60 New R&D Jobs To Be Created

IT company SAP has said it is to create up to 60 R&D jobs at its Citywest campus.

A further 200 positions will also be made across its Business Suite and Cloud Support teams, IDA Ireland has announced.

The firm is investing in its Business Objects Software Ltd's Development Centre, which is located in Citywest Dublin. It is understood the jobs will be in Predictive Analytics. These new roles will significantly expand the development organisation in Dublin. In addition, SAP is currently recruiting in its Business Suite and Cloud Support organisations and expects to fill more than 200 roles in 2014.

The investment is being supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

Welcoming the announcement, Liam Ryan, Managing Director at SAP operations in Ireland, said: "SAP continues to be a great success story in Ireland and today's announcement is another strong vote of confidence in the ability of SAP's Irish based operations to continue to attract talent that will be the source of innovation and support.

"Along with these R&D roles we are also currently recruiting in our Business Suite and Cloud Support organisations and expect to fill over 200 roles in 2014. The technology sector is driving much of the recovery in the economy and is providing the types of jobs and careers that we need to create to compete in an increasingly international and digital world."

He added: "Today's announcement will provide opportunities for software developers, data scientists and quality specialists to join a world-class product development team."

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD added: "SAP is a world-leading ICT company and today's announcement that it is creating an additional 260 jobs is a huge boost for Dublin, Galway and for the country.

"ICT is a sector which we have targeted as part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and we have put in place a range of measures to support jobs growth in this area including steps to dramatically increase the availability of skilled workers in this area.

"I am determined to ensure that by continuing to make the necessary changes we can support accelerated jobs growth across the economy."

Barry O'Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland, commented: "SAP is one of the most prominent brands in the global ICT sector. Today's announcement is a vote of confidence in Ireland's technological capabilities and strong track record in the ICT sector."


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