's director and country manager
Paul Synnott, Esri Irleland's director and country manager
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Esri Ireland is to create 35 new jobs over the next two-and-a-half years as part its plan to become a €10m business by 2020.

This will bring the total number employed in Ireland by the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) company to 85.

The majority of new employees will be based in Dublin, while some will operate out of Esri Ireland’s offices in Holywood, Co. Antrim.

“The growth of digital information, and mapping in particular, means that businesses and government are increasingly seeing opportunities to achieve competitive advantage, service improvement and cost savings from geographic information systems”, Paul Synnott, director and country manager, Esri Ireland, said.

Available positions include skilled and specialist roles such as software engineers, consultants and developers, technical support as well as sales and marketing people.

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“As well as a sign of our ongoing commitment to our existing customers throughout Ireland, this will empower us to demonstrate the tangible cost savings and service improvement that GIS can deliver to leading businesses around the country,” Synnott said.

Esri Ireland had revenues of €7m in 2016, up 21pc on 2015, with the strong growth being driven by new public and private sector clients.

The company specialises in the application of geographic information systems, helping customers record where things happen and analyse why, with the aim of providing insight and helping them to make better decisions.

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Ersi is part of a global network of innovation in the spatial software industry. The company invests 30pc of its annual profits into the ongoing development of its technologies, which represented an R&D investment of approximately €250m in 2016.

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