THE LARGEST SOFTWARE company in Europe is to create 250 new jobs in Ireland through an investment of €110 million.
SAP will expand its operations at Citywest in Dublin, offering sales, services and global support, while expanding its cloud services centre in Galway.
The move will mean an extra 150 jobs in Dublin and a further 100 in Galway. The company already employs 1,200 people in Ireland.
The positions will cater for jobseekers with qualifications including computer science, engineering, maths, languages and business.
SAP Ireland managing director Liam Ryan said the move was “all about gearing SAP up for the company’s next wave of technology innovation to meet business needs in the areas of cloud computing, mobile applications and high performing database technology”.
Ryan said Ireland had “provided SAP with a highly-skilled and innovative workforce”.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who announced the jobs this morning, said the expansion “contributes to Ireland’s growing reputation as a global hub for the digital industry”.
Kenny said the decision to further expand operations in Ireland “demonstrates the real value of an economically stable business environment and Ireland’s position in Europe when it comes to attracting the overseas operations of major technology companies like SAP”.
The positions were created with the input of IDA Ireland, whose chief executive Barry O’Leary described the expansion as a “great tribute to the capability, commitment and professionalism of the Irish workforce”.
Details on the vacancies can be found at www.sap.com/careers/Ireland.