241 jobs created across eight IDA Ireland-supported companies in Ireland

Jobs spread throughout the country, from Dublin to Galway and Letterkenny

More than 240 jobs have been created in Dublin, Galway, Letterkenny and Limerick across eight IDA Ireland-supported high-growth companies from Europe and the US.

The jobs are being created across a range of sectors, from enterprise automation and business services to the Internet of Things (IoT).

Fifty jobs are being created at enterprise automation platform Workato in Dublin over the next three years, expanding the office it opened at the WeWork building last September. The new roles will be across sales, marketing and engineering. The expansion follows the launch of its first European data centre in Germany in May 2021.

“Ireland is fast becoming a leading global technology hub and with Workato’s aim to help organisations work faster and smarter without compromising security and governance, it allows us to support businesses in a new region,” said Robert Ekstrom, EMEA GM and VP Sales at Workato. “Not only this is an exciting opportunity to scale Workato’s operations, but to be partnering collaboratively with IDA Ireland. We look forward to continuing and building on this partnership.”

Technology company Bluecrux is setting up in Galway, creating 50 jobs by 2025. This builds on the company’s presence there, which was established last year, and its Dublin office that followed in March 2022. “Currently we have a team of 11, but we expect to employ over 50 by the end of 2025 in our Galway and Dublin operations”, says Aaron O’Brien, managing director of Bluecrux Ireland. “In 2022, 15 new jobs will be taken up across a range of roles in management, commercial, software engineering, consulting and delivery, QA and customer success management.”

A further 40 jobs were announced by marketing technology company GeistM for Dublin as it establishes its European headquarters in Dublin. The Irish office will manage all clients originating outside of the US. The company, which provides performance marketing services to clients across the world, says it plans to fill the roles by 2024, recruiting for creative, client management, engineering, business development, and marketing services positions.

Swiss technology company Travizory Border Security is creating 30 jobs at its development centre in CoLab within the Atlantic Technological University campus in Letterkenny, Co Donegal, by 2024. The company, which facilitates seamless, secure digital border-crossing and helps tackle evolving border threats.

San Francisco headquartered Evolv AI is expanding its Irish operations that it opened last year in Dublin, with 25 jobs over two years, while Swiss medical devices company Hader Solutions and cloud-based reference checking company Refapp creating 18 jobs and 15 jobs respectively in Dublin. IoT search engine Censysy is to create 13 jobs by 2024, with Ireland the location of its new headquarters for international expansion.

The news of the jobs was welcomed by Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar. “It’s a testament to our highly-qualified and talented workforce,” he said. “I’m really impressed with the high growth potential of these companies and wish them every success as they continue to grow their business here in Ireland.”

IDA Ireland chief executive said the locational spread of the investments showed the technology offering, availability of talent and attractive work life balance offered by the regions was resonating with overseas investors.

“Our value proposition and our agile and adaptable business environment remains attractive to high growth companies. These companies choose Ireland as the location from which to serve and grow their customer base due to Ireland’s established track record as a tech hub in Europe,” he said. “IDA Ireland continues to compete strongly for every investment won for Ireland.”

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien is an Irish Times business and technology journalist