Posted on May 7, 2019 by staff

Irish technology firm to create 100 jobs


IT services and consulting company JRI America is to double the headcount at its technology centre in Ireland.

Established in 2011, JRI America is a subsidiary of Japanese financial services company Japan Research Institute (JRI), which is the specialist IT subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG).

The company plans to create 100 jobs to bring its headcount to 200, with the creation of a security operations centre (SOC) involving 25 roles across a range of security-related functions.

The remainder of the proposed expansion will involve additional roles being created in existing development, QA and testing, network, infrastructure, data centre support and helpdesk teams.

The project has been supported by the Irish government through IDA Ireland.

“JRI America’s Tralee technology centre continues to expand upon its vital role assisting SMBC Group’s IT support in the Americas and EMEA,” said JRI America managing director Michael O’Dea.

“Today’s announcement of the commencement of operations in our Security Operations Centre in Tralee is a welcome addition providing additional roles necessary to our cybersecurity capability.”

IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan added: “This proposed expansion will enhance the group’s Technology Centre in Tralee and significantly underpin its strategic importance in the wider JRI/SMBC group.

“It supports IDA’s strategy of winning additional investments for regional locations. It will also support the recently announced Cyber Ireland Cluster initiative with which JRI Tralee is already engaged.”