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Microsoft is seeking to boost engineering team in Dublin

By Sheetal Sukhija, Dublin News
18 Sep 2018, 00 GMT+10

DUBLIN, Ireland - As part of its plans to expand its engineering team in the Irish capital, Microsoft has announced its latest recruitment drive in Dublin.

The company that currently employs 2,000 people in Ireland, is set to hire for 200 new roles at its Dublin campus.

In its announcement on Monday, the company said that it is creating 100 engineering roles, 50 digital sales support roles and an additional 50 roles across a range of areas.

Making the announcement, Cathriona Hallahan, MD, Microsoft Ireland, said, "The expansion of Microsoft in Ireland reflects the dynamism, energy and continued transformation of our team in Dublin."

Elaborating on the roles being offered, Microsoft said in its announcement that it was creating 100 engineering roles - for which it was seeking high-skilled engineering experts.

It pointed out that it was also recruiting 50 people to support the growth of its Europe, Middle East and Africa digital sales organization.

Microsoft said that an additional 50 roles were being created across a range of areas, including the data centre, the sales subsidiary, as well as positions on the companys graduate and intern programme.

Hallahan pointed out, "Our engineering team is at the centre of this work. 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."

The Government and IDA Ireland welcomed the announcement by the tech giant.

In a statement, Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland said the announcement by Microsoft was "a further strong endorsement of [Microsofts] commitment to Ireland."

Shanahan said, "[It] 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."

Meanwhile, the company has stressed that it is building an innovative engineering team at Dublin - which is Microsoft's European headquarters - in a bid to get the team to support the development of new and emerging technology solutions, such as artificial intelligence, for customers across the globe.

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