Chinese telecoms company Huawei expects to hire 50 people at its new research and development office at the IFSC in Dublin.
The new office will expand and enhance research into business innovation, network services, cloud and customer experience, as well as ICT transformation dedicated to service provider operations.
Huawei Ireland will expand its STEM and education initiatives through its flagship CSR programme, ‘Seeds for the future’, to further support the Dublin facility’s core focus of cloud innovation.
Huawei has been operating in the Irish market since May 2004 and currently works with all the major telecom providers in Ireland, with its products and services now serving approximately two million people in the country.
Zhou Hong, president, European Research Institute at Huawei, said: “The opening of our newest Dublin facility highlights our long term dedication to investment and opportunities in Ireland’s technology sector. The facility will tap into Dublin’s growing clusters of cloud and technology businesses, nurturing future talent and providing additional new opportunities for highly-skilled professionals.”
The new centre will work in conjunction with Huawei’s other R&D locations in Dublin, Cork and Athlone and will bring the total number working in R&D in Ireland to 120 at the company.
Huawei’s first Irish R&D centre opened in 2011, in Athlone, and in 2012 the company established a customer experience centre in Cork. Huawei recently expanded its research and development investment in Ireland through the acquisition of Amartus in July 2015.