Citrix creating 150 tech jobs in Dublin

Expanding its presence at East Point Business Park...

Citrix creating 150 tech jobs in Dublin

Citrix headquarters in the US | Image: Citrix/Facebook

Citrix has announced its plans to create 150 jobs as the tech company expands operations in Dublin.

The firm is looking to hire new graduates, experienced technical support engineers and sales staff.

All of the positions will be based in its existing offices at East Point Business Park in Dublin's docklands. The offices will be upgraded and expanded by 26,000 sq ft, allowing it to accommodate 400 staff.

The move comes as a direct result of Citrix's decision to centralise inside sales in the capital. 

Citrix helps IT and service providers build clouds and networking technologies to deliver high-performance and cost-effective cloud services. It has been located in Ireland since 1999. A number of Citrix business units operate in Ireland – including sales, global IT operations, HR shared services and technical support teams

Today's announcement was welcomed by Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor and IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan.

Speaking as 50 jobs were announced last year, Citrix Ireland country manager Grace O'Rourke-Veitch said of the company's plans for Ireland:

"The pool of highly skilled workers in the country has given us the confidence to continue to expand over the next four years as we develop technology to enable companies to work better in a dynamic and mobile world."

In other fresh employment news, healthy food chain Chopped has confirmed that it is beginning a major recruitment drive in Ireland and the UK, creating 320 jobs in this country.

The company is doubling its Irish footprint with the opening of 20 new outlets and expanding into the UK for the first time, with six branches set to open there by the middle of the year.