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Pivotal announces 130 new jobs

By Business & Finance
21 October 2015
Pivotal Labs

Software company Pivotal has today announced the creation of 130 new jobs and an investment of approximately €100m in Ireland over the next five years.

The company enables enterprises to provide modern software-driven experiences for their customers and workforces and works with many of the world’s biggest brands, such as AllState, BMW, Comcast, GE and Verizon.

The move will see Pivotal expand its presence across EMEA and create a software innovation hub to help transform its traditional enterprise customers into modern software companies that can compete in the digital era.

The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley and is partially owned by EMC Corporation and VMware. General Electric also became an investor in May 2013.

Over the next five years, the investment includes a new Pivotal Labs office in Dublin and the expansion of the company’s current operations in Cork.

The positions created will be in the areas of software engineering, technical support, as well as operational and administrative roles.

Partnering with Pivotal, Ireland’s enterprise customers will start their digital transformation journey by building next-generation mobile and web applications.

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, commented: “The €100m investment by Pivotal in Dublin and Cork supports the reputation of Ireland as a one of the world’s most important technology hubs. The creation of 130 highly skilled jobs by Pivotal is also an endorsement of the availability of the best and brightest talent in Ireland. I welcome Pivotal as valuable addition to our enterprise community. This Government is committed to maintaining Ireland as a pro-jobs and pro-investment location so that we can keep our recovery going.”

Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland, added: “It is fantastic to see Pivotal open another office in Ireland. Pivotal’s decision to establish a software innovation hub for start-ups and enterprise customers in Dublin is a strong endorsement of the city’s established reputation as a tech hub. Pivotal’s new operation in Dublin will provide roles for those with software development and technology backgrounds.”

Kevin Flanagan, general manager, Pivotal Ireland, said: “The continued rapid development of Dublin’s tech scene makes it the perfect location for further investment by Pivotal. It is a hotbed of talent, innovation and exciting ideas that we are looking forward to playing a central role within. Pivotal Labs will quickly become a software innovation hub for Dublin’s largest enterprises in all industries and will help transform them into great software companies.”

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