We’re excited to announce 150 new jobs as part of a significant investment in our Ireland operation, which is based in East Point Business Park, Dublin. We’re also adding 26,000 square feet of office space to the current footprint. This project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland. Mary Mitchell O’ Connor T.D. and Martin Shanahan, Chief Executive of IDA Ireland, joined me this morning at a press conference to announce this initiative.
The job creation comes as a result of a decision to centralise Citrix’ Inside Sales activities in Dublin, combined with an increased focus on Customer Success services and the growing adoption of cloud technologies by businesses across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The new jobs will primarily consist of Inside Sales and Technical Support Services roles to support Citrix transition to a cloud model.
Citrix’ current office facilities will also be upgraded to provide a state-of-art work environment, which encourages open collaboration and social interaction. The expanded office will provide workspaces for over 400 employees and will host the EMEA Inside Sales and Tech Support functions and other support roles.
We ultimately decided that Dublin is the best location to attract the right talent and build out our Inside Sales EMEA practice. Having first committed to Ireland in 1999, we have gone from strength to strength and are delighted to continue our growth story in Dublin. Today’s announcement will allow us to create a better experience for our customers and partners, as well as continue to invest in the thriving Dublin tech scene.
As part of this expansion, Citrix is also establishing a Sales Academy at its Dublin offices in order to develop junior sales talent, with the aim of preparing them for more senior roles with the company in the future. For technical roles, Citrix has an established internship program that has been accepting candidates for over five years, which has developed close links with the universities and Institutes of Technology in Ireland.
We are looking for a wide range of talent, including new graduates, experienced technical support engineers and sales staff. We would encourage anyone looking to take their career to the next level to explore the roles available. Recruitment for the positions has already started and we intend to fulfill up to half of the roles by the summer, before completing the recruitment drive by the end of the year. For details of how to apply for these positions please visit www.citrix.com/careers. We look forward to hearing from you!