Microsoft to create 200 new jobs at Dublin campus
Irish operation to play ‘an increasingly important role within the company globally’
Microsoft is creating 200 new jobs across the company’s business units at its new campus in Leopardstown, south Dublin, bringing the total numbers employed by Microsoft in Ireland to 2,200. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien
US software giant Microsoft is to create 200 new jobs across the company’s business units at its new campus in Leopardstown, south Dublin.
The latest expansion will bring the total numbers employed by Microsoft in Ireland to 2,200.
Half of the roles will be on the innovative engineering team, which is working to support the development of new and emerging technology solutions, such as artificial intelligence, for customers across the globe.
Some of the new team members will join the global centre of excellence for site reliability engineering, which is based at One Microsoft Place, Dublin, with responsibility for developing and improving the performance and reliability of Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure and services globally.
Microsoft is also recruiting 50 people to support the continued growth of its 700-strong EMEA digital sales organisation, with vacancies for technology solutions specialists, solutions sales specialists, and account executives. An additional 50 roles are available across a range of areas in the company including the data centre, the sales subsidiary, and positions on the company’s graduate and intern programme.
Cathriona Hallahan, managing director of Microsoft Ireland, said that the continued expansion of the Dublin operation means that it will play “an increasingly important role within the company globally.”
‘Make our vision a reality’
“The team here is working with businesses, governments, organisations and people across the globe to help make our vision a reality – helping them to do and achieve more,” said Ms Hallahan.
“Microsoft is developing and deploying solutions fuelled by new technologies that are helping to support opportunities and solve challenges for our customers. Our engineering team is at the centre of this work. From the creation of new cloud services that enable flexible working for employees and the adoption of machine learning to automated translation, to the harnessing of data to provide personalised products, Microsoft engineers in Dublin are developing exciting innovations that have global impact.”
Niall Murphy, director of global azure site reliability engineering at Microsoft Ireland, said that while some of the work involved in the new roles “is neither simple nor easy”, they offer a significant opportunity to join a fast-growing company.
“It’s an exciting time to join Microsoft,” Mr Murphy said. “With our inspiring new campus it’s like being in an incredibly dynamic start-up but with the scale and resources of an established global company.
“For those looking for space and freedom to create, with the support required to make fundamental changes in how we work, Microsoft is the place for a creative and curious engineer to come and help solve problems on the global stage.”