Citrix is significantly expanding its office in Dublin, Ireland, and has announced the creation of 150 new jobs including many Technical Support roles. The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland, and is hoping to attract technical talent and expertise from Ireland and further afield, including other EMEA regions.
The expansion will support Citrix’s transition to a Cloud-based model, meaning that new roles within the Cloud Adoption, Consulting and Managed Services teams are also being created.
Dublin is a vibrant technical hub for many global IT companies, being home to multinational tech companies such as Google and Facebook, alongside much innovation within the start-up space. Ireland has one of the youngest and best educated populations in Europe, which is complemented by a growing influx of international talent. The capital city additionally offers a unique gateway into other major markets.
Scott Thompson, VP of Technical Support Services, comments that “the Citrix Dublin office, based in East Point Business Park, is well-established, having been there since 1999. Its 150-strong Dublin team boasts 23 nationalities offering a broad spectrum of languages, and cultural diversity remains a top priority within the new recruitment drive.”
Language skills will be particularly sought after from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, to help with country-specific customer support. Citrix is hoping to attract IT graduates as well as experienced engineers to its multi-award winning support team. For graduate roles Citrix offers a well-established on-boarding and training program, with accreditation. Further career development is available through its Readiness teams, for graduates looking to specialise in Cloud, virtualisation, Sharefile, networking and mobility technologies.
Jack Reynolds is a graduate who joined Citrix Ireland in 2016 after graduating from Maynooth University, Ireland, with a degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering. He shares: “Coming into Citrix as a graduate is an exciting, challenging and hugely rewarding experience. From day one of the on-boarding process, you dive into an intensive training program where you are learning invaluable material about Citrix, its products, as well as the architecture. Nine months into the job, this remains the same. The environment is constantly changing, so expect to be constantly learning, improving your skillset and developing as an engineer. Along this journey, you are surrounded by great minds who are always more than happy to collaborate and share their knowledge.”
For undergraduates, the EMEA Technical Support team also has an established internship program that has been accepting candidates for over five years, and has developed close links with the universities and Institutes of Technology in Ireland.
Recruitment for the positions has already begun and Citrix intends to fill 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.