ONLINE RETAILER AMAZON has announced that it is to create 100 jobs in Dublin.
Amazon has said that it is to create over 100 new technology jobs at its Development Centre in Kilmainham, Dublin.
The centre is home to a team of engineers and developers which supports the design and deployment of Amazon websites.
The announcement has been welcomed by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, who said:
Central to the Government’s plans for jobs and growth is ensuring that we deepen and develop the impact of multinational companies here, and we are determined to convince more companies to locate more high-end activities here and create more jobs. Over recent months we have seen a string of top companies decide to locate investments and jobs here.
The centre in Kilmainham also hosts an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Developer Support team which provides technical assistance for customers using applications like Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon CloudFront.
The Irish Government is supporting the expansion through IDA Ireland and the new jobs will include support engineers, systems engineers, network engineers, software developers and technical managers.
Minister Bruton said the jobs are great news for Dublin and for Ireland, and show “what is possible in a stable Irish economy”.
Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland, said that Amazon set up its Development Centre in Ireland in 2005 and now has hundreds of workers employed there.
The decision by Amazon to expand the technology centre illustrates Ireland’s ability to attract high-calibre Foreign Direct Investment and represents a key endorsement by one of the world’s leading companies. Today’s announcement further adds to Ireland’s reputation as the online capital of Europe and a key strategic hub for next generation data services.
More information on these positions can be found by logging onto www.amazon.co.uk/careers