US software company SmartBear to create 100 jobs in Galway

Massachusetts-based company to establish European headquarters in Galway region

A US software firm is to create 100 jobs over the next five years in Co Galway, it was confirmed on Thursday.

SmartBear, a Massachusetts firm that develops software which provides tools for developers, is to establish its European headquarters in Galway. The investment is being supported through IDA Ireland.

The new office will create roles in sales, marketing, customer support, operations, finance and software development. SmartBear has customers in over 90 countries and additional offices in the United States, Sweden, Spain and Russia.

“We are excited about opening our European Headquarters in Ireland,” said Doug McNary, chief executive of the company. “We were impressed by Galway’s vibrant ICT cluster, pro-business environment and attractive lifestyle. This coupled with the support of IDA Ireland makes Galway the perfect choice for SmartBear.”


Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton welcomed the announcement, which he said was a great boost for the region.

Charlie Taylor

Charlie Taylor

Charlie Taylor is a former Irish Times business journalist