Joe Duffin, Engineer, Microsoft Ireland; Mary Buckley, IDA Ireland; Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD; Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland; and Ashleigh Conway, Engineer, Microsoft Ireland. Photos: by Naoise Culhane.
Expansion of engineering team by 100 people to help drive innovation and accelerated adoption of AI and machine learning for customers globally
Microsoft announced that it is increasing its presence in Ireland through the creation of 200 highly skilled jobs across the company’s business units at its campus at One Microsoft Place. 100 of the roles are on the innovative engineering team which is working to support the development of new and emerging technology solutions, such as AI, for customers across the globe. Once this new wave of recruitment is complete, it will bring the total numbers employed by the company in Ireland to 2,200.
Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland said:
This is another substantial expansion by Microsoft which is greatly welcome. It is a further strong endorsement of its commitment to Ireland and is clear evidence that Ireland meets the criteria for innovative, global companies like Microsoft to successfully operate here, including sourcing the highly skilled staff they need. I am particularly delighted with the strategic element of this expansion of the company’s engineering team, designed to help drive its AI and machine learning offering to its customers globally.
These engineering roles will offer unique freedom and flexibility for these new recruits to develop and create in a way that can have a global impact. Focused on driving innovation, new recruits will be charged with accelerating the development and adoption of AI technologies and the creation of personalised customer experiences. Some of the new team members will join the Global Centre of Excellence for Site Reliability Engineering which is based at One Microsoft Place with responsibility for developing and improving the performance and reliability of Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure and services globally.
Additional roles across Data, Sales, graduate and intern programmes
In addition to the 100 engineering roles, the company 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 who will join the growing team of talented digital sellers. 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, Microsoft Ireland, said:
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. With the expansion of our engineering team together with the additional roles in other divisions of the business including EMEA Digital Sales and Data Centre, our new operations in Dublin will play an increasingly important role within the company globally.