Global provider of technology platforms PTC will create 50 new jobs at its newly established research and development centre in Dublin by the end of 2018.
Initial positions at the company will include devops engineers, cloud architects and security architects.
This is not PTC’s first investment in Ireland. The PTC academic programme is already part of the curriculum in academic institutions such as Trinity College Dublin, DIT, ITT Dublin, GMIT, AIT and University of Limerick, all of which teach PTC’s 3D modelling software solution, Creo.
Students are prepared for their careers by learning to use the industry-standard engineering design tool commonly in place with future employers.
PTC also supports the Cork Institute of Technology, Maynooth University and Tyndall National Institute in developing smart projects using PTC’s IoT development platform, ThingWorx.
Craig Hayman, president, IoT Solutions Group, PTC said: “PTC is a recognised leader in the internet of things (IoT) and in helping companies around the world design, build and service great products. Ireland is a strong location with a well-established technology sector well suited to complement the work we will be doing at our IoT Solutions research and development facility. The establishment of the Irish operation is key to PTC’s global growth strategy.”
Welcoming the announcement Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland commented: “Ireland has the perfect mix of industry, people and processes to allow companies, like PTC, to develop IoT products and services. IDA Ireland has a clear focus on investing and winning in the IoT space and believe that Ireland can emerge as an IoT global leader, due to its rich and strong history in the technology sector.”