Microsoft Creating 200 New Jobs In Ireland

The expansion of Microsoft's team at its Dublin campus will help drive innovation and accelerated adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning for customers globally.

Microsoft will increase its presence in Ireland through the creation of 200 new highly skilled jobs across the company’s business units at its campus at One Microsoft Place, Dublin. Half of the new jobs will be on the innovative engineering team, which is working to support the development of new and emerging technology solutions, such as artificial intelligence (AI) for customers across the globe. Once this new wave of recruitment is complete, it will bring the total number of people employed by the company in Ireland to 2,200.

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Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland and Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD joined some of Microsoft Ireland’s engineers to announce the expansion. (Photo: Microsoft Ireland / Twitter)

“The broad-based expansion of Microsoft in Ireland reflects the dynamism, energy and continued transformation of our team in Dublin,” said Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland. “The team here is working with businesses, governments, organizations and people across the globe to help make our vision a reality – helping them to do and achieve more. Microsoft is developing and deploying solutions fueled by new technologies that are helping to support opportunities and solve challenges for our customers. Our engineering team is at the center of this work. From the creation of new cloud services that enable flexible working for employees and the adoption of machine learning to automated translation, to the harnessing of data to provide personalized products, Microsoft engineers in Dublin are developing exciting innovations that have global impact. 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.”

Focused on driving innovation, new engineering recruits will be charged with accelerating the development and adoption of AI technologies and the creation of personalized customer experiences. Some of the new team members will join the Global Centre of Excellence for Site Reliability Engineering which is based at One Microsoft Place with responsibility for developing and improving the performance and reliability of Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure and services globally.

“I am delighted that we are announcing substantial growth for the engineering team at our campus in Dublin,” said Niall Murphy, Director of Global Azure Site Reliability Engineering, Microsoft Ireland. “The expansion will see additional Software, Service and Site Reliability Engineers, together with those with data and applied sciences backgrounds, join our organization. Although the work is neither simple nor easy, our new recruits will be given an opportunity that very few companies in the world can afford: the chance to work in one of the fastest growing, most important and most rewarding businesses ever. It’s an exciting time to join Microsoft – with our inspiring new campus it’s like being in an incredibly dynamic start-up but with the scale and resources of an established global company. For those looking for space and freedom to create, with the support required to make fundamental changes in how we work, Microsoft is the place for a creative and curious engineer to come and help solve problems on the global stage.”

In addition to the 100 engineering jobs, the company is recruiting 50 people to support the continued growth of its 700-strong EMEA Digital Sales organization with vacancies for Technology Solutions Specialists, Solutions Sales Specialists and Account Executives who will join the growing team of talented digital sellers. An additional 50 jobs will be available across a range of areas in the company including the Data Centre, the Sales subsidiary and positions on the company’s graduate and intern program.

“Ireland has a strong pool of highly skilled workers, a first-class education system, a competitive and transparent taxation regime and a pro-enterprise environment,” said Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD. “The Government is working hard to ensure we remain internationally competitive. In this regard, today’s announcement of 200 high skilled jobs is very welcome. It shows the progress we are making in our mission to make this country an innovative, digital economy and a global leader for the tech sector.”

“This is another substantial expansion by Microsoft which is greatly welcome,” added Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland. “It is a further strong endorsement of its commitment to Ireland and 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. I am particularly delighted with the strategic element of this expansion of the company’s engineering team, designed to help drive its AI and machine learning offering to its customers globally.”