Citrix has announced that it will create 150 new jobs as part of an expansion drive at its Dublin office in East Point Business Park.
The new jobs will primarily consist of sales and technical support services roles to support Citrix transition to a cloud model.
Citrix’s current office facilities will also be upgraded to provide a state-of-art work environment, which encourages open collaboration and social interaction.
The expanded office will provide workspaces for over 400 employees and will host the EMEA inside sales and tech support functions and other support roles.
Sherif Seddik, VP and managing director of Citrix EMEA, commented: “Having first committed to Ireland in 1999, we have gone from strength-to-strength and are delighted to continue our growth story in Dublin. Citrix recognises that the mid-market and SMB segments, combined with the move to a cloud-based model, are pivotal to our success.
“Adopting cloud technologies in the enterprise is much more complex than just downloading an app. Companies have to rationalise all of their past, present, and future investments and tie them together seamlessly as they progress toward the cloud future. Today’s announcement will enable us to create a better experience for our customers and partners.”
As part of this expansion, Citrix is also establishing a sales academy at its Dublin offices in order to develop junior sales talent, with the aim of preparing them for more senior roles with the company in the future.
For technical roles Citrix has an established internship program that has been accepting candidates for over five years and have developed close links with the universities and Institutes of Technology in Ireland.
Recruitment for the positions has already started and Citrix intends to fulfil up to half of the roles by the summer, before completing the recruitment drive by the end of the year.