Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Computer firm to create 30 new jobs

Citrix is creating up to 30 jobs in Dublin

Up to 30 new technical jobs have been announced by an IT firm in Dublin.

Citrix Systems Ireland, which provides virtual computing solutions, is expanding its headquarters of technical support for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

John Kelly, a senior director of technical support, said the new positions were a testament to the hard work, commitment and innovation of existing staff at East Point Business Park.

The jobs in technical support, training, engineering and sales are in addition to 20 posts announced late last year and will take employment numbers to 150.

"We are investing in all parts of the technical support operation and this recent investment adds additional resource to the software development and code modification roles announced last year," he said.

"We are also investing further in our technical training and knowledge management areas - both high-value and knowledge- intensive areas.

"These activities require a higher level of technical skills and add increased value for our EMEA customers as it will enable us to solve any problems faster, as well as providing exciting career opportunities for our employees."

Barry O'Leary, chief executive of the IDA, said the jobs were welcome news for Ireland's ICT sector.

"Since setting up its Irish operation, Citrix has continued on a path of growth and development," he said.

"These 30 new jobs will further embed the Citrix presence here, while the investment in new areas of high-value engineering display the company's dedication to constantly updating its mandate in Ireland and increasing its strategic importance within the Citrix corporation."

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