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AOL boost with 40 software jobs

DUBLIN-based technology group AOL Ireland is to add 40 new software engineering roles over the coming year.

The company said the new positions will be based at its Dublin Development Centre.

Candidates, who need industry experience, will work with programming languages such as Java, Erlang and C++.

Barry O'Leary (right), CEO IDA Ireland said the choice of Dublin for these roles is a "vote of confidence in the quality of the Irish workforce".

"This investment by AOL involves significant levels of innovation and will lead to the Dublin operation becoming a centre of excellence for a strategic growth segment for AOL," he said.

The 40 new positions are within AOL Networks, a team that is spearheading the delivery of AOL's state of the art programmatic advertising solutions for brands and publishers globally.