Multi-cloud data management and technology company Veritas will be creating 250 new jobs in Dublin by 2019 following the launch of a new research and development centre in the city.
The centre was officially opened by the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, and will contribute to the company’s expansion in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Veritas, which works with Fortune 500 companies, has already started recruiting for a wide-array of open positions, with plans to fill 130 roles within the next year.
The company is working with the IDA Ireland to secure top talent with cloud-based technology skills.
“We’re thrilled to announce that we’re actively recruiting innovative talent at all levels in Ireland to help us transform how customers can harness the power of their data in a multi-cloud world,” Veritas chief executive Bill Coleman said.
“Our latest research shows that 56 percent of organisations have a cloud-first mentality, but are struggling with how to protect their data, gain visibility and extract maximum value while staying compliant.
“This new centre is going to focus on solving these challenges and we’re delighted to work with the IDA Ireland to attract top talent into the Veritas family.”
Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar added: “The creation of 250 new jobs by Veritas is a great boost for Ballycoolin and for north-west Dublin. The government is prioritising research and development, innovation and enterprise, to ensure companies like Veritas can grow their operations here.
“Ireland has developed a very strong reputation as being a hub for cloud-based technology companies and the latest jobs announcement confirms that this sector of the economy is continuing to grow strongly and contribute to our jobs recovery.”
The recruitment drive will focus on development roles – from new graduates to senior-level executives, as well as multi-cloud engineering and supporting cross-functional roles, such as product and programme management.
Veritas will also focus on creating close links with universities across Ireland and intends to launch an internship graduate programme in 2018.