Citrix to hire 150 for Dublin base
Tech company Citrix is to hire 150 people this year as it expands its office in Dublin's East Point Business Park.
The new jobs will primarily be in sales and technical support. The company currently employs 225 people here.
The expanded office will have 26,000 sq ft of extra space with room for 400 people. A company spokesman said that Citrix intends to fill "up to half the roles" by the summer, before completing the recruitment drive by the end of the year.
"We ultimately decided that Dublin is the best location to attract the right talent and build out our Inside Sales Emea practice," said Sherif Seddik, vice-president and managing director of Citrix Emea.
"Citrix recognises that the mid-market and small to medium-sized business segments, combined with the move to a cloud-based model, are pivotal to our success. We are looking for a wide range of talent, including new graduates, experienced technical support engineers and sales staff."
The firm specialises in secure delivery of apps and data to a variety of networks and devices.
As part of its expansion, Citrix is to establish a Dublin "sales academy"to "develop junior sales talent" and prepare them for senior roles.