Indian IT giant bringing 150 engineering jobs to Dublin

Its 'Centre Of Excellence' in Citywest will focus on emerging technologies...

Tech Mahindra is set to create 150 new engineering jobs in Dublin.

The IT services company opened its Centre of Excellence in Citywest today and is set to fill 35 of the positions immediately. The rest of the positions will come on-stream within the next three years.

Staff at the centre will focus on emerging technologies such as robotics, automation and cloud infrastructure, and will service many of its biggest clients, including eir.

The firm, which is one of India's top five IT services companies, already employ 220 people at its centre in Waterford.

C P Gurnani, CEO and MD of Tech Mahindra, said:

"This investment is a testimony of our long-term business commitment in the country and our mission to promote and support local talent leveraging Ireland’s rich skills in science and technology.

"The opening of the Centre of Excellence [in] Dublin will not only enable us to better serve customers in Ireland and beyond, it also builds on the strong partnerships we have already established in the region by working with local organisations, academic institutions and the government."

Minister for Jobs Mary Mitchell O'Connor said: "I am delighted to be here today for the launch of the company's new Centre of Excellence in Citywest.

"We already have a strong footprint of ICT companies in the Greater Dublin area and we are very keen to expand that by attracting a wider range of specialist IT companies.

"Tech Mahindra's decision to locate its European Centre of Excellence in Ireland, to develop new technologies here and to create 150 high quality jobs, is very good news indeed.”

The IDA says it's planning to attract more foreign direct investment to Ireland from countries in the East.

150 technology jobs have been announced by Indian firm Tech Mahindra in Dublin today.

The new positions, at the company's new innovation centre in City West, are expected to come on-stream over the next 3 years with 35 vacancies to be filled immediately.

Tech Mahindra already employs 220 people at another centre in Waterford.

IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan said that today's announcement is part of their strategy to attract investment from emerging markets in Asia:

"This is great from an IDA perspective because India is a key target market. We're trying to diversify, we're looking east as well as looking west. We have a team in India working with companies like Tech Mahindra trying to develop that market and attract investment."