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Dublin in line for 150 new tech openings

A software company plans to create 150 jobs in Dublin this year.

San-Franciso-based Calypso, which provides front-to-end solutions for financial markets, will be setting up a managed services centre in Dublin, it's been announced.

Recruitment for the skilled roles, in the areas of business, technical analysis, quality assurance and application support, will begin immediately, the company said.


Senior Vice President Keith O'Brien said this morning that the company was very excited to be launching the initiative.

Backed by IDA Ireland, Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton also welcomed the announcement.

The financial technology area is a developing sector and well suited to Ireland, he told Newstalk this morning.

Calypso Technology is currently used by 34,000 market professionals in 180 financial institutions, in over 60 countries.

IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan said the presence of Calypso in Dublin adds to the growing cluster of financial technology companies here and enhances Ireland's position in winning knowledge-led investment.

The company already employs 700 across its 20 offices globally.