Emydex Technology is to create 20 full-time software jobs in Dublin over the next eighteen months, doubling its workforce.
The agri-food software company, which already employs 22 staff, has announced a major deal with the Meat Corporation of Namibia (MeatCo) in Africa.
The meat processing and marketing organisation works on behalf of Namibian farmers and the two-year €300,000 contract will involve six separate MeatCo sites in the Sub-Saharan country.
Emydex Technology CEO David McMahon said the company is benefitting from export-led growth in the agri-food sector.
“Thanks to the solid growth in Irish food exports, there is a corresponding growth in demand for more sophisticated and robust software systems for production management, reporting and traceability. Responding to this growing demand, we will be doubling our workforce over the next 18 months, recruiting twenty highly skilled software programmers to work in our three main operating divisions in Dublin.”
Recruitment is already underway for the software programming positions, which will be based at Emydex Technology’s Blanchardstown headquarters in Northwest Business Park.
"Today's announcement that Emydex, an Irish-owned company which has grown with the support of the Fingal Local Enterprise Office and Enterprise Ireland, is expanding further and creating 20 additional jobs is a great boost," Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton said.